Remaining Open Minded During a Shutdown (and Other Unfortunate Events)

When things take an unexpected turn, many will quote a line from John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”: “Life is what happens when you make other plans.” The line fits the recent government shutdown, which descended on the American public during the holiday season and lasted over a month, though it is probably not the […]

Where to Take Breaks on Long Road Trips to Keep Your Sanity

Remember the days your parents took you on road trips? Chances are you could roam in the back of a station wagon and there was no stopping until it was dinner time or you were about to burst? These days, our kids have more entertainment at their disposal from tablets to gaming devices, but that […]

Take an Affordable Family Road Trip

The road trip is as American as baseball and apple pie. Even with the ability to arrive in your destination in a fraction of time by flying, there’s just something about the call of the open road that is appealing. In fact, according to AAA, more than one-third of Americans are planning to take a […]

8 Off-the-Radar State Parks Your Family Needs to Explore

State parks have always been a frugal and fun family vacatio,n but unless you live a stone’s throw from some of the greats like Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore, you need more options. And there are actually plenty of under-the-radar choices for state parks in the United States. Did you know there are actually 10,336 state […]