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Lake Geneva, WI: A Quiet Family Getaway

Lake Geneva, WI: A Quiet Family Getaway

Lake Geneva, WI, and the Grand Geneva Resort offer laid-back family fun, including water parks, a quaint town, a beach, and plenty of ways to enjoy nature.

The Island of Nevis: A Sea Turtle Adventure Awaits

The Island of Nevis: A Sea Turtle Adventure Awaits

A trip to The Four Seasons on the Caribbean island of Nevis offers a chance to get close to sea turtles, as well as snorkel and relax in luxury.

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

How to help ensure that kids' time in the swimming pool or water park is safe and fun.

4 Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island in the Off-Season

4 Reasons to Visit Hilton Head Island in the Off-Season

Beach vacations don't only have to happen in the summer. Here are four reasons to visit Hilton Head Island, SC, in the off-season.

Top Nearby Family Vacation Spots

Top Nearby Family Vacation Spots

Eight great family destinations for weekends away or short vacations, all within a few hours’ drive.

Expanded Summer Programming Offered at Family Resort

Expanded Summer Programming Offered at Family Resort

Lake Morey Resort in Vermont is offering new family programming for summer 2016.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.

New Observation Tower to Open at Kreider Farms in Pennsylvania

New Observation Tower to Open at Kreider Farms in Pennsylvania

Kreider Farms, in Manheim, PA will unveil a brand new observation tower on May 3.

A Family Vacation with Balance: Yours at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont

A Family Vacation with Balance: Yours at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont

Smugglers’ Notch Vermont helps families achieve balance while on vacation, mixing opportunities for time together, plus time apart to explore individual interests.

Rocking Horse Ranch: Dude Ranch Lite

Rocking Horse Ranch: Dude Ranch Lite

Rocking Horse Ranch is situated on 600 acres in the Hudson Valley and features skiing, a water park, snow tubing, a zip line, rock climbing, and more.

Camelback Resort: Where Ski Slope Meets Water Park

Camelback Resort: Where Ski Slope Meets Water Park

Camelback Resort in Tannersville, PA, in the Poconos Mountains region, offers a massive indoor water park, skiing, snowtubing, rock climbing, a ropes course, mini golf, laser tag, an arcade, and more.

Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos: A Giant Water Park & Much More

Kalahari Resorts in the Poconos: A Giant Water Park & Much More

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Manor, PA, boasts 100,000 square feet of slides, water roller coasters, a lazy river, hot pools, and two play areas, Tiko's Watering Hole for toddlers and Splashdown Safari for older kids.

Tips for a Successful Holiday Family Vacation

Tips for a Successful Holiday Family Vacation

Tips courtesy of Smugglers' Notch Vermont to provide winter family vacation ideas for parents looking to getaway for the holidays.

Travel to Northwest Arkansas for Family-Friendly Fun

Travel to Northwest Arkansas for Family-Friendly Fun

If you're looking for a great family trip, explore Northwest Arkansas and discover a world of kid-friendly activities that children will love in the burgeoning areas of Fayetteville and Bentonville.

SoCal: Worth the Trip

SoCal: Worth the Trip

Here’s what’s new and exciting at Disneyland Resort and LEGOLAND California—and how to take that dream trip for less.

Learn Cirque Skills at Club Med Punta Cana

Learn Cirque Skills at Club Med Punta Cana

Club Med and Cirque du Soleil have partnered to bring the ultimate in experiences to family vacations: the CREACTIVE playscape, where children and adults alike can learn Cirque skills, including trapeze, acro bungee, and juggling.

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.

2016 Winter Festivals in New York State

2016 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.

Safety Tips for Carpooling with Kids

Safety Tips for Carpooling with Kids

Children will be transitioning back into school mode with the start of classes, practices and after school activities. Bring on the extracurriculars and the carpools! BubbleBum, the inflatable booster seat designed for on-the-go families, knows the importance of safety and travel. Below are the best safety tips for carpooling families and friends heading back into the school season.

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods 14th Annual Harvest Festival Season

Bethel Woods is currently hosting their 14th annual Harvest Festival Season, which features a multitude of family friendly events.

New Thrills At Camelback Mountain Resort

New Thrills At Camelback Mountain Resort

Camelback Mountain Resort, a great family vacation destination in Tannersville, PA, is now home to the Mountain Coaster. It is the first mountain coaster in the Pocono Mountains. Learn more about this fun new Camelback thrill and gather up the family for a great time!

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prepare for Traveling with a Child Who Has Asthma?

Preparation is the most important thing when traveling with a child who has asthma. A local pediatrician offers advice on how to prepare your asthmatic child for a variety of scenarios, including flying, hotel stays, international travel, and emergencies. UPDATED: January 2013

Summer Getaway Plans With Kids In Mind

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.

Prep Your Home Before Heading Out on Vacation

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.

Tips For Booking A Great Vacation Rental

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.

Top Five Car Safety Features

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.

Tips for Family Road Trips on a Budget

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.

14 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Family Road Trip

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.

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