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Traveling With Children

How to Fly With Kids: 5 Items to Make the Ride a Little Smoother

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Flying with kids is never ideal, and can feel more like a necessary evil than a vacation at times. Unfortunately, short of magically teleporting, there are few ways to move a family thousands of miles within a day's time, crossing oceans and time zones in the process.

Have Baby, Will Travel

Fly.com | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

I have learned over the years that the thing you really need for traveling with young children is an abundance of savvy. You have to plan for all eventualities, but in a smart and efficient way.

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. The soundtrack of my particular childhood journeys was a combination of Barbara Streisand, the musical Annie and the Solid Gold cassette collection. Now it's time for my son to experience it.

13 Benefits and Rewards of Being a Road Warrior Family

Allie Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Allie Smith

Only 14 days until we embark on our fifth summer road trip, and my planning for it has fueled my wanderlust. In the last few days I've been asked repeatedly one or both of the following: "Are you going on another adventure this summer?" Or, "Where are you headed?"

12 Reasons to Take Your Kids Around the World

J.D. Lewis | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
J.D. Lewis

My passion now includes speaking to children and adults, alike, on the subject of travel and "volun-tourism." Here's a list of twelve good reasons to hit the road with your kids.

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

How Sharing Pringles Saved My Flight to Hawaii

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

On a recent trip to Hawaii, during the first six-hour leg and headed to Arizona, I settled in and looked forward to a relaxing flight. Until two children took the seats next to me.

Been There, Dune That

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It's a scene right out of Lawrence of Arabia: enormous mountains of sand -- some as tall as 300 feet -- their surface sculpted into soft, geometric designs by the wind, and extending as far as the eye can see.

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.

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

Alison Chino | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

We have four children, three of them boys, so there is nothing I love more than to release them in a castle ruin where they can run free and engage in imaginary battles.

Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

Amy Whitley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids.

The Friendly Skies?

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Marc Leandro

One would think that in an era of increasingly sweet perks for an ever-shrinking percentage of fliers, the elite-of-the-elite might be content to cool their heels for a New York minute while the few passengers with babies board in slightly less chaotic fashion.

Backpacking With Kids

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Resorts aren't all bad, but you also don't have to travel that way. Kids are more like backpackers than most adults, because they are present, and without plans. So, while you may not be strapping your backpack on your back anymore, you can, and you should, strap your kids on your back.

Make the Car Fighting Stop!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

he restrictions that come from being strapped in and stuck in a car are a terrible fit for kids. There are, however, things you can do to make the ride more enjoyable.

Traveling with Little Ones: It Gets Better

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

In preparation for the trip, I started to make a list of everything we needed to bring. I quickly realized it wasn't going to work. I needed a spreadsheet.

5 Summer Travel Destinations with Kids

Alison Lewis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

When I plan travel with my three children, I look for destinations that will keep them active and satisfied. Here, I've gathered five of my favorite summer getaways that offer the best in healthy traveling. My kids and I absolutely love them!

Top 5 Destinations to Celebrate National Single Parents Day

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Kerri Zane

Whatever you decide to do on National Single Parents Day, enjoy it with your children!

Tips for Traveling With Children

Chris Lopinto | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Traveling with children can be a stressful time for parents, and surrounding passengers. Unlike environments that allow parents to simply "walk away" from a crowd if a child is disruptive, when traveling by plane, everyone is a captive audience with nowhere to go.

How Far Will a Jewish Mother Go For Her Son?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

The next time you wonder how far a Jewish mother will go for her son, the answer is 15,000 feet.

10 Sanity-Saving Tips for Traveling With Kids

Tamar Lowell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

I had visions of trekking below 20,000-foot Himalayan peaks with my child strapped to a yak. I had visions of tossing my kid in the back up a beat up car and driving across the grassy plains of Central Asia in the Mongol Rally.

Murphy's Laws of Family Vacations

Jill Smokler | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

The night before departure, your child will come down with a cough, cold or broken limb.

The Valuable Lesson I Learned From Losing My Luggage

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I let my husband take care of the baggage claim duties. This, I believe, is the moment that changed everything.

The Real Secret to Flying With Children

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

A recent survey of every single person on the planet asked, "What's your greatest fear?" One hundred percent of respondents gave the same answer: Being seated next to a baby on a plane.

International Kid-Friendly Destinations From Travel Expert Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.27.2013 | MarloThomas

Seth Kugel, author of The New York Times Frugal Traveler blog, shared some of his best tips to help parents identify child-friendly destinations for i...

The Long Ride Home

Devon Corneal | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

My husband did not believe me when I told him I had PTSD from my car trip with Little Dude. Apparently, the universe decided that I hadn't been sufficiently humbled.