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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 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.
The Least Expensive Times to Visit Disney World
Disney World Attendance: Busiest (and Least Crowded) Times of the Year.
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.
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.
The Many Things You Can Do While in NYC with...
Things to do in New York City with Teens: fourteen great ideas including movie tours, sightseeing icons, and free introductions to the city by friendly local volunteers.
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.
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.
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!
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.
13 Great Family-Friendly New England Resorts
Top New England Family Resorts: check out destinations with extensive kids programs and family activities.
What You Need to Know About International...
Taking kids out of the country? Here's what you need to know about passports and documentation.
Can You Find All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii?
Is it possible to find all inclusive resorts in Hawaii? Here are a few hints.
20 Kid-Friendly Travel Destinations
Here are 20 family vacation recommendations, including popular choices and ideas that perhaps you haven't considered before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Favorite Family Road Trip Destinations
Drive-To Destinations for Family Vacations
Our Favorite Things to Do in Montreal in the...
Top things to do in Montreal in summer, for family travelers: sightseeing, biking along scenic protected bike paths, great spots in Old Montreal, and more.
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.
10 Summer Vacation Ideas for the Ultimate in...
Top summer vacation ideas for 2014: Find fabulous summer vacation ideas for every budget and every interest.
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.
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.
10 Must-Have Travel Toys and Games for Family...
Planning a family road trip? Each of these 10 kid-centric toys and games costs under $20 and could just save your sanity.
Our Favorite Summer Family Vacations in New...
Summer vacation ideas, in New England; find family-friendly destinations, including popular Vermont vacation spots, theme parks, Great Outdoors getaways, 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.
9 Fun Family Getaways in Pennsylvania
Things to do in Pennsylvania, for family travelers: resorts, theme parks, and more...
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.
6 Classic Car Games to Save Your Next Road Trip
Looking for fun games to play with kids in the car? These classic backseat games have been entertaining kids on family road trips for generations.
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.
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...
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)
Find a Great Family Resort in Pennsylvania
Family Resorts PA: profiles of family-friendly resorts in Pennsylvania, with recreation, kids' programs, etc.
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.
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.
Fantastic Family Getaway Ideas in New York State
New York State: family vacation ideas including resorts with outdoors recreation, a resort with indoor waterpark, and the Big Apple itself.
17 Spring Break Ideas for Families in 2014
Spring Break 2014 Ideas for Families
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.
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 Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best...
Tips for families of five or more who are looking for an all-inclusive resort. Page 6.
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.
Where to Take a Family Vacation on the East Coast
Northeast US - Family Vacation Ideas
Have a Game Plan: 7 Tips for Your Epcot Theme...
Tips for families visiting Epcot theme park at Disney World.
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...
Everything You Need to Know About Universal's...
Diagon Alley is opening in summer 2014 at Universal Orlando Resort.
Why Flying Just Got More Expensive
Airline ticket prices went up in July 2014, thanks to new increases in security and airport fees.
Help! Where Should I Stay at Walt Disney World?
Where to stay at Disney World: read about factors and considerations for families.
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.
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
Love Floating Down a Lazy River? Check Out...
Families on a resort vacation love to find fun right on-property, and a number of places these days offer lazy rivers and other waterpark features.
Rainy Day Vacation Solution: Play Charades with...
Charades: how to play this great game, for family fun for all ages.
Try a Family Camp for an Affordable Summer...
Family Camps: these affordable summer getaways include meals, lodgings, and outdoors activities.
Great Family-Friendly Resorts in the Catskills...
Family resorts in the Catskills in New York State offer year-found outdoor fun.
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.
6 Family-Friendly Vacation Spots in Mexico
Mexico vacations for families: all inclusive resorts, popular destinations, and more.
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.
Theme Parks that Little Kids Will Love as Much...
Theme Parks for Little Kids: have a look at ten theme parks in the US designed for the younger set.
Find a Great Christmas/Holiday Season Vacation...
Holiday Season - Christmas Vacation Packages: fifteen ideas in the U.S. starting with an inn in Vermont where guests get a small Christmas tree to decorate in their room.
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.
Fantastic Family Vacation Spots in Florida
Find many ideas for family vacations in Florida: in Orlando, or at the Space Coast, Treasure Coast, or Emerald Coast, at an all inclusive resort, or a resort with water park...
