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Vacation Or Trip? A Helpful Guide For Parents

M. Blazoned | Posted 07.16.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

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 06.01.2015 | 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
Oyster

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.

A Laid-Back Shelter Island Getaway

Domino | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Located just two hours east of Manhattan, Shelter Island has long served as a home away from home for designers John and Christine Gachot. "John's been visiting the island with his family since childhood."

Passing on the Gift of Shared Misery

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Years from now, what will they talk about at holiday dinners? What material are we giving them if any one of them wants to become a comic, write their own blog or mommy-dearest tell-all bestseller?

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Bahamas for Families

MiniTime | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

A family vacation in the Bahamas has a certain dreamy ring to it and the good news is that thanks to these family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, it needn't be complicated or expensive.

5 Reasons to Plan a Trip With Your Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Christine French Cully

It's been said that the whole world is a classroom. But you don't have to pack a big suitcase and travel far to give your kids an educational experience. Anytime we expose children to new places, people and things, we enrich their lives.

5 Off-The-Beaten Spots In The Caribbean With The Kids

MiniTime | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

A family vacation in the Caribbean doesn't need to mean battling for lounge chairs, fending off constant beach vendors or trying to tune out the jingling sounds of the casino that drowns out the sounds of the waves.

12 Family Vacation Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Traveling with children isn't easy. There are fights over beds, electronics and pool toys. Things won't always go your way, the weather won't always be perfect and your accommodations won't always be ideal. But choose gratefulness instead of bitterness. People notice.

4 Exciting Family Vacation Ideas Around the World

MiniTime | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

If you've decided it's time to get more foreign stamps in your passport and explore the world with your children, here are some ideas of family-friendly destinations overseas.

5 Best Family Trips for Presidents' Day Weekend

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

A number of school districts around the country even give the kids the whole week off now, offering you the chance to turn a three-day jaunt into a real vacation.

The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

With the weather unseasonably cold, we took the kids to Wannado City, a breathtaking indoor child city located outside of Ft. Lauderdale. We left my mother's house without a hitch -- got in the car on time, pulled out of the driveway and started rolling down the Florida Turnpike when...

5 Caribbean Resorts Made for Families

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Planning a vacation that makes everyone in your family happy can be a challenge. Every family member has different hobbies and interests, and what constitutes "fun" can be entirely different from one person to the next. This is especially true when it comes to kids.

'Country Road, Take Me Home'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Christi Guthrie

"Glamping" is what I am told by my closet friends that I did this past weekend. Apparently, it is camping glamorously! If that is what it is, then that is indeed what I did!

Spending the Holidays at Sea

MiniTime | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

When the air turns crisp and cold, cruise lines know families look to flee Old Man Winter with a sunny, tropical escape. That's why many cruises enhance their holiday offerings to lure families onto the ships.

20 Signs You Are A Traveling Family

Olga Mecking | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This trip was soon followed by others, including to Spain, Malta and Great Britain, and many more. I am not even counting the visits to see extended family in Poland and Germany.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

The Advantages Of Vacationing With The Same Friends Every Summer

Candy Schulman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

We merge our families into one rented house every August, and then drive off in different directions two weeks later. For over twenty years we've been spending our vacation with Bill and Mary. We all know Bill will pack food processor, fresh basil and tomatoes from his garden, and more spices than we'll ever use.

The 7 Stages of Summer Vacation

Chara Campanella | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Chara Campanella

You are going on vacation! As many parents have noted in the past, vacationing with kids is just parenting in a different location with fewer resources and more expense, but it's still crazy exciting. You are going someplace else! You might take a plane!

A Letter to The Parents of the Golf Cart Kids

Cort Ruddy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

I've seen your kids zooming around, going the places they think they need to get as quickly as possible. I'm not writing to say they're going too fast, which they probably are. Or that the buzzing is ruining our family's quiet vacation, which it likely is. I'm writing on behalf of your kids.

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

What My Son Taught Me About Living in the Moment

Holly Klaassen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

How many moments am I missing because I'm in such a rush to get to the next thing? What 'here and now's' am I wishing away (even if not consciously) because I just want to do something else or be somewhere else?