Adventure Journals

First person travel stories and perspectives in the moment.

Adventure Journals
  • Minimum Money, Maximum Joy

    It's no secret that I spend a lot of time traveling with my kids, and that's a pastime that – while extremely important to me – can get massively expensive if I'm not careful. Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Cube

    Looking for a special gift for that serial vacationer in your life? Think about a photo cube! Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Holiday Travel

    For those traveling to visit family and friends, the holidays can be a stressful time. Follow this advice to stay stress-free during your travels. Read More...

  • Best Apps For Capturing Beautiful Vacation Photos and Videos

    It’s said that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that’s our smartphone! Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Frame

    The best gifts are personal gifts. If someone on your list has recently traveled somewhere special, give them the gift of making that trip last forever with a customized photo frame. Read More...

  • Give the Gift of Travel Memories: Photo Mobile

    Give that frequent traveler in your life the gift of vacation memories with a photo mobile. See how to make your own in four easy steps! Read More...

  • Celebrate the Holidays in These 6 National Parks

    Consider making your holidays even more memorable by scheduling a family trip to attend one of these national park events. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Winter Clothes

    If you’re visiting a cooler climate, you’ll want to pack warm and cozy layers. But packing sweaters and ski pants in your suitcase may be challenging. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Makeup Bag

    Your beauty routine goes wherever you do. When it’s time to hit the road, use these clever hacks and space-saving techniques to maximize the space in your makeup bag. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Cookies

    If you’re bringing homemade cookies to share with faraway loved ones, you’ll want to make sure they arrive in one piece. Here’s a safe and stylish way to pack them. Read More...

  • How To Spend the Holidays in Hawaii

    Where will you spend the holidays? Celebrate the season by soaking up the sunshine in Oahu, Maui, Kauai or Hawaii. Read More...

  • Where to Vacation in Wisconsin? The Delightful Dells

    Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, relaxation, history, natural attractions, entertainment, delicious food or just an escape from the ordinary, you’ll find it when you visit the Wisconsin Dells. Read More...

  • Memories In A Bottle

    Turn that bag of sand or handful of rocks you collected while on vacation into a beautiful conversation piece to be displayed in your home. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Explore Popular One-Way Rental Routes

    One-way rentals offer travelers the option to fly into one city, enjoy the freedom of the open road and fly out of their final destination city. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Drive Like a Local

    Here are some peculiar maneuvers to master, creature crossings to heed, a handy highway guide and other tips to help you drive like a local. Read More...

  • QUIZ: Where Should You Vacation to Enjoy Fall Colors?

    Red? Orange? Yellow? Your fall color can influence many things, from your autumn wardrobe to your seasonal decorations — even your vacation destination. Read More...

  • 6 Lake Michigan Beach Towns for any Vacation Style

    Boasting more than 3,200 miles of freshwater shoreline, Lake Michigan’s beaches are as welcoming as they are beautiful, attracting millions of visitors every year. Read More...

  • Best Rides for the Entire Family at Disney Theme Parks

    There’s nothing like a trip to Disney World with your family. Known as “the happiest place on Earth,” it’s an incredible place to create and make memories. Read More...

  • 7 Things to Consider When Booking a Family Vacation

    I am someone who tries to take two or three vacations a year. There’s something really special about sinking my toes into the sand for the very first time or submerging myself into another city’s history. Read More...

  • Family Fun on Coronado Island

    Check out our guide to find out where to stay, what to eat and what to see in and around the “Crown City” Coronado. Read More...

  • Lake Tahoe Summer Travel Guide

    Whether you’re planning a long vacation or a weekend getaway, this action-packed guide will help ensure you don’t miss any of Lake Tahoe’s summer gems. Read More...

  • Colorado Summer Travel Guide

    Whether you prefer mountain treks, music festivals, ancient dwellings, historic mining towns, or scenic drives, a summer visit to Colorado has it all. Read More...

  • How to (Happily) Day Trip with Your Kids

    As a family, we are very, very bad at staying put. Even when we fly off to some faraway destination together, we have a tendency to hop into our rental car and go other places Read More...

  • A Case of Memories

    Instead of keeping your favorite vacation photos hidden away in your phone, create a custom phone case that displays your photos for everyone to see. Read More...

  • Visiting Lake Tahoe: North Shore vs. South Shore

    Whether you’re traveling to ski or paddleboard, Lake Tahoe is a popular vacation destination year-round. Read More...

