Q: My two teenagers and I want to get away for Christmas to someplace where we’ll have snow, but isn’t a ski area. I’d like it to be a reasonable drive from New Jersey, but still be far enough away that we feel like we’re not near home. And something that won’t break the bank, but that gives my daughter a relaxing break from college and let’s my son and I soak in the holiday spirit. Too tall an order? Any suggestions? Thanks! ~ CS
Q: This first nip of cool air is making me dream of ski season. I’d love to go up to Vermont this winter, but when is the best time to get deals on ski lift tickets? Do you know just how early, when and how to book? ~ Thanks! Andrea S.
Q: Hi, I’m visiting New Jersey in October from overseas and I’m fascinated by the New Jersey Cranberry Festival and would love to check it out. It seems like the quintessential northeast fall activity. Do you know anything about it or how far it is from NYC? Thanks! ~ Jen S.
Q: My 2-year-old son is truck obsessed. Do you know anyplace where he can see construction trucks? Is this even a thing? Thanks! A.S.
Q: I’d love some advice on nice, kid-friendly hotels in Montreal and Lake George. Thanks! ~ Montclair Mom
Add this to your list of Essentials for a Stress Free Road Trip — podcasts! This screen-free option is perfect for getting kids engaged and entertained on long road trips (or anytime they are in the car). And with some really great options out there, parents will enjoy listening too.
Here are 5 fantastic podcasts for Family Road Trips:
Q: We’re traveling for Thanksgiving and I’m starting to get nervous about crowds and delays. Help!
I Spy With My Little Eye ….. a car packed tighter than a backpack crammed with a year’s worth of papers on the last day of school, kids b b b bouncing in their seats, parents with Botox-worthy lines of worry creeping across their foreheads….
That’s right, school is out and it’s time for….. Summer Road Trip season!
We jest, of course, but in case you live in fear of the above scenario, we’ve got your stress free family road trip guide below.
Wheels up, let’s go!