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Road Trip Destinations

Lugging three kids in car seats on road trips through the United States may sound difficult. Add the fact that our kids have motion sickness and you may think it is a special kind of hell. The reward, however, far outweighs the challenge of getting there.  Our destinations guide to road trip destinations with kids in the USA highlights the light at the end of the tunnel.

Whether it’s camping on a farm, kicking back on the beach, being in awe of the big city, enjoying our national parks, or focusing on history, travel with kids offers unparalleled educational experience.

Our road trip destinations with kids in the USA focus on culture and nature so we tend to avoid major tourist resorts and Disneyesque adventures.  Instead our goal is to provide immersive educational experiences.

Culture

We want to help the kids recognize that there is rich and diverse culture in the United States.  Sometimes there is as much of a cultural gap between our home “town” of New York City and Huntington, West Virginia as there is between NYC and a place like Abu Dhabi.

Nature

Mother nature has so much to offer, and is an excellent retreat from the energy of the big city.  There is also so much to learn from the vast ecological diversity that can be attained on a short drive from home.

Panorama Point, Boulder, CO
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Mountain-West

The 7 best family friendly hikes near Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado is a gateway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Hiking is a way of life for most locals, but with so many options it’s hard to narrow down the most amazing family friendly hikes near Boulder.

Below are the best of the best. We prioritize hikes based on activities spanning age ranges, meaning easy enough terrain for the toddler, rocks or streams to climb or play for the older kids, and stunning beauty for all.

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Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, National Parks, Southwest

10 most stunning family friendly hikes of Arches National Park

A day of family friendly hiking in Arches National Parks is one of the most popular ways to enjoy what mother nature has to offer. Many of the hikes are rated moderate making a day hike in Arches National Park the perfect activity for the entire family.

The stunning landscapes of Southern Utah are on full display pairing picturesque sandstone formations with a back drop of majestic mountains or bone dry desert. On a clear night, the dark sky is second to none with awe inspiring views of the milky way framed by world famous landmark views.

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Delicate Arch - Moab - Arches National Park
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, National Parks, Southwest

The Ultimate Kid-approved guide to Arches National Park

Arches National Park is one of the “mighty five” national parks in Utah along with Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef, and nearby Canyonlands.  The park boasts supernatural rock formations and stunning landscapes, including the famous delicate arch that can be seen on every Utah license plate.  Our kid-friendly guide to Arches National Park delivers the essentials you need to make the most of your trip.

The park is massive with plenty to offer, so having a plan with the kids is helpful.  On our first five day trip to Moab, we planned to visit Arches, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse State Park, but were so impressed with Arches that we never left.  This was a easy for us since we live a few hours away, but this guide should help narrow down the highlights.

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View from Top of the Rock in New York City
New York City, Road Trips

Budget-friendly first time weekend in New York City

After having lived in New York City for the past 10 years, I have helped countless friends and family generate itineraries for a weekend in New York City.  Rather than allow these plans to rot in the vast nothingness of my Gmail outbox, it would be a crime for me, a travel blogger, not to share some of them with the general public.  I have done countless flavors of a weekend depending on who is coming, but this is a budget-friendly first time weekend in New York City itinerary.  

When people come to visit for the first time, I’m typically asked for a mix of sightseeing the major attractions along with a few local off the grid recommendations.  I’m also told that people want to cram in as much as possible, so buckle on your walking shoes because I’m going to wear you out.

Note: I actually wrote this as an email to a friend and converted it to a post, so you can take comfort with the knowledge that these are authentic, genuine recommendations and not click-bait.

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