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Family Travel Gear

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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Beach Vacations

The Ultimate Beach Bag: 9 Best Beach Bags…

by Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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 Wendy Helfenbaum

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

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10 Beach-Themed Books to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Sun, sand and surf—the three must-have ingredients for an awesome vacation. Whether you’re ready to download or pack up some books for your next family…

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12 Best Flip Flops for Kids in 2019

by Keryn Means

Warm weather fun means those little toes need to be free to roam. The kids’ feet have grown once again, so you are looking for…

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Blisters, Be Gone: 11 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Nothing beats a heart-pumping hike through a gorgeous national park, alongside a busy boardwalk or around a lake. If you want to prevent hours of…

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10 Best Maternity Swim Cover Ups for 2019

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Whether you’re on a babymoon for one last kid-free jaunt before you become a mom, or you’re waddling after little ones at an all-inclusive resort,…

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What to Pack for the Beach With Kids: 47 Essentials for Families

by Terry Ward

Loading up the family ride for a day at the beach can feel like a monumental task that’s made exponentially larger with each additional child…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2019: 13 Picks for the Always-Hard-To-Shop-For Dad

by Jeff Bogle

He may say that he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day, but every dad loves to receive a sweet gift from his children. So here’s…

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13 Best Shoes for Disney World in 2019

by Jackie Perrin

For a visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” you’ll need shoes with star-power as well as stamina. These magic-making shoes for youth from Zappos…

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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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8 Best New Family Games to Play on Vacation in 2019

by Jackie Perrin

Searching for a vacation activity that will bring the whole family together? Whether your goal is to embrace the latest technology, draw in a reluctant…

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12 Camping Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

by Jeff Bogle

Upgrade your next camping vacation with this comprehensive guide to camping gadgets you didn’t realize you needed, from a smokeless grill to a camping lantern…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019: 10 Travel-Inspired Gifts for the World’s Best Mom

by Beth Luberecki

Sure, moms always appreciate flowers and kid-made cards as sweet Mother’s Day gifts. But this year, go the extra mile and get mom a special…

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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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9 Best Natural Bug Repellents for Kids

by Katja Gaskell

If there’s one thing that can spoil a family vacation quicker than a dropped ice cream cone, it’s itchy bug bites. If you suspect insects…

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The Best Beach Outfit for Men: 6 Essentials Every Dad Should Own

by Keryn Means

Warm weather and sandy beaches mean that dads are in for a very busy day with the kids. While singles and young couples are lounging…

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10 Best Headphones for Parents in 2019

by Jeff Bogle

It’s not that we don’t want to hear our kids (okay, maybe we don’t—especially when they’re fighting in the back seat). But from time to…

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How to Make a Sensory Travel Tool Kit: 10 Travel Tools to Pack for your Sensitive Child

by Jackie Perrin

When traveling with a child with autism or someone who has special sensory needs, it’s important to equip them with the right tools for traveling.…

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The 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for March 2019

by Josh Roberts

The best middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books released in March 2019 feature middle school bullies who want to reform, WWII-era love stories,…

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11 Best Kids Headphones for 2019, According to an Expert

by Jeff Bogle

Buying your child a pair of headphones 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 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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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 10 Best Middle Grade and Young Adult Books for February 2019

by Josh Roberts

This month’s most exciting new middle grade and young adult books include a modern reimagining of Little Women in graphic novel form, a darkly hilarious…

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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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