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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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11 Best Travel Jeans for Women

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Quick—name the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe. For many moms, jeans are a must-pack item since they can be dressed down with…

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Beach Vacations
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10 Cheap East Coast Beach Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

A beach vacation on a budget? Yes, it is possible. Check out these affordable East Coast destinations where some time on the sand won’t break the…

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Cruises for Families
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9 Coolest Cruise Ship Dining Experiences for Families

by Dave Parfitt

When it comes to family dining at sea, cruise ships have come a long way from chicken fingers and buffets. While Disney Cruise Line leads…

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Family Travel Gear
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11 Best Ways to Preserve Your Family Vacation Memories (and Get Excited About Your Next Trip)

by Beth Luberecki

You’ve taken an amazing trip, and you want that vacation feeling to last forever. Luckily, there are lots of ways the whole family can preserve…

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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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