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Investing In Family Time: The Case For Summer Vacation

John F. Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

One of my most memorable vacations growing up took place on a farm. When I was a boy, my family traveled from the suburbs of New York City to Pennsylv...

3 Reasons To Take A Road Trip

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Road tripping is my favorite form of travel, and I think that the world needs to embrace the beauty of going off the beaten path and finding the well-kept secrets around them.

10 Ways Moms Can Actually Relax And Enjoy A Family Vacation

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Gaye Groover Christmus

Here are 10 things to do to actually enjoy your summer vacation and ensure that you feel refreshed and renewed - rather than worn out and weary - when it's over.

Easy Steps To Get Sleep On Vacation

Brook Packard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

Whenever I go on vacation I lose more sleep stressing about these two things than I do changing time zones: • If I sleep to get back in sync with...

9 Essential Tips For Family Camping On The California Coast

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Bailey Gaddis

The air on the California Coast is teeming with a rare brand of adventurous luster not found anywhere else in the world, which is why it is best taken...

Best Snorkeling Spots in Caribbean for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.14.2016 | Travel

Looking for kid-friendly snorkeling spots? This is the list for you. (Flickr: Carissa Rogers) Thinking of setting out to the sunny Caribbean for a va...

5 Travel Destinations Bound To Please Family Members Of All Ages

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty

Whether it's relaxing by the pool or participating in action-packed activities, the older and younger generations often have very different ideas abou...

Best Excursions for Families in Cuba

MiniTime | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel

El Capitolio in Old Havana (Photo: Sandra Foyt) Now that travel restrictions have been eased, there's no better time to plan a family vacation in Cub...

Cape Hatteras: A Top Family Beach

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Looking for a great place to vacation this year? How about Cape Hatteras? Cape Hatteras consistently ranks at the top of best family beach. That f...

Kid-Friendly Attractions in Varadero, Cuba To Tempt You Off the Resort

MiniTime | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel

Cuba's Coral Beach is one of the country's most kid-friendly attractions. (Photo: Sandra Foyt) Set amidst lush tropical gardens bordering turquoise o...

Dad's Hilarious Post Shows What It's Really Like To Take A Baby Abroad

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents

A U.K. dad's hilarious Facebook post is getting real about what it's like to travel abroad with a baby. After returning from a vacation to Cyprus with...

We Love These 10 Tips For Grandparents Taking Grandkids On Vacation

Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?

10 Reasons Why Your Family Spring Break Is Going to Be Fabulous

Carissa Howard | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Carissa Howard

Every Spring, both my husband's and my families get together for an annual beach vacation. The first year we did it, my oldest was nursing and we were confined to the hotel room for many hours as he ate and slept. But now, several years later, as my youngest approaches school-age, I'm hopeful that this year's spring break will be easier than in years past.

Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.17.2017 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment.

It's 2016 and I Just Became a Travel Agent: Here's Why You Still Need Me

Ashley Swymeler Morris | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Ashley Swymeler Morris

Imagine the setting: I'm living in New York City, happily employed at one of the best advertising agencies in the country. I have a six figure income, great clients and interesting work.

Ville de Québec: Québec City Is A Historic, Artistic Hub in Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Canada is a big country like the U.S.A. but it has one thing we don't have -- a French speaking and culturally organized (state), province. I know some people think our regional dialects are similar to visiting another country, because they are so distinctive but overall, we still speak English here.

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

How a Travel Agent Works

Sally Black | Posted 08.21.2016 | Travel
Sally Black

When people find out what I do for a living, weird things often happen... Some will tilt their heads to one side and ask "Do Travel Agents still exist?" as if they were magically staring into the eyes of a unicorn.

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

MiniTime | Posted 08.03.2016 | Travel

Why not browse our list of gems off the beaten track for some inspiration for your family vacation? Hit the beaches in Croatia, go river rafting in the wilderness of the French Ardeche or explore the caves in Puglia.

Vacation Or Trip? A Helpful Guide For Parents

M. Blazoned | Posted 07.31.2016 | 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.

Boise's Best Family Staycation

AK Turner | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
AK Turner

Two weeks ago we faced a forecast of temperatures over 105 degrees (as high as 109) for 9 days in a row. And it was still June. Global warming? End times? General penance?

Kid President Has An Important Message For Parents Planning Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents

Summer is the season of pool parties, frozen treats and fun family vacations. Robby Novak aka Kid President has an important message for parents p...

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

MiniTime | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it's important to think very carefully about where you're going to spend each one.

Travels With My Dad

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

No matter what age I was when we traveled, I knew my father would get us to our destination safely. He would take care of everything (hotels, car rentals, food, souvenirs, fun).

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means.