Family Travel Tips

7 Things You Should Never Do at Your…

by Jackie Perrin

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

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All-Inclusive Vacations

5 Ways to Ruin Your All-Inclusive Family Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

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 Jackie Perrin

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 Jackie Perrin

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 Jackie Perrin

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 Jackie Perrin

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

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12 Best Stroller and Car Seat Toys for Babies and Toddlers

by Jackie Perrin

A busy baby is a happy baby, Keep baby busy—and happy—while on the go with these stroller and car seat toys, which include plenty of…

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8 Hacks for Vacationing With a Surly Teenager

by Liz Alterman

Family vacations are a time to relax, enjoy each other’s company, and make lasting memories. But if there’s one thing that can grind the fun…

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11 Best Ways to Preserve Your Family Vacation Memories (and Get Excited About Your Next Trip)

by Beth Luberecki

You’ve taken an amazing trip, and you want that vacation feeling to last forever. Luckily, there are lots of ways the whole family can preserve…

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8 Ways to Make Your Smartphone Do More On Vacation

by Beth Luberecki

Let’s face it: Your smartphone is probably always on hand during your family’s travels. Whether you use it to keep track of tickets and itineraries,…

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Does My Family Need Travel Insurance?

by Amanda Norcross

“Do we need travel insurance?” It’s a question many of us are asking ourselves as we prepare for our long-awaited summer vacations. We’ve curated advice…

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7 Sanity-Saving Tactics to Get Your Baby to Sleep on Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

Babies are famously portable, but an unfamiliar environment can disrupt everyone’s sleep schedule. Use these tactics to ensure you and your little ones get your…

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Does Natural Sunscreen Actually Work?

by Amanda Norcross

With the growing popularity and importance of natural sunscreens for the environment, many of us are wondering: does natural sunscreen (also known as reef-safe sunscreen)…

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The Big ‘Gotcha’ Moment You Could Experience on Your Next Vacation

by Amanda Norcross

You’ve made it to the beach, unpacked your cart, set up the tent and are ready to slather on the sunscreen. Not so fast. Is…

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How to Make Your Own Childproofing Travel Kit

by Cortney Fries

Concerned about keeping baby safe on your upcoming vacation? Make your own childproofing travel kit! While we know you’d ideally like to wrap the entire…

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11 Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling While Pregnant

by Terry Ward

As you know, there’s so much information out there for pregnant women—on the world wide web, from other mothers and friends, from your doctor and…

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9 Best Natural Bug Repellents for Kids

by Katja Gaskell

If there’s one thing that can spoil a family vacation quicker than a dropped ice cream cone, it’s itchy bug bites. If you suspect insects…

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10 Best Travel Sandals for Kids

by Andrea Guthmann

When it comes to travel sandals for kids, you want to make sure they do double duty so you’re not bringing your kids’ entire closet…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for March 2019

by Josh Roberts

The best middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books released in March 2019 feature middle school bullies who want to reform, WWII-era love stories,…

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How Much Screen Time Should You Let Your Kids Have on Vacation?

by Judy Koutsky

Screen time on vacation is a hot topic amongst parents. As much as I love the idea of no screen time, I also know my…

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11 Best Kids Headphones for 2019, According to an Expert

by Jeff Bogle

Buying your child a pair of headphones ensures you don’t have to listen to Baby Shark on repeat. But it’s important to distinguish which kids’…

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11 Hacks for Hiding Your Valuables on Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

When planning family vacations, we spend so much time booking airline tickets, making hotel reservations, researching fun excursions, and corralling our kids’ stuff. Yet we…

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7 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick Before Your Next Vacation

by Judy Koutsky

What’s worse than losing your luggage? Getting sick just before (or during) your long-awaited vacation. Follow these steps to ensure no one has to hang…

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Beyond the Diaper Bag: 9 Best Daypacks for Traveling Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Chances are, your family vacation will include at least one day of adventure—think hiking, cycling, kayaking or horseback riding. That means your carry-on just won’t…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for February 2019

by Josh Roberts

This month’s most exciting new middle grade and young adult books include a modern reimagining of Little Women in graphic novel form, a darkly hilarious…

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10 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Pack—and How to Remember Them for Your Next Vacation

by Jackie Perrin

Packing up the family—and all the essentials needed for a group getaway—requires some organization, as well as finesse. Add these frequently forgotten items to your…

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10 Last-Minute Items to Pack Before Your Next Family Vacation

by Terry Ward

Any parent who was a traveler first can probably remember those easy, breezy days of packing just for yourself before a trip. Fast-forward to having kids,…

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9 Best Water Shoes for the Beach 2019

by Terry Ward

Inspecting tidal pools for critters and heading out into the ocean is all the more enjoyable when nobody’s complaining about sore feet. Enter the water shoe—the…

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8 Surprising Things You Can Get for Free at Your Hotel (and 8 Things You Can’t Forget to Bring)

by Judy Koutsky

The less you can pack, the better, so knowing ahead of time that a hotel offers free amenities means less pre-trip planning (and more room…

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10 Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

by Andrea Guthmann

Our smartphones are increasingly doing it all. They’re our computers, TVs and stereos. They’re where we get our information and where we document our day-to-day. Yet,…

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11 Great Reads for Your Cruise Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

If you’re anything like us, deciding what to read on a cruise is often more difficult than choosing which shoes to bring. That’s why it’s…

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