Even though plane tickets are now a fortune, you don't have
ditch the thoughts of taking a spring break trip. You don't even
have to travel far to widen your child's horizons.
That said, car rides can be a drag for kids. Parents, too. When
we road trip as a family, we keep drive time less than six hours at
a stretch. Frequent stops-both roadside and overnight-are key. It
keeps the fun fresh. And we learn a lot along the way. Another
trick? We never backtrack. Instead we drive home a different way
than we came. I call it looping-a fantastic way to keep the scenery
changing and the adventure unfolding.
So if you are looking to get out of town, here are four
fantastic Chicago Loops-trips that loop your travel and double your
fun. Because they're road trips, they won't tug the purse strings
too much. But they will definitely top your kids' lists. You will
never want to fly (direct) again.