Tupelo Honey Cafe

12 College Street Asheville, NC While on the road with kids, we all know there's a time and place for quick, easy stops at well-known, comforting-in-their-familiarity fast food chains like McDonald's and the like. But there are also times when … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Recreation Site

Highway 42 Oregon You won't find a better place to stop along windy Highway 42 on your way to the Oregon coast than the Bear Creek Recreation Site. Located between Roseburg and Coquille off Highway 42, look for the sign on the right-hand side … [Read more...]

High Falls State Park with kids

76 High Falls Park Dr Jackson, GA Mondays are for dreaming, and today, I'm dreaming of being out-of-doors, enjoying autumn sunshine! Late fall can provide some of the best hiking and nature walking, and if you're living in or driving through … [Read more...]

Crescent City, CA

Hwy 101 Crescent City, CA The entire beach town of Crescent City, CA makes for a breathtakingly beautiful pit stop any time of year! A great place to start is Enderts Beach in Redwoods National Park. Says reviewer Angie McCoy, "It's a great … [Read more...]

Riverbanks’ ‘Boo at the Zoo’

500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia, SC Ready for a scare? (Or more likely, lots of laughs?) If you're in the Columbia area of South Carolina, you won't want to miss Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo. Always a great pitstop for families, … [Read more...]

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

40 W. Higgins Road South Barrington, IL In South Barrington, Illinois, you'll want to spend a fall Saturday or Sunday at Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm. Their fall festival, running from September 26th through October 31st, includes a haunted house and … [Read more...]

Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Road SE Cartersville, GA Autumn is officially upon us here in the northern hemisphere, and I'm very excited to kick off a new series of pit stops centered around fall festivals and events with Red Top Mountain State Park's Fall at the … [Read more...]

Olympic Game Farm

1423 Ward Road Sequim, WA The Olympic Game Farm is a great place to get face-to-face with a wide range of exotic animals…while never leaving the greater Seattle area! From the official website: “A family run business, Olympic Game Farm is … [Read more...]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tips

1001 Fairgrounds Dr. Vallejo, CA Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may seem more like a destination than a pitstop, but given its location off I-80 and near the I-5 corridor between LA and Sacramento, it serves as a great overnight break from … [Read more...]

Native Americans of the Southeast

Guest Review by Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Multiple sites along I-75 through GA Driving I-75 between Atlanta and Chattanooga can become a fun-filled history lesson on Native Americans of the … [Read more...]