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11 Best Ski and Snowsuits for Kids 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Baby, it’s cold outside! If you're planning a family ski vacation or just want to…

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10 Best Travel Pants for Women and Moms…

by Tamara Gruber

Moms have special needs when it comes to travel pants. We need pockets to carry…

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11 Best Winter Coats for Kids for 2020/21

by Tamekia Reece

Whether you’re flying to the Alps, renting a cabin in Ontario, or staying somewhere closer…

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Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

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

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The Best Personalized Kids’ Luggage: 9 Great Options

by Cynthia J. Drake

Parents know all too well the horrors that await you in the event your child…

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The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Courtney Elko

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

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11 Best Men’s Diaper Bags for Dads 2021

by Dave Parfitt

Dads need diaper bags, too! Choose a diaper bag backpack, diaper bag messenger bag, or diaper bag duffle bag that fits your style and carries everything…

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14 Best Family Card Games 2021

by Jackie Perrin

Card games are a great family diversion, whether you’re at home or on the road. From the ever-popular Exploding Kittens to the new family edition…

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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 Kids Headphones for 2021, According to an Expert

by Jeff Bogle

Buying your child a pair of earphones ensures you don’t have to listen to Baby Shark on repeat. But it’s important to distinguish which kids’…

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11 Best Purses for Moms 2021

by Keryn Means

The mom bag; it’s an institution. I remember rifling through my mom’s purse as a kid. It wasn’t the most attractive bag, but it got…

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12 Best Family Board Games

by Jackie Perrin

When you have downtime and extra mental stamina, it’s the perfect time to bond with the family over a board game. Put down the phones,…

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9 Best Beach Wagons and Carts 2021

by Wendy Helfenbaum

What’s more relaxing than a day of sand and surf? The sea breeze, the warm sun, and best of all… the unimaginable amount of family…

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12 Best Road Trip Games for Families

by Jackie Perrin

Play these old-fashioned (and free!) games to pass the time on your next family road trip.

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8 Best Tablets for Toddlers and Kids 2020

by Cynthia J. Drake

You’re headed out for your next family trip and you’ve covered all the bases. Passports? Clothes? Medication? Tablet? Yep, we said it: tablets are becoming…

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8 Best Instant Cameras for Kids

by Karon Warren

Kids today love taking photos, especially selfies. But they also love taking photos with instant cameras, those cameras that immediately print out photos. These make…

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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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10 Best Travel Books to Inspire Wanderlust Teens

by Dave Parfitt

As teens strive for independence, sometimes they look to break away from the family vacation and venture off on their own. Here are 10 travel…

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How to Make Your Own Travel First-Aid Kit

by Katja Gaskell

Whether you’re taking a road trip to see family or flying overseas, there’s one thing you most definitely need to pack: a first-aid kit. While…

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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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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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8 Award-Winning Gadgets That Will Change the Way You Travel

by Amanda Norcross

Each year, the editors at SmarterTravel put new travel products to the test, helping travelers like you choose everything from the most convenient carry-on bag…

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The Best Cheap Luggage for Kids

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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The One Travel Accessory Every Mom Should Own

by Terry Ward

French women swear by this accessory, as evidenced in their stylish daily wardrobes that are more often than not cinched with one. It’s the one…

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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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14 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 travel gadget that will…

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14 Best Kids Backpacks for 2021

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 Best Stroller and Car Seat Toys for Babies and Toddlers

by Jackie Perrin

A busy baby is a happy baby, Keep baby busy—and happy—while on the go with these stroller and car seat toys, which include plenty of…

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11 Best Ways to Preserve Your Family Vacation Memories (and Get Excited About Your Next Trip)

by Beth Luberecki

You’ve taken an amazing trip, and you want that vacation feeling to last forever. Luckily, there are lots of ways the whole family can preserve…

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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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10 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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