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HOW TO PLAN A SAFE, STRESS-FREE, AND FUN FAMILY VACATION

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by NYMetroParents Staff

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Planning a family vacation? The key to getting the most out of any trip with kids is to prepare, prepare, prepare. So whether you're plotting a weekend getaway or a longer trip with your kids, scroll through these expert tips to make sure your vacation is safe, stress-free, and most of all, fun for everyone!

 

Mickey Mouse at Disney WorldThe Summer Trip Pep Talk

We save and make sacrifices all year for our family vacations, so expectations are high. One experienced mom offers a few foolproof strategies for preparing your kids and making your trip as smooth and memorable (in a good way!) as possible.



family on beach vacation"Green" Your Vacation

Make it a meaningful trip without giving your green principles a holiday: Get advice on sticking to sustainable methods of transportation, finding eco-friendly hotels, choosing the right travel gear, and more.

 

beach vacationSave Money with a Vacation Rental Home

Want to spend half on your next vacation? We're assuming your answer to this is a resounding yes, so check out these tips for investing in a vacation rental home in the New York City area (okay, so it's not the Caribbean, but you'll probably be surprised at the gems hiding nearby).

 

family packing car for vacationTake a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Special Needs Child

Parents of children with disabilities have special considerations to keep in mind, including the mode of transportation, the accessibility of accommodations, whether the activities will be appropriate for all members of the family, and even special dietary needs. Get tips on tackling these and more concerns from a special needs expert.

 

blind childTravel with a Visually Impaired Child

Find out how to make the most of a family trip for a child who is blind or has a visual impairment. This expert's motto: fun for everyone!

 

gas station sign, yellow and blackFood Safety on the Road

In the whirlwind of traveling -- packing, getting to the airport on time (with everyone's luggage and tickets), calming tired tantrums, etc. -- we all make or order meals while on the go, and often without much thought to how safe or sanitary they are. Here, the American Dietetic Association offers tips and reminders for food safety on the road.



Now that you're prepared to have a safe, stress-free, and fun family vacation...where to go? Check out our roundup of weekened getaways and mini adventures that are perfect for families in the New York City area.

 


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