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Flip It and Reverse It: 10 Clothing Items…

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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 Tamekia Reece

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…

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

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The Ultimate Carry-On Bag for Moms

by Tamekia Reece

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 Tamekia Reece

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 Tamekia Reece

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

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

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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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Readers’ Picks: The 10 Most Popular Items Purchased This Week

by Josh Roberts

Sometimes the best recommendations come from your fellow travelers. This list of the top 10 products purchased so far this week by Family Vacation Critic…

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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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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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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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31 Spooky Scary Halloween Books for Kids and Tweens

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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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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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8 Best Strollers for Disney Theme Parks

by Jackie Perrin

A good stroller is a parent’s secret weapon for Disney theme park survival. Disney World recently amended its stroller policy, making it less convenient to…

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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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The Best Disney Luggage: 14 Disney-Themed Suitcases Fans Will Love

by Jackie Perrin

Whether you’re headed to Disneyland or Disney World, going on a Disney cruise, or you’re simply a major fan who loves to strut your Disney…

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7 Large Suitcases That Will Hold All of Your Family’s Stuff

by Terry Ward

The family that packs everything into a single checked bag… stays together? Well, we like to think so—especially since all of your belongings are in…

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The Best Airplane Baby Clothes: 9 Great Outfits and Accessories

by Terry Ward

Of all the moving parts you have to assemble when flying with a little one, airplane baby clothes probably aren’t the first items that spring…

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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 leaves behind a beloved stuffed animal or other treasured toy.…

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9 Best Airplane Toys for Babies

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Babies under 18 months often don’t need much in the way of entertainment besides a food source, maybe a pacifier and some mommy or daddy…

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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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11 Best Diaper Bags for Dads 2019

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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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10 Best Lightweight Jackets for Women

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From dashing between airport gates to hustling the family on a cruise ship excursion or hiking in the mountains, moms need lightweight, packable jackets that…

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14 Best Laptop Deals for College Students 2019

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Looking for a laptop deal for your college student? We’ve found college laptop deals on major brands including Dell, Apple, Lenovo and more. These are…

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How to Make the Perfect Day Pack for Kids: A Winning Game Plan

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You’re headed out for a day of adventure! Pave the way for a great day out with your kids with this winning Day Pack Game…

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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 Stroller and Car Seat Toys for Babies and Toddlers

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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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10 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Babies 2019

by Jeff Bogle

Life can be loud, and for the littlest ears, that noise isn’t just deafening—it’s dangerous. As you and your young family move through life—from flying…

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11 Best Travel Jeans for Women

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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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