Family Friendly Travel

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Whether you're looking for like-minded cat lovers or conspiracy theorists, there's a cruise out there for you.

By Alia Hoyt

If you think you can't find a vacation that's relaxing for parents and still fun for the kids, these four trips will make you think again.

By Blythe Copeland

Make your next vacation one you’ll remember for all the right reasons with these skip-the-stress suggestions.

By Blythe Copeland


Get out of your vacation rut with a new adventure you and your family will remember forever.

By Blythe Copeland

With long security lines and unseasoned travelers to contend with, problems at the airport are a given. But we've got some tips to help ease your troubles.

By Emilie Sennebogen

What might be worse than hearing "Are we there yet?" over and over again for hours on end? "The Wheels on the Bus" over and over again for hours on end. What are some perfect road songs that both parents and children can enjoy?

By Meghan E. Smith

Family vacations can be fun for parents and kids alike -- but how do you decide where to go? Take a gander at these pictures for some great family vacation ideas.


Vacations are great for spending time with the family, but sometimes it's good for your kids to bring along their friends. But there's a fine line you have to walk when you're responsible for another little one during a lengthy trip.

By Susan Sherwood, Ph.D.

Vacation can mean spending a week -- an entire week! -- having the best time with your best bud. Sometimes, however, the novelty wears off. What do you need to keep in mind when sending out vacation invitations to your inner circle?

By Tom Scheve

It probably wasn't too long ago when the only person you worried about trashing a hotel room was you. All that changed when you had kids (or started using your own credit card to secure rooms). When's the right time to book them a separate suite?

By Tom Scheve

If your motto for this getaway is "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," then you might want to leave the impressionable dependents at home. But if you're in the area and you're looking for some family friendly fun, Sin City does provide some options.

By Nicholas Gerbis


If you pack the car in a thoughtful way, your passengers (read: children) will be entertained, well fed and happy while they travel. How do you pack right?

By Meredith Bower

Flying takes kids out of their comfort zones and normal routines, so a trip can go from exciting and fun to torturous in a matter of minutes. Parents look for the tiniest advantage when booking flights. When's a better time to take to the skies -- morning or evening?

By Jessica Brown

What's summer without a car trip? And what's a car trip without some tasty snacks? Of course, you could probably do without any melted candy bars or sticky juices -- how should you go about preparing munchies for your family of road warriors?

By Martha Barksdale

Flying with your children can be one of the most stressful things you have to do as a parent. But it doesn't have to be a nightmare. What's the trick to keeping your kids comfortable during a flight?

By Lawrence Schumacher


Love 'em or hate 'em, you will inevitably have to spend time with your spouse's parents during a few holidays or special events throughout the year. But what about vacations? Are they an in-law do or an in-law don't?

By Jessica Willis

Feeling sluggish and out of sorts after a cross-country trip? That's jet lag. Here are five ways to beat it.

By Josh Briggs

You've made a list of exactly what you need to take on your vacation. But once you get down to packing, it goes right out the window. Use these tips to put the brakes on overpacking -- and to make already small bags even smaller.

By Jacob Silverman

The best time to get on the road may depend on a lot of factors, including how far you're going, the weather, traffic and other conditions. What factors should you keep in mind when scheduling a road trip?

By Jonathan Strickland


Sometimes you may not have any control over the type of car you get when you walk up to the rental counter to pick up your keys. If you have a choice, what factors should influence your rental-car decisions?

By Jonathan Strickland

Packing toiletries for just yourself can be tricky enough; packing them for the whole family can be a daunting task. What are some ways to squeeze it all in and make everyone happy?

By Jane McGrath

Child-care duties can make a family holiday feel more like a working vacation. Should you hire or bring along your nanny to take some of those duties off your plate?

By Nicholas Gerbis

Not every hotel is built for your boisterous little ones. How can you find lodging where your kids can run free and enjoy their time away from home?

By Clint Pumphrey


Parenting during a family trip doesn't have to be so overwhelming. In fact, if your trip is well-planned, everyone in the family can enjoy him- or herself -- parents and kids alike. Just follow these tips.

By Christopher Neiger