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Vacation Daddy

M. Blazoned | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
M. Blazoned

Something happens to my husband when we go on vacation. He turns into what we refer to as, Vacation Daddy.

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Best All-Inclusive Family Friendly Resorts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The kids want to go ziplining--for the third time in two days. But you don't need to think twice. When you're staying at an all-inclusive resort, near...

And The Best Cruise Ships For 2016 Are...

Cruise Critic | Posted 02.16.2016 | Travel
Cruise Critic

The winners of the 2016 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based entirely on member ...

The World's Most Shark-Infested Beaches

The Active Times | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

The beautiful white sand and big ocean waves are just what you need for your vacation at the beach. But be careful of the danger lurking beneath the w...

The Cheapest Caribbean Vacation Paradises

Thrillist | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Harmon Leon Credit: VALENTIN VALKOV/SHUTTERSTOCK How many times have you been shoveling snow and muttered to yourself, "I would give ANYTH...

The Most Popular Vacation Spots For Families

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel

When it comes to family travel, ease is the name of the game. So it's no wonder that Kayak's 10 most popular family destinations are convenient places...

Night Riders

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I was a girl of nine the night I rode shotgun alongside my father in his tractor trailer. He worked for British American Oil Company (B/A) then, dri...

Travel Experiences? They Can't Take Them Away From Me

Edward Piegza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Edward Piegza

At a farmers' market last week, a local orchard had a bin of apples labeled "seconds". A little bruised and a day or two past their prime, they gave off a pre-cider aroma, which teleported me back 15 years to a farm in France's Dordogne region.

Why the Best Mental Health Day Is a Vacation

Hippo Reads | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel
Hippo Reads

Travel has a way of making you look at the world with fresh eyes. Think about all the photos you take on vacation vs. on a normal workday--being in a new place makes you more likely to notice sensory details.

Vacation Or Trip? A Helpful Guide For Parents

M. Blazoned | Posted 07.16.2016 | Parents
M. Blazoned

So, you're headed out on a family vacation this summer. Great news! But are you sure? Are you sure it's a vacation? You might want to think about that for a minute.

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Just so we're clear, I've been a humongous Disney fan ever since I was a kid. I've probably visited Mickey's playground three dozen times in the past several decades, and for so long it really did seem like the most magical place on Earth. But no more.

How Family Summer Car Trips Benefit From a Little-Known Program

Will Rogers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Will Rogers

Many people who live in cities won't be able to jump in the car, but they still should have a place to get outside experience the both the wonders of nature and the legacy of the American experience.

POLL: Where Is Your Favorite Place To Visit During The Summer Months?

Posted 05.27.2014 | Home

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5 Reasons Why Disney World Is Better Than Ever

George Hobica | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Despite any downsides, Orlando -- and, quite specifically, Walt Disney World -- is the trip of a lifetime. You can pretend otherwise, but I'm not going to.

Why I Taught My Daughters How to Be Ambassadors in the 5th Grade

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I made a big deal about getting their passport. I treated it like a right of passage. They were graduating from the fifth grade, and they were about to become citizens of the world. I told each of them, "You are an ambassador for your country."

POLL: Are You Getting Away For Spring Break This Year?

Posted 03.31.2014 | Home

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6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in LA!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's Oscar-time, when the rest of the the world longs for life in Southern California. You can explore all the riches of life here before you settle in for the big show -- take in some inventive theater, see a world-class painting before it leaves town and travel the exotic Silk Road with your family.

Six Picks of the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 12.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

We're all about anticipating Halloween now, so check out our picks for those among us who adore this holiday (that's you, kids!). And parents, there is some excellent dance to be had this weekend, as well as the official opening of Santa Monica's new Tongva Park.

Government Shutdown Ruin Your Vacation? Try These Parks Instead!

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Don't let the government shutdown get you down. Just do what a real adventurer would do: adapt! There's countless waterfalls, beaches, forests and more just waiting to be discovered in the country's state and county parks.

5 Top Spots For A Multi-Generational Vacation

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty

With family members often separated by thousands of miles, summer can be a great time to bring everyone together for a multi-generational vacation. Tr...

Never Hear 'I'm Bored!' on Vacation Again

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Traveling as a family can be an amazing experience. Active travel makes this experience even more incredible by creating new ways to bond and learn about each other while truly discovering the destinations you visit.

What Dad Wants This Father's Day

Home Away | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Where do you start for finding the perfect gift for the number one guy in your life? Put down that tie. Forget cologne. We polled dads across the U.S. and uncovered some surprising insight into the best Father's Day gift ideas, and the good news is they really want to go somewhere fun.

A Family Travel Bucket List

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Family travel can play a strong role in the education you offer your children and grandchildren. Make the most of it. Here are six concepts to consider

The 'Do You Know?' Test

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Do you know where your parents met? The story of your birth? Can you recite a tale of suffering from you ancestral archives? It turns out that possessing those answers may help you develop resilience.