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Home Swap Vacation Tips

Shelley Miller | Posted 01.21.2013 | Travel
Shelley Miller

We all want a vacation, but many people think they can't afford it. You can afford it! And I'm going to tell you how.

How Family Vacation Has Changed

Grown And Flown | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

When my boys were little, my idea of vacation was any place where the sun shone and my children could not break anything. In their middle years I wanted to show them things, add culture and breadth to their world. Now that they live away from home, I just want to have meals with them.

An Open Letter to the Non-Parents on My Flight

Conor Grennan | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Conor Grennan

I try to pretend that I am just like you, my non-parent friend. You've got nothing to fear! Not a thing in the wor-- no, Lucy! Don't eat that -- Lucy! What is that thing, anyway? Everything is going to be just fine. False alarm, my non-parent friend! False alarm!

An Eddy In Time

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

I wondered if there wasn't something important, meaningful I should say. Some kind of pre-nuptial, motherly advice I could offer. But it wasn't required.

The Experience That Taught Me There’s Life After Divorce

Emma Johnson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

"Where's the daddy spider?" asked my daughter, Helena. "He's across town in his own web. The baby spiders visit him on weekends."

5 Simple Steps To Make Home Swaps Work

Shelley Miller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel
Shelley Miller

I write a lot about home exchange vacations because they've changed my family's life; I know they can change yours too.

Awkward Family Photos: Summer Vacation 2012

Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents

It's that time of year -- the final weeks of summer vacation when parents pack up and hit the road. Whether your family is road tripping, escaping to ...

Makin' Good Time

James Moore | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
James Moore

There were a few times up in Michigan when our entire family drove to Mississippi to visit my father's siblings. And we dreamed of making "good time." I never knew until much later in life that good time might be an important concept and achievement.

The Importance of Traveling with Your Children

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Not only is traveling with your kids the best possible way for parents and children to bond with each other, it inevitably provides a host of teachable moments that you couldn't possibly have predicted or prepared for in advance.

Vacation Reality Check

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.29.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Eight days in Maui gave me some new perspective on parenthood.

'A (Very) Little R&R'

Ron Brounes | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

Once kids enter the equation, the whole dynamic completely changes and the term "vacation" no longer applies.

PHOTOS: Nantucket's Ready For Summer

Susan Fogwell | Posted 09.07.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

When visiting Nantucket, you can be part of the past and present. Either way, I would say it's all about family on this island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.

Helping Kids Deal With Extended Family On Vacations

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

Dear Susan, My brothers and their families are coming to stay with us this summer for two weeks. Between them, they have five children. As an only ...

Riding The "Coast Starlight" From Los Angeles To Seattle

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Built in 1939, the station features classic architecture and is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

Rendezvous in Peru With My Conscience

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Daily Northwestern

Conflicts are simply reduced when family visits are less frequent. This correlation would be undermined the moment I agreed to travel mano a mano with old mommy dearest.

The Case for the Family Vacation

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Growing up, my family never, ever loaded the car for a vacation. I realize that we could have used one on occasion. We had an onslaught of tough times before us, and a set of fond memories might have held us together a bit more.

The Healing Power of Family Play

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Many years ago I happened upon a magical island in the Mediterranean. Not understanding what the families around me were saying, I could only observe their interactions -- faces, movements, joy, laughter -- without the distraction of words.

Revisiting The Family Vacation--With Baby

Brian Gresko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Gresko

In college I declared liberation from The Gresko Family Vacation. And for 20 years no amount of free booze, ice cream and skee ball could lure me down. Until they threw in babysitting.

My Dreamy Little Family Vacation

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

I call this a "little" vacation, not because it was in any way little, but because I live in Connecticut. And going on vacation in my own state seems a little "small" since it is so close.

The Balanced Life -- Take a Vacation

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit. ...

Obama Family To Vacation In Martha's Vinyard | POLITICO STAFF | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

President Barack Obama and his family plan to vacation next month on Martha's Vineyard, Democratic sources said. ...

Frugal Fun

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

There are some practical ways to avoid going into debt this vacation and have fun doing it.

The Faults Of A Family Vacation

Newsweek | Kathleen Deveny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

My stack of novels is ready. I have sunblock ranging in SPF level from 15 to 50. I have located my bathing suit. By the time you read this I will be a...