Fossils: Learn About Paleontology in Kansas with Kids
Lifelong Learning | Road Trips

Fossils: Learn About Paleontology in Kansas with Kids

Not all of the destinations in our Read Across America Road Trip were pulled from fiction books; we also followed a story that is as old as our planet. To support my son’s fascination with paleontology, I included several stops mentioned in Cruisin’ The Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist…

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Crossing Over

For those of you wondering what could possibly replace my beloved Suburban, here’s a hint: Mathew Broderick living it up in the 2012 Honda CR-V. Car Shopping for Road Trips Series: Chevy Suburban, Goodbye My Golden Steed My Car Wish List for Adventurous Road Trips, and Everyday Family Travel Evolution of a Road Warrior Top…

Travel Tips for Reading with Kids On Road Trips
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Travel Tips for Reading with Kids On Road Trips

Road trips are a wonderful opportunity to have open-ended book discussions with your children.  If you have the time, and a super-long road trip, consider listening to an audio-book and then talking about your selection. Selecting a Book for the Road Trip It can be difficult to choose a book that is interesting and worthy…

Make Musical Connections: Take the Kids to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH and the Chicago Blues Festival
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Make Musical Connections: Take the Kids to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH and the Chicago Blues Festival

You could say that our family adventure to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio was a little bit hip hop and a little bit rock and roll. Back in the summer of ‘09, my kids and I headed out on a two-month-long Read Across America Road Trip. Many happy miles flew…

My Car Wish List for Adventurous Road Trips, and Everyday Family Travel
Road Trips

My Car Wish List for Adventurous Road Trips, and Everyday Family Travel

I haven’t quite made peace with letting go of my Chevy Suburban, even though I know it’s the right thing to do.  We need a smaller car, one that makes sense for my solo trips and diminishing chauffeur  responsibilities. But even though we’re downsizing, I don’t want any loss of the car features that are…

Chevy Suburban, Goodbye My Golden Steed
Family Travel | Road Trips | Travel Essays

Chevy Suburban, Goodbye My Golden Steed

Sitting at the wheel of my Chevy Suburban, I was invincible. No road too intimidating, no adventure too extreme. The golden Suburban carried us across the country and back, into the wild, and on to the top of the highest peaks. We’ve looked out on buffaloes and grizzlies, sand dunes and glaciers. She never strained,…