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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 Families 2020

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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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 2020

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’re looking for the best…

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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…

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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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7 Best Hotels with Water Parks in Myrtle Beach

by Amanda Norcross

What’s better than a family vacation in Myrtle Beach? A family vacation at a water park hotel in Myrtle Beach! These are the best water…

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10 Best Baby and Toddler Swimsuits 2020

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 2020

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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The 8 Most Underrated Caribbean Islands

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 2020

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 – 13 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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9 Best Swim Floaties for Kids 2020

by Courtney Elko

Whether you have an infant, toddler or a young swimmer, floaties for kids are a fun and a safe staple for any day in the…

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9 Best Family Beaches in North Carolina

by Courtney Elko

With barrier islands like the Outer Banks at your disposal, the family beaches in North Carolina are plentiful. Surfing, fishing, kite flying and beach combing…

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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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10 Best Family Beaches in Florida

by Courtney Elko

The Sunshine State is the ultimate place to be when it comes to kid-friendly beaches. Our favorite family beaches in Florida offer everything you and…

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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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