A Pit Stop a Day (Day 4): The Many Glacier Hotel

On Day 4, we drove from Spokane, WA to Glacier National Park, which took us along Hwy 2 and Hwy 93. 94 years old, the Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park opened to the public on July 4, 1915. The hotel was declared a National Historic … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 2): Hyatt Place Portland OR

  9750 NE Cascades Portland, OR Our first overnight of our road trip was spent at Hyatt Place in the Portland Airport Cascade Station area. What a great hotel for families (especially families of 5)! The Hyatt Place is definitely … [Read more...]

Sunset Bay State Park

Sunset Bay State Park on Oregon's beautiful scenic coast is one of our family's favorite destinations. Situated between the tourist hot spots of Bandon to the south and Cannon Beach to the north, it works as a wonderful pit stop along Hwy 101, … [Read more...]

Cave Campground California

Junct. of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44 Hat Creek, CA Part of the Lassen National Forest, Cave Campground near Hat Creek makes for a nice pit stop along Hwy 89, especially if you only have time for a bathroom break and maybe a picnic lunch. (If you have more … [Read more...]

Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa

3800 South Virginia Street Reno, NV On our long drive from Southern Oregon to Death Valley National Park, my family and I had the pleasure of  pit stopping' for one night at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in Reno, NV. We've made it a point to … [Read more...]

Elwell Lakes Lodge review, CA

Hands' down, Elwell Lakes Lodge and the surrounding Sierra Nevada region of Northern California is one of our favorite places on earth. As such, I'm afraid I'll have a hard time being impartial in this review! Having grown up in the area and visited … [Read more...]

Del Mar Motel on the Beach

1702 Coast Bvld. Del Mar, CA The San Diego area is a family vacation wonderland (Legoland and SeaWorld, anyone?) and Del Mar Motel on the Beach is a wonderful option for your accommotions, often overlooked in travel magazines and guidebooks. … [Read more...]

Mt. Shasta Treehouse Inn

111 Morgan Way Mt. Shasta, CA My family and I have stayed at The Best Western Treehouse Inn in Mt. Shasta, CA several times, and while most chain motels are not worth a review, this one is an exception! If you're traveling I-5 and need a … [Read more...]

Julian Price Memorial Park

Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway Blowing Rock, NC Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the Blue Ridge area, at the base of Grandfather Mountain. If you're traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, you'll … [Read more...]

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Avenue Sparks, NV As I disclose whenever compensated while reviewing a location, my family did enjoy a complementary stay at John Ascuaga's Nugget. We did, however, pay full price for all food and extras. This compensation came with … [Read more...]