  • Healthy Travel Snacks: Protein Bites Recipe

    Whether you’re setting sail, taking flight or hitting the road this summer, you’ll need to pack some yummy snacks to enjoy along the way. Read More...

  • Coasting Through Travel Memories

    Turn your vacation pics and other souvenirs into fun – and functional – beverage coasters. Read More...

  • 53 Thoughts You Have on a Disney Vacation, As Told by Disney GIFs

    As a parent, I take magic wherever I can find it. On the rare occasion my kids listen the first time, I'm quick to call it magic. Read More...

  • Five Ways to Chronicle Family Trips With Your Kids

    We love to travel as a family. It’s a wonderful way to bond, experience new things and learn all about new places. Read More...

  • How To Pack For a Family Vacation in 53 Easy Steps

    Traveling with kids can be hard. It takes planning, patience, and resilience. It requires the ability to think on your feet, to reassess, and to be prepared. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The People Behind the Parks

    If you’re planning a trip to a U.S. National Park soon, explore these 14 facts highlighting the people at the parks, from workers to volunteers. Learn about who they are and what they do. Read More...

  • Eight Things to Pack For Your Next National Parks Trip

    Is your family planning a trip to one of this country’s great National Parks? Read More...

  • Disney Family – Mickey’s Road Trip Goodie Bags

    Oh boy! School’s out! It’s time to pack up the Mickey luggage and head out on the open road. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Natural Phenomena

    One of the best parts about visiting a national park is the chance to commune with nature. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Weird Facts

    Our 5th installment of 100 facts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service explores 20 unusual facts about our National Parks. Read More...

  • Capture Vacation Memories with a Fun Travel Diary for Kids

    Last night while driving home, my 4-year-old, Kara, began asking me if I remembered certain details from the cruise we took to the Bahamas two years ago. Read More...

  • The Great (And Elusive) Family Vacation Photo

    Everyone knows that the entire purpose of a family vacation is to get a really spectacular photo of yourself. Read More...

  • Best Places and Times to Travel as a Family

    Jumping on a last-minute flight to an idyllic vacation destination sounds wonderful, but the perfect getaway requires a little planning. Start with these smart travel tips. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Where to Stay, What to Do

    If you’re planning a trip to a national park soon, these 24 facts will help you discover interesting things to do, sites to see and places to stay Read More...

  • How to Unplug on Your Next Vacation

    In the midst of the workweek grind, do visions of vacation bliss dance through your head? You know the scene. Read More...

  • Why Vacations Are Healthy for You

    Vacations are more than just opportunities to visit with family, cultivate your tan lines, or finally rent that cherry red Mustang convertible. Read More...

  • Wishes For Mom

    We asked kids of all ages to answer one question, "What would you wish for your mom if you could wish anything?" Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Geographic Curiosities

    Grab a map and a compass. The following 18 facts about U.S. National Parks center around where to go and how to get there. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go the Distance: Radio Warrior

    We’re bringing you another modern twist on a classic car game. Radio Warrior is fast, easy and fun to play. Read More...

  • How to Get the Kids Involved while Trip Planning

    For kids, planning a vacation can be just as exciting as actually taking one... if you play your cards right. Read More...

  • Waiting For Vacation to Start As Told By Disney Characters

    There are some universal experiences that humanity shares, no matter who or where we are. Read More...

  • Proud To Be Old School

    To celebrate April Fools’ Day, we released a nostalgic video announcing the arrival of our new classic cars. Read More...

  • Vacation Tips for Larger Families

    Our family loves to travel together. Finding new places to visit, explore and fall in love with is a priceless gift for our family of seven. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go The Distance: The Banana Game

    If you’re getting tired of the same old car games, we’ve got a new one for you. The Banana Game is unexpected, spontaneous, and fun for all ages. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The Basics

    The U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. In honor of the centennial, we will be sharing 100 facts. Read More...

  • A Grand Canyon Family Vacation Guide

    Planning a family vacation to Grand Canyon National Park? To get the most out of a trip to the planet's most famous chasm, you may need to do a bit of research. Read More...

  • Reclaim Your Vacation

    Do you feel guilty for taking time off work to go on vacation? Don’t give in to the shame game. Reclaim your vacation! Read More...

  • Cross-country Flight with a Dose of Chillax: How to Travel with a Baby

    I love traveling with my four-year-old. He understands phrases like “Be quiet, please,” and “You can have yogurt in a few minutes, once the seatbelt sign is off.” My one-year-old? Not so much. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Loose Cords

    We all need our earbuds and charger – they’re travel necessities. What we don’t need is the tangled mess they become when shoved in a bag. Read More...

