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Traveling With Children

Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids.

The Friendly Skies?

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

One would think that in an era of increasingly sweet perks for an ever-shrinking percentage of fliers, the elite-of-the-elite might be content to cool their heels for a New York minute while the few passengers with babies board in slightly less chaotic fashion.

Backpacking With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Resorts aren't all bad, but you also don't have to travel that way. Kids are more like backpackers than most adults, because they are present, and without plans. So, while you may not be strapping your backpack on your back anymore, you can, and you should, strap your kids on your back.

Make the Car Fighting Stop!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

he restrictions that come from being strapped in and stuck in a car are a terrible fit for kids. There are, however, things you can do to make the ride more enjoyable.

Traveling with Little Ones: It Gets Better

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

In preparation for the trip, I started to make a list of everything we needed to bring. I quickly realized it wasn't going to work. I needed a spreadsheet.

5 Summer Travel Destinations with Kids

Alison Lewis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

When I plan travel with my three children, I look for destinations that will keep them active and satisfied. Here, I've gathered five of my favorite summer getaways that offer the best in healthy traveling. My kids and I absolutely love them!

Top 5 Destinations to Celebrate National Single Parents Day

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Kerri Zane

Whatever you decide to do on National Single Parents Day, enjoy it with your children!

Tips for Traveling With Children

Chris Lopinto | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Traveling with children can be a stressful time for parents, and surrounding passengers. Unlike environments that allow parents to simply "walk away" from a crowd if a child is disruptive, when traveling by plane, everyone is a captive audience with nowhere to go.

How Far Will a Jewish Mother Go For Her Son?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

The next time you wonder how far a Jewish mother will go for her son, the answer is 15,000 feet.

10 Sanity-Saving Tips for Traveling With Kids

Tamar Lowell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

I had visions of trekking below 20,000-foot Himalayan peaks with my child strapped to a yak. I had visions of tossing my kid in the back up a beat up car and driving across the grassy plains of Central Asia in the Mongol Rally.

Murphy's Laws of Family Vacations

Jill Smokler | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

The night before departure, your child will come down with a cough, cold or broken limb.

The Valuable Lesson I Learned From Losing My Luggage

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I let my husband take care of the baggage claim duties. This, I believe, is the moment that changed everything.

The Real Secret to Flying With Children

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

A recent survey of every single person on the planet asked, "What's your greatest fear?" One hundred percent of respondents gave the same answer: Being seated next to a baby on a plane.

International Kid-Friendly Destinations From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | Home

Seth Kugel, author of The New York Times Frugal Traveler blog, shared some of his best tips to help parents identify child-friendly destinations for i...

The Long Ride Home

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

My husband did not believe me when I told him I had PTSD from my car trip with Little Dude. Apparently, the universe decided that I hadn't been sufficiently humbled.

Traveling with Toddlers

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

There is no faster way to age your skin and gray your hair than to travel with two kids five and under.

Kids' Top-Secret Tips For Family Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of the kids on my panel didn't really think travel was as fun and educational as their parents did, but, on the bright side, almost as many wanted to hit the road as hang out at home. Here are their secrets to make travel more fun.

What Kids Love (And Hate) About Family Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Is taking the kids along all it's cracked up to be? Despite frequent complaints, for many adults the answer must be yes. Families are like roaming packs these days, and kids are now included on more than just the traditional car trips.

When A Kid Is Kicking Your Seat On A Plane

Corinne McDermott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Back in my pre-kids days, I remember having my seat kicked only once. From what I could overhear, the child (around eight or nine, I think), had been giving her mom a run for her money for quite some time.

Adventure, Fun and the Value of Studying Spanish Along the Pan-American Highway

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 09.26.2011 | Travel
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

A short tour of Central America -- Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama -- was a great opportunity to teach our girls how to travel with the added bonus of daily Spanish language use.

Ten Easy Ways to Make Travel with Kids More Enriching

Wendy Perrin | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Wendy Perrin

After traveling to 16 foreign countries and 23 states with my sons, now seven and nine, I've learned some relatively effortless ways to open not only their eyes but also local people's doors.

Communing With The Penguins In Patagonia And California

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

It may be chilly and drizzly, but the penguin families are out for a day at the beach -- literally. It's New Year's Eve in 2009. We're in Patagonia, Chile, at the bottom of the hemisphere.

Road Trip Survival For Dads

Rob Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Sachs

Gone are the days of hopping into a sports car and dashing off into the night. Now I drive a moderately fuel-efficient SUV, fully loaded with not one, but two car seats.

Five Fun and Fabulous Family Hotel Rooms

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Traveling with the little ones is not exactly all sunshine and cupcakes. Thankfully, if you're clever about your destination, at the end of interminable plane/train/car/mule journeys lies salvation.

Letter From Paris: Designing Women

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold