Family Travel Tips

7 Things You Should Never Do at Your…

by Terry Ward

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

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All-Inclusive Vacations

5 Ways to Ruin Your All-Inclusive Family Vacation

by Terry Ward

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 Terry Ward

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 Terry Ward

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 Terry Ward

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 Terry Ward

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

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9 Best Water Shoes for the Whole Family

by Terry Ward

Inspecting tidal pools for critters and heading out on a kayak adventure is all the more enjoyable when nobody’s complaining about soggy sneakers and sore…

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

by Josh Roberts

This month, the best newly released middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books feature “unteachable” kids, fairy tale retellings, historical heists, feminist epics, and…

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5 Easy Ways to Make Time for Exercise on Family Vacations

by Judy Koutsky

It’s not easy to stay fit while on vacation—especially when the buffet and all-you-can-eat ice cream bar are calling. But there are ways to stay…

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16 Travel-Inspired Books Dads Will Love

by Jeff Bogle

Not only do travel-inspired books make great gifts, but they also give dad inspiration to explore new places (with his kids, of course). Below is…

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5 Common Hotel Problems You Might Face—and How to Fix Them

by Beth Luberecki

You’ve spent lots of time researching and invested plenty of money, so you want your family vacation to be a relaxing, fun-filled experience. But sometimes,…

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12 Mind-Blowing Vacation Hacks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Before you had kids, you likely left for vacation with just one thing to do: relax. But once children come along, your days of winging…

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6 Scavenger Hunt Games You Can Play On the Go

by Jackie Perrin

Scavenger hunts can rescue a rainy day on vacation, keep the kids busy on the road, or help them learn geography or get to know…

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5 Easy Ways to Get into the Airport Lounge

by Terry Ward

You don’t have to be a million-miler with status on every airline to gain access to those bastions of airport tranquility. Remind the kids to…

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The 22 Best Kids’ Books and Young Adult Books of 2018

by Josh Roberts

No matter how much fun your family is having on vacation, there’s nothing quite like a good book for those moments when you all need…

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13 Healthy Road Trip Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Enjoy

by Judy Koutsky

Most kids want to eat junk, junk and more junk—especially on vacation. Trying to get them to eat healthy snacks—let alone something they enjoy and…

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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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