Find the Best Water Parks in Every State
Looking for a water park? This state-by-state guide to US water parks will help you find one fast.
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.
8 Southern California Family Vacations...
Southern California family vacations: fun things to do, from theme parks to surfing, a vacation center with all-included activities, and more.
Great New England Getaways for Families
Great New England weekend getaways for family vacations: find ideas in the Great Outdoors, great family resorts, maple sugar weekends, moose tours, Boston with kids, and more.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
All inclusive resorts for families: tips for finding the best places for family getaways.
The Atlantis Bahamas Resort: Take Family Fun to...
The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas has many features for families, special kids waterplay zone, giant waterpark with thrill rides, large kiddie pool area, baby welcome amenities, 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.
The Best Family Vacation Spots in the Midwest
Midwest US Vacation Ideas: Find Family Getaway Ideas in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and more...
Win a Trip to Disneyland for its 60th Birthday...
Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary in 2015. Here's the latest on the yearlong Diamond Celebration that kicks off in spring 2015.
Should You 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.
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.
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.
9 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and...
Value priced all inclusive resorts: check out nine choices for families in the Caribbean and Mexico.
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.
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.
10 Ways to Have Free Family Fun in New York...
Bringing the kids to New York City this summer? These 10 fabulously free activities will help you stretch your vacation budget.
Things You Should Know About Mexico Resorts
Mexico resorts: families love these getaways, but there are some tips, cautions, and points to note.
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.
Great Wolf Lodge is Now Open in New England
Great Wolf Lodge New England is the largest indoor waterpark resort in the region. It opened in the Boston area in June 2014
What's the Best Family Beach Near Orlando?
Looking for an affordable beach town near Orlando? The family vacations expert at About.com gives two thumbs up to Daytona Beach.
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.
50+ Super Summer Vacation Deals for Families
Here's a selection of money-saving special offers currently available for kid-friendly summer vacations in the eastern and central US.
Top 10 Things to Do in Toronto with Your Family
Top Things to do in Toronto Canada
Clearwater Beach/St. Petersburg Guide for...
Clearwater Beach / St. Petersburg Florida: tips for family travel to this popular area two hours west of Orlando.
Where to Swim with Manatees in Florida
Tips on where to swim with Manatees in Florida.
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.
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.
Your Kids Will Love a Summer Trip to Split Rock...
500 acres including 125 acres on Lake Harmony, in the midst of scenery that you can explore by hiking, biking, or snow sports. Two hours from New York City.
Your Guide to Family-Friendly Attractions at...
Hershey Park PA: read about Hersheypark, the classic Hotel Hershey, and more, for family vacations.
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.
9 Indoor Water Park Resorts for a Great Family...
Water Park Resorts, a great family vacation idea: take a road trip to resort with indoor water park (or perhaps an outdoor water park, if climate permits.)
The Top Things to Do in Orlando, from Thrill...
Planning a trip to Disney World? Find out what new attractions are coming in the next months and years.
How to Find Family-Friendly Restaurants in...
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando: suggestions range from places where families can have fun with themed entertainment to choices that will go easy on the vacation budget.
Crossing Borders with Children - Canada
Passport requirements and other documents for visiting Canada
14 Surefire Ways to Save on Summer Vacation
Summer Vacation on the Cheap: No-brainer tips that can save big money on your family getaway.
Seasonal Tips for Your Jamaican Vacation
Jamaica Weather: background and tips for travelers.
How to Keep Young Kids Safer in a Plane or Car
How can chiild restraints make babies and toddlers safer during flights? We asked child passenger safety expert Allana Pinkerton for her advice.
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...
How to Figure Out Disney World’s Theme...
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Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Water Park in the...
Great Wolf Lodge Poconos: profile for families and photos of Great Wolf Lodge Poconos resort with indoor water park.
Get the Most Out of Your Kennedy Space Center...
Kennedy Space Center: read tips for visiting.
Keep the Kids Busy and Play This Great Family...
License Plate Game: print out the License Plate Game and other simple travel games for cars trips.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Disneyland?
Best times to visit Disneyland: pick your months to avoid crowds, or to enjoy longer park hours.
Get a Theme Park, Indoor Water Park, and Hotel...
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park: all-suites lodge with its own water park and more fun at the theme park across the street.
How to Skip the Lines at Orlando and Keep Your...
