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Beach Vacations

10 Best Family Beaches for 2019

by Dave Parfitt

 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 Dave Parfitt

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

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Beach Vacations

5 Best Sunscreens for Babies and Kids, According…

by Dave Parfitt

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

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Beach Vacations

12 Best U.S. Beach Boardwalks for 2019

by Dave Parfitt

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

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Beach Vacations

10 Best Family Beaches in Florida

by Dave Parfitt

The Sunshine State is the ultimate place to be when it comes to kid-friendly beaches.…

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Beach Vacations

7 Best Baby Beach Tents

by Dave Parfitt

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

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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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8 Genius Beach Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

by Amanda Norcross

Going to the beach with kids is a lot of fun. It’s also a lot of work. Make your upcoming beach visit a breeze with…

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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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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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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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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

by Liane 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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8 Most Underrated Caribbean Family Vacations

by Chelle Koster Walton

Looking for a new experience in the Caribbean – something different you and your friends have never heard of? Consider one of these underrated Caribbean…

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9 Jamaica Excursions Your Family Needs to Try

by Courtney Elko

Jamaica has a lot to offer families. Of course you can spend the day (or more likely, an entire week) along the white sandy beaches…

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8 Los Cabos Excursions and Tours Every Family Should Try

by Courtney Elko

Los Cabos is not a major beach destination, as much of the coastline features cliffs and rocks; the water is also quite deep. But there…

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The Best Baby Beach Gear: 13 Beach Essentials for Baby

by Cynthia J. Drake

Our favorite baby beach gear includes some out-of-the-box ideas from parents who have already beach-tested these items with their own babies. Bonus — you likely…

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#MomGoals – 11 Swimsuit Cover Ups You Need in Your Closet Now

by Cynthia J. Drake

Let’s be real: for some of us, anything related to bathing suits can be an event on par with, say, a root canal. But once…

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7 Best Great Lake Beaches for Families

by Courtney Elko

The beaches among the five Great Lakes — we’re counting Lake Champlain, though only briefly considered a Great Lake — do not disappoint, and the…

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Best Beach Gear 2019: 9 Must-Haves for Families

by Courtney Elko

The days of conveniently carrying one beach chair, a towel and a cute beach bag to the beach are mere memories of your time before…

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10 Best Beaches for Families in 2016

by Amanda Geronikos

See which beaches made this year’s list, offering relatively clean, calm waters; restrooms; showers; and accommodations, restaurants and other things to do nearby.

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