Road Trips

Tips, itineraries, and inspiration for road trips – including easy day trips, memorable getaways, and once-in-a-lifetime cross-country family adventures.

Battle of Gettysburg Changes Everything

by Sandra Foyt

For three blistering hot and bloody days in 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, the Civil War could have gone either way. Could General Meade hold the line, or would General Robert E. Lee prevail in bringing the war to the North? It […]

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Lincoln Highway Begins In New York City

by Sandra Foyt

There is no Lincoln Highway marker in New York City. Even in 1913, Times Square was more of a ceremonial origination point rather than the beginning of an actual roadway. And yet it made sense then, as it does now, to begin in New York […]

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The Perfected Family Travel Packing List

by Sandra Foyt

It gets easier to come up with a packing list for a summer-long cross-country road trip when you’ve done it a few times. I have a pretty good idea of what I will actually use, and what will clutter up the car. The first time […]

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Lincoln Highway – New York to San Francisco Or Bust

by Sandra Foyt

It has been decided. Starting June 24th, thirteen-year-old Alex and I are setting out on a road trip along the Lincoln Highway. “America’s First Highway,” which runs from New York City to San Francisco, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. A century which saw a […]

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Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time […]

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Have a Blast! at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but what lies under those mountains? At the Rock of Ages quarry, just outside of Barre, you can get a chance to see. Back in 1885 a man named George B. Milne opened a granite manufacturing business. […]

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Quintessential Vermont: Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Heading up near Burlington? Make sure to take a side trip for a Friday or Monday Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farms in Shelburne! The owners of Bread and Butter Farm hold fast to the idea that healthy grows from the soil up. The grass […]

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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily […]

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Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry Sweetens Family Road Trip

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Make the Most of a Family Road Trip: Take the Bridgeport – Port Jefferson Ferry. Even routine family road trips can become an adventure with a little planning. We took the Bridgeport – Port Jefferson Ferry across the Long Island Sound on a recent weekend […]

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Tips To Stretch Your Dollar On Road Trips

by Guest Post

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