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How to Avoid the Awkward Moments While Vacationing With Your Sitter

Lynn Perkins | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Taking a babysitter along on the family vacation provides you with the freedom and support necessary to truly feel like you're on vacation. It gives you the flexibility to see sights that aren't kid friendly, enjoy nightlife, and participate in activities that are not possible when you're caring for young children.

Why I Hate Being Accosted With Back-To-School Ads In July

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've been noticing that each year the back-to-school craze seems to begin earlier and earlier. Is this because unbeknownst to me (now that my kids are grown) school is starting in July?... Why then, must I be accosted with visions of notebooks and backpacks before I've even made a visit to the beach?

Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.15.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer -- look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.

15 Reasons Why Your Grandparents Will Always Travel Better Than You

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel

It's an undisputed fact that grandparents are the best -- they have the best stories, the best snacks, the best excuses for letting you stay up past b...

Only Child Week

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

It wasn't that we didn't know our daughter. It was that Only Child Week gave us a chance to bring her into sharp focus, without the distractions of work and school and French horn practice and babysitting commitments.

How to Pack for a Summer Family Road Trip

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Laura McHolm

So, before you hit the road this summer to your family vacation destination, follow these three checklists. Keep the car clutter-free, wire-free and the kids happy!

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Honey Good | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Honey Good

Grandparents, we are celebrating a great time of the year -- the happy summer months! It is the time when grandparents and parents can pack up their family and travel our great country...the home of the brave and the free... our beautiful United States of America.

7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes

MiniTime | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel

Children have been fascinated by water since the beginning of time. While water parks certainly have their appeal, why not try out Mother Nature's original version?

25 Ideas For Your Best Summer Ever

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer vacation--the memories and anticipation keep you going all year long. It's the most exhilarating season, when places gleam in the sunlight a...

Best Family Getaways 2014 (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Today's family holidays are thrill rides of adventure, immersive cultural exchanges, and transcendent bonding opportunities with furry new friends. They're opportunities to open -- and blow -- the minds of your offspring, while creating memories they'll want to recount to future generations.

8 Summer Road Trips That Will Get You Out Of The City Without Breaking The Bank

LearnVest | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel

Pack your atlas -- or download the latest map app -- and get ready to hightail it out of dodge and hit the road.

8 Reasons to Let Strangers Have Sex in Your Bed

Isa Eaton | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Isa Eaton

Despite the ick and the ack, here are the top reasons why it's still worth it to rent your house and let strangers on vacation do, what strangers on vacation do.

Jeanenne Tornatore With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

It was such a thrill to have Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. An expert on all things travel, Jeanenne share...

How To Avoid Hurricane Season In The Caribbean, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

A trip to the Caribbean could easily get deterred or even ruined by hurricane season. Luckily, Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore was here to giv...

Best Days Of The Week To Book Airfare, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore shared a few handy tips on when to book airfare for the cheapest rates possible. “When you’re looking...

The Cheapest Month To Go To Europe, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to booking a cost-effective trip to Europe, Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore recommends the off-season for the cheapest options. ...

Three Items For Your Carry-On, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore let us in on one of her very useful travel secrets: the three items she always keeps in her carry-on bag. ...

Money-Saving Travel Tips For Big Families, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore offered her first-hand knowledge with us about money saving travel tips for big families. “I have three ...

Lesser-Known Summer Travel Destinations, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you’re interested in booking a trip to a lesser-known travel destination this summer, Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore has a few cost-effe...

Three Surprising Honeymoon Destinations, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

With so many options for honeymoon destinations, Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore revealed a few lesser-known, surprisingly affordable picks. ...

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

8 Reasons You Should Take Your Baby To The Beach

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents

Between packing the diaper bag for a beach outing, getting sand absolutely everywhere, and worrying about squeezing in nap times and snack times, goin...

5 Reasons Why Disney World Is Better Than Ever

George Hobica | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Despite any downsides, Orlando -- and, quite specifically, Walt Disney World -- is the trip of a lifetime. You can pretend otherwise, but I'm not going to.

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

Why I Taught My Daughters How to Be Ambassadors in the 5th Grade

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I made a big deal about getting their passport. I treated it like a right of passage. They were graduating from the fifth grade, and they were about to become citizens of the world. I told each of them, "You are an ambassador for your country."