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Family Travel Gear

Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items…

by Keryn Means

Want to save big bucks on baggage fees? Make everything you jam into your suitcase…

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Beach Vacations

The Ultimate Beach Bag: 9 Best Beach Bags…

by Keryn Means

Searching for the ultimate beach bag? Whether you're loading up for a day trip to…

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Age-Friendly Travel

11 Best Sunglasses for Babies and Toddlers in…

by Keryn Means

Looking for a pair of sunglasses for baby? We recommend these baby and toddler sunglasses…

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Air Travel

The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Keryn Means

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

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Family Travel Gear

7 Best Baby Sun Hats for 2019

by Keryn Means

As many a parent can attest, keeping a sun hat on your child's head is…

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Beach Vacations

22 Best Swimsuits for Moms That’ll Make You…

by Keryn Means

When it comes to swimsuits, moms bring a lot of demands to the dressing room.…

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Beach Vacations

7 Best Beach Coolers 2019

by Keryn Means

Your kids know this: a juice box is somehow just not the same when served…

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The Best Cheap Kids Luggage

by Keryn Means

Searching for cheap kids luggage for your next vacation? There are loads of affordable luggage brands out there, whether you’re a diehard Target fan or…

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14 Best Kids Backpacks for 2019

by Jackie Perrin

Gearing up for back-to-school and vacation is more fun than ever, thanks to a host of new and improved kids backpacks. Featuring the most coveted…

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12 Genius Travel Gadgets You Can Get for $25 or Less

by Jeff Bogle

You’ve got your passports and charging cables, Kindle, neck pillow, printed itinerary and tons of excitement packed. But do you have the perfect travel gadget that…

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Baby Registry Checklist: 10 Baby Registry Must Haves for Jetsetting Parents

by Terry Ward

You know those people who get married and all they request for their wedding registry are contributions toward their dream honeymoon? That was us, pre-kids.…

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8 Ways to Make Your Smartphone Do More On Vacation

by Beth Luberecki

Let’s face it: Your smartphone is probably always on hand during your family’s travels. Whether you use it to keep track of tickets and itineraries,…

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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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9 Best Multi Pocket Travel Jackets

by Wendy Helfenbaum

No matter what kind of family vacation you’re heading out on, you’ll need a multi pocket travel jacket to corral the long list of must-have…

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14 Best Hiking Backpacks in 2019

by Jeff Bogle

Whether it’s just for a day in your local park or a week of camping, a good hiking backpack is a must. You need pockets, pouches…

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7 Best Sunglasses Brands for Moms

by Courtney Elko

A good pair of sunglasses isn’t just useful for protection against those harsh UV rays—it can also change your mood. Maybe you’re having a bad…

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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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10 Best Extra Large Family Camping Tents

by Jeff Bogle

S’mores supplies are important, as is not forgetting to pack the bug spray. But it’s the tent that can make or break a family camping…

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12 Best Back to School Shoes 2019

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for new shoes for the upcoming school year? We’ve got the go-to shoes your kids (and maybe even you) want! These are the best…

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8 Road Trip Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

by Tamekia Reece

Taking a road trip with kids means there will be messes: crumbs, spills, or worse, a diaper blowout or episode of car sickness. Unfortunately, it’s…

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9 Best Travel Toys for Toddlers 2019

by Terry Ward

Any caregiver of a toddler knows exactly how active (as in nonstop, all over the place) this age group can be. And travelers know there’s…

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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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12 Best Travel Books for Tweens

by Judy Koutsky

Tween travel books are any books that inspire pre-teens to travel, be it a guidebook, a work of fiction or trivia. Author Veera Hiranandani often…

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Roll With It: The Best Kids Rolling Luggage

by Diana Ballon

Family vacations don’t just start when you get to your destination. It’s also about making the journey part of the trip. And with funky rolling…

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10 Best Travel Cooler Bags

by Jackie Perrin

Traveling in hot and humid climates means you often need an extra layer of protection for perishables and delicate items. For the times when you…

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11 Best Packable Sun Hats for Travel

by Katja Gaskell

Whether you’re packing for a family vacation, a romantic city break for two, or a weekend away with the girls, you don’t want to forget…

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9 Best Beach Towels (That Are Also Multifunctional)

by Cortney Fries

Do you have the same faded beach towels you’ve been using for several years now? Ready to invest in a new set for the family?…

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8 Things You Should Never Put in Your Checked Bag

by Keryn Means

As I wandered the racks of Unclaimed Baggage, a shopping wonderland where lost luggage goes to find new homes just outside of Huntsville, Alabama, I…

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11 Best Packable Beach Chairs for the Whole Family

by Liz Alterman

When you’re headed to the beach, lake, or pool with your family, you probably already have plenty to transport. So when it comes to beach…

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7 Best One Piece Swimsuits for Moms

by Cynthia J. Drake

Like most moms, I know that whatever photo shows up on the product model is not necessarily what is awaiting me in the dressing room…

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7 Best Two Piece Swimsuits For Moms

by Cynthia J. Drake

Two piece swimsuits are super practical for moms, since they make bathroom breaks and locker room changes so much easier. When one kid is yelling…

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The Most Comfortable and Stylish Travel Clothes for Women

by Cortney Fries

Moms on the go want to look confident, yet feel comfy, especially when traveling. So I enrolled seven of my travel-loving girlfriends to get together…

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