  • Easy DIY Travel Felt Board

    Whether it’s a weekend jaunt or on an epic family vacation, chances are that you may need some help keeping your kids occupied on the journey. Read More...

  • Car Games That Go The Distance: Winner Takes Ball

    Winner Takes Ball is a game charged with excitement and anticipation. Plus, it banishes boredom by giving players fun prizes to keep them entertained. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Organize Kids’ Outfits

    Save yourself the stress of coordinating your child’s clothes while on vacation. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Jewelry

    When packing jewelry, you probably end up with either too many small boxes or a bunch of tangled necklaces and bracelets. Read More...

  • How to Spring Break at Any Age in Destin, Florida

    From families with small children and teens to adults seeking the ultimate beach getaway, visitors find themselves smitten with Destin’s charms. Read More...

  • How to Spring Break at Any Age in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Steamboat offers activities for everyone from the youngest bunny-slopers, to daredevil teenagers and even adults craving a relaxing escape. Read More...

  • How to Spring Break at Any Age in Mesa, Arizona

    Like a mirage in a desert, Mesa, Arizona is a sunny oasis for anyone looking for a warm-weather getaway this spring break. Read More...

  • How to Tour Portland Like a Local

    Meet David Penilton: He’s a professional tour guide, and a passionate world traveler who loves sharing the story of Portland, Oregon, with visitors from all over the globe. Read More...

  • Love the Adventure: Destination Proposals

    Watch this video as we celebrate destination engagements, and all the couples beginning their next big adventure. Read More...

  • How to Tour Chicago Like a Local

    Meet Amanda Scotese: She’s a professional tour guide in Chicago, who has a passion for local architecture. Read More...

  • Plan a Romantic Getaway

    Romance can be found almost anywhere: in the mountains, by the ocean and on the road. With a little planning and on-the-scene spontaneity, you and your valentine can escape for a romantic and unforgettable weekend getaway. Read More...

  • How to Tour Route 66 Arizona Like a Local

    Meet Jim Hinckley: He’s a writer, photographer and tour guide with a passion for sharing the history of the American Southwest. Read More...

  • How to Keep the Kids Occupied While Sightseeing

    One of the best parts about family travel is the in between. Sure, it’s great to get to your destination, to eat the local cuisine, to absorb the culture and the history of the place you’re visiting, but your kids can have a blast on their vacation before they even leave the door! Read More...

  • How to Tour Moab, Utah, Like a Local

    Meet Jeff VanCleve: He’s an outdoor enthusiast who moved to the Moab area of Utah in 2009. A native of Portland, Oregon, Jeff frequented Moab for the annual Easter Jeep Safari event. Read More...

  • Five Fun Family Travel Games to Play in the Car

    Travel is something we're very passionate about in our family. Since we're all about making travel fun, engaging and memorable, it's nice to play games while we're in the car together on vacation. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Five Amazing Southeast Destinations

    While driving through the southeast United States, you’ll encounter Southern hospitality, the thrill of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football and warmer winters. Read More...

  • Kids’ Vacation Tales: Sibling Revelry

    There are a couple of things you can count on when going on a family vacation with the kids —tons of great memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime and a full itinerary. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Save Time

    When it comes to family vacations, anything you can do to ensure a smooth trip — like picking up your rental car and getting on your way in minutes — is a must. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Amazing Southwest Drives and Day Trips

    With vast stretches of desert, majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking Pacific coast, families will find the sights and activities of the southwestern United States as diverse as the region’s exceptional landscapes. Read More...

  • How to Tour Honolulu and Oahu Like a Local

    Meet Yen Phan: She’s an adventurous spirit, who visited Hawaii six years ago. Though originally from Oakland, California, she instantly fell in love with the Rainbow State. Read More...

  • Kids' Vacation Tales: A Magical Meeting

    When Abigail’s family embarked on their family vacation, they knew fun and wonderment awaited, but had no idea just how magical Abigail’s first trip to Walt Disney World Resort would be. Read More...

  • Discover Orlando: A To-Do List for Travelers

    When you think of Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World and other theme parks are certain to pop into mind. Read More...

