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RED TRICYCLE
5 Instagram-Worthy Family Resorts, According to Family Vacation Critic
Red Tricycle – August 2017
THESTREET.COM
The 10 Best Beaches for Families in the U.S.
TheStreet.com – July 2017
FAMILY TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Making Hotels Friendlier for Families
Family Travel Association – July 2017
THE NEW YORK TIMES
How to Pack a Suitcase
The New York Times – June 2017
REAL SIMPLE
How to Save on a Trip to Disney World
Real Simple – June 2017
REAL SIMPLE
How to Save on a Road Trip
Real Simple – June 2017
TODAY.COM
These Are the Best Amusement Parks in the US for Families
TODAY.com – June 2017
AOL
The 8 Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 Named
AOL – June 2017
RED TRICYCLE
The 8 Best Amusement Parks for Families This Summer, According to Family Vacation Critic
Red Tricycle – June 2017
ABC NEWS
Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017
ABC News – June 2017
READER’S DIGEST
You’ll Never Be Bored During an Airport Layover Again After Reading This
Reader’s Digest – June 2017
SHEKNOWS
Where to Take Kids on Vacation – & on a Budget
SheKnows – June 2017
TRAVEL PULSE
Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017
Travel Pulse – June 2017
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
5 Family Friendly Summer Beaches
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – June 2017
KIPLINGER
How to Avoid These 12 Summer Travel Mistakes
Kiplinger – June 2017
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
12 Tricks to Save Your Money (and Sanity) on a Family Cruise
U.S. News & World Report – May 2017
AOL
10 Most Family-Friendly Beaches in the United States for 2017
AOL – May 2017
ABC NEWS
Best Family Hotels in America
ABC News – May 2017
TODAY.COM
These are the Best Family-Friendly Hotels in the US
TODAY.com – May 2017
CAFEMOM
Here Are the Best Hotel Picks for Your Next Big Family Vacation
CafeMom – May 2017
RED TRICYCLE
The Country’s 10 Best Beaches for Families
Red Tricycle – May 2017
CREDIT DONKEY
Best Travel Deals Sites You’re Missing Out On
Credit Donkey – May 2017
LEARNVEST
Happy Campers: How to Hit The Great Outdoors with Kids
LearnVest – April 2017
GO BANKING RATES
Money-Saving Dos and Don’ts of Vacation Planning
Go Banking Rates – April 2017
THE BOSTON GLOBE
These 2 New England Beaches Were Named Among America’s Best for Families
The Boston Globe – April 2017
MSN.COM
New List Identifies the Best US Beaches for Families 2017
MSN.com – April 2017
TODAY.COM
These Are the Top 10 US Beaches for Families
TODAY.com – April 2017
ABC NEWS
Nation’s Best Family Beaches Revealed
ABC News – April 2017
TRAVELPULSE
Family Vacation Critic’s Best Beaches for 2017
TravelPulse – April 2017
NBC NEW YORK
New York, New Jersey Beaches Make List of Best in America for Families
NBC New York – April 2017
NJ.COM
N.J. Beach Named Among 10 Best in the U.S. for Families
NJ.com – April 2017
THE STREET
5 Ways to Boost Your Walt Disney World Trip ROI
The Street – April 2017
PAW CULTURE
Hotel Petiquette: Tips for Traveling with Dogs
Paw Culture – April 2017
GO BANKING RATES
15 Best Places to Enjoy an Unforgettable Family Vacation
Go Banking Rates – February 2017
GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Top Experts Share Where to Travel in December
Yahoo! Good Morning America – December 2016
OYSTER
Where to Travel in November, According to Experts
Oyster.com – October 2016
DESERET NEWS
