Terry Ward

Terry Ward is based in Florida and has worked as a freelance travel writer since 2000, writing for such publications as CNN, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Washington Post and Scuba Diving Magazine, among many others. She lives in Tampa with her two young children and husband and has traveled with them to the Arctic, Cuba, Morocco and elsewhere. Her favorite family travel destinations are Norway and Florida. See more of her work at terry-ward.com

The 9 Best Florida Vacation Destinations for 2020

The 9 Best Florida Vacation Destinations for 2021

by Terry Ward

If you’re dreaming of escaping the cold for a winter family vacation in Florida, you’re not alone. Floridians like me will tell you that our…

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10 Best Baby Socks (That Actually Stay On)

by Terry Ward

Hang around with a baby long enough and you’ll surely encounter one of the biggest clothing mysteries of all: the case of the vanishing baby…

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10 Best Baby and Toddler Swimsuits 2021

by Terry Ward

While sun protection is obviously the most important factor in the equation, it sure doesn’t hurt when your toddler’s togs are as fun-loving and cute…

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10 Best Packing Cubes for Kids and Families 2021

by Terry Ward

It’s easy for adults to take charge and do it all. But involving the kids in the packing process for a trip can make them…

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17 Best Travel Clothes for Men 2020

by Terry Ward

Heading out of town? Relax, guys, and follow our lead on what to pack. The best travel clothes for men are ones that layer well…

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10 Best Cheap Florida Family Vacations 2021

by Terry Ward

A family vacation in Florida doesn’t have to ruin your bank account. We’ve done the homework to find the best cheap Florida vacations for families,…

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10 Best Florida Beach Resorts for Families 2021

by Terry Ward

Think kids’ clubs, where youngsters can learn about Florida’s marine environments; water sports for teens; mini-massages in the spa; and most importantly, direct access to…

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8 Best Water Shoes for the Beach 2021

by Terry Ward

Inspecting tidal pools for critters and heading out into the ocean is more enjoyable when nobody’s complaining about sore feet. Enter the water shoe—the go-anywhere footwear…

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7 Best Baby Sun Hats for 2021

by Terry Ward

We’re not promising these hats won’t get yanked off eventually. But their comfortable fabrics and fits gives you a better shot at keeping your little…

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12 Ridiculously Affordable Spring Vacations 2021

by Terry Ward

Spring break vacations with the family shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. For a getaway within reach of a moderate family budget, set…

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24 Best Diaper Bags for Moms 2021

by Terry Ward

Becoming a parent or primary caregiver to a child opens you up to a lot of new life experiences—including the myriad, utterly mind-boggling amount of…

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9 Best Travel Booster Seats 2020

by Terry Ward

Milestones are a part of raising kids at all phases of their early lives—and there are milestones of importance to note, too, when it comes…

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10 Best Umbrella Strollers for Travel 2020

by Terry Ward

All parents know it — the infamous search for a stroller. We’ve done the leg work to bring you the best umbrella (and umbrella-like) strollers…

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10 Best Maternity Swimsuits 2021

by Terry Ward

Pregnancy feels better when you just add water. And a dip in the ocean, pool or lake is all the more inviting when you can…

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Why I’m Traveling With My Family During the Pandemic

Why I’m Traveling With My Family During the Pandemic

by Terry Ward

What I’d give to go back to the days when the biggest decision I had to make when traveling with my two young kids—now 3…

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The One Travel Accessory Every Mom Should Own

by Terry Ward

French women swear by this accessory, as evidenced in their stylish daily wardrobes that are more often than not cinched with one. It’s the one…

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Baby Registry Checklist: 10 Baby Registry Must Haves for Jetsetting Parents

by Terry Ward

You know those people who get married and all they request for their wedding registry are contributions toward their dream honeymoon? That was us, pre-kids.…

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Baby Sling vs. Baby Carrier vs. Baby Wrap: What’s the Difference?

by Terry Ward

Wraps, carriers, and slings, oh my! For baby-wearing parents, the hard part isn’t deciding whether or not to carry your baby around on your body—of…

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Evenflo Chase vs. Evenflo Maestro

Evenflo Chase vs. Evenflo Maestro: Which Evenflo Car Seat Is Best For Your Family?

by Terry Ward

Evenflo makes some of our favorite go-anywhere baby and kid products, from the brand’s vast range of bottles to the Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon,…

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8 Best Non-All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun

by Terry Ward

Cancun is more or less synonymous with the all-inclusive vacation. So it might surprise you that Mexico’s most famous stretch of Yucatan coastline is also…

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Graco 4Ever vs. Extend2Fit: Which Graco Car Seat Is Best For Your Family?

by Terry Ward

Ah, the struggle to settle on the perfect car seat. If you thought deciding which stroller to buy was a doozy, wait until you embark…

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How Does the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Stack Up Against the Best Travel Cribs?

by Terry Ward

One of the best travel cribs on the market, the BabyBjörn Travel Crib (also called the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light—they’re the same thing) has set the gold…

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The 15 Most Booked Hotels and Resorts on Family Vacation Critic

by Terry Ward

The proof is in the pudding—or in this case, the bookings. Nothing says more about a property than its reviews and the number of times…

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7 Best Kohl’s Black Friday Sales 2019

by Terry Ward

The only thing we like more than getting a head start on our holiday shopping is knocking it off the to-do list entirely. And when…

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Traveling With Infants and Toddlers: All of Your Questions, Answered

by Terry Ward

Preparing for your first trip with an infant or toddler? We know how stressful it can be and are here to help with all the…

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