  • Kids Vacation Tales: Vacation Alert

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

  • Car Rental Tips: Tips for Packing Your Car

    When booking a rental car for vacation, most people consider what matters most: those who will be riding in the car during your adventures. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Cut the Clutter

    It's hard to keep a car clean on a long trip, especially with the kids! Check out these tips to cut the clutter on Alamo's Scenic Route. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: At the Hotel

    Give yourself some leeway to indulge, try something new, but don't lose your good eating habits along the way. See easy ways to eat healthy on vacation. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Amazing Pacific Northwest Drives and Day Trips

    With the peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the majestic Pacific Ocean to the west, the Pacific Northwest is abundant with life of all kinds. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: How to Find Key Vehicle Features

    Renting a car can be an exciting experience but navigating an unfamiliar vehicle can take some getting used to. Follow this road map to locate key features. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Amazing Mid-Atlantic Drives and Day Trips

    The mid-Atlantic region of the United States encompasses beautiful drives along the coast and through hills that will connect you to the nation’s history in many memorable ways. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: On the Road

    If your car doubles as the family taxi while you’re on vacation, then you know maintaining healthy eating habits while enjoying the freedom of the open road can be a challenge. Read More...

  • Fort Myers and Sanibel Island: Beyond the Beaches

    With brilliant white sands and calm waters in varying shades of blue, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island radiate beauty, so it’s no surprise they’re popular beach destinations in southwest Florida. Read More...

  • Five Things Every Family Should Do in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park

    From Sinatra and Elvis to today's Hollywood A-listers, show biz folk have long favored sunny Palm Springs, California, as a desert escape from the glare of megawatt superstardom. Read More...

  • 8 Tips to Brighten Your Holiday Travels

    The holidays are a special time when our hearts are warmed by the presence of friends, loved ones and the spirit of giving, but holiday travel? Read More...

  • Picture Perfect Holiday Photo Tips

    It’s that time of year again. After flying across the country, renting a car and driving 30 miles, you’ll arrive just in time for a warm and relaxing family dinner. Read More...

  • Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls’ Weekend Getaway Guide

    Miami Beach's sultry, palm tree-lined shores are awash in neon-draped art deco architecture, sunbathers and enviable nightlife. Read More...

  • Eating Healthy on Vacation: On the Plane

    Eating healthily on vacation can sometimes be a challenge. Junk food temptations begin to creep in as vacation mindset takes over. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Save Money & Earn More Rewards

    Love to travel but need to do it on a budget? Here are some car rental tips to help you increase savings and reap more travel rewards. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Coat

    Maybe you’re going somewhere chilly, or maybe perhaps you’re just one of those always-prepared types. Read More...

  • Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains: A To-Do List for Travelers

    Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee, has grown from a hardscrabble town into a vibrant city with a thriving creative scene, innovative food and drink options, and exceptional access to the state's natural beauty. Read More...

  • Travel Packing Tips: How to Pack Your Hat

    Remember the last time you decided to leave your hat behind on vacation because you just couldn’t figure out how to get it into your suitcase without wadding it up into a tiny heap of frustration? Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Top Northeast Fall Drives and Day Trips

    Leaves burst into color, and hints of cinnamon waft through the air. Read More...

  • Snackle Box: How To Pack Travel Snacks

    There’s nothing better than reaching your vacation destination. Read More...

  • Unexpected Family

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

  • Here's to You, Mom

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

  • Kauai (A Lyrical Re-creation)

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

  • Celebrating Family, Summer and Travel

    My relationship with Alamo began a couple of years ago and has been such a great experience. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 7

    When we travel, we usually like to head out with some sort of idea of what we're going to do. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 6

    There's nothing sadder than the last day of vacation... but we were determined to squeeze in as much fun as possible before we had to go to the airport. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 5

    On Wednesday morning, we woke up and were overjoyed at the forecast! Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 4

    It was raining when we woke up, so we had some quick decisions to make. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 3

    One thing that's always been true about my kids is this: no matter what time they go to bed, they are getting up in the morning by 8 am. Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 2

    I knew when we booked the late flight that we might be asking for disaster on our trip out of Kansas City. Read More...

  • Time to Calculate Your Next Family Trip

    You’ve spent your day tugging suitcases from the attic, arranging for a neighbor to look after your home and pets, and making sure the kids are caught up with school— it’s time to go on vacation! Read More...

  • Solar Family Travel Journal Entry 1

    I've pretty much come to accept the fact that I will make at least five trips to Target the week before we go on a family trip. Read More...

  • Meet the Solar Family

    We challenged a family of five to take a fun vacation for under $2,500. Follow along with the Solars as they embark on new adventures and make more memories per getaway. Read More...