Sneaking Learning into Playtime Prevents Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’
Deseret News – June 2016
MONEY MAGAZINE
4th of July Travel Alternatives for Families Who Want to Unplug
Money Magazine – June 2016
DETROIT FREE PRESS
Give Your Family a 7-Point Summer Travel Checkup
Detroit Free Press – June 2016
ORLANDO SENTINEL
News to Use
Orlando Sentinel – May 2016
MSN
15 Best Family Vacations
MSN.com – May 2016
WASHINGTON’S TOP NEWS
Family Vacation Critic Names 2016’s Top-Rated Family Hotels
Washington’s Top News – May 2016
CONDE NAST
How to Help Your Kids Sleep on Planes
Conde Nast – May 2016
ABC NEWS
Family Vacation Critic Names 2016’s Top-Rated Family Hotels
ABC News – May 2016
BUDGET TRAVEL
8 Indispensable Family Travel Websites (Plus 4 Amazing Apps to Download Now!)
Budget Travel – May 2016
TRAVEL PULSE
The Top Family-Friendly Hotels for 2016
Travel Pulse – May 2016
GO BANKING RATES
15 Best Family Vacations
Go Banking Rates – May 2016
BOSTON GLOBE
Traveling with Teens? Here Are Some Tips (and Trip Ideas) from the Experts
Boston Globe – April 2016
MSN.COM
The 10 Best Beaches for Families in the U.S.
MSN.com – April 2016
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Best Family Beaches in the U.S.? Two in the West Make Top 10 List
Los Angeles Times – March 2016
YAHOO! NEWS
Where to Find the Most Family-Friendly Beaches in the US
Yahoo! News – March 2016
BUSINESS INSIDER
The 10 Best Beaches for Families in America
Business Insider – March 2016
USA TODAY
10Best: Fun, Festive Easter Egg Hunts
USA Today – March 2016
BLOG HER
12 Tips to Make Your Family Road Trip Amazing
Blog Her – February 2016
FOX NEWS
Cruising with Kids? You Need to Know These Tips
FOX News – January 2016
ABC NEWS
Best Ski Resorts for Families
ABC News – November 2015
YAHOO! TRAVEL
Mommy Bloggers Reveal Top Tips for Family Travel
Yahoo! Travel – October 2015
BOSTON GLOBE
Luxury for Less: Money-Saving Strategies for Travelers
Boston Globe – September 2015
BALTIMORE SUN
Top 10 Best Hotel Pools Worth Traveling To
Baltimore Sun – August 2015
YAHOO!
Home of Tallest and Scariest Giga-Coaster Makes List of Best US Theme Parks
Yahoo! – July 2015
ALL YOU MAGAZINE
How to Avoid Fees on Checked Bags When You Fly
All You Magazine – July 2015
USA TODAY
4 Tips for a No-Fuss Family Getaway
USA Today – June 2015
YAHOO!
The Results Are In: the Top Hotels for Families
Yahoo! – May 2015
TRAVEL CHANNEL
Travel’s Best Amusement and Water Parks 2015
Travel Channel – May 2015
TRAVELPULSE
Family Vacation Critic Reveals Best Hotels for Families in 2015
TravelPulse – May 2015
COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE
Are These America’s Top 10 Family-Friendly Beaches?
Country Living Magazine – April 2015
CNN
10 Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015
CNN – April 2015
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Two California Beaches Make Top 10 List for Family Friendliness
Boston Globe – April 2015
BOSTON GLOBE
Maine, R.I. Beaches Make Best Family Beach List
Los Angeles Times – April 2015
ABC NEWS
Top Family Hotels in Top Family Destinations
ABC News – October 2014
NEW YORK TIMES
More Travelers Look for Group Adventures
New York Times – August 2014
BOSTON GLOBE
Family-Friendly Airlines
Boston Globe – August 2014
ABC NEWS
5 Easy Ways to Save on Theme Park Admission
ABC News – August 2014
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Ten for the Road: Best Family Beaches
Chicago Tribune – May 2014

