Can you imagine waking up to a brilliant sunrise over the savannah before heading out on a real safari? Africa is a ... read more

Are you short on time, but eager to set sail on a memorable family adventure? From pirate cruises, complete with limbo ... read more

There's something special about teaching your seven year-old to snorkel and then sharing the underwater wonders of ... read more

Cities make great getaways for families. They’re hubs for direct flights, ample hotels and restaurants and ... read more

It's no surprise that many major hotel chains are now making their properties more welcoming to families by continuing ... read more

Island, beaches, coastal coves, ski-town, U.S. cities, European gems, national park, amusement parks--our 2014 list has ... read more

These sprawling complexes feature water playgrounds with slides, lazy rivers and activity pools. ... read more

When it comes to family fun at today's resorts, more and more resorts are catering to children with a variety of kids' ... read more

What can you do to promote a healthy lifestyle while on vacation? What's easier and more fun than nagging your kids to ... read more

From gorgeous foliage in fall to convenient family skiing in winter to outdoor enchantment in summer, New England is ... read more

The prevalence of cooking and baking shows on television, as well as a nationwide renewed interest in gardening and ... read more

From pirate extravaganzas to hoedowns hosted by Disney characters, Orlando serves up a variety of themed dinner shows. ... read more

Looking to disconnect from the cell phones, computers and jammed schedules that occupy most of today's families? While ... read more

The camaraderie and freedom to focus on scenery and fellow travelers instead of maps and road signs makes train travel ... read more

A half dozen moms, their children and I all kneeled on a wooden platform, leaning into deep pools where a pair of ... read more

It's not Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, but kids will love visits to factories producing some of the country's best ... read more

An iconic summertime vacation, boardwalks are a world of fun for kids and tend to bring out the inner child in parents. ... read more

There are certain hotels we visit to rest our weary heads after a day exploring a destination, and there are certain ... read more

Sure, onsite playgrounds and free milk and cookies score big with families on vacation, but what about making a truly ... read more

Surely, Harry Potter can infuse some magic into your next trip. Throughout England (particularly London) and Scotland, ... read more

Have a family of sports fanatics, yet struggle to find vacation time amidst football and tennis practices, plus big ... read more

On a recent ski vacation, my family of five traveled with five cellphones, three laptops, three iPads, two iPods and ... read more

We all have that dream trip in the back of our minds. Perhaps they have even registered on a Bucket List of places to ... read more

Anyone who has organized a trip for the whole family knows how much time and effort it takes. But if you're the parent ... read more

Spa sojourns and beach escapes are popular ways for ladies to get away with their adult girlfriends, but where do you ... read more

Sure, rescuing rainforests in Costa Rica and building new schools in Africa are commendable efforts. But what should ... read more

Spring training gets into full swing in March in Florida and Arizona, and for families who have a passion for America's ... read more

Pirates are popular, especially since Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movie series came on to the scene. From games ... read more


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      OverviewCabinsDiningActivitiesTravel Tips All About the Extras Sail & Sign Card Carnival ships feature Sail & Sign cards, which make life so much easier. All you do is link a debit card or credit card to your Sail & Sign Card at Guest Relations or a kiosk on the ship. You'll then use your Sai...
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      OverviewCabinsDiningActivitiesTravel Tips During the cruise, I quickly learned that cruise food is every bit as big of a deal as the cruise itself. And when it comes to dining, the Carnival Miracle does not disappoint. Bacchus Restaurant Thousands of purple, bubble-like lights embellish Bacc...
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      So many hotels and resorts to choose from! Which ones really are the best for families in terms of theme-park access, amenities, and accommodations? Here are our favorites in the Orlando area! 1. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creak Maybe it is the Hilton's water park with two zero-entry pools, a 3-acre ...
    • 10 Best Disney World Resorts for Families
      When it comes to Disney, they certainly know how to cater to families, and families who want to visit Disney's Orlando theme parks will find a large selection of resorts and hotels to accommodate families of all sizes. But which ones are the best? Take a look at these 10 favorites of our editors and...
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      Deciding where to go for your next family vacation? Often it's the most popular destinations -- from mega theme parks to world-famous beach towns -- that come to mind first. It's tempting to pick a familiar place and just go with what you know, but do this and you could be missing out on some fantas...
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      Join us onboard Disney Wonder's first exploration into Alaskan waters and ports as Family Vacation Critic Editor Lissa Poirot and her two tots take you on a tour. Be the first to see a sample of Disney's Alaskan Port Adventures, as well as glimpse the Disney Wonder's onboard fun, in our first-ever d...
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      Away from the hectic pace of our everyday lives, any vacation is a chance for families to reconnect. There's no soccer game, no piano recital, no working late, so finally you have that precious day together. Yet, if you really want a meaningful break from your usual schedule, one that might change t...
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