Yorktown has a great riverside beach for families
PLACES TO GOUSA EastUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

4 Fun Activities Around Williamsburg

Updated April 2021 We went to Williamsburg, Virginia to explore American history in a hands-on way. But there’s only so much kids are willing to learn on summer vacation.  If …

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Napping on a hobie cat on the outer banks
PLACES TO GOUSA East

6 Outer Banks Outdoor Things To Do With Kids

The Outer Banks of North Carolina has a lot great things to do and ways to get outdoors beyond just going to the beach. We did out best to check …

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The entrance to denali national park is scenic
PLACES TO GOUSA Outdoor AdventuresUSA West

4 Awesome Alaska RV Trips To Do With Kids

Here’s the cool thing about driving around or across Alaska: While our 49th state has nearly 700,000 square miles of real estate, it does not have an extensive road system. …

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Chicago's the 606 trail
PLACES TO GOUSA Middle

Discover Hidden Chicago For Families

Updated August 2020 At least once a year I book a hotel room in Downtown Chicago—just a few minutes from home—and my husband, kids and I enjoy a staycation. Seeing …

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Governor's island is a 5-minute ferry ride and world away from manhattan
PLACES TO GOUSA East

6 Ways To See NYC Like a Local Family

For more on NYC see our At A Glance page. New York, like most major cities, has tourist attractions you really do have to the first time you come. But …

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PLACES TO GOUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

Why This Parent Really Likes Disney World

Soon after Tiny Traveler was born Richard and I realized – to our dismay – that traveling with a child meant that sooner or later we would have to go …

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Cruise VacationsPLACES TO GO

A Norwegian Fjords Cruise With Kids

Updated February 2020 If you want to enjoy a Nordic cruise, first, forget everything you know about cruising. Exchange sandy beaches, tropical drinks and flip-flops with fjords, Nordic legends and …

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Happy girls running on a staycation
StaycationsThings To Know

20 Fun Ideas For Your Family Staycation

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 …

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The charleston waterfront
PLACES TO GOUSA East

Sampling Charleston With A Child Along

There are places that you visit with a long list of things to do and see. And then there are places you visit because you like the vibe and you’re …

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Historic places: fort castillo in st. Augustine
PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & Lists

10 Top Historical Places To Visit In The U.S.

Read about side trips from U.S. national parks. Who says kids can’t spend some time learning new things over the summer?  Weekend visits to these historical places can make history more …

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PLACES TO GOTravel Ideas & ListsUSA Outdoor Adventures

4 U.S. Wildlife Refuges Your Family Will Love

Here’s a way to get get outdoors with your kids this summer: Visit a National Wildlife Refuge. Every state has them, and many are near a national park. The US Fish …

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Capilano suspension bridge vancouver
CanadaPLACES TO GO

Top Things To Do in Vancouver With Kids

Read about Sidney and Victoria on Vancouver Island. My family and I chose to live in Sidney, BC because it’s less rainy than Vancouver, but we love the latter city and  …

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Snorkeling in crystal clear blue water off of bora bora
Everywhere ElsePLACES TO GO

Bora Bora: A Unique Family Beach Vacation

Yes, you can take kids to Bora Bora. In fact, this Polynesian Island is perfect for a beach getaway with kids. I recently took a family vacation to this French …

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Macarons from laduree in paris
EuropePLACES TO GO

6 Unique Paris Activities Kids Will Love

Paris is a city built on a a grand scale, but kids like things on the smaller side, built on a scale they can relate to. Here are six small …

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The sign for philadelphia's city tavern
PLACES TO GOUSA East

Philadelphia Foods You Have To Try

Updated June 2020 Philadelphia has quite a dining scene. Big-name chefs, restaurants the New York Times says you have try–if you can get a reservation—and a long list of beloved …

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3 generations share a snack at disney world
PLACES TO GOUSA Theme Parks & Disney Resorts

Keeping 3 Generations Happy at Disney World

Read more about traveling with grandparents. We did a family trip to Disney World with kids and grandparents this winter. I knew it was going to be seven days of managing …

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Dallas skyline with the reunion tower
PLACES TO GOUSA Middle

Do These 5 Dallas Things With Kids

Updated Janaury 2020 Howdy, partner! Dallas is so much more than the Texas you’re probably thinking of! Yes, we have great BBQ, cowboys and tall hair, but a Dallas family …

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EuropePLACES TO GO

The Best Ways To See Amsterdam With Kids

Updated June 2020 I got a few looks when I mentioned that I was headed to Amsterdam with my two kids, ages 3 and 5. Some might well see the …

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Creating light at the franklin institute
PLACES TO GOUSA East

48 Hours In Philadelphia With Kids

Updated June 2020 I like revisiting certain places periodically as Tiny Traveler grows. Seeing the evolution in her interests makes these trips more memorable. Nearby Philadelphia is one of these …

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Paris parks: the train at the jardin acclimitation
EuropePLACES TO GO

5 Great Paris Parks To Explore With Kids

Updated March 2020 Paris parks are green, full of fun things to do and present kids with well-needed breaks from site seeing. They also provide a taste of local Parisian life. …

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A square with a view of notre dame in reims
EuropePLACES TO GO

The Best Day Trip To Reims With Kids Along

Updated March 2021 We took a day trip to Reims during our Paris vacation this summer, attracted by its history and promise of champagne and a pretty cathedral. Daytrips are …

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Safari sighting: elephants in zambezi
Everywhere ElsePLACES TO GO

What To Expect On A Safari Family Vacation

A safari trip is all about seeing the wildlife. So naturally days are planned around when you’re most likely to see the local animals out and about. This means early …

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Theme parks have rides for all ages
Things To KnowStaycations

10 Best Theme Park Tricks For Families

Theme 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 …

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USA Theme Parks & Disney ResortsPLACES TO GO

3 Cool Disney World Interactive Games

What do you think about this: A Walt Disney World attraction that isn’t a ride, a show, or a character meet-and-greet, that let’s your kids experience some cool Disney “magic” …

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4 boys jumping off a boat in turks & caicos
CaribbeanPLACES TO GO

5 Turks & Caicos Activities Teens Will Love

Turks & Caicos is known mostly to travelers from “up north” as an easy place to get to for a beachy resort vacation—the sort of family vacation where you might …

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The beach at grand bahia principe
Latin AmericaPlaces To Stay

Affordable Family Fun at Bahia Principe Coba

The Mayan Riviera in Mexico has everything my family likes in a winter beach getaway: sun, kid-friendly surf, culture, direct flights from New York and good value for our money. …

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Aerial of nonsuch bay, antigua
CaribbeanPLACES TO GOPlaces To Stay

NonSuch Bay: Low-Key Antigua For Families

Than you Antigua! As a mother to a toddler and step-mom to a tween I find planning vacations to be a challenge, to say the least. We want a place …

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PLACES TO GOUSA Ski VacationsUSA West

Where To Ski, Eat & Stay in Park City With Kids

Updated January 2021 Park City, Utah is almost better known for its star-studded Sundance film festival than for its skiing these days. So we wondered how it would be for …

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Ski bench in steamboat springs
PLACES TO GOUSA Ski VacationsUSA West

Steamboat Springs: Skiing + More With Kids

Updated January 2020 We went to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to visit friends for Thanksgiving. It was a quick trip over a holiday with no skiing in our forecast.  But then …

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Munich
EuropePLACES TO GO

8 Wunderbar Family Activities In Munich

Germany is an incredibly easy place to travel with children. How could the country that gave us the Brothers Grimm and gummy bears not be? Bavaria is one the most …

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