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The Best and Worst Times to Visit Disney World
Trying to figure out the best time to visit Disney World? Here's a month-by-month overview of prices, crowds, and weather.
Will Hurricane Season Interrupt Your Summer...
Beach getaway in Florida? Summer vacation in the Caribbean? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
The Least Expensive Times to Visit Disney World
Disney World Attendance: Busiest (and Least Crowded) Times of the Year.
The Cheapest Times To Visit Disney World
Want to visit Disney World on the cheap? Here's the lowdown on when prices are at their most affordable in 2014.
Will a Hurricane Ruin Your Florida Vacation?
Planning a Florida beach getaway? Heading to Disney World? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
The Smart Parent's Guide to Walt Disney World
Make the most of your Disney World vacation with these tried-and-tested tips. Get more value with less hassle.
Disney World, Minus the Crowds
Want to visit Disney World when attendance is low? This month-by-month chart makes it easy to time it right.
Disneyland vs. Disney World: How Do They Compare?
Read about differences between Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Families will have a great time at either destination!
Have a Question About Planning a Family...
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is the family vacations expert at About.com. Send her your questions about planning family vacations and traveling with kids.
The Many Things You Can Do While in NYC with...
Want an authentic New York City experience? Consider a short-term apartment rental. You'll get more space and home-style conveniences than at a hotel.
Snag a Great Deal for Your Next Disney Vacation
Looking for a deal on a Disney vacation? Here are special offers available at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani, Disney's Hawaiian resort.
Can You Find All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii?
Is it possible to find all inclusive resorts in Hawaii? Here are a few hints.
Best Vacations for Families with Babies and...
The best vacations for families with babies and toddlers offer support through flexible childcare, babysitting, and age-appropriate programming.
The Best Cancun Resorts for Families (Beware,...
Top Cancun resort choices for families: suggestions for all inclusive and other resorts with special features for families.
17 Spring Break Ideas for Families in 2014
Spring Break 2014 Ideas for Families
Top Kid-Friendly Travel Destinations
These top family vacation recommendations include all-time favorites plus places that perhaps you haven't considered before.
Fabulous Fall Getaways Your Family Will Love
When big kids head back to school, it's the perfect time to save money on a fall vacation with your toddler or preschooler.
What You Need to Know About International...
Taking kids out of the country? Here's what you need to know about passports and documentation.
100+ Family Vacation Deals, Special Offers, and...
Looking for a family vacation deal? Check out these lists of hand-picked deals by region, as well as cruise deals, ski deals, spring break deals, and more.
Documents Needed When Only One Parent Travels...
Travel documents for children crossing borders: for US family travelers, documents needed to cross borders with kids when only one birth parent is traveling.
8 Fun-Filled Family Vacations in the Southeast US
Southeast US: family vacation ideas including Myrtle Beach, Gulf Shores Alabama, Hilton Head, Outer Banks, and much more.
5 Favorite South Carolina Resorts for Families
South Carolina resorts for families: find suggestions at Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, and other popular destinations.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Vacation
Planning an escape during the holiday season 2014? These Christmas vacation ideas promise a getaway that's merry and bright for the whole family.
Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun
Cancun all inclusive resorts: an A to Z look at a dozen popular all inclusives in Cancun, for families.
America's Top 12 All-Inclusive Resorts for...
All-inclusive resorts do exist in the United States. Here are America's best all-inclusives for families.
11 Kid Friendly All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts
Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts for Families: Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has excellent kids programs, watersports, and more for families.
How to Travel Safely in the Caribbean in...
Hurricane season in the Caribbean: strategies to reduce weather risks include choosing low-risk spots, low-risk months...
Jamaica's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
Jamaica All Inclusive Resorts: find resorts for families with kids programs, waterslides and waterparks, teen centers, and more.
13 Great Family-Friendly New England Resorts
Top New England Family Resorts: check out destinations with extensive kids programs and family activities.
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best...
Tips for families of five or more who are looking for an all-inclusive resort. Page 6.
Top Destinations with Kids in October
Top Destinations with Kids in October
It's All about the Timing: Where to Take a...
January and February ideas for family vacations: check suggestions for trips during the less crowded months of January and February.
How You and Your Family Can Snag Free Meals at...
Here's how to snag free dining at Disney World in 2014. The free Disney dining plan is available for stays this fall.
Outstanding Family-Friendly Resorts in Orlando
Top Orlando Resorts for Families: From Disney World to Universal Orlando and everything in between.
Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts Your Kids Will...
Read about Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families with kids programs, infant and toddler care, watersports, family activities...
Why September is the Best Month to Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando in September for smaller crowds and a bonanza of exceptional deals on hotels, dining and attractions.
Rainy Day Vacation Solution: Play Charades with...
Charades: how to play this great game, for family fun for all ages.
Top Things to do on Kauai, for Families
For something different, and a fun outing: go tubing through tunnels. Kauai Backcountry Adventures runs
Which Mexico Resorts Are Best for Families?
Read about Mexico all inclusive resorts, which are such popular spots for family vacations; see tips and a few cautions, too.
All-Inclusive Resorts with Baby Care and...
All inclusive resorts with baby care and toddler programs: find family-friendly all inclusive resorts with nurseries, infant care, and toddler kids clubs.
Help! Where Should I Stay at Walt Disney World?
Where to stay at Disney World: read about factors and considerations for families.
Where to Take the Kids in October
Wondering where to take the kids for a family getaway in October? These destinations make for awesome fall getaways.
10 Epic Fall Foliage Drives with Kids
Looking for fabulous fall foliage? Check out these kid-friendly road trips that the whole family will love.
Thanksgiving Weekend Packages
Thanksgiving 2012 Weekend Packages: read about 19 great ideas for families, with turkey feasts and seasonal fun ranging from turkey trots to early days on a ski slope to appearances by Santa Claus.
Family Holidays: Ideas for UK Travelers
Dude Ranches- - Family Holiday Ideas for UK Visitors in North America. Page 7.
Disney Delivers a New Seamless Planning-to-Park...
Planning a trip to Disney World? Here's what you need to know about MagicBands and the new MyMagic+ ticketing system.
Our Favorite Family Winter Vacations with Sun...
Winter Vacation Ideas in the Northeast U.S.: find family-friendly suggestions in Vermont, New York State, Pennsylvania, and more.
Should You Visit Venice with Your Kids?
Venice with Kids: practical advice for family visits to this beautiful and unique city in Italy.
Family of 5 or More? These Hotels and Resorts...
Family Hotels / Resorts for Five or More: find places that welcome families of five (or more)
Is it Risky to Take a Caribbean Cruise During...
Is it risky to take a Caribbean cruise during hurricane season? Here are recommendations from the family vacations expert at About.com.
Save On Your Next Cruise
Save a bundle on your next family cruise with one of these deals from the most kid-friendly cruise lines.
The Most Amazing Pools at Disney World Resorts
Our favorite pools at Disney World resorts feature a sand-bottom beach, Mayan pyramid, Spanish fortress, and a talking regal blue tang named Dory.
9 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and...
Value priced all inclusive resorts: check out nine choices for families in the Caribbean and Mexico.
A Guide to the Dominican Republic's All-Inclusi...
Dominican Republic all inclusive resorts for families: the DR is a popular Caribbean island for getaways with kids programs and other kid-friendly features.
Have a Game Plan: 7 Tips for Your Epcot Theme...
Tips for families visiting Epcot theme park at Disney World.
Smart Parent's Guide to Flying with Kids
Here's the lowdown on how to pack liquids, gels and aerosols in a carry-on bag.
The Harry Potter Theme Park: Tips for an...
See: Diagon Alley to Open at Universal Studios Florida in July 2014 . Harry Potter fans have loved the
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Christmas at Great Wolf Lodge: Snowland comes complete with life-size gingerbread houses, letters to Santa, caroling, holiday storytime, and more.
10 Fun Things to Do in Gulf Shores with Kids
Planning a family getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.
The Best and Worst Times to Visit Disneyland
Trying to figure out the best time to visit Disneyland? Here's a month-by-month overview of prices, crowds, and weather.
Which Caribbean Islands Have All-Inclusive...
Which Caribbean islands have all inclusive resorts? Not all islands offer these popular types of family getaways.
Where to Swim with Manatees in Florida
Tips on where to swim with Manatees in Florida.
Don't-Miss Christmas Events in New York City
Planning a visit to NYC during the holiday season? Here's a don't-miss line-up of Christmas and holiday events in 2014.
Travel Toolbox: Hurricane App from the American...
Planning a trip to a hurricane-proned destination between June and November? Before you go, download the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross.
Why October is the Best Month to Visit San Diego
Visit San Diego in October for during Kidvasion for smaller crowds and deals on hotels, dining and attractions.
Is Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii Worth...
Disney's Hawaii Resort - Review of the Aulani Resort and Spa, Ko Olina, Oahu, for family visitors.
Love Floating Down a Lazy River? Check Out...
Resorts with Lazy Rivers, continued: check out a number of resorts, both all-inclusive and not, that offer water park features right on the property.
Where to Take the Kids in September
Wondering where to take the kids for a family getaway in September? These destinations make for awesome late summer and early fall getaways.
Which Disney Resorts Are Closest to the Magic...
For families visiting Disney World, there are some great reasons to stay at a resort near the Magic Kingdom, especially for those with little kids along.
Poconos Resorts: Escape with Your Family to the...
Poconos resorts for families: check out classic lodges, a lodge with an indoor water park, and more choices in this popular area that's just a few hours from New York City or Philadelphia.
New York Winter Vacation
New York State winter vacation ideas: suggestions for family getaways. including ski destinations, an all inclusive family ranch with tubing and sleigh rides, and more.
Fun Travel Games to Print Out and Take in the Car
Travel games to print out: find simple games to play in the backseat of the car or on a long plane ride.
Beat Motion Sickness with These 8 Tips
Motion sickness: if you or your kids tend to feel car sick, read about remedies and how to avoid motion sickness in cars.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
All inclusive resorts for families: tips for finding the best places for family getaways.
Find Great Family Resorts in the Northeast US
Family Resorts in the Northeast US: suggestions include four-season resorts in Vermont, an all inclusive family ranch in New York State, a grand old hotel in New Hampshire, and more.
6 Family-Friendly Vacation Spots in Mexico
Mexico vacations for families: all inclusive resorts, popular destinations, and more.
Can't-Miss Hotspots at the Mayan Riviera:...
Mayan Riviera all inclusive resorts and highlights for families along the Mayan Riviera, from north end at kilometer 18 to Tulum at kilometer 117.
9 Fun Things to Do on Sanibel & Captiva...
Planning a family getaway to Sanibel or Captiva Island, Florida? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.
Columbus Day Weekend Getaway Ideas
October Travel Ideas, for Columbus Day Weekend.
Peek Inside Great Wolf Lodge New England
Take a peek inside Great Wolf Lodge New England, the twelfth property in the chain of resorts known for indoor waterparks and family activities.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum: an immersive glimpse of New York's immigrant history, fun to visit with kids and teens.
Do I Need Special Paperwork to Bring My Child...
Solo parents traveling with kids to Canada need to get paperwork in order first. Here's what you need to know about required documentation.
Fall Getaways for the Preschool Crowd
Are your kids too young for notebooks and No. 2 pencils? Then fall is a great time for a vacation instead.
7 Places to Stay at Disney World for Families...
Visiting Disney World with a large family? These in-park resorts feature suites and villas that can sleep 5, 6, 7, or more people.
Egg-citing Easter Weekend Getaway Ideas for...
Easter at Disney World includes egg hunts and meet-and-greets with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.
Family Vacation Deals in the Caribbean and Mexico
Looking for a deal on a family vacation in the Caribbean or Mexico? Here are deals and special offers offered by top kid-friendly resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Santa Cruz with Kids: Top Family Attractions
Planning a family getaway in Santa Cruz? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.
Art of Animation Resort at Disney World
Art of Animation Resort, Lobby Area, Illustrated Wall- photos of this colorful value-priced Disney World resort.
Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Riu Tropical Bay: profile for families of Riu Tropical Bay Resort Negril Jamaica
What to Know About Club Med Cancun in Mexico
Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico all inclusive resort with prime location in Cancun, and excellent programs for kids and teens...
Find a Family-Friendly Resort in Hawaii
Find family-friendly resorts on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and The Big Island.
Find a Christmas Train Ride Near You
Christmas Train Rides: Polar Express and other special trains make great family outings during the Holiday Season.
Winter Vacation Ideas
Winter Vacation Ideas: family getaway ideas in the snow, in the sun, special events, fun new things to try....
Top 10 Family-Friendly Resorts in Arizona
Arizona Resorts for Families, including dude ranches, places with waterpark features such as a lazy river and waterslides, and more.
Luxury Meets Magic at the New Disney World Four...
Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is opening in August 2014
Why Rocking Horse Ranch, NY, is Great for...
Rocking Horse Ranch: read about the year-round family resort in New York state, with all inclusive pricing, kids programs, myriad outdoor activities, indoor waterpark, and more.
Travel Tips for Visiting Bowen Island with Your...
Bowen Island BC: tips for a day trip to this small island that's just a 15-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, near Vancouver BC.
Polar Express Train Rides
Polar Express train rides: Christmas train rides themed to the classic children's book.
Why You'll Love the Kona Village Resort in Hawaii
Kona Village: read about this family -friendly resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii.
Everything You Need to Know About Universal's...
Diagon Alley is opening in summer 2014 at Universal Orlando Resort.
Find a Great Family Resort in Pennsylvania
Family Resorts PA: profiles of family-friendly resorts in Pennsylvania, with recreation, kids' programs, etc.
Alaska with Kids: Expert Tips on Exploring the...
Planning a family vacation in Alaska? We asked Erin Kirkland, Alaska family travel expert, for her best advice.
16 Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts on the...
Mayan Riviera: find out about family-friendly all inclusive resorts in this popular area south of Cancun in Mexico.
What Happens in Disney World for Christmas?
Disney Christmas: celebrations at Disney World including wonderful special events that are included with regular theme park admission plus a popular specially-ticketed party with Christmas parade.
The Best Cruise Lines for Families
Thinking about taking a cruise with kids? These cruise lines go above and beyond for families.
4 Awesome New Attractions Coming Soon to Walt...
Coming soon to Walt Disney World: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Four Seasons Orlando, Avatar Land, and more.
Halloween on The High Seas on Disney Cruise Line
What happens on a Disney cruise during the Halloween season? Here's what you need to know about Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line.
Should You Take Your Kids to Europe?
Europe With Kids: check out many ideas for family trips in Western Europe -- London, Paris, Italy, Greece...
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Background about Whale Sharks: if you are swimming with whale sharks, here is some background about these amazing creatures. Page 3.
Packing for a Trip? Use This Helpful Checklist
Packing list for a family trip: documents, tech gadgets, gear, toiletries... Remember it all with a list.
Halloween in Hershey: Hersheypark in the Dark...
Visiting Hershey during the Halloween season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Hersheypark in the Dark.
Disney World Hosts Mickey's Not-So-Scary...
Visiting Disney World during the Halloween season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom.
Things You Should Know About Mexico Resorts
Mexico resorts: families love these getaways, but there are some tips, cautions, and points to note.
Mountain Top Inn and Resort
Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Vermont: this family-friendly property offers x-country ski trails and nearby downhill skiing in winter, and in summer a kids camp, lakeside fun, and an equestrian center.
The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico
Ten Top All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for family vacations, with features such as excellent kids programs and lazy rivers and other waterpark features.
Top 10 Things to Do in Toronto with Your Family
Top Things to do in Toronto Canada
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