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Traveling With Kids

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 airl...

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

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

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

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...

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

MiniTime | Posted 10.19.2015 | Travel

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

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 ...

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 blo...

Travel is the Best Education: Start Teaching Your Kids Today

Findery | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel

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

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.

7 Things to Know About Great Wolf Lodge

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Linda DeMers Hummel

Great Wolf Lodge is not the place for grandparents to bemoan the days when we would pass a summer day with a stick and the sprinkler in the back yard. This venue will get you up to speed on the breakneck pace that childhood travels at these days.

Top 5 Tips for Kids at the Boston Waterfront

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

As American expats in the Scottish school system, my kids learn virtually nada about American history. This summer back in the U.S., I wanted to make American history come alive and take my 10-year-old around to important historical sites.

Top 15 Things to do in NYC With Kids

Findery | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel

When I gave birth to my kids, I wondered if life as I knew it had come to an end. In my first eight years living in NYC before having children, I took advantage of every waking moment and explored every nook and cranny of the city.

The Hidden Costs of Airplane Travel With Kids

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Ali Wilkinson

It's summer! What better time to get away for a few days. There are often some pretty amazing travel deals -- particularly to the warmer parts of the country -- during the summer that may seem too good to pass up. A trip to San Diego for only $150? Yes please! What could go wrong!

Discovering Prince Edward Island: Anne of Green Gables, a Fiddle Festival, and Four Kids in Tow

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Travel
Holly Robinson

I received the advance copies of Chance Harbor, my new novel yesterday. The publisher's box arrived at the perfect time: tomorrow I'm going to Prin...

6 Packing Mistakes To Avoid When Traveling With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel

Don't let packing become a nightmare! A bad packing strategy can mean you don't get the most out of your family vacation. When packing for your family vacation, these usual culprits should be avoided at all costs.

International Play: Stories From an Airport Playground

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer There are times in life when you find yourself saying hello and ...

Taking on New York City With Kids in Tow

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Yes, New York City can be crowded and intimidating. But there are a few simple guidelines to keep in mind as you maneuver your way through the most vibrant, most stimulating city in the world with young kids in tow.

Kate Auletta

9 Things Kids Can Play With In-flight That Don't Involve Technology | Kate Auletta | Posted 01.03.2016 | 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...

Enjoying the Outdoors in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Findery | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Buried 1,120 feet below the mountain, you can't help but gaze in awe at the highest underground waterfall in the United States.