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10 Best U.S. Family Vacations for 2020

by Beth Luberecki

A new year means resolutions, maybe a diet, and 52 more weeks for filling with…

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The Bucket List Vacations Every Kid Should Experience…

by Amanda Norcross

There's no better way to create lasting memories than a vacation with your children. Plan…

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10 Vacations That Will Change Your Child’s Life

by Beth Luberecki

https://youtu.be/QjE4iuY8_IA Sure, vacations are for relaxing. But they're also for spending time together and making…

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9 Family Vacations That Never Get Old

by Jackie Perrin

 Like a comfortable pair of slippers, fine wine, or a classic holiday movie that…

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What Are the Best Places to Take Kids…

by Judy Koutsky

There’s no shortage of destinations that cater to families, but certain places go beyond expectations.…

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10 Best International Family Vacations for 2020

by Judy Koutsky

https://youtu.be/ZL2N-AVD-3c Want to venture somewhere new—perhaps outside of the U.S.—in 2020? We know kids like…

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The Florida Vacation You Never Thought to Take—But Should

by Courtney Elko

When most families think of a vacation in Florida, they immediately conjure up images of Cinderella’s Castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and maybe…

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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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10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels for Families

by Courtney Elko

Looking for sustainable lodging that’ll allow you to do some good for the planet while on vacation? Start with one of these eco-friendly hotels. From…

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10 Family Bonding Vacations

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

The goal of every family vacation should be bonding rather than bickering, but between juggling transportation, schedules, demands and attitudes, it’s easy to forget why…

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Family Vacation Critic’s New Year’s Travel Resolutions for 2020

by Family Vacation Critic

The start of a new year—and a new decade!—means new resolutions. And here at Family Vacation Critic, those resolutions often revolve around one idea: travel.…

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7 Best Vacations in Texas on a Budget

by Cynthia J. Drake

As the second largest state in the U.S., both by population and land area, Texas has plenty of terrain for you to explore on your…

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17 Free Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

by Wendy Irvine

When talking family travel, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Everyone’s hotel, food and sightseeing budget is different. Something we all have in common? Our…

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20 Free Things to Do in NYC With Kids

by Holly Rosen Fink

New York City is one of the best cities in the world, and there are so many things to do with kids. But the Big…

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6 Alaska Bucket List Adventures for Families

by Dave Parfitt

With its combination of outdoor adventures, wildlife encounters, and scenic beauty, Alaska will always be a bucket list destination. But with so much to discover…

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10 Best Family Vacations in December

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Once your kids reach a certain age, it becomes increasingly difficult to plan family vacations around their school and activity schedules. Many parents find themselves…

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The Best Staycation Idea Ever

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Looking for a summer vacation that doesn’t involve a long car trip or hauling heavy suitcases to the airport? Why not create the ultimate vacation…

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10 Best Florida Family Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

 From thrilling theme parks to natural wonders, there’s a lot to see and do in the Sunshine State. These are our picks for the…

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15 Best Summer Vacations in U.S. for Families 2019

by Jamie Moore

Oh, the places you can go in America! These epic destinations come with bragging rights, from epic natural wonders to big city adventures, and legendary…

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12 Small-Town Getaways Your Kids Will Actually Enjoy

by Amanda Norcross

 Small-town getaways are often reserved for parents-only weekends. But many small towns are more fun for kids than you might think. These are the…

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13 Hotels That Offer the Coolest VIP Experiences for Kids

by Allison Tibaldi

Once upon a time, a hallway vending machine and an extra pillow on the bed was our idea of hotel luxury. Today, hotels are upping…

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10 U.S. Islands You’ve Never Heard Of

by Beth Luberecki

 An island getaway is about as idyllic as it comes. You probably already know about a lot of the big-name options for an island-based…

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9 Amazing Family Vacations That Will Take You Outside of Your Comfort Zone

by Cynthia J. Drake

Many families tend to pick the same tried-and-true vacation spots year after year. The temptation to stick with what’s familiar is strong, especially if you’re…

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6 Best Interactive Food Experiences for Families

by Amanda Norcross

Let’s be real: the best part of visiting any new place is sampling the local food. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into that first…

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9 Best Father-Daughter Trips

by Jeff Bogle

Sometimes I give them a budget and say how far I’m willing to drive, and then they do all the planning. Other times I’m like,…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Rent on Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

With the rise of the sharing economy, most people know that renting someone’s private condo or even their car is not only possible, but easily…

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Go Here, Not There: 7 Alternatives to Popular California Family Vacations

by Courtney Elko

We love the big cities and popular tourist destinations in California (hello, Disneyland!). But don’t overlook the lesser-known corners of Cali when planning your California…

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9 All Inclusive Resorts Kids Should Visit Before They Grow Up

by Julia Dimon

As the saying goes “the days are long, but the years are short.” We blink and suddenly our babbling bundle of joy has grown into…

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9 Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Hawaii Resorts and Vacation Rentals

by Courtney Elko

We aren’t going to sugar coat it—Hawaii is expensive. But you can get your money’s worth by choosing a value-packed lodging option that offers amenities…

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10 Dreamy Summer Vacations You’ll Love (and Your Kids Will, Too)

by Beth Luberecki

Let’s be honest—family vacations can be a lot of work for parents, and most of the focus is usually on the kids. But parents should…

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5 Resorts That Received a Complete Makeover After the 2017 Hurricanes—and Why Now Is the Time to Go

by Courtney Elko

The 2017 hurricane season brought complete devastation to many parts of the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf Coast, with the tourism industry dramatically impacted by Hurricanes…

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