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WTI: 10 Things We Look For In a Family Hotel

By Eileen Gunn I started FamiliesGo! (and particular our Lodging Guide) because when Tiny Traveler was small it was incredibly difficult to find out  whether the hotels I wanted to stay in had the amenities I needed as a parent. Most of the guidebooks I looked at defined family hotels as inexpensive with a …

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MOMtravelchat: Best Tips For Travel with Tots

For our July #MOMtravelchat we talked all about summer travel with kids 4 and under, a set of travelers who are easy in some ways, but present their own unique challenges (they’re fussy and messy and they travel with a lot of extra stuff). We gave away some very practical and …

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WTI: 20 Easy Staycation Ideas For Families

By Eileen Gunn There’s always one week of summer where everyone is home from camp and work but we aren’t going away. We need things to do so that we feel like we’re really on vacation, and so we don’t spend the week organizing closets, answering email, and watching Annie …

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WTI: Choreographing Travel and Kids’ Naps

Ask FamiliesGo!: We have three kids (5 and 3 years, and 7 months). We’re doing a city vacation this summer and are not sure how to manage naptime for the younger two. We’d like the older one to have a rest as well. Any ideas? Our Response: Our rule when traveling …

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WTI: 4 Tips for Taking Kids to NYC Museums

By Fern Michonski and Linnea Covington In a city like New York, museums are nearly as plentiful as taxis. Visiting at least a few is a must for visitors, but taking kids, especially little ones, into these quiet halls of art and culture can seem intimidating. Here are four tips for …

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MOMtravelchat Reveals Dads’ Travel Style

Do Dads plan vacations differently than moms? What can’t they live without when they travel and how is it they can pack so darn fast! We asked these questions and more at our June MOMtravelchat Twitter party, where we had more than 30 partygoers, more than 900 tweets and 37 …

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WTI: Finding The Right Family Vacation Rental

By Nicole at Raising Travelers We’ve pretty much given up on hotels. It began when a second child came along and led us to seriously re-evaluate our family travel style. We realized that having extra space, full kitchen, and laundry facilities made vacation rentals more genuinely relaxing than squeezing into …

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A Year-Long RV Adventure—Over In 6 Weeks

By Mindi Rosser Just six months ago, I was chomping at the bit to downsize from my 1,800 sq. ft. dream home steps from the national forest in Big Bear Lake, California. Our plan was to go to San Francisco in our RV and work in the city at high-paying …

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Keeping 3 Generations Happy at Disney World

By Liza Wyles We did a three-generation family trip to Disney World this winter. I knew it was going to be seven days of managing expectations: Can we ride that again? Can we get ice cream? Can we get more ice cream? But I didn’t realize that I would have …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: 10 Tips For Taking Kids To Amusement Parks

Amusements parks are go-to vacation destinations for some families and places to avoid at all costs for others. But if you have kids, you’ll wind up spending at least a few weekends at amusement parks, be it a giant destination theme park or your local fun park. Here are some tips, …

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