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The Introvert Travel Guide

Melanie Biehle | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Melanie Biehle

There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy.

Splash and Slide: 10 Best Waterparks in the U.S.

MiniTime | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

With so many waterparks located across the US, it is important to know which ones have the whole package, with rides ranging from easy float-along rivers to towering water slides that send you zipping down extreme drops.

Destinations of a Lifetime: 10 Incredible Caribbean Beaches

MiniTime | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

With the Caribbean home to over 700 islands, islets and reefs, your hardest choice is going to be choosing which one to make your travel destination. Pack the towels and sunscreen, we're going for a swim!

America's 13 Best Amusement Parks That Aren't Six Flags

Thrillist | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Six Flags have pretty much dominated the hearts, minds, and queasy stomachs of Americans since their inception back in 1962. So, in the interest of giving the spotlight to a bunch of other places (that also aren't Disneyland), we rounded up a list of some of the other best amusement parks this country has to offer.

4 Essential Tips For Staying Safe While Traveling

Dave Austin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

By taking time to prepare before leaving, you can significantly diminish your risk and focus on enjoying your hard-earned trip.

6 Moments Not to Miss in Disneyworld (Toddler Edition)

Jessica Shaool | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Shaool

It's a battlefield out there. You're focused on pushing back that one nagging, silent question that keeps clasping onto you..."was is worth it?"

5 Idyllic Resorts for the Perfect Mother's Day Getaway

MiniTime | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Of course motherly love and devotion should be celebrated year-round, but having a holiday dedicated to moms helps kids show their gratitude and affection during this special day. And if dads decide to take the family on a vacation for the occasion, mothers will feel even more appreciated!

8 Best All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free

MiniTime | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

This means vacations can be fun, affordable, and most importantly, memorable for the whole family as you are treated to top-rated amenities in some of the world's most relaxing and rejuvenating environments.

Best Caribbean Resorts for Multi-Generational Vacations

MiniTime | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Multi-generational vacations are on the rise, and resorts across the Caribbean have taken notice. You'll find new activities that appeal to a wider variety of guests, as well as more enrichment opportunities that enable families, including grandparents, to spend time together while learning to sail or scuba dive, taking circus classes or reading to children at local schools.

The Best New Theme Park Attractions Of 2015

MiniTime | Posted 04.16.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

If you thought roller coasters couldn't get more thrilling, this year's new launches prove designers had some extra tricks up their sleeves to create mind-blowing attractions. Get ready for ground-breaking roller coasters, guest-immersive dark rides, and many more family-friendly experiences!

5 Must-See National Parks

GAYOT.com | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
GAYOT.com

Encompassing mangrove forests, massive glaciers, active volcanoes and towering mountains, these protected areas provide adventurous visitors with a firsthand look at the unique beauty of the untouched American wild.

America's 10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts

MiniTime | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

If you're looking to get away with the family, you probably have certain expectations you want fulfilled by the resort you choose to stay at. Whatever the case, it's important to keep your own needs in mind, too.

5 Vacation Ideas to Cure That Large Family Wanderlust

MiniTime | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Fortunately there are many fantastic family-friendly options, in the US and Caribbeans to ensure large families find spot-on accommodation and a wide range of activities to keep everyone happy.

5 Things You Don't Understand About Working on Cruise Ships (Unless You've Worked on One)

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you've ever watched (reruns of) The Love Boat, then you know that working on a cruise ship is about the best job ever. But what's it really like to work aboard a cruise ship? Do they put in crazy hours? Hit on passengers? We asked three cruise industry veterans for the dirty details about real life on the high seas.

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

Scott Norvell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana.

Tips for a Family Fun Ski Trip in New Hampshire

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Tara Settembre

I recently discovered that west isn't necessarily best when it comes to skiing. New Hampshire receives an annual average of 80 inches of fresh snow every year and offers a number of off-the-slopes activities that include snow shoeing, dog sledding, snow tubing, zip-lining and much more.

Involving Kids in Family Vacation Planning

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Learning about actual costs involved in the average family vacation can be an eye-opener for kids. By planning all or part of the trip, kids can gain an understanding of how to bargain hunt, budget and save money. Here are a few ideas to help involve the kids in family vacation planning.

5 Spectacular April Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

April is shoulder season for many North American destinations, so this can also be a wonderfully affordable time for a carpe diem-inspired break. Here are five great family destinations that beckon in April.

Best Hotels for Large Families

MiniTime | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Hotels that offer kid-focused amenities and cater to your whole group - from young kids to teenagers to adults - will offer peace of mind and enjoyable travels for all. With these tips, you're sure to find the best family-friendly option for your groups' needs and budget.

Embracing The Unexpected On Family Vacations!

Allison Carmen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Allison Carmen

Many of us have read articles and posts about gratitude, acceptance and "making the best of a situation," but we find it hard to actually do it.

5 Reasons You Will Love Exploring Singapore With Kids

Inga Batur | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Inga Batur

From the first view of Singapore with the beautiful harbour and tall skyscrapers in the background, my kids loved it. And after days spent discovering what is also knows as the Lion city, the magic still didn't wear off. Because exploring Singapore with kids is fun and here is why...

Family Spring Breaks Without the Crowds

MiniTime | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

The season provides plenty of solid, but lesser known family vacation alternatives to the banner Spring Break spots. Here are five places where you can get some sand, snow and space to yourself for the whole week--and maybe even save some money, too.

10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.

Top Vacation Strategies for Families

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Anyone with kids has wondered if a weeklong vacation sleeping in the same room as a newborn or toddler can even be counted as a vacation. The fact is, when you have little kids, the word "vacation" tends to take on a whole new meaning.

5 Awesome Holiday Traditions to Start Now

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Family holiday traditions bring us together to share a common bond. From caroling on the weekends to baking gingerbread cookies with grandma, it's a...