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Traveling With Kids

Family Asked To Deboard Plane After Dad Sends Tweet Criticizing Gate Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents

A Minnesota dad isn't exactly feeling the "LUV" after he and his two kids were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last weekend following confusi...

Have Baby, Will Travel

Fly.com | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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 No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I'm simply not about to preemptively beg forgiveness in case my son disturbs your flight, and I'm certainly not going to pay some kind of tax to every other passenger just because my wife and I wanted to get away for a few days and we figured our son might want to come along.

The Great American Roadtrip: Toddler Friendly

Amanda Blakley | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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.

WATCH: Surprise Disney World Trip Backfires Horribly

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents

Not every surprise can be met with smiles and laughter.* Like this surprise trip to Disney World, for example, which started with a somewhat confu...

Shake the Excess

Pamela Brill | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

When you have kids, vacations are redefined. They are time away from home. Which is also a beautiful thing. Just different. And not a vacation.

A Family Road Trip To Twin Falls, Idaho

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

I've heard people wax poetic about Idaho's kind people and ample outdoor adventures, even about Boise's art and food scene. But I honestly had zero expectations about this state. Until recently.

Rick Toasts Kid Travelers

Rick Steves | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

We took our kids out of school every May for many years, and I always considered it good parenting, great education, and a bonus for the adult tour ...

Welcome to France

Rick Steves | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

As a guide, it's fun to introduce people to something they've never experienced before...especially if they're afraid for no good reason.

Family Road Trip: Eating Responsibly on the Road

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

The blue jays and chipmunks tried to steal our peaches on our last morning in Lake Tahoe as I was serving banana French toast to my boys. Kai was wrecked after a night of being sick, and Nikko didn't look much better.

3-Year-Old Allegedly Forced To Urinate In Seat On Plane: A Flight Attendant's Perspective

Sara Keagle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Sara Keagle

You may think that because I'm a flight attendant, I'm going to side with the flight attendant, but in this instance, I am not. As a mom and a flight attendant, I completely disagree with the way this was handled.

Life in a Campervan -- Lake Tahoe

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

As a grown up, I've probably slept in a tent a dozen, maybe two-dozen times in my life, all of those times with avid camping enthusiasts. I have put up a tent myself once, maybe twice. I've never owned a stove and have never actually said out loud, "Let's go camping."

The Airplane Experiment: Role Reversal Gone Awry

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

The two women in front of me spent the entire flight speculating as to why that "sweet man" was traveling alone with that baby. "Should we offer to help him get his stuff off the plane?" they asked. As the plane went up, my jaw continued to drop.

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.

4 Secret Spots Where You Can Enjoy Italy Like An Italian

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Let me say first and foremost, I love Rome! Rome excites me, enthralls and educates me. However, Rome can exhaust me. Rome is expensive, and in the throes of summer heat and throngs of tourists, it does not make me a happy traveler...To see or not to see Rome, that is the question.

LA: A Lesson in the Haves and the Have Nots

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

The other day an actress friend in LA told me she was a Lyft driver to make extra cash. She used to travel the world as a musical performer and dancer...

Planting Roots in the Homes of Others: Couch-Surfing in LA

Michele Bigley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Michele Bigley

As a traveler, I am calling this an adventure -- a truth because being without a home with two young children is nothing short of an adventure.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Leave Baby Behind

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

To a mother of an older child, separation is the norm; it's the way kids grow up and the way we get on with our lives. To a mother holding her baby in her arms, however, even a brief separation to a faraway land can feel daunting--too painful to bear.

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.

My Spring Break Flight Attendant Said 'Don't Helicopter'

Dana Mark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Earlier that day when I'd asked the kids what they were most looking forward to at home, I realized I couldn't think of anything myself other than my bed. As I stopped the baby from grabbing my son's headphones, I could feel a dark pit in my chest forming, tears pooling in my eyes.

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.

10 Ways To Make Traveling Easier For People With Disabilities

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Stand up once in awhile during the flight to stretch your legs to avoid leg cramps. If you can't walk up and down the aisle, stand in place and stretch your neck, arms and legs as best as you can.

Divorce Diaries: Top 12 List of Two Years of Separation

Denise Albert | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Denise Albert

I'm a better mom than I've ever been. No doubt. No question. I'm the mom in the pool now. And I can't get out!

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.