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Family Road Trip Destinations this Summer

colorado road trip destinationSummer is coming around the bend, and it’s time for you to start preparing for your road trip. Where should you go? Here are five places you can go with the family this coming summer.

  1. You can’t really go wrong with Colorado for your road trip. It is one of the few destinations that you can take a drive through and marvel at the beauty. You may think there is not much in Colorado, but when you see those snow kissed mountain tops and beautiful lakes as you drive through, you’ll be impressed. Also, a great place to take an RV or go on a camping trip.
  2. Southern flair and food seems to get the best of most people. You could be one of those people who is dining on fine southern BBQ and southern cuisine. If eating is on your platter, you should take a visit to savory New Orleans, Louisiana with your family this summer.
  3. Marveled as a truly American city, you might want to visit Chicago. There is a number of upscale clubs that remind you a place Al Capone would spend his time. If that doesn’t do it, the architecture will be a sight to see. Don’t forget to pick up a slice of Chicago style pizza.
  4. Of course, a road trip isn’t complete without a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Of course, as with everything in Las Vegas, it comes at a price. The entertainment is world-class, even for your kids, and people come from around the world to see Las Vegas. It’s definitely among the top five places you can visit in the United States.
  5. New York City has a great mixture of people and entertainment options. It is one of the best places for tourists to visit, since there is a cultural melding pot within the city. You could spend your entire life doing a new event each day, but you would never do everything within New York City. Places to see include the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, Little Italy and Times Square.

Before you head out for your road trip, make sure you have checked your tires and prepared your vehicle. The last thing you want on the road is a flat tire. Stop on by TireZoo for a check up on your tires.

Where is a surprisingly fun or family-friendly destination you’ve discovered on a road trip?


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Entertaining Young Kids on a Long Car Ride

puppets entertain kids on long car rides check your tires firstIf you have babies and toddlers to entertain in the car, things like iPods and travel games won’t work. While you can pack toys and books to keep them entertained, chances are they will want something more interactive at some point.

Ideas for Entertaining Kids in the Car

One idea is to pack puppets. The parent or guest in the front passenger seat can easily entertain young children with puppets, actions, songs, games, or just make them dance to the music on the radio. Older kids might be willing to give adults a break and entertain with the puppets that always seem to hold attention of young passengers.

~An added bonus to those along side you on the interstate glancing over to your vehicle. Be sure to make the cow or horse give them a little wave!

Before heading out on any road trip, but sure to check your tire pressure and tread. If you aren’t sure about your tire safety, stop in to either our Bloomington or Anoka, MN locations and we’ll help you out!

What Does It Mean to Get Your Car Detailed?

Car Detailed for a dirty interior made cleanHave you heard of getting your car detailed, but wondered what it is exactly? Many businesses offer car detailing that includes various things, but there’s usually a standard list. Most often it includes cleaning the upholstery, cleaning the floors/carpets and mats, and basically cleaning and deodorizing the interior of the vehicle. Some car detailing services might include the exterior of the vehicle and tires. You can shop around to find the services that you need and the price that fits your budget. People who get their vehicles detailed report that their car is “just like new” again; looking and smelling like new.

If you vehicle is dirty or has been through the ringer with carpools and road trips with kids, you may really appreciate the assistance with getting the interior clean again.

Have you had your car detailed? Where in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area do you go that you love?