Family Travel Tips

As a child I loved road trips. Nothing was better than loading up the car with suitcases, stopping at the quick mart for a soda and bag of chips, and then hitting the open road! I usually leaned over the back of the front seat reading the road signs and following our progress on the map.

A few summers we traveled out of state.  Carlsbad Caverns, Kansas City, and Nashville each hold a place in my childhood memories. Other summers we drove 6 hours across Arkansas to spend a week at my grandparents’ farm. I still love the smell of hay and Folger’s coffee.

Traveling with Kids can be fun and rewarding with the help of these Family Travel Tips.

Family travel today is a bit more complicated. Probably because now I’m the mom. I’m the one reserving hotels, washing clothes to take, packing suitcases, and prepping snacks. While my parents could enjoy a 1980s version of a staycation at my grandparents’ farm I don’t have that luxury. Instead of half a state away, we live half way across the country from our extended relatives.

In my decade of traveling with kids, I’ve learned a lot of lessons and I want to share them with you! I hope to inspire and equip you to travel with your children. Whether it’s exploring your own city/state or a three day road trip, family travel is a rewarding and fun experience.

Below you will find links to my posts related to traveling with kids and staycations divided according to topics. Feel free to share them with your friends and pin them for future reference.


Exploring America – Family Friendly Destinations


Check to see if your city is included on this list of 60+ frugal staycation ideas?


Discover Rhode Island Staycation

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Tips for Traveling with Kids

Teach your kids to pack for vacation with this free printable Kids' Packing Checklist.


Frugal Family Travel


Family Travel Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is my favorite resource for planning a vacation! From must-see locations to keeping kids busy on a road trip, I have Pinterest boards to cover a variety of Family Travel topics.

Tips for Traveling with Kids Pinterest BoardFamily Friendly Travel Destinations Pinterest Board
R is for Rhode Island Pinterest BoardNew England Adventures Pinterest Board
Texas-sized Vacation Pinterest BoardVisit Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg - Great Smokey Mountains - TN Pinterest Board


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