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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.

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Tips for Traveling With a Group
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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
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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
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Tips for Making Quality Family Time During the Holidays
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5 Tips for an Unplugged Vacation
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5 Tips for an Unplugged Vacation

In our digital world, we have access to almost everything at the touch of our fingertips. The Internet has enhanced virtually every aspect of our lives. Social media, text messaging and e-mails are just a few of the tools that have allowed us to stay connected. However, the same interconnectivity that keeps us in constant contact with one another can also be the wedge that drives us apart.

Family time is incredibly important, but it can be tough to accomplish. Portable game consoles, mobile phones and tablets – just to name a few – are distractions that can hinder quality time spent with loved ones.

During your next trip, we challenge you to fully disconnect from the digital world. Our team at DriveTheNation.com has compiled 5 Tips for an Unplugged Vacation. Read More

8 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel
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Fun Fall Activities
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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.