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Traveling With Kids

7 Reasons I Will Keep Driving My Old, Messy Car

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

It would be awfully nice if Grandma didn't have to ask for a towel before she dared sit down on a seat, and if I didn't have to worry about burning my legs on the exposed seat-warmer wires. But then I think about all of the things I would have to give up if I got a new car.

Why You Should Take A Babymoon

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

According to my mother, my whole life is a vacation. Did I really need a specific holiday just because a baby was coming?

6 Reasons You Really Need Your Kids

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

Long line for the loo at Starbucks? No problem. Tell your kid to cross their legs, grab at their crotch and do the pee dance while loudly proclaiming that the "poo is coming NOW, mommy."

20 Signs You Are A Traveling Family

Olga Mecking | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Olga Mecking

This trip was soon followed by others, including to Spain, Malta and Great Britain, and many more. I am not even counting the visits to see extended family in Poland and Germany.

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.

Resorts Encourage Kids to Get to the Slopes With Great Lift Ticket Prices

Liftopia | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

With an ageing population, ski areas know that it's vital to get children involved in snowboarding and skiing if our sport is to live, thrive and survive in the long term.

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.

7 Ways Vacations Get Better As Your Kids Get Older

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Teenagers, with the fastest texting thumbs in the world, were able to flag flight delays before the airline announced them, book an airport hotel room on the spot, and have Siri tell them which pizza place delivered to the middle of nowhere. Toddlers? You still must entertain them for hours and their stuff weighs more.

How To Have The Perfect Vacation, According To Kids

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel

A sandy beach, a seaside location and no trip to the airport necessary... sounds pretty ideal, right? That's not the description of some fabulous ...

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

Vacation Travel Tips for Parents With Young Kids

Vincent Daly | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

By default, children view parents as resident experts of the universe. Although kids possess the capacity to thrive when exposed to new experiences, they still seek the security of Mom and Dad when dealing with the unknown.

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 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 No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 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.

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 09.07.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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?"