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Travel With Kids

Traveling Without Car Seats, A Reality Check

Aimee Chan | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Aimee Chan

Most cars in Ethiopia don't even have seat belts. And by the time your kids are old enough not to need car seats, it's not that big a deal if they are in cars without seat belts for short periods of time while on vacation, is it?

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

David DiGregorio | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

Although traveling with a toddler is totally doable, not all destinations are created equal. Here are 9 reasons why Ireland is one of our favorites.

Top Places to Spend Christmas at the Beach

MiniTime | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Our top picks for where to spend Christmas at the beach include a mix of bikini beaches, island vibes and plenty of adventure in and out of the water.

5 Reminders to Keep Parents Sane While Traveling With Children

Heather Mundt | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

I'm not suggesting vacations are a free pass for kids to misbehave. I'm merely saying you should ease up a bit on expectations as a way to maintain some parental sanity on vacation.

What's Your Excuse?

Amy Wright | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Amy Wright

So by letting go and deciding to live in spite of the "untils" and "whens" I got more than I ever imagined. So what about you? What are your excuses for not living your life?

How to Survive Travel With Kids Or ... How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

Aimee Chan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Aimee Chan

The best way to survive any sort of family vacation with kids is to plan it well. If you get the plan for the holiday right, it will actually be enjoyable for everyone.

Five Reasons Aspen, Colorado, Is My Family's New Fall-Foliage Favorite Spoiler Alert: We're Neither Rich Nor Famous

Heather Mundt | Posted 10.03.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

OK Aspen, I must confess something to you: I thought you were a snob. I thought I'd feel out of place in the land of billionaires and Burberry. But I was wrong.

10 Unique Historic Lodging Options Kids Love

Amy Whitley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

When's the last time your kids raved about a hotel stay?

6 Reasons to Take Your Kids Out of the Country and 6 Ways to Make It Happen

AK Turner | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

Starting a family doesn't have to mean an endless routine mired in domesticity. If you had the travel bug before kids, you can and should continue to travel as your family grows.

Should I Take My Kids on Vacation?

Heather Mundt | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

It goes without saying that when you travel with children, especially babies or toddlers, your chance for "relaxation" is about a snowball's chance in hell. Take heed, dear reader: You must answer "yes" to all five questions before you start making family-travel plans.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

While some apps are educational and have some merit, there is something to be said about putting limitations on the time we spend with technology. What is our obsession with filling every moment with something when there are things all around us passing us by?

10 Tips for Road-Tripping With Toddlers

Fathom | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Fathom

A well-traveled mom knows how to keep the kids happy (and herself sane) while in the driver's seat.

Why Your Kids Need to Travel: Reflections From Haiti

Elevate Destinations | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Many parents are right to be terrified about their kids' level of oblivion. Scheduled to the max, and investing their down time in an electronic matrix, many kids are lacking a skill we used to take for granted -- the ability to meet circumstances and challenges outside the lives that have been staged for them.

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.

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.

What No Parent Wants to Hear on a Flight

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travel writer Joanna Goddard has spent more than her fair share of time finding clever ways to entertain her toddler and baby on a flight. You think you have it bad sitting in front of a screaming child? What about the parent trying desperately to ease the tension?

Put Down the iPhone: Top 10 Travel Toys That Don't Need a Charger

Cheapflights | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

If you're searching for ways to let your child unplug on a trip, here are our 10 of the best travel toys on sale this summer -- that don't start with the letter "i."

Planning A Solo Summer Vacation With Kids? Read This.

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

This weekend I've been coordinating my family's second annual road trip. Last year I defied all naysayers and enjoyed a 10-day driving vacation to see...

6 Road-Tested Tips For Summer Travel With Boys

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

My middle son is the Recorder. He records unusual sightings, like a bear peeing or a running cantaloupe (turned out to be an antelope.) He's responsible for writing down shopping lists, fast food orders and game scores. His creative abbreviations like J.C. (just ketchup) keep us laughing.

Why Do Helicopter Parents Loosen Up at Campgrounds?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of any of the following fears: crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework... or all of the above. Except at RV campgrounds.

How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

Megan Morton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

we are sitting with our lounge chairs sinking into the tide. The sun is setting and we are sipping frosty Coronas. Two sun-kissed little boys run and dip into the waves, wielding their sand shovels. Our little boys. We have figured it out. How to vacation with kids.

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.

The Best Way to Travel is With Kids

Inga Batur | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

With the help of my daughters, I can again appreciate all the beauty around me. Castles are no longer ancient buildings or museums full of useless stuff, they are now places where stories come alive.