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What Kids Learn From Travel

Aimee Chan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

If you expose your children to as much of the world as possible they will learn where they fit and how lucky they are. Just by spending time with you in a different country or even just environment, they can learn about history, cultures, languages, conservation and, yes, poverty in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Packing for Seven Countries With Three Kids: A Joy or a Nightmare?

Michael DeSa | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

Packing for an international trip can be tricky. Packing for a seven month expedition to a new continent, spanning seven different countries and three seasons, with five family members is overwhelming.

Why You Should Holiday With Baby

Aimee Chan | Posted 02.06.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Don't wait until the kids are older. Traveling with a baby is actually relatively easy (versus, say, trying to travel with a toddler) and cost effective. But, beyond that, there are many reasons why taking infants out of their everyday environment and going on baby-friendly holidays is beneficial.

7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids - A Search for a Simpler Life

Michael DeSa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

After working hard for a while, being smart with our money, and investing time into building a strong family, we can now embark on a seven-country, seven-month trip to a new continent. It's time for us to do something we love with the people we love.

Emergency Stopover in Porte De Clignancourt

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

My two children and I had been driving in France in the region northeast of Paris all morning. Clignancourt wasn't our destination, but, as we approached the Porte de Clignancourt exit on the ring road, I urged my daughter, who was driving, to take it.

Traveling With Kids

Meriah Nichols | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Meriah Nichols

Traveling with kids is akin to traveling with an amplifier. Everything is doubled, trebled, quadrupled. The highs become that much higher; the lows, abysmal.

The New York Mom's Guide to Christmas In The Big Apple

Maria Colaco | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Maria Colaco

This is my absolute favorite season of the year! Every single part of New York is alive with the sights and sounds of the season.

Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Most cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity deck the halls of their ships literally with holiday decorations and Christmas trees in their lobbies, restaurants and have massive gingerbread houses.

Traveling Without Car Seats, A Reality Check

Aimee Chan | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Most cars in Ethiopia don't even have seat belts. And by the time your kids are old enough not to need car seats, it's not that big a deal if they are in cars without seat belts for short periods of time while on vacation, is it?

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

David DiGregorio | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

Although traveling with a toddler is totally doable, not all destinations are created equal. Here are 9 reasons why Ireland is one of our favorites.

Top Places to Spend Christmas at the Beach

MiniTime | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Our top picks for where to spend Christmas at the beach include a mix of bikini beaches, island vibes and plenty of adventure in and out of the water.

5 Reminders to Keep Parents Sane While Traveling With Children

Heather Mundt | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

I'm not suggesting vacations are a free pass for kids to misbehave. I'm merely saying you should ease up a bit on expectations as a way to maintain some parental sanity on vacation.

What's Your Excuse?

Amy Wright | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Amy Wright

So by letting go and deciding to live in spite of the "untils" and "whens" I got more than I ever imagined. So what about you? What are your excuses for not living your life?

How to Survive Travel With Kids Or ... How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

Aimee Chan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Aimee Chan

The best way to survive any sort of family vacation with kids is to plan it well. If you get the plan for the holiday right, it will actually be enjoyable for everyone.

Five Reasons Aspen, Colorado, Is My Family's New Fall-Foliage Favorite Spoiler Alert: We're Neither Rich Nor Famous

Heather Mundt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

OK Aspen, I must confess something to you: I thought you were a snob. I thought I'd feel out of place in the land of billionaires and Burberry. But I was wrong.

10 Unique Historic Lodging Options Kids Love

Amy Whitley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

When's the last time your kids raved about a hotel stay?

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen

AK Turner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

Starting a family doesn't have to mean an endless routine mired in domesticity. If you had the travel bug before kids, you can and should continue to travel as your family grows.

Should I Take My Kids on Vacation?

Heather Mundt | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

It goes without saying that when you travel with children, especially babies or toddlers, your chance for "relaxation" is about a snowball's chance in hell. Take heed, dear reader: You must answer "yes" to all five questions before you start making family-travel plans.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

While some apps are educational and have some merit, there is something to be said about putting limitations on the time we spend with technology. What is our obsession with filling every moment with something when there are things all around us passing us by?

10 Tips for Road-Tripping With Toddlers

Fathom | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Fathom

A well-traveled mom knows how to keep the kids happy (and herself sane) while in the driver's seat.

Why Your Kids Need to Travel: Reflections From Haiti

Elevate Destinations | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Many parents are right to be terrified about their kids' level of oblivion. Scheduled to the max, and investing their down time in an electronic matrix, many kids are lacking a skill we used to take for granted -- the ability to meet circumstances and challenges outside the lives that have been staged for them.

What A Family Vacation Taught Me About Death And Happiness

Ali Smith | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Ali Smith

Some of life's most profound changes start as existential crises. In 2013, my husband and I were having a whopper of one.

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.

What No Parent Wants to Hear on a Flight

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travel writer Joanna Goddard has spent more than her fair share of time finding clever ways to entertain her toddler and baby on a flight. You think you have it bad sitting in front of a screaming child? What about the parent trying desperately to ease the tension?