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Whatever Happened to Those Folks Who Checked Bag Tags?

George Hobica | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

When I was a kid, back when everyone checked bags because there were no overhead bins at all (just racks for the coats and pillows, if you recall), there'd be someone at bag claim whose sole job it seemed was to compare your bag check tag with the claim check issued by the airline.

7 Ways Vacations Get Better As Your Kids Get Older

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Teenagers, with the fastest texting thumbs in the world, were able to flag flight delays before the airline announced them, book an airport hotel room on the spot, and have Siri tell them which pizza place delivered to the middle of nowhere. Toddlers? You still must entertain them for hours and their stuff weighs more.

How To Have The Perfect Vacation, According To Kids

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel

A sandy beach, a seaside location and no trip to the airport necessary... sounds pretty ideal, right? That's not the description of some fabulous ...

A Modern American Family Vacation

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Arthur Hoyle

This August our blended family got together for a vacation in the great outdoors at Mammoth Lakes, California. My wife Mimi and I, along with my eleve...

Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

The End of Summer Family Vacation Survival Guide

Uloop | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Uloop

Summer is also the time most students go home, which results in their parents wanting to take the two words many college kids really don't want to hear: (a) family vacation.

10 Must-See Travel Destinations That Are Low On Tourists And High On Charm

Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel

If you're traveling in the United States, you're likely armed with a mental checklist of the iconic sights you're supposed to see. So if you're he...

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

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.

How to Avoid the Awkward Moments While Vacationing With Your Sitter

Lynn Perkins | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

Taking a babysitter along on the family vacation provides you with the freedom and support necessary to truly feel like you're on vacation. It gives you the flexibility to see sights that aren't kid friendly, enjoy nightlife, and participate in activities that are not possible when you're caring for young children.

Why I Hate Being Accosted With Back-To-School Ads In July

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

I've been noticing that each year the back-to-school craze seems to begin earlier and earlier. Is this because unbeknownst to me (now that my kids are grown) school is starting in July?... Why then, must I be accosted with visions of notebooks and backpacks before I've even made a visit to the beach?

Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.15.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer -- look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.

15 Reasons Why Your Grandparents Will Always Travel Better Than You

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel

It's an undisputed fact that grandparents are the best -- they have the best stories, the best snacks, the best excuses for letting you stay up past b...

Only Child Week

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

It wasn't that we didn't know our daughter. It was that Only Child Week gave us a chance to bring her into sharp focus, without the distractions of work and school and French horn practice and babysitting commitments.

How to Pack for a Summer Family Road Trip

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Laura McHolm

So, before you hit the road this summer to your family vacation destination, follow these three checklists. Keep the car clutter-free, wire-free and the kids happy!

5 Cities to Travel to With Your Grandchildren

Gramma Good | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Gramma Good

Grandparents, we are celebrating a great time of the year -- the happy summer months! It is the time when grandparents and parents can pack up their family and travel our great country...the home of the brave and the free... our beautiful United States of America.

7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes

MiniTime | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Children have been fascinated by water since the beginning of time. While water parks certainly have their appeal, why not try out Mother Nature's original version?

25 Ideas For Your Best Summer Ever

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer vacation--the memories and anticipation keep you going all year long. It's the most exhilarating season, when places gleam in the sunlight a...

Best Family Getaways 2014 (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Today's family holidays are thrill rides of adventure, immersive cultural exchanges, and transcendent bonding opportunities with furry new friends. They're opportunities to open -- and blow -- the minds of your offspring, while creating memories they'll want to recount to future generations.

8 Summer Road Trips That Will Get You Out Of The City Without Breaking The Bank

LearnVest | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
LearnVest

Pack your atlas -- or download the latest map app -- and get ready to hightail it out of dodge and hit the road.

8 Reasons to Let Strangers Have Sex in Your Bed

Isa Eaton | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Isa Eaton

Despite the ick and the ack, here are the top reasons why it's still worth it to rent your house and let strangers on vacation do, what strangers on vacation do.

Jeanenne Tornatore With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

It was such a thrill to have Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. An expert on all things travel, Jeanenne share...

How To Avoid Hurricane Season In The Caribbean, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

A trip to the Caribbean could easily get deterred or even ruined by hurricane season. Luckily, Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore was here to giv...

Best Days Of The Week To Book Airfare, From Jeanenne Tornatore (VIDEO)

Posted 05.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Orbitz Travel Expert Jeanenne Tornatore shared a few handy tips on when to book airfare for the cheapest rates possible. “When you’re looking...