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The Best Travel-Inspired Gifts for Every Age 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We've got plenty of travel-inspired gift ideas for all…

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9 Best African Safari Lodges for Families

by Andrea M. Rotondo

Can you imagine waking up to a brilliant sunrise over the savannah before heading out…

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10 Best Travel Pants for Women and Moms…

by Tamara Gruber

Moms have special needs when it comes to travel pants. We need pockets to carry…

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11 Most Unique All-Inclusive Family Vacations

by Amanda Norcross

 When you think of an all-inclusive vacation, you probably envision a mega beach resort…

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Cultural Vacations

15 Best Travel-Inspired Subscription Boxes for Families

by Andrea Guthmann

Looking for a gift that'll bring a smile to someone throughout the year? Try thinking…

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18 Free Things to Do in Orlando With…

by Beth Luberecki

Let’s face it: A family trip to Orlando and its many theme parks can definitely…

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What Are the Best Places to Take Kids on Vacation?

by Judy Koutsky

There’s no shortage of destinations that cater to families, but certain places go beyond expectations. From walking amongst the skyscrapers in Chicago to swimming with…

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20 Free Things to Do in NYC With Kids

by Holly Rosen Fink

New York City is one of the best cities in the world, and there are so many things to do with kids. But the Big…

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11 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2019

by Karon Warren

From interactive toys to imagination play to electronics, there’s something for every age and interest in this year’s hottest toys for Christmas. But you’d better…

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Each year, the editors at SmarterTravel put new travel products to the test, helping travelers like you choose everything from the most convenient carry-on bag…

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12 Best Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family 2019

by Jeff Bogle

You may think you don’t want Christmas pajamas for the whole family. But then you see your friends on Instagram posing for their holiday photos…

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14 Best Holiday Gifts for Toddlers 2019

by Terry Ward

Once the babies on your shopping list start to get around (and get into everything) on their own, it’s a whole new world of gift…

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31 Spooky Scary Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens

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11 Best Waterproof Winter Boots for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Having fun while stomping through the snow is a terrific way for children to stay active in the fresh cold air. But dressing properly is…

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