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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

6 Moments Not to Miss in Disneyworld (Toddler Edition)

Jessica Shaool | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | Travel

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 06.21.2015 | Travel

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 06.16.2015 | Travel

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 06.14.2015 | Travel

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 | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

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 06.10.2015 | Travel

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 06.08.2015 | Travel

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.