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7 Places to Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial in 2020

by Jackie Perrin

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. Events to commemorate the occasion are planned…

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24 Best Disney World Rides for Toddlers

by Jackie Perrin

Toddlers aren’t too young to enjoy the thrills and rides at Walt Disney World, and since kids under three get in free, they’re the perfect…

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12 Best Shoes for Babies Learning to Walk

by Jackie Perrin

Babies learning to stand and walk need lightweight shoes with support and flexibility, so they can grip and balance, and the shoes should have no-slip…

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12 Best Family Board Games for 2020

by Jackie Perrin

When you have downtime and extra mental stamina, it’s the perfect time to bond with the family over a board game. Put down the phones,…

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8 Best Strollers for Disney Theme Parks

by Jackie Perrin

A good stroller is a parent’s secret weapon for Disney theme park survival. Disney World recently amended its stroller policy, making it less convenient to…

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The Best Disney Luggage: 14 Disney-Themed Suitcases Fans Will Love

by Jackie Perrin

Whether you’re headed to Disneyland or Disney World, going on a Disney cruise, or you’re simply a major fan who loves to strut your Disney…

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How to Make the Perfect Day Pack for Kids: A Winning Game Plan

by Jackie Perrin

You’re headed out for a day of adventure! Pave the way for a great day out with your kids with this winning Day Pack Game…

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12 Best Stroller and Car Seat Toys for Babies and Toddlers

by Jackie Perrin

A busy baby is a happy baby, Keep baby busy—and happy—while on the go with these stroller and car seat toys, which include plenty of…

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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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The Best Disney World Rides, Ranked

by Jackie Perrin

A trip to Disney World is a major thrill for kids and families. But devising a game plan to facilitate maximum fun for all can…

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10 Best Travel Cooler Bags

by Jackie Perrin

Traveling in hot and humid climates means you often need an extra layer of protection for perishables and delicate items. For the times when you…

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The Best-Kept Secret at Disney World

by Jackie Perrin

Extra Magic can be yours in 2020! With Extra Magic Hours, Walt Disney World Resort visitors can enjoy more rides, less waiting time and more theme…

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7 Sanity-Saving Tactics to Get Your Baby to Sleep on Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

Babies are famously portable, but an unfamiliar environment can disrupt everyone’s sleep schedule. Use these tactics to ensure you and your little ones get your…

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14 Best Family Card Games 2020

by Jackie Perrin

Card games are a great family diversion, whether you’re at home or on the road. From the ever-popular Exploding Kittens to the new family edition…

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13 Best Shoes for Disney World in 2020

by Jackie Perrin

For a visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” you’ll need shoes with star-power as well as stamina. These magic-making shoes will ensure happy feet throughout…

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5 Best All Inclusive Resorts for Families With Special Needs

by Jackie Perrin

 Offering meals, accommodations and many activities for a single price, all-inclusive resorts have long been a great option for family vacations. And recently, a…

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8 Best New Family Games to Play on Vacation in 2019

by Jackie Perrin

Searching for a vacation activity that will bring the whole family together? Whether your goal is to embrace the latest technology, draw in a reluctant…

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Two Non-Disney Owned Resorts Announce Coveted 60-Day Advance FASTPASS Booking Privileges

by Jackie Perrin

Great news for Walt Disney World fans who enjoy a little luxury along with their character and coaster magic: Beginning this month, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and…

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Beaches Becomes World’s First Resort Company to Receive Advanced Designation As Certified Autism Center

by Jackie Perrin

Beaches Resorts has become the first resort company in the world to hold “Advanced” designation as a Certified Autism Center by the International Board of…

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How to Make a Sensory Travel Tool Kit: 10 Travel Tools to Pack for Your Sensitive Child

by Jackie Perrin

When traveling with a child with autism or someone who has special sensory needs, it’s important to equip them with the right tools for traveling.…

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Traveling With a Child With Autism: 10 Tactics for Success

by Jackie Perrin

As much fun as family vacations are, the change in routine can affect everyone’s emotions and behaviors—especially children on the autism spectrum. “Travel can cause…

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10 Ways to Get Discount Orlando Theme Park Tickets

by Jackie Perrin

There’s no question that Orlando theme park tickets are a significant vacation expense—but we all know they’re also a worthy investment! Save money with these…

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13 Non-Disney World Owned Resorts With Extra Magic Hours Benefits & 60-Day Advance FASTPASS

by Jackie Perrin

Did you know you can access two highly coveted Walt Disney World Resort benefits without actually staying on a Disney-owned property? Available through Dec. 31,…

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10 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Pack—and How to Remember Them for Your Next Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

Packing up the family—and all the essentials needed for a group getaway—requires some organization, as well as finesse. Add these frequently forgotten items to your…

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5 Best Times to Go to Disney World in 2020

by Jackie Perrin

A trip to Walt Disney World is a major thrill—as well as a major investment. With an increase in visitors, as well as new extended…

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