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15 Tips For Traveling With Kids

Christine Knight | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Christine Knight

If you're planning a big trip with little kids, you may want to take note of the lessons we learned from spending six weeks visiting four countries and five cities (via eight flights) with a preschooler.

10 Educational Pit Stops You've Never Heard of

Amy Whitley | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Amy Whitley

It's Back-to-School season, but if you can't quite say goodbye to summer road trips, fear not: we have a list of educational pit stops any teacher wou...

Eat Well on the Road

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Photo Credit: © 2015 GRACE Communications Foundation I am a hockey mom through and through. Despite working full time (and related travel), bein...

Top Tips For Disney World First-Timers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Here is what you need to know before you travel to the happiest place on earth, plus tips for maximizing your time once you arrive.

10 Fail-Safe Family Holiday Experiences

Aimee Chan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

I've interviewed lots parents who've been all over the globe with kids. Throughout these many stories that I've written, edited and read there are a few common themes that occur in terms of the kinds of travel experiences that kids enjoy. So here they are.

3 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Trip Abroad With Kids

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With proper planning and a little creativity, it's easier than you'd think to explore other countries with your kids.

9 Tips for Flying While Pregnant

Aimee Chan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Most pregnant women can continue to travel by air up to 36 weeks into their pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic. Every woman and pregnancy is diff...

10 Vacations To Take Before Your Kids Turn 10

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

They may not appear so at first glance, but kids are the perfect travelers. Sure, they're more prone to meltdowns and jet lag, but they see the world with pure amazement, a skill many of us have let lapse over time.

10 Harsh Realities of Family Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

The experience can wear you down, push you to the brink of blowing up in anger and frustration, and eliminate any shred of patience you might have had with your spouse or your kids.

What Kids Learn From Travel

Aimee Chan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

If you expose your children to as much of the world as possible they will learn where they fit and how lucky they are. Just by spending time with you in a different country or even just environment, they can learn about history, cultures, languages, conservation and, yes, poverty in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Ski Resort Vacations for Non-Skiers

Findery | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

The key to making everyone happy is in finding a mountain that can cater to all.

Guide to Las Vegas... With the Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Amy Whitley

Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes... and no.

Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

How to Make Hotel Loyalty Programs Work for Your Family

MiniTime | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel

Family travelers may think that hotel loyalty programs are just for business travelers who log dozens of nights on the road a year. But if you plan even one week-long vacation with your family a year it can pay off to join a loyalty program.

Have Baby, Will Travel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel

I have learned over the years that the thing you really need for traveling with young children is an abundance of savvy. You have to plan for all eventualities, but in a smart and efficient way.

Disney World Tips, From One Parent to Another

Travelzoo | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel

Remember: Disney is a giant playground. You can either play well with others or go home crying. Your choice.

Countdown To Vacation: Travel Planning With Kids

Alison Chino | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

Chances are you already have your airplane tickets and your hotel booked for your next vacation, but what about everything else?

What to Do When Your Bags Cost More Than Your Ticket

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

A luggage fee that exceeds your airfare? Welcome to the wacky world of a la carte fees -- a world filled with consumer "benefits" that airline apologists believe you'll love.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

Your "Holiday Travel With Family" Survival Guide

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Heather Greenwood Davis

Let's face it -- travel can be stressful at the best of times. Add holiday hype, snow covered roads, airplane lines and kids who may have had a bit too much candy cane frosting and you have the makings of a travel Armageddon.

The Family that Flies Together...

Tracy Christoph | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

As a seasoned traveler who's vacationed plenty with my own kids and meets new families flying every day, I pulled together some tips that all parents should keep in mind so they can spend less time stressing at the airport and more time relaxing with loved ones.

Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel

We've explored the City of Light, family in tow, and rounded up the 10 best places to take les enfants.

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

Susan Portnoy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. Whether you've logged a million miles or are a novice explorer, these suggestions will help you pack faster and enjoy your trip more.

Finding Pace: Soaking Up The Three R's Of Experiential Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Our charming village is nestled on a perfect two miles across semi-circle of a bay at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, which by the time you reach Granada and the Alhambra soar to over 12,000 feet.

Top Tips for Cruising With Kids

Budget Travel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Advice on everything from how to pack smart, keep the little ones safe, find reliable onboard child care, and which cruise lines are rolling out the red carpet for families.