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5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

Why I Taught My Daughters How to Be Ambassadors in the 5th Grade

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I made a big deal about getting their passport. I treated it like a right of passage. They were graduating from the fifth grade, and they were about to become citizens of the world. I told each of them, "You are an ambassador for your country."

America's Coolest City Playgrounds

MiniTime | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

A good ol' playground can be a welcome sight to travel-weary kids, and one of the nicest -- and cheapest -- ways to experience a city like a local.

POLL: Are You Getting Away For Spring Break This Year?

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

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America's Coolest Hotel Elevators

MiniTime | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Certainly, kids can find all kinds of thrills in any hotel stay hotel stay -- pretending to talk on the phone, playing with the ice machine down the hall, or joy-riding the elevator up and down from the lobby. But these six hotels up the ante on that usual hotel elevator ride.

Family Glamping: 8 Hotels With Fabulous Faux Camping

MiniTime | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Located on 18 acres wooded with pine and oak trees, the Houstonian Hotel has a Kids Campout Package that features a room tent, sleeping bags and cushioned mats, along with scene-setting glow-in-the-dark stars and a stuffed raccoon.

A Picture Perfect Weekend Led This Mother Of Two To Give Her Dream A Shot

Posted 03.19.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Do You Do Multigenerational Travel?

Melissa Gerstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Melissa Gerstein

To see your own children with your parents experiencing a new city or new food or a new adventure is one of my greatest pleasures.

5 Last Minute Family Spring Break Vacations

Sally Black | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Sally Black

The glimpse of a robin atop a huge snow pile doesn't seem to hold the usual promise that warmer temperatures are close at hand.

Parents Receive Shockingly Judgmental Letter On Vacation

Dad On The Run | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Dad On The Run

We can choose every day whether to let life's little inconveniences make us miserable, or to smile and carry on. Better still, we can decide to try to make the world a better place -- to lend a hand instead of pointing a finger.

How to Negotiate For Your Next Family Vacation Rental

Tom Gilmore | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Tom Gilmore

As a father of two boys, we often travel during their school vacations, and I wanted to share my insight as someone who has worked in the travel industry for more than 10 years on the best ways to negotiate the price of your next vacation home.

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

The Real Reason Moms Need Vacations

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

Common wisdom has it that moms need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo.

Be A Conscientious Traveler

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Adrian Kamalii

I am reminded that how we travel and interact is a reflection of one's conscience self.

How to Pick a Destination When Traveling With Kids

Inga Batur | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

The two of us have always loved to travel and we were determined that bringing kids into our life will not change that. But it did. I was so scared wh...

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

Did You Suffer From Theme Park Dementia This Winter Break?

Jenny Isenman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

There are no rules in Disney about what you can and cannot say, but I'm gonna guess if there were some set of commandments -- screaming "Mickey's dead?" in a crowded line would be get you sent to some jail-land where the guards have oversized heads and the bars are soft yet, non-penetrable.

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.

America's Most Highly Taxed Destinations

MiniTime | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

You may think you scored a deal on your hotel and rental car -- but have you really come out ahead? In some popular destinations, tourism taxes are adding big bucks to your daily vacation spend.

Don't Let Your Family Photos Fade Away

Heather Spohr | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Heather Spohr

If you're anything like me, you're the type of person who wants to preserve family memories (and your record of family road trips) for posterity. And of course, if your family is anything like mine, you're also likely to find that easier said than done.

Traveling Over the Holidays? Don't Miss These Tips for Smooth Sledding!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Christina Pesoli

Don't despair. I've developed some travel rules to help ensure that all is calm for air travelers this holiday season.

Bradenton Area: Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The Bradenton Area, on Florida's Gulf Coast, is the enemy of the artificial. It includes the town of Bradenton, Palmetto right across the Manatee River, Ellenton, the barrier island of Anna Maria, and a portion of Longboat Key, all part of Manatee County.

The Big Car Years

Jennifer Meer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

As our family prepares to grow from four to five, we've decided my little sedan will just be too cozy and that we are reluctantly somewhat forced to graduate to the land of three rows.

The Good-Karma Guide to Holiday Travel

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

The best test of whether your meditation class is paying off is seeing how you behave on no sleep and when you're late for a flight after the mustachioed, wrestler-turned-TSA agent tells you to follow him for a pat down.

Learning About Grapes and History in the Champagne Region Near Paris

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

I always knew champagne was for celebrations but until now, I didn't know why or appreciate how much effort -- how much sweat, tears and family history -- it takes to create that bottle of bubbles.