Seizing opportunities while traveling with your family is a guaranteed way to make fantastic memories.

Seizing Opportunities

One of our favorite parts about traveling is being flexible and spontaneous enough to seize the opportunities that present themselves. These come in different forms: Location-Specific Opportunities – When we are on a road trip, we scour the map for stops to make along the way. We always try to put a little buffer time into our travels to allow …

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4 Tips for Keeping Fit on the Road - Ideas to make staying healthy an option while you travel.

4 Tips for Keeping Fit on the Road

A family trip is a fantastic time to build relationships, experience new adventures, and learn as a family. But, it can also be a time when a healthy diet and exercise are waylaid by fast food stops and hours on the road. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the midst of your travels. 1.  Plan for …

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A free road trip packing list printable download.

Road Trip Packing List

The Fourth of July is next weekend and that means that several of you will be embarking on road trips. Our family has been on the road so frequently, I feel like we have it down to a science. Here is the packing list I use when it’s time to load up the car. I’ve broken my packing list up …

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Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Scavenger Hunts

Whether you’re stopping to stretch your legs, or your ultimate destination is a natural setting, parks and outdoor areas are a  frequent part of many family vacations. One way to pass your time outside is by having your kids participate in a nature scavenger hunt; it’s a great way to help kids burn energy and explore the outdoors. 

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8 tips for traveling with baby

8 Tips for Traveling with Baby

Our “baby” turns 10 years old this weekend (WHAT?!? How did that happen?!?), so I haven’t actually traveled with a baby in almost a decade. To get good advice from someone who is there, I enlisted the help of my friend Amy. Amy and her husband John have three kids, ages 9, 8, and 7 months. She is smart, kind, …

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The ultimate playlist for a road trip through Texas.

Texas Playlist

When we’re driving through various states, I like to have songs specific to that place. Texas is one of the easiest states to create a playlist for because: a) lots of songs have been written about it, b) many talented musicians hail from Texas, and c) I grew up here, listening to artists sing its praises.

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Bearing Gifts

We love the holidays. But, they wouldn’t be the same without traveling to see family. We usually visit family over Thanksgiving and stay at our house for Christmas, so I have made it my goal for a few years to have all the gifts for my long-distance relatives bought and wrapped by the time we leave at the end of …

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Luke’s List: In the Car

When going on a car trip, you don’t really want to be staring out the window all day. That’s why I always bring a few must-have items:

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A great (cheap) way to document your family travels.

State Signs

We love a road trip. It is the most economical way to get our family of four across the country. Of course, we stop for gas, bathroom breaks, and food. But, we also stop on the side of the road at each new state line we cross. We have a collection of pictures of our family in front of the …

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5 Must Have Travel Apps

Travel Apps

I store my life in my smart phone – my calendar, contacts, music, camera – all within the silicone walls of a device that fits in my pocket. It also hold invaluable tools that I use while traveling. Here is a list of some of my favorite travel apps:

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