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Planning a family vacation isn’t easy. How do you please everyone, from teens to tots? How do you know if a family-friendly hotel really lives up to its claim? How do you find a resort that fits your budget?

Family Vacation Critic’s team of family travel experts are here to help – we’ve stayed at, played at, visited and tested family-friendly hotels, resorts and activities all over the world.

Where to go, where to stay, what to do, what to pack – find all the help you need at Family Vacation Critic.

About Family Vacation Critic

Family Vacation Critic features reviews of family-friendly hotels, resorts, destinations and attractions. The site is also packed with ideas on where to go next, highlights the best family travel deals, and provides advice for traveling with kids of all ages.

Most importantly, every review on Family Vacation Critic is written specifically with families in mind. The site features in-depth reports on family-friendly hotels, resorts and destinations, written by our experienced family travel experts.

Family Vacation Critic is a subsidiary of SmarterTravel Media LLC.

How It All Began

A woman named Kathleen loved to travel and see the world. She loved it so much, she started the first online travel forum back in 1990 (cue that scratchy dial-up sound). As Kathleen checked off her travel bucket list, she also checked off a few other life milestones, including getting married and having kids. Suddenly, Kathleen’s needs changed. This independent traveler at heart now had to think about visiting places that appealed to her whole family. She cared about finding things her kids could do, and how she could still have fun, too. Enter Family Vacation Critic, launched in 2008 to help families like Kathleen’s travel easier.