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Summer Vacation

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. The soundtrack of my particular childhood journeys was a combination of Barbara Streisand, the musical Annie and the Solid Gold cassette collection. Now it's time for my son to experience it.

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Jennifer Peck

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?

Separation Training

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

The older they get, the more they grow, and the more I feel their absence when they visit their father. The visitation forces me to feel the inevitable pain and loss of their ultimate separation as one day soon they will enter adulthood and leave for good.

Six Flags Summer

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

The music blaring from the speakers made me feel as if the entire park had frozen since I'd last been there as a teenager, only to start up again as I walked through the gates.

11 Ways To Reclaim A Relaxing Summer For Your Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

It's worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.

Overrated Tourist Attractions You Should Avoid This Summer

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Summertime vacation staples like the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore are often at the top of the list for a family road trip, but you may be a little ...

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Gramma 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.

America's Best Swimming Holes For Summer

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These often-secluded natural pools are the perfect antidote to crowded pools with zinc-covered teenage lifeguards or water parks with $8 hot dogs.

Oh, to Be Easily Amused and Enthused!

Bridget Fonger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

It was clear that the majority of the wish-filled coins on he fountain floor had been removed for the renovation. But now littering the naked marble floor were obviously the coins thrown in during the night when people weren't around to judge. Probably tourists who weren't going to leave with wishes possibly unfulfilled. I like those tourists. They are probably easily amused, too.

31 Days Of Summer Fun With Kids

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Summer days can be looong when you have kids at home, so I did a bit of research on Pinterest and came up with a 31-day plan to keep us occupied.

Most Romantic Summer Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sometimes it's not just the usual hot spots that hit the spot. In compiling our favorite romantic summer getaway, we looked further afield than staples like Rome, Bora-Bora, the Greek Islands, and Paris.

25 Ideas For Your Best Summer Ever

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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...

The Problem With Taking Kids on Vacation

Michael Cavender | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Screw you, Chevy Chase, for making it seem cool to drive your kids on a cross-country road trip on summer vacation. Sure, your trip wasn't by any means ideal and you ran into many obstacles on your journey, but at least you got to jump into a pool with a very naked Christie Brinkley.

Great Summer Vacations For You And Your Dog

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Unless you're one of the few who has found a quality boarding center or an all-star pet sitter, you worry about how they're doing each day you're gone. It doesn't feel right to leave a family member home from a trip. This summer bring your pup along on an adventure tailor-made just for him.

School's Out, But Learning Doesn't Have to End

David R. Mosena | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
David R. Mosena

To those of us in the science education business, summer is an exciting season, but one that makes our youth's minds vulnerable. It's known as the "summer brain drain" -- and it's real.

Summer Travel Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Joy Kosak | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Though vacations are a great way to rest and recharge, traveling while breastfeeding can be tricky. Here are some tips to ensure that mom can enjoy her vacation while caring for baby.

Have You Stayed in One of These?

Home Away | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Home Away

What will make your summer vacay the most memorable, one-of-a-kind trip this year? We've got a million options. No, literally a million!

A Day Of Yes

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

Around strangers and friends whom I care considerably less about, I seem to struggle with limits and "no"s, and yet when it comes to my kids, "no" is almost reflexive at this point.

Last Days of School

Karen Cordano | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Oh, pompous, naive, foolish Karen. When will you get over yourself and start actually listening to the more experienced parents?

Put Down the iPhone: Top 10 Travel Toys That Don't Need a Charger

Cheapflights | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

If you're searching for ways to let your child unplug on a trip, here are our 10 of the best travel toys on sale this summer -- that don't start with the letter "i."

The Timeline Of A Morning Swim Meet (As Experienced By A Mom)

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

I have three kids, and they all swim on a swim team every summer. I decided to capture my experience at a morning swim meet, for those of you not in the water cult.

Summer 2014 Beauty Trends

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 06.23.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Whether you're getting glam for cocktail hour at a rooftop lounge in Manhattan, partying poolside in LA or basking in the natural beauty of the Outer Banks, I recommend shaking up your makeup routine with that same sense of adventure.

Are We Free-Flowing Artists?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Rose Tafoya

Inspiration is everywhere and comes to us when we least expect it. When it does, we must not resist or question the actions that are needed and taken, for this is the free flow path that leads us to our un-lived life that we want and are meant to live.

Stop Bragging About How Much Vacation You've Stockpiled

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

For everyone out there who hoards vacation days until it's too late to use them, and then brags about it in the office, I say "Stop the madness!" You're promoting a dangerous urban legend.

Planning A Solo Summer Vacation With Kids? Read This.

Emma Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

This weekend I've been coordinating my family's second annual road trip. Last year I defied all naysayers and enjoyed a 10-day driving vacation to see...