Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 SE Ferry Slip Road Newport, Oregon The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a local gem of northwestern Oregon. Due to it's manageable size (you can get through it in 1-2 hours), it serves well as a pitstop along US Highway 101. Admission is a little … [Read more...]

Sideling Hill Service Plaza

Taylor, PA The Sideling Hill Service Plaza is one of 18 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but only one of two hosting a farmer's market of locally grown fruits and vegetables (the other one is located in Allentown). Says Mara of The Mother of all … [Read more...]

Lithia Park

Lithia Park Ashland, Oregon is a stunningly beautiful 93-acre park in a garden setting situated within easy distance of 1-5 for either a quick pitstop or an afternoon detour. Located on the north end of Ashland, Oregon in their pedestrian-friendly … [Read more...]

Jetterz Kids Club

London Heathrow Airport If you find yourself with restless kids and a layover in Heathrow Airport this summer, Jetterz Kids Club Lounge in Terminal 3 just might be worth its weight in gold. One of several kid-friendly lounges in Heathrow (there … [Read more...]

Gunter Air Force Base

Gunter Air Force Base Montgomery, Alabama As today is Memorial Day, it seemed fitting to post a pitstop for military families. If that applies to you, and you are driving I-65 in Montgomery, Gunter Air Force Base may be a good (and affordable) … [Read more...]

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls Oregon It's hard to miss Multnomah Falls when traveling I-84, but you really need to stop and see it up close to appreciate its 620 foot height. And this pitstop doesn't have to take a lot of time. From the parking lot, walk under … [Read more...]

Silver Mountain Resort and Morning Star Lodge

Any self-respecting ski lodging will include a hot tub or two. Maybe even a heated swimming pool. But only at Silver Mountain's Morning Star Lodge do you get a full indoor water park to top off your ski day. Intrigued? Let's back up, and start … [Read more...]

Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center

2211 Dug Gap Battle Road Dalton, Georgia If you miss the Georgia Welcome Center a few miles north, or it's too cold or wet to let the kids run around outside it, consider a pit stop at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, locally … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Park

1520 Siskiyou Blvd Medford, OR Bear Creek Park is an excellent pitstop that quite frankly, I forgot to review earlier because it's right in my hometown. It's also, however, right off of I-5 but tucked out of sight, making it a perfect candidate … [Read more...]

Sweet Tomatoes

6600 SW Cardinal Lane Tigard, OR I once forced my children to sit tight in the car an extra 70 miles past our pre-determined dinner-stopping-point in order to push on to Sweet Tomatoes. And even considering the whining, loud singing, and general … [Read more...]