Family Travel

Tips and tricks on mastering the art of vacationing with the entire family.

Family Travel
  • Tips for Taking Candid Vacation Photos

    Sometimes the best vacation photos are the unplanned ones. Here are some tips for capturing the perfect candid vacation pics. Read More...

  • 10 Bucket-List Vacations to Take Before Your Kids Grow Up

    Kids grow up fast – in the blink of an eye, they’re heading off to college. Take the time now to get away with your family. Make lasting memories by going on a trip to these spectacular bucket-list destinations across the United States. Read More...

  • DIY Travel Savings Bank For the Family

    Instead of just pining for your next family trip, get the kids involved in the planning process by helping them create this fun DIY travel bank. Read More...

  • Vacation Shaming On The Rise: Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Study Reveals Guilt Among Vacationing Millennials

    Getting away from it all offers travelers a wide array of benefits – from recharging to reconnecting with family and friends, and encountering new people, places and experiences. Read More...

  • DIY Magnetic Travel Chalkboard

    This DIY magnetic travel chalkboard will keep little fingers busy and imaginations engaged, all without the need for charging cords or batteries. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alamo Blog: Travel Safety Smarts

    Whether your family vacation includes touring a big city or national park, a theme park or museum, sometimes despite your best efforts, someone will get separated from the group. Read More...

  • 10 Ways to include Children in Vacation Planning

    Savvy parents are increasingly including their kids in family vacation planning. Read More...


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    Travel Tips

    Sound advice from travel experts on a wide array of vacation topics from packing to getting the most out of your trip. Read more...

    Travel Guides

    Travel Guides

    What to do and where to do it at some of the most popular vacation destinations. Read more...

    Seasonal Travel

    Seasonal Travel

    Discover how to get the most out of traveling during certain times of the year. Read more...

    Adventure Journals

    Adventure Journals

    First person travel stories and perspectives in the moment. Read more...

    Vacation Tales

    Vacation Tales

    Real families sharing their funniest, strangest or simply their most memorable vacation stories and moments. Read more...