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Seasonal Travel

14 Best Family Spring Break Vacations for 2020

by Terry Ward

Spring break isn’t just for college kids, but it can feel like that sometimes. And…

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10 Best Winter Hats for Kids

by Courtney Elko

The best winter hats for kids need to stay on little baby heads, be stylish…

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Seasonal Travel

10 Winter Vacations That Will Make You Forget…

by Allison Tibaldi

Sure, skiing is a fun activity this time of year. But there are alternative (and…

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9 States Where Kids Can Ski Free This…

by Amanda Norcross

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Free Month, when many ski resorts offer free…

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10 Ridiculously Cheap Summer Family Vacations for 2020

by Judy Koutsky

https://youtu.be/iQEkwu9Qs7I Many of us assume summer is the most expensive time to travel, especially since…

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Seasonal Travel

10 Best Family Vacations in February

by Karon Warren

As winter approaches, many of us are thinking about a vacation during school breaks. For…

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14 Best Winter Activities for Kids

by Amanda Norcross

Skiing, snow tubing, sledding and ice skating are popular activities for many families this time of year. But if you’re wondering what else you can…

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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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10 Best Winter Mittens for Toddlers (That Will Actually Stay On)

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Tiny mittens are adorable, aren’t they? But finding ones that fit properly and actually stay on can be a frustrating task. Isn’t it funny how…

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12 Best Snow Sleds For Kids 2019/2020

by Jeff Bogle

Skiing and snowboarding are cool and all, but both wintertime activities require pricey gear and expensive lift tickets. Sledding, on the other hand, requires little…

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15 Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids 2019

by Tamekia Reece

One of the most fun parts of the holidays is the stocking. Kids can’t wait to get their hands on the sweets and little gifts.…

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11 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2019

by Karon Warren

From interactive toys to imagination play to electronics, there’s something for every age and interest in this year’s hottest toys for Christmas. But you’d better…

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12 Best Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family 2019

by Jeff Bogle

You may think you don’t want Christmas pajamas for the whole family. But then you see your friends on Instagram posing for their holiday photos…

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14 Best Holiday Gifts for Toddlers 2019

by Terry Ward

Once the babies on your shopping list start to get around (and get into everything) on their own, it’s a whole new world of gift…

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31 Spooky Scary Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens

by Family Vacation Critic

The Best Spooky Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens Spooky middle-grade fiction aimed at children ages eight and up has seen a creative renaissance in…

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11 Best Waterproof Winter Boots for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Having fun while stomping through the snow is a terrific way for children to stay active in the fresh cold air. But dressing properly is…

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10 Best Family Vacations in December

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Once your kids reach a certain age, it becomes increasingly difficult to plan family vacations around their school and activity schedules. Many parents find themselves…

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14 Best Holiday Gifts for Little Travelers 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Have or know kids who crave new adventures and experiences (or simply want to instill a love of travel in them from a young age)?…

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11 Best Winter Coats for Kids for 2019/2020

by Tamekia Reece

Whether you’re flying to the Alps, renting a cabin in Ontario, or staying somewhere closer to home, winter typically means cold, so bring on the…

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13 Best Kids Matching Christmas Pajamas for 2019

by Liz Alterman

What’s Christmas morning without matching kids Christmas pajamas?! Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or planning to stay home, matching PJs are a must. These…

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10 Best Haunted History Tours for Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

 Looking for a great way to weave in some history lessons while also giving your kids some frightful fun? Take your brood on an…

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15 Cheap Thanksgiving Vacation Ideas for Families

by Courtney Elko

While Thanksgiving travel often means visiting relatives, it can be fun to break away from tradition. The kids will be out of school anyway, so…

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30 Fun Fall Activities for Kids 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Looking for some fun fall activities for kids (beyond apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch)? We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for all ages,…

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11 Best Fall Jackets for Kids 2019

by Courtney Elko

Fall weather can be unpredictable; one minute there’s a crisp breeze in the air, the next it’s snowing. So fall jackets for kids need to…

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12 Best Ski and Snowsuits for Kids 2019/2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you’re planning a family ski vacation or just want to get out in the snow and do some sledding during…

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The Best Travel-Inspired Gifts for Every Age 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for the perfect holiday gift? We’ve got plenty of travel-inspired gift ideas for all ages and interests, from fun distractions for jetsetting babies to…

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12 Best Holiday Gifts for Tweens 2019

by Andrea Guthmann

Not sure what to get your hard-to-shop-for tween this holiday season? We’ve found some great gift ideas that’ll do the trick. These are the best…

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23 Best Holiday Gifts for Parents 2019

by Cynthia J. Drake

Buying gifts for the grown-ups on your list can be a challenge—particularly for the adult who’s always on the go and traveling across the globe.…

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15 Best Holiday Gifts for Infants 2019

by Terry Ward

While infants aren’t exactly able to tell you what they want, it’s a joy to watch their eyes light up at the sight of these…

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Skip the Gifts? Why You Should Choose a Vacation Rental for the Holidays Instead

by Cynthia J. Drake

Each year, more and more families are switching up their holiday traditions by opting for a vacation rental instead of their own home. Vacation rental…

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25 Best Holiday Gifts for Teens 2019

by Jeff Bogle

They’ve got some independence and boy-oh-boy do they have their own style! This makes buying Christmas gifts for your teenager both easy and more difficult…

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