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Vacation Rental Homes for Families in the NYC Area and Beyond

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.

The Summer Trip Pep Talk for Kids

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.

Family Travel: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

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.

Tips to Make Memorial Day Trips Memorable

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.

Travel Tips: Food Safety On the Road

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.

Family Travel: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

Family Travel: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa is a family-friendly haven in the Caribbean.

Family Travel: The Beaches of South Walton, Florida

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.

Indoor Water Parks in the Northeast

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.

Family Travel: Skiing at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont

Family Travel: Skiing at Smugglers' Notch in Vermont

A winter wonderland near Stowe, Vermont, Smugglers' Notch has much more to offer families than just spectacular skiing.

Family Travel: Warm Weather Vacations

Family Travel: Warm Weather Vacations

Check out three of the best warm weather destinations for family vacations, and get ready for fun in the sun!

Travel-Themed Gift Ideas for Kids

Travel-Themed Gift Ideas for Kids

Check out our top picks for fun and educational travel gifts for your children. If you're a family that's constantly on the move, consult our guide for the products that will keep your kids entertained and using their brains, no matter where they are.

Holiday Celebrations in the Northeast

Holiday Celebrations in the Northeast

A roundup of holiday festivities and destinations worth traveling for, but close enough to the New York metro area to keep planning simple.

Family Travel: Italy by Train

Family Travel: Italy by Train

A frequent traveler shares what she wishes she knew before venturing by rail from Rome to Milan, Italy, with her family. Read on for her advice, and benefit from her wisdom.

Family Travel: The Kid-Friendly Side of Baltimore, Maryland

Family Travel: The Kid-Friendly Side of Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland, is not only home to a myriad of kid-friendly museums and sites, but it also comes alive during October with free festivals, events, and special exhibits for the entire family. And with the city's tourism office running a "Bmore Happy" campaign to help you find the happiest places to explore in Baltimore, your trip has never been easier to plan.

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.

Family Travel: Maine's Kennebunk Region

Family Travel: Maine's Kennebunk Region

The Kennebunk region of southern Maine offers visitors a taste of old New England charm by the sea. Find out what family-friendly attractions this area has in store, from fabulous seafood to beautiful beaches and resorts, all in the air of a rustic sea town.

How to Have a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Special Needs Child

How to Have a Stress-Free Vacation with Your Special Needs Child

Dr. Scott Barkin, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Block Institute, offers travel advice for families with a child who has special needs.

Theater Review: Broadway's 'Billy Elliot'

Theater Review: Broadway's 'Billy Elliot'

A musical about dreams, dance, and the connection between a father and son.

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience

Harry Potter and the Universal Orlando Experience

If ever a theme park was attuned to cutting edge, family-friendly entertainment, it's the mind-blowing Mecca known as Universal Orlando Resort. Get a sneak peek here of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18, plus tips on where to stay and how to get the most out of your Universal experience.

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital.

Family Travel: Turks and Caicos, a Caribbean Paradise

Family Travel: Turks and Caicos, a Caribbean Paradise

Jillian Ryan, a freelance travel writer living in Brooklyn, outlines opportunities for family fun on the sunny Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.

The Family Side of New Orleans

The Family Side of New Orleans

Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.

Travel Tips for Families with a Visually Impaired Child

Travel Tips for Families with a Visually Impaired Child

The Hadley School for the Blind offers six tips on how to maximize the experience of a family trip for a child with a visual impairment.

The Hacienda Tres Rios: Where the Mayan Heavens Kiss the Sands

The Hacienda Tres Rios: Where the Mayan Heavens Kiss the Sands

Read about the sustainable Caribbean resort Hacienda Tres Rios, a "green" luxury hotel full of opportunities for family fun.

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Curacao's balmy temperatures and white sand beaches may be enough to satisfy many families all day, but this Dutch island can provide lots of other fun activities as well.




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