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Beach Vacations

10 Best Family Beaches for 2019

by Beth Luberecki

 Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, especially for families. But not…

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Beach Vacations

The Ultimate Beach Bag: 9 Best Beach Bags…

by Beth Luberecki

Searching for the ultimate beach bag? Whether you're loading up for a day trip to…

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Beach Vacations

12 Best U.S. Beach Boardwalks for 2019

by Beth Luberecki

Sometimes, the boardwalk is even better than the beach! An iconic part of summer vacations,…

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Beach Vacations

5 Best Sunscreens for Babies and Kids, According…

by Beth Luberecki

When it comes to sunscreens for babies and kids, not all products are created the…

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Beach Vacations

8 Genius Beach Hacks You Didn’t Know You…

by Beth Luberecki

Going to the beach with kids is a lot of fun. It's also a lot…

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Beach Vacations

8 Best Baby Beach Tents 2019

by Beth Luberecki

Beach tents are a summertime necessity for babies. These are our picks for the best…

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10 Cheap East Coast Beach Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

A beach vacation on a budget? Yes, it is possible. Check out these affordable East Coast destinations where some time on the sand won’t break the…

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Secret Islands of the Caribbean: 8 Islands to Add to Your Bucket List

by Chelle Koster Walton

 Aruba, Jamaica… Bermuda, Bahama: These are not just the lyrics to the Beach Boys’ song Kokomo. They itemize some of the top island targets…

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11 Best Packable Beach Chairs for the Whole Family

by Liz Alterman

When you’re headed to the beach, lake, or pool with your family, you probably already have plenty to transport. So when it comes to beach…

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7 Best One Piece Swimsuits for Moms

by Cynthia J. Drake

Like most moms, I know that whatever photo shows up on the product model is not necessarily what is awaiting me in the dressing room…

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7 Best Two Piece Swimsuits For Moms

by Cynthia J. Drake

Two piece swimsuits are super practical for moms, since they make bathroom breaks and locker room changes so much easier. When one kid is yelling…

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9 Most Fun Family Beach Games for 2019

by Beth Luberecki

If long days spent at the beach are on your vacation agenda, you know you’ll need things like sunscreen, towels, and sand pails. But it’s…

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10 Best Beach Umbrellas for 2019

by Dave Parfitt

We were having a great time in Bethany Beach, Delaware, visiting the grandparents until “the incident.” A gust of wind picked up our beach umbrella, blew…

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10 Summer Beachwear Must-Haves for Tweens and Teens

by Beth Luberecki

When the whole family’s heading to the beach, your tween or teen might be most concerned with how they’ll look in their all-important Instagram pics.…

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Ride the Waves: 10 Best Places for Kids to Learn How to Surf

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Want to bring your active, water-loving family to the next level? Take surfing lessons together! Group classes and surf camps are a great way to…

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8 Best Caribbean Condo Resorts for Families

by Amanda Norcross

There are two types of families: those who love all inclusive resorts, and those who don’t. If you’re part of the latter group, condo resorts…

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22 Best Swimsuits for Moms That’ll Make You Look and Feel Good

by Cynthia J. Drake

When it comes to swimsuits, moms bring a lot of demands to the dressing room. We want a bathing suit that hides our stretch marks,…

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10 Beach-Themed Books to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Sun, sand and surf—the three must-have ingredients for an awesome vacation. Whether you’re ready to download or pack up some books for your next family…

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12 Best Flip Flops for Kids in 2019

by Keryn Means

Warm weather fun means those little toes need to be free to roam. The kids’ feet have grown once again, so you are looking for…

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What to Pack for the Beach With Kids: 47 Essentials for Families

by Terry Ward

Loading up the family ride for a day at the beach can feel like a monumental task that’s made exponentially larger with each additional child…

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The Best Beach Outfit for Men: 6 Essentials Every Dad Should Own

by Keryn Means

Warm weather and sandy beaches mean that dads are in for a very busy day with the kids. While singles and young couples are lounging…

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10 Secret East Coast Beach Vacations

by Amanda Norcross

Had your fill of Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks and want to try something new—perhaps a place you’ve never even heard of? These secret…

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Atlantis vs. Baha Mar: Which Bahamas Resort Is Best for Your Family?

by Chelle Koster Walton

With the completion of Cable Beach’s renaissance in 2018 in the form of Baha Mar, the reigning resort giant Atlantis is getting nudged a bit…

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The Perfect Beach Wardrobe for Moms: 7 Essentials Every Mom Needs

by Keryn Means

A trip to the beach is stressful enough for mom without having to worry about what she’s going to wear. No matter her size, mom…

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12 Ways to Look and Feel Sexy on Your Next Beach Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

To paraphrase an oft-quoted remark about having children, just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you’re dead. Moms can and should embrace their sexiness, however…

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What to Pack for the Caribbean: 13 Essentials for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

Your family is headed to the Caribbean for a much needed getaway filled with sun, sea and sand. The only thing that’s left to do:…

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9 Best Baby and Toddler Swimsuits 2019

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 Pool and Beach Toys You Can Pack

by Cynthia J. Drake

We took a look at the coolest beach and pool toys and assembled a list for your next pre-trip Amazon shopping spree. Stock up on…

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7 Best Beach Coolers 2019

by Cynthia J. Drake

Whether you’re heading to the pool or beach – or if you’re taking off on that family road trip – you’ll need a sturdy, easy-to-transport…

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8 Best Beach Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

by Lisa Meyers McClintick

Want to skip the crowds and higher expenses of well-known beach destinations? We have plenty of under-the-radar places perfect for re-connecting and making memories. These…

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11 Best California Beach Resorts for Families 2019

by Liane Bonin Starr

California has 840 miles of coastline — and fortunately for families, there are some great, kid-friendly resorts right along the beach. Choose one of these…

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