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...]

The Varsity Restaurant

61 North Ave NW Atlanta, GA Make sure you're hungry for a meal while cruising through Atlanta on I-75, because you're going to want to stop at The Varsity. According to a member of Disboards.com's Transportation board, it's a must: To say they … [Read more...]

Play Area in SEATAC Airport

Ahhh, the layover, everyone's favorite travel hiccup. I don't know about anyone else, but I've spent some of my most miserable parenthood moments on the floor of airport terminals, trying in vain to corral unhappy and overtired kids. Over the … [Read more...]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour

1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield, CA What I seem to remember most about Jelly Belly's California factory is the absolutely horrendous tantrum my then-three-year-old (now seven-year-old) decided to throw somewhere between the sorting floor and the … [Read more...]