Family Road Trips
Called "America's best idea" by the historian Wallace Stegner, our national park system offers families a wonderfully affordable way to visit our most cherished and beautiful landscapes, view wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about geological and cultural history, and appreciate the great outdoors.
Car Travel: Top Drive-To Destinations for Families
Families who live in the northeast US have a terrific range of destinations within driving distance. Check out three sets of suggestions, and use a fuel cost calculator to help plan your car trip.
Road Trips 101
An overview of tips for family car trips, from planning the route, to games to take along, to finding out where kids eat free...
Car Travel Magic: Books on Audio
Yes, you can easily play DVD's in the car... but books on audio are a great way to pass the time on road trips. The kids aren't glued to yet-another screen; they can actually watch the landscape, while everyone shares the story experience. See three twists on this great idea.
Backseat Activity Kits
The highly creative Klutz Press company publishes colorful hands-on "books" crammed with neat stuff and activities.
Car Travel: Motion Sickness
It's a common hazard of car travel: that voice from the backseat saying, "I feel sick..." Here's advice on preventing motion sickness.
Car Travel in the UK: Kids Carseats
In the UK, even a child as old as 11 may need a booster seat. Taxis are more or less exempt but there are plenty of rules, so UK-bound families should take a look.
Car Travel: Teens at the Wheel
The day will come when you have teenagers-- and they'll want to drive during a family road trip.
Carseat Safety for Kids: Are You Buckling Right?
Apparently, more than half of us are not correctly buckling our infant carriers and toddler seats. And we're also letting older kids flip away their shoulder straps.