The Scenic Route

A collection of travel stories, guides and advice that will inspire your family to achieve maximum memories-per-getaway on your next vacation.

Explore 5 Castles in the U.S.

Explore 5 Castles in the U.S.

You don’t have to cross the Atlantic to feel like royalty! We’ve found five magnificent castles right here in the U.S. that are fit for any Prince or Princess!



Explore 4 Haunted Places in Illinois

Explore 4 Haunted Places in Illinois

When the leaves start to turn and the air starts to take on a chill, gather your aspiring ghost hunters and take a tour of these four haunted places in Illinois for a spooky surprise!

Two National Parks, Two Countries, One Vacation: Glacier and Banff

Two National Parks, Two Countries, One Vacation: Glacier and Banff

Adventures beckon from both sides of the border, but with just 245 miles between the USA’s Glacier National Park and Canada’s Banff National Park, you don’t have to choose.

3 Days in New Orleans for a Family Vacation

3 Days in New Orleans for a Family Vacation

With legendary music, history, and culture all located within an easily accessible city center, New Orleans is the perfect destination for a fun and affordable long weekend with the family!


3 of the Best Places to Babymoon

3 of the Best Places to Babymoon

Have a baby on the way? Take a babymoon to one of these destinations and enjoy some one-on-one time with your partner before your bundle of joy arrives.

7 Unique Places to Visit with Kids

7 Unique Places to Visit with Kids

Take the stress out of family vacations with these seven kid-friendly spots. Whether your family is full of aspiring geologists or aviation fanatics, there’s something everyone will love!

What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Pack the most into your long weekend getaway with a couple of well-packed carry-ons. Fold, tuck and roll your way to a relaxing journey with this handy how-to video.


Kids Vacation Stories: Vacation Alert

Kids Vacation Stories: Vacation Alert

We asked a handful of junior travelers to tell us about their favorite vacation memories – and their stories didn’t disappoint.

Keeping Promises and Riding Roller Coasters with My Hands in the Air

Keeping Promises and Riding Roller Coasters with My Hands in the Air

A few months ago, I made a promise to my children — that during our trip to Florida I would participate and not just document.

Vacation Stories: Unexpected Family

Vacation Stories: Unexpected Family

We asked people across the nation to tell us about their most memorable vacation.