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Hotels and Resorts

10 Best Lakefront Resorts in the U.S.

by Amanda Norcross

 Considering a lake resort family vacation? These dreamy lake resorts provide families with everything they're…

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Family Travel Gear

12 Best Back to School Shoes 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for new shoes for the upcoming school year? We've got the go-to shoes your…

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All-Inclusive Vacations

11 Best All Inclusive Resorts With Swim Up…

by Amanda Norcross

 Who says luxurious swim up rooms are reserved for adults only?! These all inclusive…

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Camping/Outdoor Vacations

14 Best Hiking Backpacks in 2019

by Jeff Bogle

Whether it’s just for a day in your local park or a week of camping,…

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Best Family Vacations

Not Just for Honeymooners: 5 Overwater Bungalow Resorts…

by Amanda Norcross

 Not all overwater bungalows are reserved for honeymooners! Your family can stay in a…

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Air Travel

The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Courtney Elko

Finding the best carry-on bag for any type of travel can be challenging. But when…

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Family Travel Gear
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The Best Cheap Kids Luggage

by Keryn Means

Searching for cheap kids luggage for your next vacation? There are loads of affordable luggage brands out there, whether you’re a diehard Target fan or…

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Family Travel Gear
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14 Best Kids Backpacks for 2019

by Jackie Perrin

Gearing up for back-to-school and vacation is more fun than ever, thanks to a host of new and improved kids backpacks. Featuring the most coveted…

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Luxury Family Vacations
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5 Best 5 Diamond Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

by Jamie Moore

 It’s a rare find: an all-inclusive resort that checks all the luxury boxes to meet the 5-diamond hotel rating. But the experience is pure…

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Cultural Vacations
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Dive Into Adventure: 9 Resorts Where You Can Learn How to SCUBA Dive

by Andrea Guthmann

Imagine having your children learn about the ocean ecosystems by swimming alongside a turtle, octopus or dolphin in their natural habitat. Not only does SCUBA…

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Family Travel Gear
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12 Genius Travel Gadgets You Can Get for $25 or Less

by Jeff Bogle

You’ve got your passports and charging cables, Kindle, neck pillow, printed itinerary and tons of excitement packed. But do you have the perfect travel gadget that…

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Age-Friendly Travel
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Baby Registry Checklist: 10 Baby Registry Must Haves for Jetsetting Parents

by Terry Ward

You know those people who get married and all they request for their wedding registry are contributions toward their dream honeymoon? That was us, pre-kids.…

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Orlando Family Vacations
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10 Hotels With Free Shuttles to Universal Orlando Resort

by Beth Luberecki

 Planning a day at Universal Orlando? Sure, you could drive your rental car to the theme park, pay for parking, and start your day…

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Family Travel Gear

8 Ways to Make Your Smartphone Do More On Vacation

by Beth Luberecki

Let’s face it: Your smartphone is probably always on hand during your family’s travels. Whether you use it to keep track of tickets and itineraries,…

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