Welcome to Five for the Road!

Five for the Road is a family travel blog that shares family travel destinations and theme park guides with the hope to inspire your next family trip.

Hi! I’m Leah. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I live with my husband and 3 kids outside of Rochester, New York. I love family travel because it provides an undistracted opportunity to connect with each other and create amazing family memories.

I have been a family travel writer sharing our experiences and destination guides since 2016. I love creating family travel itineraries that are easy to follow and help my readers plan their own awesome family trips.

We are a family of five and have been traveling since the beginning. I have traveled with 3 kids under 5 and now as we are headed into the teenage years we are starting the adventure of traveling with teens.

My expertise is in planning theme park vacations. We love visiting Disney World and Universal Orlando and have visited them the most out of all our vacation destinations.

I also love creating epic family vacation itineraries that allow us to see a lot of different places during one trip. I have collected all of them together in this post: 20 Best Family Vacation Ideas with Teenagers in 2024 (These trips are great for kids of all ages, not just teens!)

My goal is to make planning a family vacation a little easier for my readers. If you are ready to start planning, explore the menu options above to find some family travel inspiration!

What Inspired Five for the Road

As a kid I loved getting in the car and going for drives. They were mini-adventures. Often stopping for ice cream along the way or at a park.

It was the feeling of togetherness and family bonding. We connected. Now more than ever that connection needs to be nurtured. Families are busy and prioritizing family time is so important.

I started Five for the Road to encourage families to embrace their own family adventures. 

It could be a day trip, a mountain climb, or playing baseball in your backyard.

It is about creating family connections and memories

Family Travel Posts to Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

Family vacations are so personal and my goal is to provide detailed reviews for you to see what works best for your family. Here are a few of my favorite posts to get you started.

  • Disney Vacation Planning This will lead you to all the Disney related posts I have written and is a good starting point for planning a Disney vacation.
  • Why We Travel with Our Kids I share our personal reasons for traveling with kids and why we started when my daughter was very young.
  • Destination Vacations This page is organized by destination and you will easily be able to find a place perfect for your family.

Let’s Work Together!

I love partnering with brands that share the same passion for creating quality family time that I do. If you would like to work together I would love to hear from you. For more information please contact me at leah @ fivefortheroad (dot) com.

Brand Partnerships

I look forward to talking and learning more about how we can partner together!

Featured Work on the Blog

When we work with brands we want to share with our audience authentic family fun moments and experiences. We do this by creating video and written work to showcase our experience and encourage others to plan more family time.

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Our Experience on a Disney World VIP Tour: Is It Worth It

The Disney World VIP Tour experiences are a luxury upgrade to your visit to the Disney theme parks. This guide will help you decide if a Disney World VIP tour is worth it for your Disney trip.

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35 Fun Things to Do on a Pigeon Forge Family Vacation

Pigeon Forge Tennessee is a great place for a family trip. Today we are sharing the fun things to do on a Pigeon Forge family vacation.

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Where to Stay in NYC with Family: Westin New York Times Square Review

Are you visiting the big apple and wondering where to stay in NYC with family? This is our review of the Westin New York Times Square and why we think it is the perfect place for the entire family.

Thanks for stopping by!

I love to share my passion and hope to inspire your family too!! I’m so happy you are here! I want Five for the Road to be a place you can find easy and fun things to do with your family!

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