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.

Holiday Travel Tips: How to Be a Perfect Houseguest

Whether staying at a friend's or relative's house, don't be Bill. Proper house guest etiquette is a must. Use these holiday travel tips to ensure you're the perfect guest!



Explore 5 Castles in the U.S.

3 Island Getaways in the USA

No matter how landlocked you may feel, an island getaway is closer than you think! Start planning your next adventure to one of these affordable and family-friendly U.S. islands!

Fun Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona, at Any Age

Fun Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona, at Any Age

Packed full of fun, sun and beautiful scenery, Mesa, Arizona, is the perfect vacation destination! Bring the family or plan a solo trip, but don’t forget your sunscreen!

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!


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!

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.