Road trips are fun and exciting while also being exhausting and long. Bringing the kids along might mean even more pit stops, but it can also be a time to get excited about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. Make getting there, just as fun as being there. After almost three years of driving around the U.S., I feel like I have some experience in this area and with the help of many other expert traveler writers, we bring you this list of nine ways to make road trips a breeze.
Eating cheap when you’re on vacation doesn’t have to be a bad thing. There are many ways to get great meals for less, even when you’re traveling. So, if you can manage to save a few bucks on food, it means you’ll have more money to spend doing cool stuff. And, most importantly, making great memories with your family.
With the help of many expert family travel writers, I have compiled this wonderful list of 11 ideas for eating cheap in order to save you a few dollars on food during your next family vacation. Don’t forget to check out the other articles in our Planning a Family Vacation series.
When thinking of the Texas panhandle, what image first comes to mind? Windmills, of course. So it makes sense that Lubbock is where you will find the largest collection of windmills in the world housed under one roof at the American Windmill Museum.
A Model Railroad Complete with Miniatures
The railroad industry relied heavily on windmills during the steam engine era. Which is why this is one of the first exhibits on display. It may be one of the best model train scenes I have ever seen.
The details in the miniatures placed throughout the display are impressive. It was designed to look like Lubbock during the heyday of railroads and windmills. Many trains are coming and going through the town, Thomas the Tank Engine even makes an appearance. They have a large spiral ramp the trains climb up and travel high above the room.
After wandering around the train scene you can check out the rest of the miniature collection. There are some very cool pieces on display. The kids each had their favorite, but Journey could have stayed in that area all day.