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10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Family Escape…

by Cynthia J. Drake

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

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10 Ways to Save on Baggage Fees

by Cynthia J. Drake

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 Cynthia J. Drake

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

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8 Best Travel Sneakers for Moms 2018

by Cynthia J. Drake

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

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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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The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Cynthia J. Drake

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

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What to Pack for the Caribbean: 13 Essentials for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

Your family is headed to the Caribbean for a much needed getaway filled with sun, sea and sand. The only thing that’s left to do:…

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The Disney Dozen: 12 Things You Can’t Forget to Pack for Disney World

by Jackie Perrin

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6 Scavenger Hunt Games You Can Play On the Go

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15 Must-Haves for Your Kids’ Carry-on Bags

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Flying with kids is intimidating. Will they cry? Will they sit? What if you’re delayed? What if you’re seated separately? There are so many variables…

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10 Kids’ Travel Gadgets That Will Save Your Sanity

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

The gadgets you pack can make or break a vacation — especially a family vacation. Save your sanity with these essentials, guaranteed to keep the…

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7 Things You’ll Regret Not Packing for Your Family Cruise

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8 Best Crossbody Bags for Travel

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As traveling parents, we need to have our hands free to hold other hands, take pictures, carry tickets, and deal with whatever else comes our…

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How to Teach Your Child to Pack Their Own Bag for Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Don’t want your child’s failure to plan to become a family emergency on vacation? Teach them a super-important life lesson: how to pack like a…

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9 Carry-On Packing Mistakes You Should Never Make

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Regardless of your packing prowess, in the rush to prepare for a family vacation, mistakes can easily be made. But if you plan ahead, stay…

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7 Cool Vacation Gadgets That Are Worth The Investment

by Dave Parfitt

Some travel gadgets seem so useful that you have to wonder if they’re actually useful — and many times, they aren’t. But these cool travel…

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The One Thing You Should Never Travel Without

by Tamara Gruber

Often, the most stressful part of a family vacation is getting everyone packed and out the door. The chaos of departure makes arriving at your…

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9 Things to Pack That Will Save You Money

by Jeff Bogle

There’s no denying family vacations are expensive — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them! One way to cut costs? Pack items that will…

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The One Travel Hack That Could Save You Hundreds

by Judy Koutsky

With the recent news that many airlines are increasing their checked baggage fee (from $25 a bag to $30), a family of four will now…

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6 Things You Should Never Buy Before You Travel

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10 Crazy Travel Gadgets That Actually Work

by Courtney Elko

Some gadgets seem too good — or too crazy — to be efficient. But that’s not the case with these travel gadgets. Browse these 10…

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7 Best Sun Hats for Babies

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We’re not promising these hats won’t get yanked off eventually. But their comfortable fabrics and fits gives you a better shot at keeping your little…

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The Best Sun-Protective Gear for Your Toddler

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Make your life easier and keep the oceans healthy by choosing sun-protective clothes and gear. These are our favorite sun-protective products for toddlers.

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The Best Travel Pants & Leggings for Moms

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These styles help you pack light, feel comfortable, and look good. And, some even offer travel-friendly features such as sun protection and quick-drying fabric. These…

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7 Best Life Vests for Kids

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Life jacket use – whether in the pool, at the beach or on a boat – is one important step families can take to help…

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12 Best Pool and Beach Toys You Can Pack

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We took a look at the coolest beach and pool toys and assembled a list for your next pre-trip Amazon shopping spree. Stock up on…

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6 Best Beach Coolers for Families

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Where to Find the Best Family Vacation T-shirts

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Searching for family vacation T-shirts for your next trip? We’ve found some great ideas, from downright hilarious shirts to DIY projects. Bonus: these shirts will…

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The Most Comfortable Women’s Sandals for Family Vacations

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Shop these comfortable, yet stylish summer sandals before your next family vacation.

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10 Best Travel Purses and Backpacks for Family Vacations

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Purchase one of these stylish and durable travel purses for your next family vacation.

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13 Holiday Travel Mistakes for Families to Avoid

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‘Tis the season for turkey dinners, hot apple cider, snowy nights, decorating the house and seeing pure joy and holiday cheer on your kids’ faces.…

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