Family Travel Tips

7 Things You Should Never Do at Your…

by Amanda Norcross

Getting ready to book a hotel for your next family vacation? Avoid these common mistakes—provided…

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All-Inclusive Vacations

5 Ways to Ruin Your All-Inclusive Family Vacation

by Amanda Norcross

Booking an all-inclusive family vacation means you can pay for everything upfront and leave your…

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Family Travel Tips

5 Expert Tricks to Sleeping Better in a…

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

I'll admit it: I'm not the best sleeper, whether I'm at home or traveling. But…

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How to Return from a Family Vacation Without…

by Cynthia J. Drake

The phrase "post-vacation blues" doesn't even begin to cover the feeling that many parents have…

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Packing Tips

8 Things That Will Ruin Your Vacation If…

by Cynthia J. Drake

If there's something that could be forgotten while packing for a trip, I guarantee my…

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Cultural Vacations

How to Survive (and Actually Enjoy) a Family…

by Judy Koutsky

Let's face it -- even if you have the best relationship with your in-laws, seeing…

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14 Items Under $25 That You Should Never Travel Without

by Tamara Gane

Who says essential items have to be expensive? When we’re traveling, it often seems the things we rely on the most come with the smallest…

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10 Ways to Amuse Kids at the Airport

by Lissa Poirot

Airport delays are all too common and can quickly bring on temper tantrums and arguments when traveling with children. Whether your flight is delayed by…

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11 Best Kids Headphones for 2021, According to an Expert

by Jeff Bogle

Buying your child a pair of earphones ensures you don’t have to listen to Baby Shark on repeat. But it’s important to distinguish which kids’…

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8 Best Water Shoes for the Beach 2021

by Terry Ward

Inspecting tidal pools for critters and heading out into the ocean is more enjoyable when nobody’s complaining about sore feet. Enter the water shoe—the go-anywhere footwear…

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14 Best Gifts for New Moms (and Dads!) 2021

by Tamekia Reece

When someone is expecting a baby or had one recently, it can be difficult to choose the perfect gift to give for the special occasion.…

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6 Best Scavenger Hunt Games for Kids 2021

by Jackie Perrin

Scavenger hunts can rescue a rainy day on vacation, keep the kids busy on the road, or help them learn geography or get to know…

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8 Best Sunscreens for Kids 2021

by Amanda Norcross

With the growing popularity and importance of natural sunscreens for the environment, many of us are wondering: does natural sunscreen (also known as reef-safe sunscreen)…

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12 Best Road Trip Games for Families

by Jackie Perrin

Play these old-fashioned (and free!) games to pass the time on your next family road trip.

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Beyond the Diaper Bag: 9 Best Daypacks for Traveling Families

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Chances are, your family vacation will include at least one day of adventure—think hiking, cycling, kayaking, or horseback riding. That means your carry-on just won’t…

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12 Best Stroller and Car Seat Toys for Babies and Toddlers

by Jackie Perrin

A busy baby is a happy baby, Keep baby busy—and happy—while on the go with these stroller and car seat toys, which include plenty of…

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11 Best Ways to Preserve Your Family Vacation Memories (and Get Excited About Your Next Trip)

by Beth Luberecki

You’ve taken an amazing trip, and you want that vacation feeling to last forever. Luckily, there are lots of ways the whole family can preserve…

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8 Best Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

by Courtney Elko

Traveling with limited internet (or without it entirely) can be difficult. Sure, you may want to unplug from work emails and social media, but you…

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7 Best Travel Sites for All-Inclusive Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

There are a lot of different components when planning a family vacation. After you pick your dates and destination, you still have to choose a…

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8 Best Car Rental Booking Sites for Families

by Tamekia Reece

As exciting as it is to go on vacation, the planning, like renting a car, can be time-consuming and frustrating. Sure, you could call a…

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16 Travel-Inspired Books Dads Will Love

by Jeff Bogle

Not only do travel-inspired books make great gifts, but they also give dad inspiration to explore new places (with his kids, of course). Below is…

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How to Take the Best Family Vacation Photos

by Jeff Bogle

Ahh, the allure of the family vacation photo—blown up big in a thick wooden frame or transformed into a canvas print to hang atop the…

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COVID-19: What to Know About Travel and Things to Do at Home

by Family Vacation Critic

Things are changing daily (sometimes hourly) in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. You can find all of our ongoing coronavirus coverage here,…

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Traveling with Kids During the COVID-19 Crisis: 11 Safety Precautions to Take, According to Experts

by Julie Bielenberg

The decision to travel with your kids during the COVID-19 outbreak is a personal one. If you’re still planning to take your spring break trip…

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6 Best Cruise Booking Sites for Families

by Cortney Fries

Your family has chosen a cruise for your next vacation, but how do you go about booking the trip? Starting with any search engine can give…

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Should You Take the Same Vacation Every Year?

by Randi Mazzella

Vacations are a great way to bond as a family. Being away from daily obligations, including work, school and household chores, allows us to relax, connect,…

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What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) for Your Passport Photo

by Keryn Means

Getting your passport photo taken is a rite of passage, but can also be tricky if you don’t know the rules and regulations. Figuring out…

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The Best Family TV Shows and Movies to Watch Right Now

by Amanda Norcross

Hunkered down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some new TV shows and movies to stream? We’ve got the complete list of every…

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How to Responsibly Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas

by Amanda Norcross

No one really knows how a group of pigs ended up on the remote island of Big Major Cay (otherwise known as Pig Beach) in…

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The 8 Best Vacation Rental Sites for Families

by Beth Luberecki

Sometimes you just need to book a comfortable hotel room; other times, a vacation rental is necessary. You might be traveling as a multi-generational group and…

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The Best Time to Book Your Vacation, According to Travel Experts

by Amanda Norcross

It’s never too early (or too late) to book your next vacation. But there is a sweet spot when it comes to finding the best rates…

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