The stone bridge by night. Charles bridge
EuropePLACES TO GO

How To Explore Prague On A Family Vacation

Prague has become one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. It’s high on the list of young single travelers, retirees and backpackers, but the Czech Republic’s capital city …

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Wyndwood's famous murals
PLACES TO GOUSA East

Weekend Taste of Miami With Kids

We booked a cruise out of Miami over winter break. Since we’d never been to this famously colorful Florida beach city, we decided to spend 48 hours exploring. Planning our …

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Havana cruise port
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Make the Most of a Cuba Cruise With Kids

* As of June 2019, the U.S. president has once again severally limited travel to Cuba.  Read on for what you can expect when restrictions are lifted again. You Can …

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Bucks county has great bike paths
PLACES TO GOCouple TimeUSA East

A Cool Couple’s Getaway To New Hope, PA

Updated October 2020 Tween Traveler headed off on a two-night camping adventure with her scout troop trip in early June, leaving Rich and I free to take our own 36-hour …

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Queensland has a lot to offer for kids to do.
Everywhere ElsePLACES TO GO

10 Things To Do With Kids in Queensland

Queensland should be on the top of every family’s list of things to do on a vacation to Australia. With its pristine beaches, the iconic Great Barrier Reef, exhilarating theme …

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Spinning charlotte's web at naumkeag
PLACES TO GOUSA East

17 Things To Do In The Berkshires With Kids

The Berkshires are one of those regions that looms in my mind as a summer vacation paradise.  The region stretches along the spine of Route 7 up the length of …

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Lake louise's amazing view
CanadaPLACES TO GO

6 Places In Canada To See With Kids

I love Canada for family vacations. It offers a taste of French, Scottish, Irish and British cultures without the long flight to Europe. It also offers beaches, two coasts of …

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Even an easy caribbean getaway requires some planning
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Packing List: Caribbean Vacation With Kids

In our house we choose the Caribbean when we want an easy vacation. Beach, umbrella drinks, some sightseeing options in case we want a break from our lounge chairs and …

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Royal caribbean has lots of kid-friendly dining options
Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

Royal Caribbean Cruise With Kids: 5 Tips

My first cruise was on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. I began the trip as a cruising skeptic and ended up a huge fan.  My love for cruising truly …

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Tweens play in the water on grand bahama island
CaribbeanPLACES TO GO

Take Your Teens To GBI, Bahamas: Here’s Why

If your family prefers a quieter Caribbean vacation than some of the mega resorts offer, consider an escape to the village of West End on Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas. …

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The field museum captures kids as soon as they walk in.
PLACES TO GOUSA Middle

A Guide To Chicago’s Bucket List For Families

Chicago is a popular weekend destination for families, but the city has more than enough things to do to fill a four-to-six day trip. And most of the city’s most …

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Casting spells in diagon alley on the muggles tour of london
EuropePLACES TO GO

20 Top Things To Do in London With Kids

London is high on most families’ vacation bucket lists, and it’ss often the first place a family travels to in Europe.   It’s easy to see why, the people speak …

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Rail trails make for easy vacation bike rides with kids
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Exploring Australia on Bikes With Kids

With its reliably warm weather and wide open spaces,  Australia is a prime spot for a family vacation with bicycles. In case you’re headed Down Under soon, here are five of …

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Couples need a babymoon for some valuable togetherness
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10 Amazing Babymoon Destinations

Updated February 2020 Yes, a child changes your life in a big way, especially in the first few years. So getting a last chance to spend quality time as a …

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Start any visit to hanoi in its colorful old quarter
AsiaPLACES TO GO

10 Ways To Have Fun With Kids In Hanoi

Hanoi is my pick for the best place to begin a visit to Vietnam with kids, especially smaller kids. The country’s capital and second largest city, Hanoi has plenty of …

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Tips for finding vacations to match your family's travel style
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10 Vacation Ideas For 5 Family Travel Styles

Where should I go on vacation? It’s the question people love to ask travel writers. And our answer is always, “Well, what do you like? Every family has its own …

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A cruise ship meets the pirates of the caribbean.
Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

Get Ready For Your First Disney Cruise

My husband and I booked a trip on a Disney Cruise Ship for our honeymoon. It was a once in a lifetime chance to blow our money on this type …

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The ski train arrives as winter park
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Family Ski Weekend: Denver to Winter Park

Living in Colorado, our family enjoys spending weekend ski vacations, but driving to the ski resorts can mean battling traffic, weather and pretty precarious winter roads at times. So I …

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The shrimp and grits festival is fun for kids and adults in coastal georgoa
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Totally Fun Kid-Friendly U.S. Festivals

Updated April 2020 In need of some fresh travel ideas for the coming year? Lots of cities and towns have festivals to attract people in their low season or feature …

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Grande anse beach in grenada
CaribbeanPLACES TO GO

9 Ways To Spice Up Your Grenada Vacation

Caribbean Islands that are close to the US, like Turks & Caicos or the Virgin Islands, get the most buzz for family winter getaways. But islands further south like  Grenada, Dominica …

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15 hotels and destinations for parents who need a couples weekend
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15 Romantic Hotels For Couples

Updated February 2019 One of these days tween traveler is going to leave the nest. She’ll head off to college and Rich and I will once again be pair rather …

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The clear blue water of champagne bay beach
Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

One Day In Champagne Bay, Vanuatu

My family has taken two different South Pacific cruises, and each time our favorite port of call was Champagne Bay, on the Espiritu Santo island of the Vanuatu archipeligo. Here’s why …

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Breakfast with giraffes in kenya should be on every child's bucket list
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15 Ideas To Add To A Family Vacation Wish List

What will next year’s family vacation be for you? Another week at the beach? A first trip to Disney? Heading home to the family? How about something more exotic? Family …

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The disney dream offers something for every age group
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What To Expect On The Disney Dream

Parents love Disney resort vacations because of the endless delights for their kids combined with service, dining and activities aimed at making sure they can relax and have fun, too. …

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National harbor has great views and lots of family activities
PLACES TO GOUSA East

A Fun Family Weekend At National Harbor

It’s a challenge for a city or region to develop a new tourist zone from the ground up. It’s even more unusual to develop one that is interesting enough to …

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Pumpkin nights celebrates halloween with jack o'lanterns and lights in 4 u. S. Cities
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10 Must-Do Halloween Events For Tweens

Updated October 2020 It can be tricky to find great Halloween activities for tweens and young teens. They’re over face painting and Halloween crafts but really haunted mansions and hayrides …

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You might see turtles while snorkeling on the great barrier reef
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Great Barrier Reef: How To Take Kids

Like many families, visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia was high on our family’s bucket list. We hear so much about the bleaching of coral reefs that we …

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Do you prefer snow or sun in your family winter vacation? We have ideas for both.
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3 Family Winter Break Ideas: Sun, Snow & City

The Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks are supposed to be a time for getting together with friends and family. But with the stress of cooking, shopping, getting yet another sweater from …

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Woodloch pines has a beautiful outdoor pool and lake
Places To StayUSA East

How Is A Weekend at Woodloch Pines?

The Hotel: Woodloch Pines Resort Where: Hawley, Eastern Pennsylvania The Location: *Woodloch Pines is an all-inclusive resort that sits on the rural edge of the Poconos.  Rather than one large hotel, the …

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Tweens love taking surfing lessons on tamarindo beach in costa rica
Latin AmericaPLACES TO GO

Take Your Tween to Action-Filled Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country packed with opportunities for a fun and action-filled family vacation. You can easily find things to do with young kids and teens. But I …

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