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Three Ways to Hit the Open Water from the Heart of NYC

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.

How to Plan a Safe, Stress-Free, and Fun Family Vacation

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!

Fun Day Trips for Families Near NYC

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.

Largest Indoor Amusement Park Opens in Jersey

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.

Pregnant and Flying: 15 Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be

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.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

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.

Family Travel: Child-Friendly Hong Kong

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.

Family Travel: Historic Philadelphia

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.

Hiking and Nature Trails in Upstate New York

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!).

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.




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