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Vacation Trend: Slow Travel for Families Living in the Fast Lane

Elevate Destinations | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

The demand from families looking for time out, time to talk with their kids, and for spouses to reconnect with each other, is on the rise. Many parents have conceded the traditional family dinner -- everyone is on their own schedule.

6 Cool (But A Little Weird) Thanksgiving Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 11.20.2015 | Travel

Turkey Trot in Las Vegas (Courtesy Las Vegas Turkey Trot) Torn between two camps of in-laws--or just tired of the same routine of eat-turkey-watch-f...

Let the Location Choose You

AK Turner | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
AK Turner

In reality, we rarely choose the locations of our travels, and many people who embrace the vagabonding and digital nomad movements will tell you the same. It's less about traveling to the destination of your choice and more about seeing where the world takes you.

5 Things Traveling The World Will Teach You

Cliff Hsia | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

In the last few years, I've had the privilege to travel all over the world, spending time in six continents in over twenty countries. I've learned many things through my world travels not only about myself, but also of the world we live in.

To Cruise or Not to Cruise?

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Erris Langer Klapper

An older couple or a family with older children may not enjoy being confined to a ship with lots of kid-friendly amenities, but younger families may welcome the onboard distractions and entertainment for this age group.

The Pros And Cons of Travel With Little Kids

Christine Knight | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Christine Knight

Being forced to travel was actually great because it made us get out and experience the world and create wonderful memories instead of staying home and just keeping to local, easy experiences. After living through the highs and lows myself, I wanted to share a few pros and cons of traveling with little kids.

Why We World-School Our Children

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

My wife and enjoy our time with our kids, but not all of our time, especially when we're traveling. Having the kids in school allows us to do some stress-free sightseeing, go for longer walks, exercise, and rest.

Parents: Enjoy Labor Day. Oh, Right, You Have Kids

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

To parents who want to provide a memorable Labor Day weekend for your children, I wish you well. After you vacuum the minivan, drop the dog at the kennel, and hunt down one damn DVD that isn't scratched to death, you might want to toss out your laminated itinerary, bedazzle your noise-reducing headphones and prepare for Plan B.

Finding Thrills in New Jersey

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

When I was spending my high school years in New Jersey, all I could dream about was getting out and exploring the world. Now that I'm middle aged with two young kids growing up in Europe, New Jersey doesn't look so bad... at least when it comes to thrill rides.

Antibes, a Place for Joy

Andrew M. Tolentino | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Andrew M. Tolentino

I am not tortured, and certainly not a genius, but if ever I found myself to be, like Fitzgerald, Greene and Picasso, I would know where to find joy. Antibes.

5 Reasons You Want To Take A Cruise Right Now

MiniTime | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

Cruise lines sure know how to make life a breeze when sailing on the high seas. Family pools and supervised children's programs keep kids (and parents) happy while adults are pampered with spas, bars and pools that are off-limits to minors. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe for Families

MiniTime | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel

Why not browse our list of gems off the beaten track for some inspiration for your family vacation? Hit the beaches in Croatia, go river rafting in the wilderness of the French Ardeche or explore the caves in Puglia.

14 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Dallas

Hipmunk | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel

When looking for a city to explore with kids, look no further than Dallas, Texas. With an amazing array of indoor and outdoor activities, Dallas offers families a great mix of things to do that are perfect for kids--all without leaving parents bored or frustrated out of their minds.

A Day In The Life Of A World Traveling Family

Cliff Hsia | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We love traveling, being in new places, meeting new people, eating new foods, and doing new things. And we like doing it together, as a family. What we don't like is the act of traveling, or physically moving from one place to another.

Kate Auletta

9 Things Kids Can Play With In-flight That Don't Involve Technology | Kate Auletta | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents

Flying with kids. Some call it fun, but most call it a necessary evil. As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents withhold screen ti...

Parents: Less Stress Travel with Kids!

Rachel Hollis | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Summer is the perfect time to travel as a family, but it requires a lot of planning ahead. What I like to do is think of all the scenarios that may cause a complete meltdown and plan ways to avoid them. These are some of my tips for a peaceful and much more enjoyable family vacation.

How We Afford to Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family.

5 Hidden Caribbean Islands That Are Perfect for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel

For families looking for a quiet escape, we've tracked down some family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean for the best escapes under the sun. Check out these hidden gems for vacations that are guaranteed to take you away from it all.

10 Fail-Safe Family Holiday Experiences

Aimee Chan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

I've interviewed lots parents who've been all over the globe with kids. Throughout these many stories that I've written, edited and read there are a few common themes that occur in terms of the kinds of travel experiences that kids enjoy. So here they are.

Exploring Yosemite National Park With Kids

Findery | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

The beauty about visiting a park like Yosemite is that everything one can do is already there, and the best way to enjoy it all is to keep a slow and steady pace, all while embracing the fact there's no way to cover the entire park in one trip.

The Most Important Element of Family Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Family travel is all about teamwork. Everyone--including yourself, your spouse, and your children--need to be on the same page. Like any good team, everyone needs to know their roles and responsibilities, have clear expectations, and be accountable for their actions. And everyone needs to work together for a common purpose.

Adventures in Tena: 7 Countries, 7 Months, 3 Kids

Michael DeSa | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Michael DeSa

All five of us piled into a long, narrow, and low-in-the-water motor canoe and sped up river. The low profile of the boat offered a unique perspective like that of gliding on top of the water and was perfect for spotting several different types of Amazonian birds along the way.

5 Reasons to Travel Slowly

Cliff Hsia | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Have you ever been in a tour group? The benefits of traveling slowly, especially when traveling with your family, far outweigh any perceived benefits of traveling as fast as humanly possible.

Top Five Marrakesh... With Children

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Darcy R. Shapiro

Marrakesh is an exotic destination, and you will feel it the minute you step off the plane. It's a place where you can soak up as much culture as you can sunshine.

9 Tips for Flying While Pregnant

Aimee Chan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Most pregnant women can continue to travel by air up to 36 weeks into their pregnancy, according to the Mayo Clinic. Every woman and pregnancy is diff...