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Smart Family Travel Tips & Advice

Find tips for traveling with kids, saving money on family vacations, and making the most of your getaways.
  1. Ask Suzanne: Family Vacations Q & A (5)
  2. Expert Family Travel Tips (6)
  3. Travel Documents (4)
  4. Keeping Happy! (9)
  5. Plane Trips Tips (7)
  6. Travel Games and Toys (22)
  7. Find a Packing List (3)
  8. Travel Gift Ideas (4)

Smart Parent's Guide to Flying with Kids

Air travel can be a hassle for adults traveling alone, so it's no wonder parents get stressed when you add a few kids to the mix. Here are tried-and-tested tips to make flying with kids like a walk in the park.

How to Get a Travel Refund When the Price Goes Down
Can I get a refund of my airfare, car rental or hotel rate goes down? Yup. These three indispensable travel sites have got your back.

Ask Suzanne: Why Is It Cheaper to Buy One Plane Ticket at a Time?
Why is it cheaper to buy one airline ticket at a time? Here's an explanation from the family vacations expert at About.com.

10 Must-Have Travel Toys for Family Road Trips

The best take-along toys for car trips keep kids entertained without creating too much noise, taking up too much space, or making a mess. Here are 10 winning products sure to keep backseat boredom at bay.

Expert Tips for Choosing Rewards Programs for Travel
Which are the best rewards programs for family vacations? We asked Zach Honig, About.com's miles and points expert, for his best advice.

Best Free Travel Apps for Family Vacations

Want to make your next family vacation better? There's an app for that.

Expert Tips for Safer Air Travel with Young Kids
How can chiild restraints make babies and toddlers safer during flights? We asked child passenger safety expert Allana Pinkerton for her advice.

Know Your Passenger Rights If Your Flight is Cancelled or Delayed
Has your flight been delayed or cancelled? Know where you stand with Airfarewatchdog's online guide to passenger rights.

Travel Toolbox: First Aid App from the American Red Cross
Are you prepared for on-the-go emergencies? Before you leave on a family vacation, download the First Aid app from the American Red Cross.

Travel Toolbox: Hurricane App from the American Red Cross
Planning a trip to a hurricane-proned destination between June and November? Before you go, download the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross.

Travel Toolbox: Tripping is the Kayak of Vacation Rentals
Hunting for the perfect vacation rental? Tripping is to vacation rentals what Kayak is to airfares -- an aggregator site that can save you time and money.

Travel Toolbox: Leaf Peepr App Tracks Peak Foliage
Planning a road trip to view fall foliage? Get the lowdown on where to find peak color with the Leaf Peepr app from Yankee magazine.

Expert Tips for Travel Insurance
Do you need travel insurance for your family vacation? We asked Phil Hsia, AIG's Regional Head of Americas, for his best advice.

Where to Find Restaurant Weeks this Summer
Here's where to find restaurant weeks during summer 2014. Participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus at a discount, offering families a great way to find value.

How to Plan a Vacation with Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Trying to plan a family vacation with a food-sensitive kid? We asked Kim Koeller, food allergy expert and author for her best advice.

Required Documents for International Travel with Kids

Taking kids to an international destination? In general, each adult in your party will need a passport and minor children will need either passports or original birth certificates. Documentation becomes more complicated when one parent or guardian is traveling alone with a minor. Here's what you need to know.

How to Get an American Passport

American citizens need a passport to travel to most international destinations. Since 2009, a US passport or US passport card is even necessary to travel to and from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean. American citizens do not need a passport to travel to US territories such as Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Top Vacations for Families with Babies and Toddlers

Many hotels and resorts say they welcome babies and toddlers, but few truly give young families the support they need to relax on vacation. Here's the cream of the crop in vacation providers that get it right.

Family Reunion Planning Guide

Planning a family reunion is far less daunting when you delegate tasks and take advantage of the many smart (and free) resources available. Here are some helpful tips.

5 Travel Truths from Clark Griswold
In celebration of Father's Day, here are 5 key travel truths from Clark Griswold.

Ask Suzanne: What Paperwork Do I Need to Bring My Child to Canada?
Solo parents traveling with kids to Canada need to get paperwork in order first. Here's what you need to know about required documentation.

Stay Safe on Summer Vacation : Drowing Prevention and Water Safety Tips
Don't slack on water safety while on vacation. Be safe with these drowning prevention tips from the US Swim School Association (USSSA).

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