  • Region, Gender and Age Affect Vacation Preferences

    Could your age, gender or hometown dictate where you go on vacation? According to the recent Alamo Family Vacation Survey*, it just might! Read More...

  • More than the Falls: How a Family Vacations In and Around Niagara Falls

    When you think of the “classic” family vacation, you maybe think of loading the kids into the station wagon for a week-long road trip to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. Read More...

  • 4 Must-Visit Amusement Parks

    Nothing represents family fun like amusement parks. Think back to your childhood and you’ll remember going (or wanting to go) to one – it’s something that stays with you for a lifetime. Read More...

  • Choosing the Hawaiian Island That's Right For Your Family

    Hawaii has long been thought of as the perfect destination for honeymooning couples, but these days the islands also have much to offer families of all sizes. Read More...

  • LA - More Than Just Hollywood

    From the quaint shops of Culver City to the golden sand at Redondo Beach, Los Angeles is full of hidden gems waiting to be explored by visitors looking to experience Los Angeles’ world-class neighborhoods and rich Hollywood history. Read More...

  • Don't Get (Tourist) Trapped: How Your Family Can Visit New York Like a Local

    Those who live in NYC know that the real sign of spring isn't blooming flowers, it's sidewalks sprouting with kids. Read More...

  • 7 Spectacular Views in San Francisco

    While San Francisco's famously steep streets can be a hassle if you're hoofing it around town, all those hills provide spectacular views of the city and its landmarks. Read More...

  • Tell the Kids to Take a Hike (With You)

    Getting everyone up and at ‘em can be hard. Especially when it means sacrificing cell phone signals and Wi-Fi for some good old-fashioned togetherness. Read More...

  • Stop, Drop and Pack: 6 Expert Tips For Last-Minute Travelers

    Maybe departure day snuck up on you, or maybe you got an unexpected bite from a renegade travel bug and it ITCHES. Read More...

  • Celebrating Summer Excitement

    I’m excited to share that I’m a Chief Travel Mom with Alamo this year. Read More...

  • Next Stop: Adventures in Albuquerque

    Planning a trip to the Southwest? Albuquerque, the most populous city in New Mexico, has plenty of family activities to choose from. Read More...

  • What’s So Great About National Parks?

    In short, tons of stuff! The fact is a trip to a National Park can be one of the most memorable family vacations of your life. Read More...

  • Time Travels: Family Vacations Then and Now

    Remember that time you hopped in an Alamo rental car and headed to Florida with your folks back in '85? Read More...

  • I Spy…a Family Vacation!

    What does the American family vacation look like in 2015? Alamo Rent A Car recently surveyed families from across the U.S.* to find out. Read More...

  • New Survey Reports 4 in 10 Americans Leave Paid Vacation Days on the Table

    Ask ten people, and all ten will agree: vacation is a great concept. So why do so many people leave vacation time unused? Read More...

  • The Ultimate Family Vacation Bucket List: To-Do’s For Any Vacation

    Last-minute trip? Annual family vacation? A few free days between the kids’ sports seasons? Read More...

  • Are You From Around Here? - How to Travel Like a True Tourist

    Taking a last minute vacation is no excuse not to look the part. Read More...

  • We’re Going on Vacation, Baby: Advice for Traveling with an Infant

    Most of us don’t want to take the “family” out of family vacations by leaving baby behind—even if these tiniest of travelers refuse to help carry any luggage… Read More...

  • Hobbies That Drive Family Vacation Destinations

    When choosing family vacation destinations, hobbies and interests often guide the decision-making process. Read More...

  • Denver is Full of Mile-High Surprises

    At the foot of the picturesque Colorado Rocky Mountains, the old west meets a thriving modern culture in Denver. Read More...

  • Technology, Travel, and Making the Most of Family Time

    Traditions are what bind the family together. Vacation traditions, especially, give a sense of continuity through the years. Read More...

  • Good Enough Mother: The Girls Take Manhattan

    As one of the Alamo Chief Travel Moms I’m always looking for ways to make family travel easier so we can all have more fun, myself included. Read More...

  • Best Resolution Ever

    You may remember that I made a very special resolution last winter. Read More...

  • Things to Do in San Francisco with Family

    San Francisco, also known as the “City by the Bay,” is the second-most densely populated city in the U.S. and home to several family-friendly attractions. Read More...

  • Things to Do in Kansas City with Family

    Kansas City, the birthplace of Hallmark greeting cards and its own style of barbeque, offers a wide array of activities for visitors of all ages. Read More...

