Family Travel Tips

7 Things You Should Never Do at Your…

by Amanda Norcross

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 Amanda Norcross

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 Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

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 Judy Koutsky

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

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How to Take the Best Family Vacation Photos

by Jeff Bogle

Ahh, the allure of the family vacation photo—blown up big in a thick wooden frame or transformed into a canvas print to hang atop the…

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COVID-19: What to Know About Travel and Things to Do at Home

by Family Vacation Critic

Things are changing daily (sometimes hourly) in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. You can find all of our ongoing coronavirus coverage here,…

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Traveling with Kids During the COVID-19 Crisis: 11 Safety Precautions to Take, According to Experts

by Julie Bielenberg

The decision to travel with your kids during the COVID-19 outbreak is a personal one. If you’re still planning to take your spring break trip…

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14 Best Gifts for New Moms (and Dads!) 2020

by Tamekia Reece

When someone is expecting a baby or had one recently, it can be difficult to choose the perfect gift to give for the special occasion.…

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6 Best Cruise Booking Sites for Families

by Cortney Fries

Your family has chosen a cruise for your next vacation, but how do you go about booking the trip? Starting with any search engine can give…

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Should You Take the Same Vacation Every Year?

by Randi Mazzella

Vacations are a great way to bond as a family. Being away from daily obligations, including work, school and household chores, allows us to relax, connect,…

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What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) for Your Passport Photo

by Keryn Means

Getting your passport photo taken is a rite of passage, but can also be tricky if you don’t know the rules and regulations. Figuring out…

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The Best Family TV Shows and Movies to Watch Right Now

by Amanda Norcross

Hunkered down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some new TV shows and movies to stream? We’ve got the complete list of every…

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How to Responsibly Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas

by Amanda Norcross

No one really knows how a group of pigs ended up on the remote island of Big Major Cay (otherwise known as Pig Beach) in…

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8 Best Car Rental Booking Sites for Families

by Tamekia Reece

As exciting as it is to go on vacation, the planning, like renting a car, can be time-consuming and frustrating. Sure, you could call a…

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7 Best Travel Sites for All-Inclusive Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

There are a lot of different components when planning a family vacation. After you pick your dates and destination, you still have to choose a…

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8 Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

by Courtney Elko

Traveling with limited internet (or without it entirely) can be difficult. Sure, you may want to unplug from work emails and social media, but you…

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The 8 Best Vacation Rental Sites for Families

by Beth Luberecki

Sometimes you just need to book a comfortable hotel room; other times, a vacation rental is necessary. You might be traveling as a multi-generational group and…

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The Best Time to Book Your Vacation, According to Travel Experts

by Amanda Norcross

It’s never too early (or too late) to book your next vacation. But there is a sweet spot when it comes to finding the best rates…

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10 Best Hotel Booking Sites for Families

by Beth Luberecki

You know where you want to travel. Now it’s time to choose a hotel—and there are a lot of methods for doing that. Putting a…

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20 Free Things to Do in NYC With Kids

by Holly Rosen Fink

New York City is one of the best cities in the world, and there are so many things to do with kids. But the Big…

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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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8 Best Sunscreens for Kids 2020

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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