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Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

Art Classes for Kids on Long Island

If your child is an aspiring artist, it may be beneficial to enroll them in an art program. We've compiled a list of some great art studios on Long Island that offer art classes for kids in Nassau County, including Massapequa, Hempstead, Elmont, Lynbrook, New Hyde Park, Glen Cove, and Merrick and Suffolk County, including Amityville, Patchogue, Jamesport, Manorville, Northampton, and Fire Island.

Here's What's New at Great Wolf Lodge

Here's What's New at Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos has been a fave family vacation spot for years. Now, you have even more reason to go. It's not just for splashing anymore.

The Galápagos Islands with Kids—Yes!

The Galápagos Islands with Kids—Yes!

This exotic locale is not at the top of most family vacation lists, but it should be, especially for families with older kids. This one-of-a-kind place offers awesome animal encounters, adventures in nature, and pristine beaches. It’s a trip your family won’t soon forget.

A Teen Discovers a Passion for Photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel

A Teen Discovers a Passion for Photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel

Keeping a 15-year-old boy happy on a family vacation isn't always easy. So it made this mom's trip to watch her son come alive through photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida.

5 Tips for Visiting Sesame Place in Bucks County, PA

5 Tips for Visiting Sesame Place in Bucks County, PA

Looking for a fun weekend trip for your family that brings your children's favorite TV characters to life? Here are our top five tips to getting the most out of your trip to Sesame Place in Bucks County, PA.

10 Tips for Traveling to Walt Disney World

10 Tips for Traveling to Walt Disney World

Planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World? We've got the top 10 tips for traveling with your family to Disney from a parent who's been.

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA

From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

We've got specific advice on how to make a family cruise stress-free and cost less. Our cruise-planning secrets will make sure your next sailing is easy and memorable from booking to disembarking.

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

Life-Size Gingerbread House at Great Wolf Lodge Poconos Benefits Charity

What's made of 650 pounds of gingerbread dough, 1,320 pounds of sugar, and 5,000 candies? No, it's not the witch's house from Hansel & Gretel. It's the life-size, dine-in gingerbread houses you'll find at Great Wolf Lodge during the holidays.

Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs

Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs

Traveling with children can be a challenge, but traveling with children with special needs can be even more challenging. Here are seven vacations, including Autism on the Seas and AdventureSmith, that cater to special needs to make your vacation an actual vacation, plus tips for traveling with a wheelchair.

Family Vacation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Family Vacation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

One mom ventures to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a family vacation with authentic New Mexican cuisine, a trip to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, an up-close encounter with alpacas, and a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, all on a family-friendly budget.

Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations

Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations

Upon returning from a family vacation, you might want to consider preserving your memories by scrapbooking. We spoke to two experts (and fellow busy parents) about how to get started, getting your whole family involved, and two alternatives: scrapboxes and digital scrapbooking.

Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining

Traveling with Kids: How to Stop Backseat Whining

One mother, whose family has a serious case of wonderlust, shares 10 tips to put a stop to backseat whining when traveling with kids, including car games to play and having your child help plan the trip.

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Clek, a Canadian car seat company, shares five tips to keep your child safe in the car during the winter. The tips include what winter outerwear your child should not be wearing in the car seat and tips to stay warm.

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

Jennifer Chung, co-founder of Kinsights, a parenting community and online health record, shares 10 tips for traveling with kids, including flying with kids, information to bring on trips, and easy flight activities for kids.

NYC Hotel Freebies that Add Family Value

NYC Hotel Freebies that Add Family Value

Several New York City hotels offer complimentary family activities including bike rides and tours, as well as in-room amenities for family-friendly vacations in Manhattan.

Quebec's Maritime Region: A Bit of France, and a Lot of Whales

Quebec's Maritime Region: A Bit of France, and a Lot of Whales

Quebec's Maritime Region is one of the best in the world for whale-watching, as it's home to 13 species, including Beluga whales. Here, one mom recounts her family's trip to the area with tips on what to do, where to go, and where to stay.

Sesame Street Fans Meet at Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica

Sesame Street Fans Meet at Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica

Planning a family trip to Jamaica? The Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club is an all-inclusive vacation spot that features Sesame Street characters and other fun programs for kids as well as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more for the whole family.

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying

A University of Michigan study reveals eight precautionary steps people with peanut or tree nut allergies can take to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane.

10 Tips for Easy Family Travel

10 Tips for Easy Family Travel

Traveling with the whole family can be difficult. Spring and summer means a family vacation, and we can help you prepare. Read these tips for easy family travel that will benefit your summer vacation and let you get right to the family fun.

2013 Winter Festivals in New York State

2013 Winter Festivals in New York State

Celebrate winter at these family-friendly festivals and carnivals across New York State, from a Winterfest on Long Island to a month-long Winter Carnival in Lake George, a wine and dessert festival in the Finger Lakes, an ice wine celebration near Rochester, and more.

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important

Our children will one day inherit the world—and global travel helps them know it, experience it, and understand it. Here, an excerpt from Keith Bellows's "100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life" explains why the world is the best classroom for children and how they can learn from their cultural experiences.

Winter Safety Tips for Driving with Little Ones

Winter Safety Tips for Driving with Little Ones

Six winter driving tips to keep you and your children safe while traveling by car during the winter months.

Keep Kids Safe During Travel Season

Keep Kids Safe During Travel Season

The American Humane Association offers tips and ideas for kids safety while traveling. Keep kids safe, healthy, and happy while traveling during the busy holiday season.

Preparedness Tips for Families

Preparedness Tips for Families

Travelers offers some great tips for families to stay prepared and on top of any emergency situation, including inclement weather. Learn tips on how to make your family preparedness plan here.




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