It isn't often that a family vacation actually lives up to its name, with something equally fun for everyone. Either the kids get dragged to museums or the parents get stuck on stomach-churning amusement rides or everyone gets to suffer through generic resort food.

A 10-day road trip to Kentucky, though, promised to be the perfect storm of trips for my family. The Bluegrass State happens to be that unique spot on the map where three of our distinct interests converge in a scenic landscape of fun.

There are caves for my troglodyte kids to indulge in underground mischief, horse farms and legendary racetracks for my wife to explore her newfound passion for thoroughbreds, and for me, well, there is bourbon. Lots and lots of bourbon. Which could make even a less perfect vacation more tolerable.

Our only challenge was trying to fit it all in.

- Craig LaBan