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Packing Tips

11 Best Weekender Bags for Women and Moms

by Courtney Elko

If you buy it, you will travel! That's what you can tell yourself as you…

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Air Travel

10 Ways to Save on Baggage Fees

by Caroline Costello

Airline baggage fees can significantly beef up the cost of a vacation for families traveling…

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Air Travel

What to Pack for the Kids In a…

by Lissa Poirot

With so many size restrictions and federal regulations, what we can bring on a plane…

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Family Travel Gear

10 Best Travel Sneakers for Women and Moms…

by Tamara Gruber

Travel sneakers need to be lightweight and comfortable, but also fashionable. They also need to…

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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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Air Travel

The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Courtney Elko

Finding the best carry-on bag for any type of travel can be challenging. But when…

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7 Best Bathing Suit Websites for Women 2020

by Cynthia J. Drake

In an era where anything can be ordered with a press of the “buy it now” button, trying on bathing suits in store fitting rooms…

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9 Best Beach Wagons and Carts 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

What’s more relaxing than a day of sand and surf? The sea breeze, the warm sun, and best of all… the unimaginable amount of family…

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17 Best Travel Clothes for Men 2020

by Terry Ward

Heading out of town? Relax, guys, and follow our lead on what to pack. The best travel clothes for men are ones that layer well…

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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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10 Best Packing Cubes for Kids and Families 2020

by Terry Ward

It’s easy for adults to take charge and do it all. But involving the kids in the packing process for a trip can make them…

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10 Best Baby Socks (That Actually Stay On)

by Terry Ward

Hang around with a baby long enough and you’ll surely encounter one of the biggest clothing mysteries of all: the case of the vanishing baby…

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10 Best Travel Pillows for Kids

by Tamekia Reece

The last thing you want when traveling is an uncomfortable child. Sure, you already know to have snacks, books, electronic gadgets and toys to keep…

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8 Best Tablets for Toddlers and Kids 2020

by Cynthia J. Drake

You’re headed out for your next family trip and you’ve covered all the bases. Passports? Clothes? Medication? Tablet? Yep, we said it: tablets are becoming…

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12 Best Portable Chargers 2020

by Jeff Bogle

While each family travels differently, with some preferring the scenic beauty of national parks, some the art and culture of big cities, and others the…

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What to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Europe: 6 Essentials for Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Taking the family on a bucket-list trip to Europe this winter? If you want to be sure you save your energy for sightseeing, sampling delicious…

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11 Best Travel Jeans for Women

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Quick—name the most versatile piece of clothing in your wardrobe. For many moms, jeans are a must-pack item since they can be dressed down with…

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12 Best Bags for the Amusement Park

by Dave Parfitt

As official theme park Sherpa for our family, I know the value of a good bag that gives quick access to water bottles and snacks,…

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The Perfect Summer City Wardrobe for Moms

by Keryn Means

It’s time to hit the city with suitcase in tow. But wait! What will you wear? When it comes to city trips, picking out the…

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How to Pack Less for Vacation: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

by Courtney Elko

When you have kids, the amount of stuff you think you to need to pack for a trip can quickly add up. But less is more—especially…

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9 Best Travel Cameras for Kids

by Diana Ballon

Putting a camera in the hands of your child makes them a visual storyteller of their travels. Of course, their storytelling will become increasingly sophisticated…

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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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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 Best Headphones for Parents in 2019

by Jeff Bogle

It’s not that we don’t want to hear our kids (okay, maybe we don’t—especially when they’re fighting in the back seat). But from time to…

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9 Kid-Approved Snacks to Bring on the Plane

by Terry Ward

Snacks. You’ve got to love them—especially when you’re traveling with cranky kids and hours of flight time looming in front of you. Carefully calculating when…

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How to Share a Suitcase With Your Kids and Still Look Good on Your Next Vacation

by Keryn Means

We’ve all been there. You dream about taking your kids on a vacation, but are suddenly paralyzed by the thought of packing. Why do kids…

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Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items That Do Double-Duty on Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Want to save big bucks on baggage fees? Make everything you jam into your suitcase work twice as hard! Clothing and gear that does double-duty…

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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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11 Best Kids Travel Shoes (That Do Double Duty)

by Cortney Fries

There’s only so much room in your suitcase, so when packing for family vacations, you usually have to choose only a pair or two of shoes…

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What to Pack for a Disney Cruise: The Ultimate Packing List

by Courtney Elko

Not sure what to pack for your upcoming Disney cruise? We’ve compiled the ultimate packing list, with everything from embarkation day essentials to the always-important…

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Packing Light with Kids: 7 Tools to Minimize Bulk and Maximize Fun

by Dave Parfitt

With airline luggage rules becoming more and more restrictive, packing for family vacations is a challenge. It’s essential for parents to pack light and smart.…

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