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Brittany Baron

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Road Trip Tips With Kids, Road Trips, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

The Ultimate Road Trip with Kids Planning Guide

Road trip memories! If you don’t have a mix of sweet and sour road trip memories from childhood, you missed out. Did you really have a childhood if your parents didn’t threaten to pull over and head back home at least once? Either way, a road trip with kids is a parenting right of passage, maybe even obligation. And as we are all aching to get back to some level of socially distanced adventuring, road trips are the perfect solution. 

Here in the FivePax fam, we have become quite the road-trippers the past few years and have pulled together our best tips in this article. And of course, we sprinkled in tips from our friends, family, and social media community. Keep reading for a complete guide for all of the road trips with kid hacks that will keep your memories trending toward the sunnier side. 

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Midwest, Road Trips

Tips for Visiting EnterTRAINment Junction in Cincinnati, Ohio

Whether you are a West Chester County local family, live a bit further north in Ohio or south into Kentucky, or like us, needed a half-day of kids entertainment while visiting family near Cincinnati, EnterTRAINment Junction is worth the trip! And unlike most amusement adventures, this one is as fun for the adults as it is the kids. We are sharing our tips on ticket discounts, making the most of each exhibit, and where to get food in the neighborhood to refuel after a day of fun.

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New York City, Northeast, Road Trip Destinations

Rockettes Christmas Spectacular with Kids

Since 1933 families have been enjoying the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The iconic theatre, mesmerizing synchronized dancing, a live-animal nativity, and Santa Claus himself round out a truly magical childhood experience for the holidays. After nearly a decade in NYC we finally checked off this bucket-list item ourselves this year. And as always did the research to bring you a complete guide for an amazing experience seeing the Rockettes with your kids. From where to buy tickets, the best seats in the house, and local good eats for before or after the show, this guide covers it all.

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International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

29 Children’s Books Every Adventurous Family Should Own

The FivePax house is a house of book lovers. Children’s literature especially has always been my jam. For several years I worked for an early-literacy non-profit and as a teacher. Our kids had a home library of books before they were born. Thankfully, the kids have also fallen in love with books and adventures through reading. And whenever we travel, books are our favorite souvenirs!

Additionally, we love using kids’ books to create excitement before travel and adventures. And then to keep the magic and adventure alive at home between trips. Our kids love showing up to a new destination after they have experienced a slice of it in a book. We love watching their eyes light up as their imagination becomes their reality. It is really good stuff, friends.

Whether you are looking for a children’s book about planes and flying, a book about family vacations and road-trips, or introducing the kids to new places. We have beefed up our former list to include a few more advanced titles for the bigger kids. Here are our top 29 books every adventure-loving family should have in your child’s library. And as we approach the holidays, sharing a book wish-list is a great way to cut-back on a house of toy clutter! For more gift ideas for an adventure-loving family, check our holiday gift guide.

Do let us know in the comments which of your favorites made the list!

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Gifts for outdoor families under the Christmas tree
New York City, Northeast, Road Trip Destinations

Essential Guide for a Magical Christmas in New York City with Kids

A trip to New York City in the winter is quite possibly the best time to visit and at Christmas, it truly is quite magical. Sure it’s quite crowded and a bit cold but it is also quite crowded in the summer, fall and spring! It’s NYC we have a lot of people and tourists here! To make the most of your holiday visit to enjoy Christmas in NYC, we have pulled together our top tips and favorite winter fun-time activities for small children to ensure you hit the most popular family destinations but don’t lose the magic due to overwhelming crowds and cold little fingers and toes. 

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