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Family Vacation Ideas

The family that travels together stays together! Drive the Nation can help you to plan a stress-free and fun-filled road trip. Pack up the car and hit the road to explore the U.S. with your family, from grandkids to grandparents and everyone in between. There are festivals, museums, beaches, and more. We all have different personalities, which is why our family vacation ideas hit home for all types of families. Here you can find information on great kid-friendly cities, as well as some of the best vacation spots in the USA!

Plus, when it comes to travel planning you can count on our step-by-step itineraries, recommendations on top attractions, and safety tips for families. If your upcoming family trip is a driving vacation, view our ideas for surviving those long car rides. Don’t forget to pack the snacks!

We’re all for traveling with the family, and we want your children to experience some of the country’s best landmarks and parks. We fill you in on the best activities for kids, how to plan fun for the whole family, and safe family vacation ideas. Whether loading the car for a holiday trip, spring break, summer vacation, or weekend to the mountains, we have the destinations and sightseeing attractions that provide for a memorable journey.

Understanding Rental Car Sizes
4 months ago

Understanding Rental Car Sizes

Economy…Full-size…Luxury…if these words make you think “rental car” then you are in the right place! Most of us have rented a vehicle at some point in our lives. If not, chances are high that you might have to at some point in the future.  If you are one who has rented a car, you’ve probably run in to the dilemma of what size you need or just focused on the price to determine what you will get. A vehicle is a vehicle, right? Not when it comes to renting a car. There’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding what car you will need. Do you have a family with a lot of luggage? Are you single with just a carry-on? Will you be driving clients around or going to an upscale event? There is a vehicle for everything. Read on to learn just what all those rental car terms mean…

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5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations
6 months ago

5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations

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As the summer months wind down and the kids prepare to head back to school, it’s normal to find yourself in a post-vacation slump. After all, it can be difficult to transition back to the everyday routine once you have had the opportunity to enjoy perfect weather, great company and breathtaking sunsets.

After a fun trip with family or friends, it can be easy to let the good times slip away from memory. To be sure you have cherished keepsakes for many decades to come, consider coordinating some craft ideas before you embark for your trip. Our team at drivethenation.com has cmpiled our 5 Favorite Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations!
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Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts
7 months ago

Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if your dad is a fan of traveling, why not look into getting him some travel-themed Father’s Day gifts this year? From travel speakers to cigars, we know all the latest gadgets that we know dad will love.  We did our research and found some of the top travel-themed gifts for this Father’s Day!  Read More

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips
7 months ago

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips

Road trips are a rite of passage for every family. They test your familial bond, as they require many hours spent together in the car, where you must entertain one …
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Tech to Help the Family Stick Together This Vacation
10 months ago

Tech to Help the Family Stick Together This Vacation

Gone are the days of “I spy” and missions to spot a license plate from every state. While non-electronic road trip fun can still be a blast, apps and digital media has created a whole new way to keep the gang amused while traveling. Check out the latest and greatest offerings when it comes to beating boredom that can be found right on your smartphone.

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Resolutions to Make With Your Family
1 year ago

Resolutions to Make With Your Family

A new year marks a fresh start and an opportunity to make changes that stick. While it’s important to develop personal and professional goals for yourself, it’s equally important that …
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Tips for Traveling With a Group
1 year ago

Tips for Traveling With a Group

How often do we take a trip with our family or friends? How often does it get chaotic very quick? We don’t know about you, but sometimes traveling solo can be so sweet without the stresses that can come with traveling with a big group. Regardless, it usually always ends up being a great trip, as long as we keep a few things in mind. Check out some of our tips for traveling with a group.  Read More

How to Make a Long Road Trip a Success
1 year ago

How to Make a Long Road Trip a Success

Seeing a bunch of cool cities in one fell swoop … sounds great, right? Road trips can certainly be a wonderful way to experience different parts of the country. However, despite what the movies might suggest, they do require some advanced planning to ensure that everything goes smoothly (along with a healthy amount of spontaneity). Keep the following things in mind before you hit the road. Read More

Family Travel Traditions for the Holidays
1 year ago

Family Travel Traditions for the Holidays

Holiday travel traditions can be as simple as counting cows or playing the alphabet game or looking for all the license plates in the USA as you drive to be with family. Along the way, you have many opportunities to expand the drive to make some new traditions. Here are a few ideas… Read More

5 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts
1 year ago

5 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving is coming up, and while the main focus for so many is travel and food, there is a very important part of Thanksgiving that people need to pay attention …
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Family Vacation IdeasTravel Tips for Families

It’s not easy to travel with the family, especially when your kids are young. That’s why we share travel tips for taking the kids on long car rides, holiday trips and family vacations. Our family vacation ideas are guidelines to help you provide your kids with the excitement and anticipation for the next trip. Instead of designing your itinerary with things to do upon arrival, start the planning along your route and utilize our tips and suggestions to make your road trip the first part of your vacation.

These articles include family vacation ideas that will help keep the whole family happy. From tips on making trips both fun and educational, to suggestions for eating healthy on vacation, to exciting activities to help your family remember your vacation experiences, Drive The Nation shares tons of great vacation ideas for families.