DETROIT FREE PRESS
Travel Smart: New Buffalo Beach Lauded
Detroit Free Press – May 2014

FOX BUSINESS
5 Tips to Make Your Family Vacation More Affordable
FOX Business – April 2014

CARE.COM
What is Family Camp?
Care.com – April 2014

ABC NEWS
A Family Vacation: Priced With a Nanny Included
ABC News – March 2014

THE MOTLEY FOOL
The Best Airlines for Family Travel
The Motley Fool – March 2014

READER’S DIGEST
5 All-American Family Vacation Ideas
Reader’s Digest – February 2014

ORLANDO SENTINEL
King-Size Playground Aims for Orlando Families
Orlando Sentinel – February 2014

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
History at a Great Price
Chicago Tribune – January 2014

HUFFINGTON POST
Airport Amenities That Make Everything Better
ABC News – December 2013

ABC NEWS
10 Great Cities for Family Vacations
ABC News – September 2013

KIPLINGER
5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Traveling with Kids
Kiplinger – July 2013

WOMAN’S DAY
How to Save on Summer Vacation
Woman’s Day – June 2013

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Galveston’s Stewart Beach Named Among Top 10 in U.S.
Houston Chronicle – June 2013

ABC NEWS
America’s 10 Best Family Beaches
ABC News – June 2013

HUFFINGTON POST
Voluntourism: 6 Relaxing Vacations That Give Back
Huffington Post – May 2013

AUSTIN WOMAN MAGAZINE
Top Destinations
Austin Woman Magazine – May 2013

ABC NEWS
Expert Tips for Surviving a Day at the Amusement Park
ABC News – April 2013

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Top 10 National Parks for Families
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – April 2013

MONEY MAGAZINE
Find a Deal for All Ages
February 2013

KIPLINGER
6 Things to Know About Winter Vacations
Kiplinger – January 2013

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Top Family Vacation Spots for 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – January 2013

CNN
Give Children the Gift of Travel
CNN – December 2012

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
One for All
November 2012

NEW PARENT
Family Vacation Critic’s Thanksgiving Getaways
New Parent – November 2012

Tips for a Less Stressful Family Vacation
New Parent – June 2012

TODAY TRAVEL
5 Sensational Fall Festivals
TODAY Travel – October 2012

Top 10 Free Hotel Breakfasts
TODAY Travel – September 2012

6 Money-Saving Hotel Tips for Families
TODAY Travel – July 2012

PARENTING
School vs. Family Travel: What Should Be No. 1?
Parenting – September 2012

CNN MONEY
3 Ways to Get a Better Hotel Deal
CNN Money – June 2012

ABC NEWS
Cheapest and Most Expensive Weekends for Summer Travel
ABC NEWS – May 2012

FIRST FOR WOMEN
8 Ways to Plan a Vacation for Less
May 2012

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
10 for the Road: Making History Fun
Chicago Tribune – May 2012

10 for the Road: Family Resorts
Chicago Tribune – January 2012

AMERICA NOW NEWS
Top Three American Beach Boardwalks
February 2012

TODAY’S PARENT
5 Fabulous Family-Travel Websites
Today’s Parent – February 2012

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER: INTELLIGENT TRAVEL
Four Family Spring Break Resources
Intelligent Travel Blog – December 2011

METRO FAMILY MAGAZINE
Expert Tips on Handling Holiday Havoc
December 2011

THE TRAVEL GUYS
Getting Through Airports
The Travel Guys – November 2011

EXAMINER.COM
Turndowns for Kids Get Festive for the Holidays
Examiner.com – October 2011

GIRL TALK WITH MARLO
Money-Saving Family Vacation Tips
Girl Talk with Marlo – September 2011

WOMAN’S WORLD
Ask America’s Ultimate Experts: I Want a Fun Summer Without Spending a Fortune”July 2011

VIRGINIAN-PILOT
What to Look for in Your Home Away from Home
July 2011

BUDGET TRAVEL
Multigenerational Travel
Budget Travel – June 2011

PARENTING
Tips For Family Cruises
Parenting – October 2010

ABC NEWS: TRAVEL NOW
Taking Your Kids Out of School to Travel
ABC News: Travel Now – October 2010

MSNBC
9 Odd New Year’s Eve Ball Drops
MSNBC%3E – December 2011

8 Gnarly Adventures That Will Make Teens Grin
MSNBC – July 2011

Wet-Weather Vacation Tips
MSNBC – September 2010

Surviving the Airport with Kids
MSNBC – March 2010

REAL SIMPLE
6 Problem Solvers
Real Simple – July 2010

UPSCALE MAGAZINE
Famtastic Voyage
July 2010

MOM TRENDS
Favorite Online Travel Tools
June 2010

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER: INTELLIGENT TRAVEL
Top Family Travel Websites
Intelligent Travel Blog – February 2010

ABC NEWS
Taking Your Kids Out of School to Travel
ABC News – September 2010

Finding Romance While Traveling With Kids
ABC News – September 2010

Secrets to Surviving Summer Traffic Jams
ABC News – August 2010



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