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Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel - Family Travel hotel tips

Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay. Our author—a mother of five!—spills her secrets.

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February 21, 2014 by | Comments Off on Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Monterey and Carmel with Kids

Butch the elephant

A good family vacation offers something for everyone, even parents. Plenty of places claim to be family-friendly, but it takes more than just a kids menu for a spot to earn bragging rights. If you could create the perfect family getaway what would be on the wish list? Sunshine? Beaches? Some learning perfectly disguised as […]

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October 9, 2013 by | Comments Off on Monterey and Carmel with Kids

10 Unforgettable Father’s Day Activities

Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef

As the years of ties and ball game tickets rack up, it’s time to get more creative and hands on. Chances are, dear old Dad is just looking for a chance to spend more time together. So why not focus on the experience, rather than the gift, and join Dad on the trip of his […]

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June 10, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Unforgettable Father’s Day Activities

Best Places to Take Kids in Guatemala

Tikal

Guatemala might not be what comes to mind when you think of ‘travel with kids’, but this small Central American country actually has a lot to offer when it comes to family friendly travel. Guatemala’s rich history and culture, not to mention their varied terrain and climate, make this a destination for children that’s not […]

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May 17, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

International Spy Museum

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

7 Things to Do with Kids in Chengdu, China

Chengdu - Baby Pandas

China’s fourth-largest city has plenty more to offer families than the chance to cuddle a baby panda. And, while all Chinese cities can feel vast, bewildering and polluted to the first-time visitor, Chengdu is a remarkably accessible place that’s long on open spaces and short on grifters.

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January 23, 2013 by | Comments Off on 7 Things to Do with Kids in Chengdu, China

How to Plan Multi Generational Cruises for Your Family

Trip planning

Multigenerational travel is quite the buzz word in tourism these days, but it’s really just a fancy term for getting the whole extended family together for a trip. That’s not to say that this is easy though. Planning our 12-person, 3-generation cruise to Bermuda was one of the most difficult projects I’ve ever undertaken (and […]

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November 12, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Washington is a fun, dynamic city that has something to offer for everyone, but especially families. These are just a few of my favorite family-friendly activities but I’d love to hear yours too!

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October 15, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

5 Places to Escape Orlando Theme Parks

Everglades airboat tour

I love Orlando as much as the next person. On a recent trip, my family and I rented a house and spent several fabulous days at Walt Disney World, but then we spent a few days away from the amusement parks altogether, which fortunately is easier than you may think in Orlando.

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September 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Finding Magic on “The Making of Harry Potter” Tour in London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

It’s every Harry Potter lover’s dream – to step into the Great Hall of Hogwarts, to climb aboard the Knight Bus, to see Professor Snape’s Potions classroom in real life. And, at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – “The Making of Harry Potter,” these sorts of dreams become reality.

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August 16, 2012 by | Comments Off on Finding Magic on “The Making of Harry Potter” Tour in London