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Aruba Family Vacations

Aruba Family Vacations...

A family vacation to Aruba is sure to be one that you (and your entire family) will remember for the rest of their lives. Aruba resorts set the stage for all that the island has to offer. Loll in the sun on dazzling white sand beaches, swim in clear Caribbean waters, play some beach tennis, pamper yourself with a beach massage or spa treatment, or get ready for some wet ‘n wild adventure offered by a multitude of water...
Istanbul

Istanbul...

Istanbul is a magical city with stunning beauty that memorizes both inhabitants and visitors. It is also the perfect location for your family vacation this summer. With a helpful Istanbul Guide, you can experience the city with your children of all ages, and understand for yourself what makes Istanbul so special. Do you (or your kids) love animals? Visit Faruk Yalçın Hayvanat Bahçesi ve Botanik Parkı, and enjoy over...
South Dakota Badlands – Trip Log

South Dakota Badlands – Trip Log...

I’m of the firm belief that there are fascinating things to see no matter where you are, it’s just a matter of finding them. A recent trip to South Dakota did nothing but enforce this belief. My husband and I decided it was high time for a road trip, so we piled in our minivan and headed west. Along the way we saw dozens of signs for the infamous Wall Drug Store, so of course we had to stop. We spent an...
Goblin Valley, Utah

Goblin Valley, Utah...

On Memorial Day we woke up the kids at about 6:30 AM and loaded them in “Big Red”, our family Suburban. We provided them with entertainment and activities to keep them busy on the trip. For the ride down they worked on RadRoadTrip’s own, free Utah Travel Passport for kids. On the way back we all listened to a funny audio CD for kids, The Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost: The Ghosthunters,...
Utah for Kids – The Utah Motto & Emblem

Utah for Kids – The Utah Motto & Emblem...

The Emblem of the state of Utah is a Beehive. The beehive ties into earlier pioneer references. When the pioneers came to live in Utah there were very few things for them to use to eat or protect themselves. The pioneers had to be creative and hard working to just stay alive. Bees are known for their hard work—and working together for the benefit of the entire hive or group. The early people of Utah adopted the...
Utah! Kids Travel Passport

Utah! Kids Travel Passport...

Planning a trip to Utah? This FREE Activity Book will be a Perfect Companion for your Kids! Click here to download the Utah! Kids Travel Passport Our family has spent many years living and traveling through the great state of Utah. Utah has been known by many outdoor enthusiasts as a paradise for recreation. Utah’s diverse landscape and weather provides a wide variety of travel adventures for everyone. With one of...
Dot to Dot – Utah’s Allosaurus

Dot to Dot – Utah’s Allosaurus...

Amazon.com Widgets Click on the picture to enlarge to full view for...
A-Maze-ing Utah

A-Maze-ing Utah...

Find the way through the maze of Utah. Amazon.com Widgets Click on the image of the Maze to expand into its full...
Quotebox Activity – Part of the Utah State Song

Quotebox Activity – Part of the Utah State S...

The following quote box puzzle is an excerpt from the Utah State Song. To solve Quote Boxes, drop the letters from each vertical column — not necessarily in the order in which they appear — into the empty squares below them to spell a quotation that reads from left to right, line by line. Black squares indicate ends of words (spaces). ...
Utah for Kids – Mormons in Utah

Utah for Kids – Mormons in Utah...

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often referred to as the Mormons. The Mormons were a new religious group that was started in the eastern United States. As the Mormon religion grew larger, many people began to worry about the new religion. The leader, Joseph Smith, was killed in Illinois and members of the new church were told to leave the state. In the winter of 1846 thousands of Mormons,...
Dot-to-Dot – Utah Pasttime

Dot-to-Dot – Utah Pasttime...

Amazon.com Widgets For many years, Utah has used the slogan “The Greatest Snow on Earth” to promote this hugely popular activity. When Utah hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, this was a popular attraction. Click the picture to see only the picture for printing purposes as well as to see it's full...
Coloring Activity – The Salt Lake Temple

Coloring Activity – The Salt Lake Temple...

If you visit Salt Lake City during your trip through Utah, you cannot miss seeing the center-piece of the city—the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The structure was built at great sacrifice by the early Mormon pioneers. It took 40 years for them to complete. Click on the picture for a full resolution...
Delicate Arch – Dot to Dot

Delicate Arch – Dot to Dot...

The Delicate Arch in Utah is one of the state’s most memorable natural land form. It is a formation of sandstone whose more brittle rock was eroded away by weather, water, and wind over thousands of years. Complete the dot-to-dot to see what it looks like. (Click on the picture to get a full resolution...
Crytogram Puzzle – Brigham Young Quote

Crytogram Puzzle – Brigham Young Quote...

The section below contains a secret phrase.  Each of the blanks has a number underneath it.  Fill in the letters that correspond to the numbers below the blanks to solve the phrase. At the bottom of the page there is a KEY that lists all the letters from A thru Z with a box below.  Each of the letters has a corresponding number to help you keep track of the coded letters that you have...
Utah Stereogram – A City in Utah

Utah Stereogram – A City in Utah...

A stereogram is a two-dimensional picture that has a 3-D image hidden in it. To find the hidden image you must turn the picture lengthwise and then focus your eyes through the paper. Pretend that you are looking through the page to the distant background. This causes you to switch from “near point” to “far point” vision and will allow the hidden image to come into view. Some useful steps that are...
Utah for Kids: Pre-History

Utah for Kids: Pre-History...

