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Packing Tips

10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Family Escape…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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

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Packing Tips

8 Best Travel Sneakers for Moms 2018

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Travel sneakers need to be lightweight and comfortable, but also fashionable. We need styles that…

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Packing Tips

8 Things That Will Ruin Your Vacation If…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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

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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 Travel Shoes for Kids

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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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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What to Pack for Your Vacation Rental: 62 Essential Items to Bring (and What You Can Leave at Home)

by Cynthia J. Drake

Vacation rentals (found on sites such as VRBO, AirBnb, FlipKey, HomeAway and TripAdvisorRentals) can be a wonderful option for family vacations, as they typically allow…

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The Perfect Beach Wardrobe for Moms: 7 Essentials Every Mom Needs

by Keryn Means

A trip to the beach is stressful enough for mom without having to worry about what she’s going to wear. No matter her size, mom…

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13 Rain Gear Essentials to Bring on Any Vacation

by Andrea Guthmann

Family travel requires being prepared for the unexpected. No matter your vacation destination, some rain may fall, but don’t let a fickle forecast get you…

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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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7 Best Toiletry Bags for Moms

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Mom’s toiletry bag is Command Central for the entire family, isn’t it? Owning a bag that holds everything from aloe for sunburns, waterproof bandages, a mini…

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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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9 Packing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

by Judy Koutsky

When it comes to family vacations, so many things are out of our control. But if there’s one thing we can control, it’s packing correctly. Here,…

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