Universal Orlando: how to get. Family Vacations.
Which Caribbean Islands Have All-Inclusive...
Which Caribbean islands have all inclusive resorts? Not all islands offer these popular types of family getaways.
The Best Cruise Lines for Families
Thinking about taking a cruise with kids? These cruise lines go above and beyond for families.
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.
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.
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.
Have Some Good Family Fun at Tyler Place Family...
Tyler Place -- all inclusive family resort in Vermont -- with 165 acres, lake activities in summer, and kids programs for several different ages.
Your Guide to Vacation Home Rental for Family...
Vacation home rental, for family getaways: read tips about this popular way to have accommodation with the the comforts of home on a trip.
Crossing Borders with Children - Mexico
Mexico - passport requirements, documents needed for visitors
8 Free Travel Apps That Make Family Vacations...
Don't leave home without these eight essential and free apps that can make your family vacation better.
5 Ways to Get Happier at Disneyland This Summer
Bringing the kids to Disneyland this summer? Here are five easy ways to make your getaway more magical.
Why Smugglers’ Notch, VT, Is a Great...
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Fall Vacations - Ideas For Families
Fall Vacation Ideas: fall foliage, family camp in the Rockies, weekends in the White Mountains -- read about these getaways and more.
The Price of Admission to the Happiest Place on...
How much do tickets to Disney World cost in 2014? Compare ticket prices for Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.
See Why Families Love to Visit Myrtle Beach...
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: read about this popular and affordable destination spot for family getaways.
Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Maui: Where to Relax,...
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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.
Win a \$5,000 Vacation Rental from HomeAway
Are you planning a family reunion? Glean smart planning tips from the HomeAway Family Reunion Survey.
9 California Resorts for Families
California Resorts for Families: check out a number of resorts in southern California and elsewhere that welcome families with special features and amenities.
Why Xcaret Is the Eco-Disney of the Mayan Riviera
Xcaret theme park: tips for visiting this popular eco-archeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera south of Cancun.
Stay at New York's Family-Friendly Historic...
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Kids Eat Free This Summer at Whiteface Lodge
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Great California Family Beach Vacation Ideas
See ideas for California beach vacations, in both the northern and southern parts of the state.
The Most Unforgettable Family Vacations in Europe
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What to Know About Renting a Vacation Houseboat...
Houseboat Rentals: guest article about luxury Lake Mead Houseboat Rental
Woodloch Resort
The Woodloch four-season resort in the Poconos, Pennsylvania offers all inclusive family getaways that provide lodgings, meals, and many fun activities.
Know Your Rights If Your Flight is Cancelled or...
Has your flight been delayed or cancelled? Know where you stand with Airfarewatchdog's online guide to passenger rights.
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.
Disney World Tip #6: Bring Your Own Snacks and...
Save money when visiting Walt Disney World by bringing some snacks and refillable water bottles.
Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in NYC
Looking for kid-friendly places to eat in New York City? These family favorites promise a yummy and affordable meal out.
Find a Family-Friendly Resort in Hawaii
Find family-friendly resorts on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and The Big Island.
Fort Wilderness is a Great Budget Resort in...
Tips and review of Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort, at Disney World: a great place where families can camp or stay in cabins, and enjoy huge recreational grounds with many activities.
Affordable, Amazing National Park Vacations...
National parks are affordable, fun family vacation destinations, with family-friendly activities and Junior Ranger programs for kids.
Outstanding Family-Friendly Resorts in Orlando
Top Orlando Resorts for Families: From Disney World to Universal Orlando and everything in between.
How to Keep Your Kids Happy on Car and Plane...
The world is full of commercial products that amuse kids on a long car ride of plane trip, from travel-sized board games to the latest iPad apps.
Why Hilton Head, SC, Is a Great Seaside Resort...
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: family getaway ideas including a Disney Resort, and outdoors activities to enjoy.
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.
Get Access to 5 Iberostar Playa Paraiso Resorts
Iberostar Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico: introduction to this complex of five all inclusive resorts, with kids' club, lazy river, and other great features for families.
Enjoy the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George with...
The Sagamore - Lake George NY: profile for families.
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.
Toddlers to Teens Welcome at Cancun's Crown...
Crown Paradise Club: this all inclusive resort in Cancun welcomes families with baby club, kids' waterpark and more.
Travel Toolbox: First Aid App from the American...
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.
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