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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 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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12 Ways to Look and Feel Sexy on Your Next Beach Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

To paraphrase an oft-quoted remark about having children, just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you’re dead. Moms can and should embrace their sexiness, however…

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8 Teen-Approved Carry-On Bags

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Once you’ve taught your child to pack his or her own bags, the next step is to make sure they actually lug it all on…

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10 Most Versatile Travel Dresses for Stylish Moms

by Keryn Means

A versatile travel dress can help you stay cool on vacation, while also looking completely put together (even though it took you all of five…

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7 Best Double Strollers for Travel

by Terry Ward

To break out the double stroller or not—for parents of more than one young child, that’s often the question. Admittedly, there are times in your…

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7 Maternity Dresses Made for Travel

by Terry Ward

There are quite a few things about pregnancy that can be uncomfortable. But one thing most moms appreciate when it comes to maternity logistics is…

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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

Disney World is the happiest place on earth, say many families. That is, if you pack appropriately! Don’t make the mistake of touring the “World”…

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

by Tamara Gruber

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

by Cynthia J. Drake

A cruise is a great vacation option for families because of the no-fuss, unpack-once-and-enjoy appeal of a floating hotel. The only drawback of this arrangement,…

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