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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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Weekend Travel Inspiration: What’s Your Ideal Vacation?

          Which of these photos makes you start day dreaming about a vacation? Which one makes you shudder? My husband would love skiing in that Colorado powder, but you couldn’t pay him to put up with the amusement park crowds. I can spend long happy hours on …

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Weekend Travel Inspiration: Where Will You Go In 2015?

This is an exciting week at FamiliesGo! We’re joining with some wonderful globetrotting travel writers to launch Weekend Travel Inspiration, a collection of content that is meant to give you travel ideas to dream about and maybe even plan a trip around. This is the perfect week to launch this …

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MOMtravelchat: How NOT To Schlep Presents During Holiday Travel

By the FamiliesGo! editors It’s never easy to travel light when you travel with kids. But holiday time is even harder. How can you show up at grandma’s or your sister’s house without at least a few presents? And how do you avoid heading home with far more? This was …

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