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Traveling With Kids

Spoiler Alert: Our Disney Family Trip Did NOT Go As Planned

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Everyone who has been to Disney World has that perfect picture of their children standing in front of the iconic Castle-- but where's the fun in that? Instead, I'm going to show you what happens before that perfect picture is snapped and posted on Facebook.

Exploring a New Place With Kids? 5 Things That Will Make It A Breeze

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Whether it's reigning in their excitement, heeding to their fears, keeping their hunger in check or simply allaying their crankiness due to exhaustion, factoring a child's needs into a travel plan requires much more than ad-hoc "nature call" stops.

3 Time Saving Airport Travel Tips that Will Make You Sing

Jennifer Legra | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Jennifer Legra

Every night before a flight, I organize my purse. I take out old receipts, garbage and unnecessary crap that I don't need for the flight and put in only what I need for the next day's trip: wallet, tickets and/or printed confirmation number and itinerary, lip gloss, nasal spray, any medications needed, a pair of socks and our passports.

Madame, Your Chariot Didn't Arrive

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Zara Puskuldjian, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. ...

Traveling With Your Millennial Offspring Can Be Eye-Opening

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Blanchard

There's really nothing quite so illuminating as trying to share a small, tight, confined space with your millennial. Honestly, I should know; I just spent Spring Break traveling with my 20-year-old daughter.

Sibling Travelry and the Connections of Motel 6

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer As the parent of an only traveling child, I often wonder what my d...

Why I Will Never Live a Normal Life Again

Jennifer Maynard | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Jennifer Maynard

If you have been thinking about making a big change in your life, do it. Don't regret not doing it later. Take some time now to reflect on where you are and where you want to go. Set goals and talk to others about them. And when someone looks at you with that blank stare and says "you're crazy," just smile and be thankful you took the leap.

What's in a Vacation Memory?

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer I'm a producer, which means I bring ideas to life. I breakdown sto...

Kid Compassion at 30,000 Feet

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer Their fear is palpable as we board the airplane. My 5-year old w...

The ABCs of Flying With the Kids

Shannon Day | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Shannon Day

Over the past ten years we've done our fair share of long haul flights with the kids. Through trial and error, I've come to discover what it takes to set our family up for success. Here are some tried and tested ideas to relieve stress and effectively get your family from A to B via airplane:

United Airlines Changes Boarding Policy To Help Parents Traveling With Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

For parents with young kids, traveling as a family feel like a Herculean endeavor. Now, United Airlines wants to ease the burden a bit. The airline an...

Providing Bathroom Assistance for a Travel Companion of the Opposite Sex

Valerie M. Grubb | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Valerie M. Grubb

What can you do if you're traveling with an aging parent who's of the opposite sex and needs assistance in the bathroom? Here a few strategies that can help you and your parent navigate these challenges when you travel together.

How to Raise Children Who Love Travel

Robin Rodig | Posted 01.17.2016 | Travel
Robin Rodig

Although I'm not a parent, I am blessed to have children of family and friends in my life whom I love dearly. And I treat my relationships with them with the utmost importance and respect. Given my belief in the importance and benefits of travel, it got me thinking of ideas for showing kids that it is, indeed, a small world after all.

101 Fun and Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring Gatherings

Andrea Reiser | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

Our idyllic holiday break could easily devolve into everyone staring at their own electronic devices in the car, and quiet, boring dinners resulting from too much together time with nothing new to talk about. Sound familiar? I decided that our family time was too precious and fleeting to let that happen, so I began to think about what I could do to keep everyone engaged and happy.

Let These Children's Books Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
MiniTime

Beach boardwalk in Prince Edward Island (Flickr: Nicolas Raymond) Sharing books with children is a great way to step into other worlds, have amazin...

Minimizing the Meltdown: Tips for Trips with Kids Under 5

Diedre Anthony | Posted 01.03.2016 | Parents
Diedre Anthony

Every child is different, but toddlers come in similar packages. As parents, we have control over our children's environment. Anticipating what may cause a meltdown can help avoid one.

10 Tips to Avoid Nightmares When Traveling With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
MiniTime

Follow these tips for a successful family vacation. (Flickr: Roderick Eime) Here are our top 10 tips for family-friendly travel to make sure your b...

Fairy Tale Places To Visit With The Kids That Aren't Disneyland

MiniTime | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, Washington (Flickr: Amit Chattopadhyay) When it's time to escape the everyday grind for a spell, start by seeking ou...

Playing on Planes: In-Flight Entertainment Tips for Flying With Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer I flew my first plane at age 6. Well, kind of. It was on a tr...

It's Always New in Philly

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Philadelphia is one of the best museum capitals in the world and yet, the City of Brotherly Love gets a bad rap. Hey, even the Pope thinks it's a cool city as he brings millions of people to Philly!

Roma for the Preschooler

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer Before heading to Rome this summer, I read all the books and blogs...

Travel is the Best Education: Start Teaching Your Kids Today

Findery | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Findery

In the northern hemisphere, it's back to school season. As you get back into school routines and slip back into your everyday grind, I'd like to entice you to think about how you're going to give your kids the world.

A Survival Guide for Flying with a Baby for the First Time

Corinne McDermott | Posted 01.03.2016 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Whether it's for a family vacation or visiting relatives, air travel is a necessity for passengers of all ages. Infants and toddlers CAN travel well, so long as their travel companions are well-prepared.

America's Best Hotels For Stargazing

MiniTime | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Going on vacation gives you and your family more time, or perhaps just the inclination, to spend a part of the evening gazing upward and appreciating the night sky. This summer offers some especially lively night skies -- like mid-August's Perseid meteor showers.

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.