Cortney Fries

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6 Best Cruise Booking Sites for Families

by Cortney Fries

Your family has chosen a cruise for your next vacation, but how do you go about booking the trip? Starting with any search engine can give…

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6 Best Kids’ Clubs on Cruise Ships

by Cortney Fries

One of the highlights of a cruise vacation is the kids’ club! These onboard activity hubs encourage kids to play together—usually free of additional charges—while…

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Royal Caribbean vs. Carnival: Which Cruise Line Is Right for Your Family?

by Cortney Fries

You know you want to go on a cruise for your next family vacation, but how do you choose between some of the most popular…

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6 Best Cruise Ships for Kids 2020

by Cortney Fries

Considering a cruise for your next family vacation? You might be surprised to see how many cruise ship options there actually are! To help you…

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20 Free Things to Do in Chicago With Kids

by Cortney Fries

The best things in life (and Chicago) are free. From a visit to “The Bean” to a world-renowned zoo, you’ll find plenty of free things…

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13 Best Water Parks in the World

by Cortney Fries

 Love wet and wild vacations? We’ve scoured the globe for the most extraordinary water parks in the world. Our list includes some of the…

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9 Best Beach Towels (That Are Also Multifunctional)

by Cortney Fries

Do you have the same faded beach towels you’ve been using for several years now? Ready to invest in a new set for the family?…

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The Most Comfortable and Stylish Travel Clothes for Women

by Cortney Fries

Moms on the go want to look confident, yet feel comfy, especially when traveling. So I enrolled seven of my travel-loving girlfriends to get together…

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9 Best Outdoor Water Park Resorts in the U.S.

by Cortney Fries

 If your crew is a bunch of waterslide-wild, lazy river-loving sprinkle splashers, we’ve got some epic vacation ideas for you! Here are nine of…

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How to Make Your Own Childproofing Travel Kit

by Cortney Fries

Concerned about keeping baby safe on your upcoming vacation? Make your own childproofing travel kit! While we know you’d ideally like to wrap the entire…

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11 Best Kids Travel Shoes (That Do Double Duty)

by Cortney Fries

There’s only so much room in your suitcase, so when packing for family vacations, you usually have to choose only a pair or two of shoes…

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8 Things You Should Never Wear at the Airport

by Cortney Fries

Getting the entire family out the door and to the airport is a task that warrants a vacation all its own. And oftentimes, some of…

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9 Carry-On Packing Mistakes You Should Never Make

by Cortney Fries

Regardless of your packing prowess, in the rush to prepare for a family vacation, mistakes can easily be made. But if you plan ahead, stay…

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18 Best Holiday Gifts for Preschoolers and Little Kids 2019

by Cortney Fries

With so many gift options for preschoolers and little kids, it can be tough to narrow down your holiday shopping list. So we’ve done the…

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10 Amusement Parks That Are Better in the Off-Season

by Cortney Fries

With fabulous festivals and fewer crowds, there are more amusement park thrills to be had in the fall, spring, and even winter. These are the…

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8 Best Wisconsin Dells Indoor Waterpark Resorts

by Cortney Fries

Wisconsin Dells is known as the “Water Park Capital of the World.” With water park attractions and water park resorts, the entire town is dripping…

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7 Ways to Get Alone Time on a Family Vacation

by Cortney Fries

Once upon a time, a vacation meant quiet dinners and strolls along the beach. Then the kids came along and meals grew cold as you…

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