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Family Travel Gear

12 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 2019/2020

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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Relive Your Vacation Memories: 11 Best Online Photo Printing Services

by Andrea Guthmann

Your vacation memories deserve a better home than your mobile phone. We’re giving some much needed exposure to the best online photo printing services that…

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11 Best Sippy Cups for Kids 2020

by Katja Gaskell

Making the transition from a bottle to a cup is a key step in your baby growing up. It’s an important milestone, but moving to…

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10 Best Books for Expecting and New Parents 2020

by Wendy Helfenbaum

If you’re anticipating the arrival of your first baby, or your newborn is already here and you’re starting to dream about that first family vacation…

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10 Most Purchased Travel Gadgets on Family Vacation Critic

by Courtney Elko

We love to provide our readers with recommendations for gear, and our readers love to shop for products that make travel with kids just a…

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11 Best Purses for Moms 2020

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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10 Best Smartwatches for Kids 2020

by Dave Parfitt

Looking for the best smartwatch for kids? As prices have come down, more and more parents are trying to find that perfect smartwatch for kids,…

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11 Best Budget Bluetooth Speakers for Travel

by Jeff Bogle

No family vacation is complete without a bangin’ playlist of tunes. Whether in the car on a national park road trip, on a cruise ship,…

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Graco 4Ever vs. Extend2Fit: Which Graco Car Seat Is Best For Your Family?

by Terry Ward

Ah, the struggle to settle on the perfect car seat. If you thought deciding which stroller to buy was a doozy, wait until you embark…

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13 Gadgets Our Editors Pack for Every Trip

by Family Vacation Critic

What’s your go-to gadget for travel? We asked our team of travel experts and parents what they carry with them at all times. From headphones…

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The One Travel Hack That’ll Revolutionize Your Next Family Vacation

by Family Vacation Critic

Traveling with kids means packing a lot of stuff. Whether you’re flying to Disney for the week, heading on a tropical vacation to the Caribbean or taking an…

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How Does the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Stack Up Against the Best Travel Cribs?

by Terry Ward

One of the best travel cribs on the market, the BabyBjörn Travel Crib (also called the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light—they’re the same thing) has set the gold…

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Splish Splash! 10 Best Rain Boots for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Wet feet are the quickest path to a mid-day meltdown. That’s why it’s important to find the best rain boots for kids—ones that keep tiny…

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9 Best Beach Wagons and Carts 2020

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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17 Best Travel Clothes for Men 2020

by Terry Ward

Heading out of town? Relax, guys, and follow our lead on what to pack. The best travel clothes for men are ones that layer well…

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11 Best Drones for Kids 2020

by Jeff Bogle

Anyone who’s ever flown a drone will tell you that it’s the coolest six to eight minutes you can have on land! Thankfully, the prices…

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14 Best Gifts for New Moms (and Dads!) 2020

by Tamekia Reece

When someone is expecting a baby or had one recently, it can be difficult to choose the perfect gift to give for the special occasion.…

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Baby Sling vs. Baby Carrier vs. Baby Wrap: What’s the Difference?

by Terry Ward

Wraps, carriers and slings, oh my! For baby-wearing parents, the hard part isn’t deciding whether or not to carry your baby around on your body—of…

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11 Best Breast Pumps for Every Kind of Mom

by Megan Johnson

When you make the decision to breastfeed, you’re making a decision that’ll ultimately make it harder to leave your baby. However, these days, it’s easier…

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24 Best Diaper Bags for Moms 2020

by Terry Ward

Becoming a parent or primary caregiver to a child opens you up to a lot of new life experiences—including the myriad, utterly mind-boggling amount of…

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9 Best Baby Carriers for Dads 2020

by Katja Gaskell

One of the best ways for dads to bond with their babies—and give mom some time off—is babywearing. Carrying a baby or toddler allows dads…

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10 Best Cameras for Vacation 2020

by Jeff Bogle

Most of us have everything we need to take a decent photo already sitting in our purse or pocket. But when it comes to truly capturing…

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8 Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

by Courtney Elko

Traveling with limited internet (or without it entirely) can be difficult. Sure, you may want to unplug from work emails and social media, but you…

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10 Best Packing Cubes for Kids and Families 2020

by Terry Ward

It’s easy for adults to take charge and do it all. But involving the kids in the packing process for a trip can make them…

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11 Best Camcorders 2020

by Jeff Bogle

We’re tempted to make some corny 80’s jokes here—like, put on your Z. Cavariccipants and tease your bangs while listening to MC Hammer—but just like…

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10 Best Baby Socks (That Actually Stay On)

by Terry Ward

Hang around with a baby long enough and you’ll surely encounter one of the biggest clothing mysteries of all: the case of the vanishing baby…

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