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4 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida

by Amanda Norcross

Yes, they exist! While there’s technically just one all inclusive resort in Florida, many resorts offer all inclusive packages. Choose one of these all inclusive…

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19 Best All-Inclusive Mexico Resorts for Families 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Looking for the perfect all inclusive Mexico family resort for your next vacation? We’ve highlighted the best all inclusive Mexico resorts for families, with family-specific…

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The 50 Best Family Vacations in America

by Amanda Norcross

If you’re feeling stir crazy, let this list of the best vacations in each state be your inspiration. And, some of them may be in…

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8 Award-Winning Gadgets That Will Change the Way You Travel

by Amanda Norcross

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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Are There Any All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S.?

by Amanda Norcross

It’s nearly impossible to find an all-inclusive U.S. resort that’s exactly like the ones available in the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. But that doesn’t mean…

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14 Best Holiday Gifts for Little Travelers 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Have or know kids who crave new adventures and experiences (or simply want to instill a love of travel in them from a young age)?…

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Travel-Inspired Gifts for Every Age

by Amanda Norcross

Consider these holiday gifts for your friends and family who love to travel.

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12 Best Snow Tubing Resorts in the U.S. 2020/2021

by Amanda Norcross

Have a family of non-skiers, or just want to find a fun place to go snow tubing? Check out our picks for the best snow…

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The Best Travel-Inspired Gifts for Every Age 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve got plenty of travel-inspired gift ideas for all ages and interests, from fun distractions for jetsetting babies to…

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29 Fun Fall Activities for Kids 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Looking for some fun fall activities for kids (beyond apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch)? We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for all ages,…

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14 Cute Booties for Fall 2020

by Amanda Norcross

We’ve found this season’s cutest and most comfortable booties to wear (while you’re inevitably chasing the kids around). These are the best booties for fall…

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9 of the Most Haunted Hotels in the U.S.

by Amanda Norcross

Sure, these haunted hotels will spook visitors any time of the year. But Halloween adds to the fright factor, when some of the hotels provide…

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11 Best Backpack Diaper Bags 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Want a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag? Consider a backpack diaper bag. Not only are backpack diaper bags stylish and (mostly)…

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7 Disney Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

by Amanda Norcross

When it comes to Disney, everything is magical—especially the food served at the parks. Craving a creamy Dole Whip or wishing you were starting your…

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24 Best Trolls World Tour Toys & Accessories

by Amanda Norcross

Have kids who are obsessed with the new Trolls World Tour, which is now available to rent at home? Surprise them with these Trolls World…

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Self Care for the Whole Family: 10 Ways to Spark Joy During Your Quarantine

by Amanda Norcross

Many of us are experiencing a range of negative emotions in the midst of COVID-19—from the stress of trying to homeschool kids while simultaneously working…

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A Complete List of All the Virtual Rides at Disney Theme Parks

by Amanda Norcross

If you had to cancel your Disney vacation plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re here to say we feel your pain. We’re also here…

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How to Stream Broadway Shows at Home

by Amanda Norcross

The curtain has closed on Broadway—for now—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite story lines and show tunes. The following streaming services allow…

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Christmas in… Spring? Hallmark Channel to Host Holiday Movie Marathon Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

by Amanda Norcross

Need a little cheering up? Get (back) in the holiday spirit with the Hallmark Channel.  Starting Friday, March 20, Hallmark will host a weekend-long marathon…

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COVID-19 Refund Policies by Vacation Rental Website

by Amanda Norcross

Need to change your vacation rental plans due to COVID-19? Similar to airlines, hotels, and third-party online travel agents (OTAs), refund policies vary by company.…

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7 Best City-to-Sea Getaways

by Amanda Norcross

Want to expose your kids to the culture and history of a city, but also enjoy some downtime at the beach? In these destinations across…

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9 Best Beach Resorts in South Carolina

by Amanda Norcross

From water park hotels in Myrtle Beach to vacation rental resorts in Hilton Head, South Carolina offers a variety of beach accommodations for families. Whether…

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The Best Family TV Shows and Movies to Watch Right Now

by Amanda Norcross

Hunkered down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some new TV shows and movies to stream? We’ve got the complete list of every…

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort Introduces All-Inclusive Rates

by Amanda Norcross

If you ever thought or told LEGOLAND Florida Resort that it would be convenient if it offered all-inclusive rates, they listened. The theme park resort,…

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Winter the Dolphin Hotel to Open in Florida

by Amanda Norcross

Did you know the real-life Winter the Dolphin and her companion, Hope, live at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida? In partnership with the…

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