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.
As a mother-to-be, Child Passenger Safety Week has more meaning now than it ever has before. Despite having friends with little ones and being that college student that babysat kids weekly, I never thought about the details that went into strapping a child into their cars. This kind of information is not only important to parents but to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, babysitters and anyone who will will be transporting children in their vehicles. Have you ever taken a look at the details on a car seat? They tote a dozen bells and whistles but many don’t give you a general idea of how to strap your baby in. What happens when your child grows larger and taller? At what point does a car seat go from rear facing to front facing? According to SafeCar.gov, 3 ouf of 4 car seats are installed incorrectly. We urge you to bug all of the parents you know to double check their childrens’ car seats to ensure that they are installed correctly.
My husband grew up in Rhode Island and since I’m not from the area when we moved back I became what is referred to as a “Bride of Rhode Island”. Now that we’ve lived here for a while and have children I understand the reason so many Rhode Islanders who have moved away move back to raise their families. Rhode Island provides a wonderful quality of life for raising children, from its many beautiful beaches to its fantastic resources for kids, there is always plenty to keep them entertained. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.
Three weeks after my daughter Caroline was born we went on a 13-hour road trip. I already know what you are thinking, this girl is nuts! I know, I know, but it was unavoidable. I was a little bit worried about traveling with a newborn and a toddler that we are trying to potty train, while also recovering from major surgery. But we survived. Actually, we more than survived, we flourished. The trip went smoothly and we had a great time with our family.
Here are some of my tips when traveling with small children and babies.
Let’s face it, as much fun as they can be, summer vacations with the family can also be a bit challenging. Especially when teenagers are involved. Don’t let their moodiness discourage you. Even if family members are on different pages, it IS possible to have a fun and memorable vacation.
Check out 10 tips that we’ve compiled to guarantee a fun time this summer with your family.
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.