Josh Roberts

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What to Read After Harry Potter: More Magical Books for Kids and Teens

by Josh Roberts

By now you’ve probably seen hundreds of lists like this one—books to read after you or your kids finish the Harry Potter series. These lists…

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5 Multiplayer Video Games That Are EXACTLY What Your Family Needs Right Now

by Josh Roberts

As I type these words, it’s day 19 of our great social distancing experiment here in Massachusetts. My kids have been out of school due…

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Our 10 Favorite Children’s Books of 2019

by Josh Roberts

This year, my favorite books for kids ages eight and up featured ghosts, witches, myths, plagues, boarding school mysteries, and middle school hijinks. You’Il find…

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Readers’ Picks: The 10 Most Popular Items Purchased This Week

by Josh Roberts

Sometimes the best recommendations come from your fellow travelers. This list of the top 10 products purchased so far this week by Family Vacation Critic…

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Josh Roberts, Senior Executive Editor

by Josh Roberts

An award-winning travel writer and editor, Josh Roberts has written for publications as varied as USA Today, The Boston Globe, and Business Insider. These days,…

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Iceland with a Twist: What It’s Like to Explore the Land of Fire and Ice with Adventures by Disney

by Josh Roberts

 If there’s one thing Disney knows how to do, it’s build anticipation for a coming attraction. Whether it’s a Marvel movie trailer or the…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for March 2019

by Josh Roberts

The best middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books released in March 2019 feature middle school bullies who want to reform, WWII-era love stories,…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for February 2019

by Josh Roberts

This month’s most exciting new middle grade and young adult books include a modern reimagining of Little Women in graphic novel form, a darkly hilarious…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for January 2019

by Josh Roberts

This month, the best newly released middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books feature “unteachable” kids, fairy tale retellings, historical heists, feminist epics, and…

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The 22 Best New Books for Kids and Teens in 2018

by Josh Roberts

No matter how much fun your family is having on vacation, there’s nothing quite like a good book for those moments when you all need…

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Beyond the Theme Parks: How Adventures by Disney Opens up a Whole New World of Travel

by Josh Roberts

I wasn’t always a Disney person. Anyone who knew me in my twenties or thirties knows this. I mean, sure, I knew other people might…

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