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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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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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11 Best Disney World Resort Hotels for Families in 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Disney World Resort Hotels offer transportation, dining, pools, special park privileges and more. See which one is right for your family.

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15 All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Some resorts offer kids-stay-free promotions during select periods. But these all inclusive resorts let kids stay free almost always! These are the best all inclusive…

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18 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for Families 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Ready to plan a family vacation in the Caribbean? Choose one of these all inclusive Caribbean family resorts, each offering family-specific accommodations, activities, dining and…

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10 Best All Inclusive Resorts for Teens in 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Even the pickiest teenagers will approve of these all-inclusive resorts, where teen-only activities, lounges, night clubs, and excursions abound. These are the best all inclusive…

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14 Best Water Parks in New England 2021

by Amanda Norcross

Want to take a water park vacation in New England? Whether you’re looking to forgo the frigid winter temps, cool down in the thick of…

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The 12 Best Indoor Water Park Resorts in the U.S. for 2021

by Amanda Norcross

The best part about indoor water parks? You can visit them any time of the year! Pack up your swim suits and head to one…

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8 Best Sunscreens for Kids 2021

by Amanda Norcross

With the growing popularity and importance of natural sunscreens for the environment, many of us are wondering: does natural sunscreen (also known as reef-safe sunscreen)…

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14 Cute Booties for Fall 2021

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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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 your…

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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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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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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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