7 Things You Should Never Do at Your…

by Cynthia J. Drake

Getting ready to book a hotel for your next family vacation? Avoid these common mistakes…

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5 Ways to Ruin Your All-Inclusive Family Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

Booking an all-inclusive family vacation means you can pay for everything upfront and leave your…

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Family Travel Tips

5 Expert Tricks to Sleeping Better in a…

by Cynthia J. Drake

I'll admit it: I'm not the best sleeper, whether I'm at home or traveling. But…

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How to Return from a Family Vacation Without…

by Cynthia J. Drake

The phrase "post-vacation blues" doesn't even begin to cover the feeling that many parents have…

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Packing Tips

8 Things That Will Ruin Your Vacation If…

by Cynthia J. Drake

If there's something that could be forgotten while packing for a trip, I guarantee my…

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Cultural Vacations

How to Survive (and Actually Enjoy) a Family…

by Cynthia J. Drake

Let's face it -- even if you have the best relationship with your in-laws, seeing…

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7 Things You Should Never Let Your Child Do on the Plane

by Cynthia J. Drake

Airplane travel with children is often stressful for the whole family. You’re taking your kid out of his or her normal routine, possibly combating tiredness…

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11 Best Travel-Inspired Subscription Boxes for Families

by Andrea Guthmann

Are you pining over that freshly brewed local coffee you once had on a mountain top, or the mouthwatering pasta you had while dining al fresco…

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7 Things You Should Never Buy at the Airport

by Beth Luberecki

We’ve all been there: You’re in the airport and suddenly your kids are starving. Or—dream scenario—you realize you’ll actually be able to read a book…

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The One Thing You Should Never Do on a Family Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Perched on the edge of the scuba diving boat about half an hour off the Bermuda shore, I wobbled in my floppy fins, struggling to…

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The Incredible Amazon Prime Perk That Can Improve Your Next Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

Amazon Prime is a useful subscription for a lot of things, but it can be a lifesaver for families on vacation. The $99-per-year subscription grants…

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7 Surprising Benefits of a Kid-Free Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

My friend Jennifer and I recently found ourselves relaxing on a beach in Corsica, France, on a perfect October day during a two-week Mediterranean cruise.…

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The Surprising Item Everyone Has That Could Save You Hundreds on Your Next Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

Spoiler: Your library card is your free gateway to your next getaway! Yes, that’s right—complimentary (and discounted) admission to family-friendly museums, cultural attractions and state…

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6 Action-Packed Vacations for Kids Who Can’t Sit Still

by Judy Koutsky

While there are plenty of resorts out there, there are definitely those that appeal to kids who like to pack in A LOT of action…

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4 Ways to Avoid Getting a Dad Bod When Traveling

by Dave Parfitt

Once I became a dad, exercise became an even more important part of my life. My preferred form of exercise is running, and there are…

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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

by Karon Warren

Just the thought of these little creatures gives everyone the heebie jeebies. Bed bugs are a nightmare no one wants to deal with—especially during a…

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7 Things You Should Always Wear on the Plane

by Kimberly Tate

Many of us stress about picking the perfect seat or making sure our bags make it on the plane. But how much thought do you…

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12 Embarrassing Family Travel Mishaps (and How to Survive Them)

by Amanda Norcross

There’s the family vacations you see in photos—parents happily frolicking on the beach with their kids or climbing a mountain with way too much ease—and…

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7 Carry-On Bags That Take the Stress Out of Travel

by Cynthia J. Drake

In an era of tighter restrictions on carry-on luggage, families are often scrambling to come up with good solutions for toting all their necessities on…

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Why—and How Much—You Need to Tip Hotel Housekeeping

by Beth Luberecki

We all want clean hotel rooms when we travel, with crisply made beds and plenty of fresh towels ready for us at the end of…

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The One Travel Hack That Could Save You Hundreds

by Judy Koutsky

With the recent news that many airlines are increasing their checked baggage fee (from $25 a bag to $30), a family of four will now…

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6 Things You Should Never Buy Before You Travel

by Beth Luberecki

Traveling—especially with a family in tow—requires lots of advance planning and preparation. There are flights and hotels to book, excursions to be arranged, and movies…

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The One Vacation Photo You Should Never Post on Social Media

by Karon Warren

Ready to upload those family vacation photos? Not so fast. There are a few precautions–some you probably didn’t even think of–to take before sharing your…

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Ouch! What to Do If Your Child Gets Sick or Injured on Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

On vacation with a sick or injured kid? Medical professionals share their advice for dealing with the unexpected health care emergency while traveling.

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8 Best Swim Goggles for Kids

by Cynthia J. Drake

Keeping common complaints in mind, we set out on a mission to find goggles that keep kids happily exploring the underwater world (while also keeping…

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8 Secrets to Getting Cheap Broadway Tickets

by Holly Rosen Fink

The cost of Broadway tickets can be downright mind-boggling – especially when you’re trying to purchase them for an entire family! Here, we share the…

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The Best Times to Travel to Popular Family Vacation Destinations

by Courtney Elko

Choose the best time to visit these popular family vacation destinations.

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The 5 Moms You’ll Meet on Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

These are five caricatures of moms you might meet – or moms you might BE – on vacation. Which one are you?

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The Secrets to a Kid-Pleasing Staycation

by Courtney Elko

Considering a staycation? Choose one of these ideas in your neighborhood, town or even your home! Remember – it’s the memories that matter most, not…

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13 Holiday Travel Mistakes for Families to Avoid

by Courtney Elko

‘Tis the season for turkey dinners, hot apple cider, snowy nights, decorating the house and seeing pure joy and holiday cheer on your kids’ faces.…

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Traveling Before Kids vs. Traveling After Kids

by Cynthia J. Drake

One mom shares her (very funny) vacation experiences before and after kids.

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