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

Megan Morton | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.23.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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.

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.

Catch The Olympic Fever

MiniTime | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

With the Winter Olympics in Sochi fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan a family getaway to a former Olympic host city right here in North America.

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...

6 Tips for Traveling With a 6 Year Old

Fly.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Even if you are lucky enough to have ditched the diaper bag, chances are there are still sippy cups, snacks, extra clothes and strollers to contend with. But not all kiddie-related travel is doom and gloom.

Top 5 Things to Do in Philly With Kids

Christina Valhouli | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Christina Valhouli

Although enthusiastic renditions of "Yo, Adrian" would elicit blank stares ('Rocky who?') and they're too young to appreciate a gooey Philly cheese steak, Philadelphia is ideal for a weekend getaway and combines good old fashioned fun, child friendly attractions plus a big dose of history.

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.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

This year, maybe it's time to skip the mall Santa in favor of a fabulous new Christmas tradition. All around the country, railways are getting decked out for the season and offering families a great way to combine a visit with Santa and a fun family outing.

All Of The Lights

MiniTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Want a surefire way to brighten your holiday season this year? Some of the best zoos around the country are upping the merrymaking ante. Here's a look at some of the best of the bunch.

12 Fab Hotel Deals: Black Friday Through Cyber Tuesday

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort) Attention, vacation shoppers! The post-Thanksgiving shopping days aren't just for scoring deals on holid...

San Diego's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(Photo credit: La Costa Resort) Don't pack the kids' swimsuits away just yet. In balmy San Diego, the onset of fall and winter doesn't mean the ...

7 Eye-Popping, Kid-Themed Hotel Rooms

MiniTime | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Plenty of hotels -- especially those at theme parks -- recognize the wow factor that comes from immersing guests in a fantasy realm. Here are seven delightfully vivid hotel digs for the kids.

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

MiniTime | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and mindset.

5 Exceptional October Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee) With the arrival of autumn, many destinations enter the sweet shoulder season of lower prices a...

The Berkshires With Baby

Fathom | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel
Fathom

We over-work and over-schedule, and sometimes we forget to breathe. The lack of air is more pronounced these days, as my husband and I are first-time parents. The Berkshires region of Western Massachusetts has plenty of fresh, piney air for the gulping.

6 Fab Fall Festival Weekends for Families

MiniTime | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: nicolicreer/Flickr Creative Commons) Not even a week after Labor Day, and some of us are already planning weekend getaways that celebrate the...

The Parenting Rite of Passage I Almost Got Wrong

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

One thing is quite clear. Someday, they will start asking for things bigger and better than what I can offer them... a new car, help with college tuition or the wedding of their dreams. And while there is definitely value taught in having to say "no," I look forward to the few times I can say "yes."

Secrets to Saving Time and Money at Amusement Parks

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Amusement parks are the stuff that kids' dreams are made of. And guess what? It doesn't have to be a nightmare for parents either.

5 Places to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

MiniTime | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Huge crowds are expected in Washington D.C. this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Can't make it to the capital for the big party? Consider one of these five destinations.

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

MiniTime | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum) While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museum...

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Trip to Disney World

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Cooper Smith Koch

To keep the "Most Magical Place on Earth" from becoming the most stressful, here are a few real-life tips from our travels that might help your family, too.

Drive-In Movie Theaters Worth the Trek

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The world's first drive-in movie theater opened 80 years ago today in Camden, New Jersey. In honor, we pay tribute to one of cinema's most treasured summertime traditions with five road-trip worthy theaters.