XClose
Travels With Child : http://www.travelswithchild.org

Items tagged with "road trip"

Travel Papers and Apps

A few finds from this weekend - two flavors of Travel Bingo from the folks at Knock Knock (makers of my favorite "All out of" [...]More

Digital Distractions - iPhone Apps

We were helping a friend move last week and there was a lull right near the corner of dinnertime and "I'm Tired & Bored"… but [...]More

A Weekend in Lancaster, PA

We arrived in western Pennsylvania in dark of night, following a late departure from home.  Our base of operations for the weekend was [...]More

Notes to self: On going home for the holidays

Things to remember for next year:
  1. Shop for gifts at my destination.  I live in Tennessee,
[...]More

On Going Home Again

It's been more than a year since we moved from our much-loved neighborhood in Baltimore.   We've taken many opportunities to visit, staying with [...]More

Five Works Well For A Ride In The Car (As Long As The Car Ride Isn't Too Far)

Living in New York City, we don't own a car.  The only times we rent one are for traveling, either up or down I-95 [...]More

The Blur of Kells

This post has taken me a long time to write, because it was a point of high expectation, that turned out quite differently than planned. [...]More

Talk Like a Pirate Day - Roanoke Island

We visited friends in Duck, North Carolina in mid-September, and one of those days happened to be international talk like a pirate day.  [...]More

Like a Toddler in a Crystal Shop

The Ireland package we found online (7 days accomodation, rental car/GPS, airfare for 3, etc. - for less than the price of competing airfares) included [...]More

How to get crayon off of a rental car

836713329306_0_alb.jpg
So while we were driving the Ring of Beara in Ireland, we [...]More

On the Road with the Fuzzy Bunny

A huge welcome to another new TWC guest guide, Emily C.! 

The question was whether to
[...]More

Ireland's Rings - small and large

So, ok.  We went all the way to Ireland and didn't see the famed Ring of Kerry.  There.  I said it. 

That statement wins amazement from Irish hosts.  And disbelief from one's own parents.  But it's true.  We opted instead for another beautiful coastal circuit - the Beara Peninsula, with some side-trips.  Kerry, Beara, Dingle, and Sheepshead hold the surname "Ring" because of the circular routes you trace along the coasts of each peninsula.  They are all spectacular in their own ways.  But if you are travelling on toddler-time, you need to choose.  Too much time in the car is the way of all badness, and each of these rings takes at least a day to drive… much, much more if you really want to investigate the coastline and small towns that line the roads and cliffs.

And you're still doing a lot of driving, no matter what.  On roads lined with mile-high, feral hedges, and lots of blind curves. Who needs coffee to wake you up when you have that?  It's not as bad as some places make out, of course, but we were still glad to return our rental with both its side mirrors.
More

Ireland - first and foremost, check out:

We're back, and I'm still processing the whole amazing trip. So I've brought a few photos back to whet your whistle - of a [...]More

Visiting A Foreign Country Without Leaving Your Own

img_035.jpgWhile my husband is off [...]More

The World's Greatest Travel Game

When I was a kid, my family used to drive 18 hours straight from our home in Maryland to our summer cabin in Hilton Beach, [...]More

Wedding Bells

I think that every Mother's Day since my son was born, he and I have traveled somewhere.  This year our family went to a [...]More

Toll-Road Cookies

[editor's note: Welcome new TWC poster Lisa P! - first up:  a checklist of sorts for long Midwest roadtrips [...]More

The Wheels on the Car Go 'Round and 'Round

Like most every other person in the Northern Hemisphere, come January and February, I dream of travel. Preferably to some place with some warm weather, [...]More

How We Roll

A 3-hour in-car time limit is, for us, only part of the driving ritual on long trips. (After 3 hours, we have to stop and run [...]More
 
info at travelswithchild.org | © travelswithchild.org

you are welcome to link to the content in these pages. 
copying it wholesale requires permission of the post's author. 
no reproduction of images is permitted unless you have express written agreement from the post's author.

This site made manifest by Manifesto software