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Summer Getaway Plans With Kids In Mind
Vacations can be a relaxing treat away from the hectic schedules of daily life. Of course, bringing kids along for the ride has its own wealth of challenges. Follow these expert tips from Shelly Rivoli, author of "Travels With Baby," to ease your family vacation woes and turn it into a fun, relaxing experience. (read the story...)

Prep Your Home Before Heading Out on Vacation
The end of summer may be near, but families are still getting in last minute vacations before fall takes over. Follow these tips to make sure your home isn't wasting unneeded energy and is prepped to spend some quality alone time while you're away. (read the story...)

Tips For Booking A Great Vacation Rental
Finding the perfect vacation rental can leave you lost in a sea of options. For travelers, it's now more important than ever to understand the options available to them, and how to choose the right property. Get tips on browsing last minute deals or planning in advance for future trips. Follow the guidelines below to snag your dream vacation with significant cost savings, plus added space and privacy for bonding with family and friends. (read the story...)

Top Five Car Safety Features
Remember these top five car safety features that can save lives and make a big impact when you drive. With car-related fatalities and injuries on the rise, be proactive with driving and take control of the safety features designed to keep your ride smooth and hazard free. As always, don't forget to remain alert. (read the story...)

Tips for Family Road Trips on a Budget
Summer is a great time to embark on that family road trip you've been planning. Worried about the wallet? Taking a road trip doesn't have to mean big-budget expenses. Read tips from a financial expert on how to make your cross-country family trip affordable, fun, and memorable for everyone on board. (read the story...)

14 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Family Road Trip
Whether crossing state lines on a road trip across America or driving a couple hundred miles outside of your home for a day trip to discover the great outdoors, the hours spent in a car can be tolling, but here are travel tips to help you make the most of your family road trip. (read the story...)

Take A Free Ferry Ride With Your Family This Summer
We've rounded up three options to quell your boat cravings in the past, suggesting cruises that leave from NYC and allow you to enjoy the open water for a while. But what does one do if you don't have time for a boating vacation? Take a free ferry and make the most of your short boat ride, of course. Here are three free ferry options to and from Manhattan. (read the story...)

Off We Go: Traveling Tips For A Child Who Has Special Needs
Traveling with your child who has special needs might not be easy, but it’s essential. Take control of your trip and keep your head held high. The Child Mind Institute offers tips and tricks to make traveling with a child who has special needs a rewarding experience for the whole family. (read the story...)

Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC
Have a craving for the open water this summer? Disney and Carnival Cruises and The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge are offering cruises right from the heart of NYC. All three options are sure to quell your boat cravings. (read the story...)

How to Plan a Safe, Stress-Free, and Fun Family Vacation
Planning a family vacation? Whether you're plotting a weekend getaway or a longer trip with your kids, get experts tips to make your vacation safe, stress-free, and most of all, fun for everyone! (read the story...)

Fun Day Trips for Families Near NYC
Check out our picks for the best day and weekend trips, short road trips, and mini vacations in the New York City area. These kid-friendly destinations are within easy traveling distance and offer fun for the whole family. (read the story...)

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey
Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. (read the story...)

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be
It’s great to get excited about your imminent vacation or “babymoon,” but make sure to plan accordingly and be prepared with our top 15 expert tips for traveling while pregnant. (read the story...)

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut
Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Child-Friendly Hong Kong
Travel site Momaboard asks a new dad and transplanted New Yorker Saurav Das to tell us what it's like raising a new baby in Hong Kong. If you're looking to take a transcontinental trip soon, check out the following tips for where to stay as a family in Hong Kong, where to eat, places to visit, and much more. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Historic Philadelphia
Visit the historical city of Philadelphia with your family, which is not only just around the corner from NYC, but offers everything from a wide array of family-friendly museums and exhibits to delicious melt-in-your-mouth cheesesteaks. (read the story...)

Hiking and Nature Trails in Upstate New York
Upstate New York is rife with mountains, forests, falls, state parks, nature preserves, sanctuaries, and conservation areas. Check out our list of these natural havens that include scenic hiking trails fit for all skill levels. So pack up the kids and spend the day or weekend reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors (and getting some great exercise!). (read the story...)

Vacation Rental Homes for Families in the NYC Area and Beyond
Consider bypassing pricey hotel rooms in favor of the comforts, convenience, and amenities of your own vacation rental home. Check out some options near New York City, including Long Island and Connecticut, as well as those outside the New York metro area, and get tips on how to choose the best vacation home for your family. (read the story...)

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids
As parents, we save all year and make sacrifices for a summer family trip, so expectations are high come vacation time. Here are a few strategies from an experienced mom on how to make your vacation with the kids as smooth and memorable as possible. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
Our top suggestions to get the most out of your family vacation to beautiful Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale, Arizona, where the sunny weather is accompanied by a high dose of Southwest culture. (read the story...)

Tips to Make Memorial Day Trips Memorable
Start your summer right by enjoying a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend with the family. Here are nine tips for planning a stress-free vacation, stay-cation, or day-trip adventure that will delight grandma just as much as the kids. (read the story...)

Travel Tips: Food Safety On the Road
If your family is among those that will be traveling this summer, heed these food safety tips from the American Dietetic Association/ConAgra Foods Home Food Safety Program. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is a family-friendly haven in the Caribbean. (read the story...)

Family Travel: The Beaches of South Walton, Florida
The Beaches of South Walton, along Florida's Panhandle, comprise 15 diverse beach communities that are perfect for a family beach vacation. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Indoor Water Parks in the Northeast
Indoor water parks are a perfect family vacation option during the cold winter months. We've rounded up six awesome indoor water parks that are within easy traveling distance of the New York metro area. (read the story...)


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