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11 Tips For Making the Most of Your Family Vacation

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Vacations have always been important for creating lasting memories and building family bonds but they may be even more important today. The family vacation is one of the few opportunities where everyone in the family is doing the same thing, at the same time, without the pull of outside commitments.

10 Fun Things to Do at Home This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Even in the summer, weekends are still weekends, which means they're reserved for fun. Whether you're planning on spending the day lounging outdoors, enjoying time with the family, or improving your space, spend this weekend living it up with these fun ideas.

Affordable Family Vacation Payment Plans

Sally Black | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Sally Black

When most people think about layaway payment plans, they usually think about toys under a Christmas tree. The secret that most families don't realize is that vacation layaway payment options can also be a solution for trying to figure out how to pay for a family vacation.

The 12 Stages of a Road Trip With Kids

Meredith Hale | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

These tender moments are accompanied by another ritual: alternately entertaining and containing small children in what feels like a circus on wheels. While every road trip offers the promise of adventure (and the trauma of gas-station bathrooms), there are 12 stages we always must pass through before we truly earn the right to unwind.

Eat Well on the Road

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

Photo Credit: © 2015 GRACE Communications Foundation I am a hockey mom through and through. Despite working full time (and related travel), bein...

Family Vacation Problems

Sally Black | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Sally Black

Ideally a family vacation means getting away, having fun and spending time with loved ones. If your family is far from those seen grinning in glossy travel brochures and more akin to gracing the cover of "Dysfunctional Weekly" then a family vacation can add yet another layer of crazy to the normal daily drama.

What Growing Up Traveling With My Family Taught Me

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I was brought up at home as well as abroad therefore learning that there is more to discover than just a city's history when traveling with family. You learn about your kin, your parent's past, and your sibling's dreams. You understand more about yourself, as well as where you came from.

Four Reasons To Take The Kids To Disneyland This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

This summer, spend a day or two at the Disneyland Resort with the kids during your family vacation to complete the experience. Here are a few great reasons why.

Catching Crabs: A Family Affair

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Eileen O'Connor

There is nothing I love more than hanging out and drinking with my family. It is my favorite thing. But drinking with my family on vacation takes it to a whole new level.

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

Quora | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Quora

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person's decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

On A Tight Budget: 5 Disney World Alternatives That Are Just As Fun

MiniTime | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Some of these theme parks may be closer to where you live, so you can drive there or pay less for a flight, and others are more affordable for families and less crowded, but just as effective in showing kids a fun and unforgettable time.

13 Truths of RV Living

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

A week ago, my husband, my three boys, and I loaded all of our earthly belongings (well, it felt like it) into a rental RV and headed out for a 9-day cross-country road trip to see national parks and monuments. Almost every night we camped in a new spot, and every day we went sight-seeing. On the eighth and ninth days we drove home. As fast as we could.

5 Incredible Cartoon Hotel Rooms for Kids and Kids at Heart

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Whether your child wants to pretend they are on a pirate adventure, do indoor camping, sleep in a tree house or find themselves surrounded by characters from their favorite films and TV shows, they're in for a treat.

Five Fabulous National Parks to Visit This Summer

Findery | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

The summer is almost here and if you haven't booked any getaways yet, now is the time. Personally I choose my destinations based on a combination of three factors: things to see or do, places to stay at, and weather at the time of travel.

Family Vacations: Taking "Kidfluence" Into Account

AK Turner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
AK Turner

A recent survey from HomeAway looks at how much "kidfluence" comes into play when families plan their vacations.

The Ultimate Insider's Guide To Disney World

MiniTime | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Some people save up for years to meet Mickey and friends at the resort's four enchanting theme parks, two water parks and Downtown Disney. But with so much to see and do at the 40-square-mile resort, it can also zap a family's energy and finances.

Essential Baby Travel Gear Picks from Family Travel Bloggers

Corinne McDermott | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Don't even think about postponing your summer travel ideas because you've got a baby in tow. These picks for essential baby travel gear, from those who make a living toting their tots, will help lighten the load.

The 15 Worst Decisions You Can Make On Vacation

Thrillist | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

You know just how important it is to make every ounce of that paid time off count.

7 Perfect Little California Towns You Should Visit With Family

MiniTime | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

If you're heading to the West Coast this summer -- or any other season, check out seven of our favorite scenic California towns to visit with kids.

Road Rules For Successful Cross-Generational Trips

Mike Bushman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Taking my 70-year-old-plus in-laws on a 1,800-mile, seven-day road trip had potential relationship calamity written all over it.

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 06.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

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