Family Reunions

Family reunions are stereotyped as being dull, but things are changing. Today, families often take destination trips or even cruises together. In this section we'll explore every aspect of planning a family reunion, whether close to home or far away.

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Big family gatherings can be fun, heartwarming events, but they're often fraught with tension. Here are 10 ways to tank the event in short order.

By Maria Trimarchi

For some, receiving an invitation to a family reunion is exciting. For others, the same invite can trigger a headache. But what if you're in charge of planning the entire event? Do you know what to do?

By Patrick E. George

Families have reunions to bond with their loved ones, get to know each other better and create cherished memories. But organizing them can be a hassle. Lately, however, lots of families have turned to the Web as a way to get the word out about their family reunions -- and even to enhance the experience.

By Melissa Sandoval


Sometimes a reunion is the only time you get to see some of the people in your family. But there's only so much catching up you can do. What games can you play to keep from getting bored at your next family reunion?

By Nathan Chandler & John Kelly

It might be cheaper to hold your family reunion at home, but opting for a cruise can be a great way to keep everyone entertained and provide a relaxing vacation at the same time.

By Stephanie Crawford