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The Best Road Trip Cars for All Kinds of Road Trip Destinations

I’ve piloted a pair of minivans across the width of the country (Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona), a Highlander up and down the Pacific NW and through the woods of Ohio, a Kia Niro on the Blue Ridge Parkway and from Orlando down to Miami for soccer and baseball and brunch […]

Road Trip Destinations: The Outer Banks
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Road Trip Destinations: The Outer Banks

Lighthouses, a national seashore, wild horses on the beach, and massive vacation rental homes: the Outer Banks is one of the best family-friendly road trip destinations on the east coast. The Ultimate Guide to an Outer Banks Road Trip For Reader’s Digest, I wrote a guide to an Outer Banks […]

7 Socially-Distanced Travel Ideas for Family Summer Vacations During a Pandemic
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7 Socially-Distanced Travel Ideas for Family Summer Vacations During a Pandemic

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights protests, skyrocketing unemployment, and the contentious run-up to the most critical presidential election of our time, this summer has been a doozy and a half. Not sure if socially-distanced travel ideas are high on your list of needs right now but you may want […]

48 Hours in Galveston, Texas’ Curious Tropical Island
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48 Hours in Galveston, Texas’ Curious Tropical Island

Is there a Bubba Gump shrimp in Galveston, Texas? You betcha there is. A Joe’s Crab Shack too. This slender strip of land is a beachfront tourist hub after all, and it shows, in parts, but there’s more than mile upon mile of sandy gulf coast shoreline and the requisite […]

Wherever Back To School Happens, Your Day One Starts At Dick’s
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Wherever Back To School Happens, Your Day One Starts At Dick’s

This story is sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions expressed below are honest, unbiased and 100% my own. It’s mid-August. It’s brimstone-hot outside and the a/c is gasping for the air we need it to keep pumping inside. The summer is both in full force and winding down, and […]

The Long and Winding Road Nears Its End
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The Long and Winding Road Nears Its End

I’m a reasonable man.The long and winding road nears its end.A pair of kittens bounce off walls in an endless, relatively fruitless chase of tails and feathers.The artist inside a rubber shoe, rolling about with a painted smile. The Museum of Funeral History is in Houston. It teaches what the […]

One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips
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One For Every State but Not One in Every State – Here Are The 50 Best American Road Trips

Big Sur? Yes, sir. Kentucky bourbon?? Make it a double. Gilmore Girls??? Everyone loves Lorelai. Now is the ideal time to take a road trip to see, taste and geek out over all of that and more. Let’s be real: it’s gonna be a hot minute before we once again […]

Being a #GirlDad Means Normalizing Periods. Full Stop.
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Being a #GirlDad Means Normalizing Periods. Full Stop.

This story about a #GirlDad normalizing periods is brought to you by Natracare, the vegan, biodegradable and compostable period products company. “Daaaaaad!!!” I turn away from my laptop and jog down the hallway from my bedroom. “Oh my god what’s wrong?” “Can you throw me a pad?” “Sure thing” I […]

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