  • The Summer of Us

    Remember when I wrote about how I kept a kind of free-form travel diary when I lived in London during college? Read More...

  • 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. Read More...

  • Touchstone Family Travel Traditions: Making Memories That Last

    Traditions are what bind the family together. Vacation traditions, especially, give a sense of continuity through the years. Read More...

  • Navigating Life Lessons When Traveling With Kids: What We Learn Along the Way

    Our world has become smaller and smaller, in part, because today’s technology helps us communicate in ways we never dreamed possible. Read More...

  • 10 Travel Sanity Savers and Memory Makers: How to Keep Your Young Child Busy on Your Next Car or Plane Trip

    We’ve all been there: hearing your child’s voice for what seems to be the 400th time asking, “Are we there yet?” Read More...

  • Top 10 Conversation Starters for Your Next Vacation

    Ready to make some memories on your next vacation or road trip? Put DOWN the technology and power up your family time. Read More...

  • Fort Lauderdale Family Fun

    Located on the eastern coast of Florida about 23 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination featuring several cultural, recreational and historical destinations for visitors to explore. Read More...

  • Fun Attractions in Charlotte – the “Queen City”

    Charlotte, nicknamed the Queen City, is the largest metropolitan area in North Carolina and seat of Mecklenburg County. Read More...

  • Things to Do in Austin, TX

    Austin is the state capital of Texas and the Travis County seat. Read More...

  • From the Redwood Forest...

    The Redwood Forest in Northern California is one of America’s most iconic landmarks and a top destination for travelers throughout the country. Read More...

  • Tips for Flying with Children

    Imagine this scenario: excited to begin your vacation, you head out on the open road with sunglasses in hand, a full tank of gas and GPS set to find the quickest route to your destination. Read More...

  • My Alamo Drive Happy Travel Resolutions

    I’ve never been a big resolution-maker, but I think that’s because they just feel so exhausting, like a chore that, once completed, gets moved to the Outbox and never thought of again. Read More...

  • Taking the Family to Las Vegas

    For decades, Las Vegas has been called the gambling capital of the world. Read More...

  • Five Must-See Sights at Yellowstone National Park

    Located mostly in the Northwest corner of Wyoming and extending partially into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the United States. Read More...

  • Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego with Your Family

    With San Diego’s mild year-round temperatures, this Southern California city is a can’t-miss destination filled with memorable places to explore. Read More...

  • Experiencing Family Skiing in Keystone, Colorado

    Thousands of skiers and snowboarders will travel to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this winter for some fresh powder, fantastic lodging and family fun. Read More...

  • Spend the Weekend in Memphis, Tenn.

    The heartland of America is stacked with attractions, history and culture, but few cities have a great mix of all three like Memphis, Tenn. Read More...

  • Tips for Taking Your Holiday Family Travel to the Next Level

    With the holiday season approaching many people will be hopping on planes to visit family. Read More...

  • Road Trip Games Your Teens Will Love

    Imagine this scenario: excited to begin your vacation, you head out on the open road with sunglasses in hand, a full tank of gas and GPS set to find the quickest route to your destination. Read More...

  • 7 Things for Families to See and Do in New York City

    If you’ve ever Googled “things for families to do in New York City,” the results probably overwhelmed you. Read More...

  • Top Cities for Multigenerational Travel

    Thinking of vacationing with your immediate family and including the grandparents this year? Read More...

  • Planning the Ultimate Washington, DC Family Vacation

    For many American families, a trip to our nation’s capital ranks near the top of the “travel” bucket list. Read More...

  • 7 Things for Families to See and Do in Seattle

    If you plan to take a trip to the “Emerald City” soon, you might be interested to know that Seattle - the birthplace of Starbucks and grunge rock music - is the fastest growing major city in the U.S. and has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. Read More...

  • Making Holiday Family Travel Memories

    I’m excited to share that I’m a Chief Travel Mom with Alamo this year. Read More...

  • It’s time to savor the season – fall is here!

    It’s time to savor the season – fall is here! There are tons of family-fun ways to experience the sights, smells, textures and tastes of autumn. Read More...

  • 5 Fabulous Fall Festivals in the Midwest

    The change in season brings many fall festivals, complete with fun for the whole family. Here are five fabulous fall festivals you can find throughout the Midwest. Read More...

  • Apple Picking Season on the East Coast

    Why not pick apples right off the branch this Halloween? Read More...

  • Alamo Blog: Travel Safety Smarts

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