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Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.

Traveling Blues

Traveling Blues

Road sickness, also called motion sickness, can occur in cars, airplanes, boats, amusement park rides — anything that causes a shift or conflict in the equilibrium between the eye and ear.

How To Green Your Family Vacation

How To Green Your Family Vacation

Eight hundred six- to 17-year-olds recently answered a survey that found they were stressed from school and extracurricular activities, and they needed a holiday. But taking the family on vacation is no reason to give your green principles a holiday

Breezing through Puerto Plata

Breezing through Puerto Plata

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, we signed up for an ATV tour and the guide said my teens, 14 and 16, could drive. They learned basic hand signals and in no time were barreling through mud puddles and across the beach. The ATV tour was the highlight of our week in Puerto Plata, since it also took us into the lush countryside that dominates this part of the country.

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations

Five Tips for Pest-Free Vacations

Whether it’s a trip to the tropics or just plain summer vacation, along with the sun, surf, sand are the bugs. To combat the sting and keep your family safe, follow a few simple tips...

Tales of the Fish God

Tales of the Fish God

We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.

St. Kitts with Kids: Sun, fun, and now — a direct flight

St. Kitts with Kids: Sun, fun, and now — a direct flight

Traveling off the beaten path with kids can involve multiple flights and multiple headaches — like language barriers and lack of kid-friendly amenities. But St. Kitts is uniquely in a sweet spot — American Airlines just started non-stop flights to the eastern Caribbean island, which still has no traffic lights.

Tips for Stress-Free Travel

Tips for Stress-Free Travel

Cancelled flights…lost luggage…delays and traffic…screaming kids. The list of challenges is endless. When it comes to travel, it seems that problems and delays are the norm, not the exception. The key is to be prepared for anything that comes your way.

Follow The Snow : A Skier's Guide

Follow The Snow : A Skier's Guide

Eastern skiers delight in the mere dusting of flakes, and are willing to accept manufactured snow because of the ease of getting in the car.

Family Skiing In Southern Vermont

Family Skiing In Southern Vermont

If you're looking to combine excellent skiing with charm, Mount Snow is the ticket.

Passports Required?

Passports Required?

Passport requirements are back. The relaxation of rules that occurred this past summer when U.S. Passport offices could not keep up with demand expired on September 30.

Smooth Cruisin' : A Family Vacation Aboard a Disney Cruise

Smooth Cruisin' : A Family Vacation Aboard a Disney Cruise

The beauty of a Disney cruise is that once you step on board, Disney’s magic staff handles everything for you.

Florida, 3 Ways: Luxury, Moderate and Budget Vacations

Florida, 3 Ways: Luxury, Moderate and Budget Vacations

Find great places to go in the Florida in your price range.

Caribbean, 3 Ways: Luxury, Moderate & Budget Vacations

Caribbean, 3 Ways: Luxury, Moderate & Budget Vacations

Find great places to go in the Caribbean in your price range.

Parent Paradise at Punta Cana

Parent Paradise at Punta Cana

There is a universal look of contentment on the faces of parents at Club Med in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. First-timers add a slightly stunned undertone - they are on vacation, with their kids, and having a great time.

Dallas: Living Large for Littler Travelers

Dallas: Living Large for Littler Travelers

For a city known to be big and sprawling, Dallas is surprisingly easy to navigate.

Summer Music at P.S.1

Summer Music at P.S.1

You can keep the family cool this summer while you warm up at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City. Warm Up 2007 is a summer series of live music and DJ acts that is a widely anticipated summer happening.

Biker Oasis

Biker Oasis

One of the pleasures of Fire Island is the car-free bike riding. But you don’t have to schlep all the way to Long Island to enjoy this kind of freedom.

The Cheese Stands Alone

The Cheese Stands Alone

The farmer in the dell may have disparaged cheese, but Vermont cheese makers are banding together in a “Cheese Trail” that can be the focus of a fun, if fattening, family trip. Farm animals and cheese, two of my daughter’s favorites, make for a great weekend in Southern Vermont.

Queens’ Dutch Treat

Queens’ Dutch Treat

Time travel? It’s as simple as swiping your Metrocard and boarding a Brooklyn-bound L train.

Rocky Mountain Highs

Rocky Mountain Highs

Denver has the perfect blend of culture and the outdoors, in a setting that promises sunny days and moderate climate. I had this, and more — a huge thunderstorm with nearby lightning strikes — on a trip in July with my adventure-seeking 14-year-old, Sela.

Hands-on D.C.

Hands-on D.C.

One trip is never enough to see all that our nation’s capital has to offer families. Here are some museums that specialize in hands-on activities. Check them out on your next visit, or the one after that.

Panama: The Next Eco-Destination

Panama: The Next Eco-Destination

When you’re traveling with kids, you may want a bit of the exotic, but you also need to make sure you have the familiar. Panama offers the perfect combination.

Worth Howling About!

Worth Howling About!

While America’s national parks boast old-growth trees, pristine wilderness and incredible wildlife, what goes on behind the scenes is equally as impressive — from a sustainability perspective.

Camping 101

Camping 101

Getting ready for your first family camping trip? Consider these tips before you go.




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