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Beach Vacations

10 Best Family Beaches in the U.S. 2020

by Beth Luberecki

A summer trip to the beach is a classic way to spend a vacation for…

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Beach Vacations

The Ultimate Beach Bag: 9 Best Beach Bags…

by Amanda Norcross

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

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Beach Vacations

12 Best U.S. Beach Boardwalks for 2019

by Lissa Poirot

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

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Beach Vacations

4 Best Natural Sunscreens for Babies, According to…

by Amanda Norcross

When it comes to sunscreen for babies, not all products are created the same. So…

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Beach Vacations

8 Genius Beach Hacks You Didn’t Know You…

by Amanda Norcross

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 2020

by Courtney Elko

Beach tents are a summertime necessity for babies. You want to protect them from the…

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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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10 Best Beaches in San Diego

by Jamie Moore

San Diego’s 70 miles of sparkling beaches include lots of great places to sink your toes into the warm sand. Read on to find San…

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7 Best City-to-Sea Getaways

by Amanda Norcross

Want to expose your kids to the culture and history of a city, but also enjoy some downtime at the beach? In these destinations across…

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9 Best Family Beaches in New Jersey

by Courtney Elko

The tradition of going “down the shore” for summer vacations goes back decades for folks who live in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Families…

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9 Best Beach Wagons and Carts 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

What’s more relaxing than a day of sand and surf? The sea breeze, the warm sun, and best of all… the unimaginable amount of family…

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9 Best Beach Resorts in South Carolina

by Amanda Norcross

From water park hotels in Myrtle Beach to vacation rental resorts in Hilton Head, South Carolina offers a variety of beach accommodations for families. Whether…

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Family in the Bahamas

6 Best Bahamas Family Vacations

by Amanda Norcross

Parts of the Bahamas—namely Grand Bahama Island and the Abacos—were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. But did you know most of the islands are…

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10 Best Beaches in California for Families

by Jamie Moore

California’s beaches are a picture-perfect setting for any vacation. But when you’ve got kids in tow, you’ll need more than just a great view. These…

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9 Best Beaches in Texas for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

Texas is known for barbecue, Tex-Mex and live music, among other things, but perhaps lesser known for its beaches. One visit and you’ll wonder why.…

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13 Most Unusual Underwater Adventures

by Julie Bielenberg

From wildly exotic underwater restaurants, spas and hotels to a quirky underwater post office and library, these adventures will spark curiosity for travelers of all…

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9 All-Inclusive Family Vacations in PA

by Jeff Bogle

It’s true that true all-inclusive resorts are often found dotting the sandy beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean. But you and your family can find…

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16 Best East Coast Beach Resorts

by Amanda Norcross

When it comes to summer vacations in the U.S., there’s nothing more classic than a beach resort—especially on the East Coast. From the historic hotels…

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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 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 family…

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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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23 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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