The fruit was unbelievably delicious, and the bonding experience priceless
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Family travel is better than ever before. Thanks in part to technology and online companies such as Orbitz, CheapTickets, and other discount travel sites as well as recent partnerships between companies like deal site Groupon and travel giant Expedia it's never been easier to plan your own vacation getaway with the kids without a travel agent.
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My family is big on roadtripping to National Parks, Historic Route 66, and other really cool and sometimes remote places here in the U.S. So we've taken that traveling kitchen concept one step further. Whenever we are on a driving vacation we bring several ice chests as well as our own small microwave, hotplate, and toaster oven in case the motel has no appliances at all. An added tip, by local farm stand produce along the way or do what my family does: seek out the many You Pick Farms dotting the U.S. and pick huckleberries and lots of other fruits and vegetables. We've even used our hot plate and brought canning equipment along to can all kinds of berries we picked one summer.
If you liked this article be sure to also check out my Mommy Blog Expert post on 10 Tips for a Distraction-Free Kid Centric Family Vacation too!
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