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.

Doodling Your Way to a Destination Bullet Journal Video

What’s on your vacation bucket list? Bullet journaling can help you organize your travel goals and make important destination decisions.



Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

Acadia is intimate and accessible, and its historic carriage paths provide visitors nearly endless ways to explore. Make the most of your national park vacation with this practical guide.

Choosing the Hawaiian Island That's Right For Your Family

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.

Relax at These 6 Beaches Near Orlando

Relax at These 6 Beaches Near Orlando

When you head to the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” it’s always a good idea to also schedule some beach time to unwind. But which one might you enjoy the most? This guide will help you decide.


Vacation Planning Activity: Travelgories

Vacation Planning Activity: Travelgories

Looking for a fun challenge to get your family talking about vacation ideas? Play a round of Travelgories with your kids to get some ideas flowing!

8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

8 Tips for Planning a Memorable Family Vacation on a Budget

Planning a memorable family vacation that won’t break the bank simply involves taking the time to know your destination inside and out and discussing trip activities with your kids in advance.

Car Rental Tips: How to Keep Your Car Organized

Car Rental Tips: How to Keep Your Car Organized

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.


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.