Road Trips

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

That Was Easy! Auto Glass Repair at Home

by Sandra Foyt

I’m not sure when the pebble hit the front windshield of my Suburban. I vaguely recall a pinging sound in the not too distant past, but it was a small crack, easily ignored during the crazy busy weeks leading to my sisters’ visit. But, then, […]

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Gingerbread Houses, Creepy Country Roads, and Common Ground

by Sandra Foyt

In search of a little seasonal cheer learning how to make gingerbread houses, we almost didn’t make it back home for the holidays. My son was signed up for a Gingerbread House class in Salem, N.Y. Just 45 miles away on the map, it’s a […]

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Easy Tips for Mouse Proofing the Car

by Sandra Foyt

Mice jumping from the car? I thought the mechanic was putting me on, but this was no joke. The first time he found mice in our car, it was on a routine check up. The next time, we were wondering why the car reeked of […]

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Let Down The Top On The Old Chevy at the Drive-In Theater

by Sandra Foyt

Contrary to my kids’ belief, I’m not old enough to remember the heyday of drive-in movie theaters. I don’t remember ever going to one as a child, but somehow I have a memory, perhaps from a past life or from episodes of Happy Days, an […]

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Sapelo Island and Darien – Scenic Route to Florida, Day 3

by Sandra Foyt

Like many Capital Region residents, our family makes an annual pilgrimage to Florida. Sometimes we fly in, but more often we drive to avoid the expense of multiple airline tickets and car rental. Even without the cost savings, I prefer to drive from Albany to […]

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South of the Border – Scenic Route to Florida, Day 2

by Sandra Foyt

Like many Capital Region residents, our family makes an annual pilgrimage to Florida. Sometimes we fly in, but more often we drive to avoid the expense of multiple airline tickets and car rental. Even without the cost savings, I prefer to drive from Albany to […]

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Harpers Ferry – Scenic Route to Florida, Day 1

by Sandra Foyt

Like many Capital Region residents, our family makes an annual pilgrimage to Florida. Sometimes we fly in, but more often we drive to avoid the expense of multiple airline tickets and car rental. Even without the cost savings, I prefer to drive from Albany to […]

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New York Teen Drivers Are OK

by Sandra Foyt

New York didn’t make it onto the Top 10 List of Best States for Teen Drivers, but it was close at #14: The Best States for Teen Drivers, which scores all 50 states and the District of Columbia, is led by the following top 10 […]

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Save Time With Kids: Keep Gear Packed and Ready For Sports and Outdoor Adventures

by Sandra Foyt

Easily the worst part of a family outdoor adventure is getting the kids and all the gear out of the house and on the road early enough to see daylight when you get there. It gets easier as the children get older, but not much.  […]

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