Utah is rich in archaeological sites.  Despite much of the state being in a desert climate, there have been many people and cultures that have settled in the state. The first people that lived in the area are called PaleoIndians.  Paleo is the Greek word for “Old”.  Therefore, they are known as the “Old Indians”.  These people hunted animals found in the area—such as the Mammoth. About 8,000 years ago, the...
Utah for Kids – The American Indian

Utah for Kids – The American Indian...

Utah had many different Native American tribes calling the land their home during its history.  Some of those tribes include the Shoshone, Navajo, Goshute, Paiute, and Ute. The Navajo Indians were more isolated than the other tribes.  They had their own distinct language and raised animals for their food.  The other tribes were more like hunters and gatherers. Since the Ute Indian tribe roamed the majority of the land that...
Utah for Kids – State Symbols

Utah for Kids – State Symbols...

State Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk—sometimes called wapiti by the Shawnee Indians. State Bird: California Seagull—The seagulls saved early pioneer crops from hungry crickets during their first year in Utah. After the pioneers prayed for help, the seagulls came and ate the crickets. The pioneers were able to keep their food crops safe. State Cooking Pot: The Dutch Oven—Early pioneers cooked with big, heavy, black...
Utah for Kids – Utah Government

Utah for Kids – Utah Government...

Utah’s government mirrors that of the United States federal government in that it has three branches of government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. The chief executive of the state is the Governor. The Governor can serve a four year term. He/she can be reelected any number of times. The Governor has a Lieutenant Governor that is also elected. The Lt. Governor takes the place of the Governor in case the Governor...
The State of Utah – General Information

The State of Utah – General Information...

The official name of Utah is: The State of Utah. Utah was first organized as a territory of the United States on September 9, 1850. The area that makes up Utah was created both partly from an agreement with Mexico and Texas earlier in that year. Utah was added to the Union as an official State on January 4, 1896. The current President at the time was President Grover Cleveland. Utah was the 45th State to enter the...
Must Have Books for your National Park Visit

Must Have Books for your National Park Visit...

If you are going to take the family on a family road trip to one of our nation’s national parks, you should take some time before hand to plan some activities that will involve the kids with the vast outdoors. The natural parks provide the perfect opportunity for parents to teach their children about the wonders of nature and the importance of taking care of the planet. We’ve done some research and found some...
Washington, CT

Washington, CT...

Amazon.com Widgets First Congregational Church of Washington, CT While the name of this small town may confuse one unless it is mentioned with its own state, it is a great little town to stop through while embarking on any road trip near Connecticut. While its neighbors have become more developed as commuter developments have developed throughout Connecticut this small town has maintained that there character despite the...
Little Compton, RI

Little Compton, RI...

Little Compton has been known in the past as Fogland. Despite the name, however, Little Compton is hardly ever foggy. Little Compton is a picturesque little town surrounded by lots of greenery and open views. This small town has a culture that defines current reasoning to keep up with the changing world. They are happy to stay with their old customs and enjoy the historic culture of the city. In fact, many of the residents...
Chatham, Massachusetts

Chatham, Massachusetts...

This small town is also known as the “First stop of the East Wind”.It is located on the southeast tip of Massachusetts along the 75 mile Cape Cod peninsula. The town is one of the very few in the entire world that is around it on three sides by an oceanic body. In fact, few small towns can claim that you can watch the sunrise over the ocean and set over the ocean from the same town. Since the ocean is such a big...
Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont...

Woodstock in the fallThis well preserved village at the foothills of the Green Mountains is home to a number of great destinations for the entire family. While Woodstock is the Shire town (or county seat) of Windsor County, the population is a mere 3200 people. Despite the small population, this site is popular with tourists as it is home to Vermont’s only national historic Park, a 19th-century model farm, and a...
Littleton, New Hampshire

Littleton, New Hampshire...

Thayers Inn Littleton, New Hampshire has at one time been called the “crossroads of the North country”. This small town was settled in 1770 along the banks of the Ammonoosuc River. Throughout much of its history it has served as a commerce center in the White Mountains regions of New Hampshire. Starting in the late 1700s, Littleton began its settlement as a manufacturing center in the area. The diverse markets...
Oxford

Oxford...

Oxford Lake Oxford Village is about the size of one square mile and is located within the township of Oxford. It is easy to get to through Flint, Michigan or through Port Huron, Michigan. Although the village maintains a small town look and feel you and your family can still have access to modern conveniences. The downtown has an array of unique storefronts which include restaurants, shops, movie theaters, and other business...
Castine

Castine...

Popular Bed & Breakfast in CastineCastine, Maine overlooks the beautiful Penobscot Bay. This small town is located on the Blue Hill Peninsula. It is surrounded by lush meadows and quaint wooded villages. Castine is one of the older authentic US new England fishing villages. The streets leading to the store columns are shaded by large, ancient elm trees. The vibrant green of the foliage mixed with the dark blue...
McCall

McCall...

Payette Lake Nestled in between the borders of the Payette national Forest in the western part of the state of Idaho is a quiet little retreat by the name of McCall, Idaho. McCall This isolated destination is home to the beautiful deep blue Payette Lake that is fed by the tree laden mountains that surround the city. When visiting the city, it is often common to see all sorts of wildlife. Elk, deer, and bears are often cited...

      

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