Vacation Planning

If you're still in the planning phases of your next family vacation, you'll want to read our expert advice on how to save money, how to choose a destination, best times of the year for family travel, and what to pack.

How to Fly with Baby

Stressed-out about being airborne with your infant? Don't be. These insider tips will ensure a safer and smoother trip for the whole family.

5 Bucket-List Trips for Families

Hulas, glaciers, a certain amusement park. Parents readers told us the places you'd most like to take the family on vacation, and we're going to help you get there (on a budget!).

5 Under-the-Radar Island Escapes the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Consider a trip to one of these five unspoiled destinations that are redefining the family island getaway.

Disney World vs. Disneyland: Which Park is Right for You?

Parents hit up family-travel experts to compare Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort in eight categories, from the eats to the entertainment. Get ready for the ultimate Disney smackdown!

Packing List for Teens

If you've ever had the urge to send your teenager packing, now's your chance: Give them this checklist and let them pack their own bags. (Okay, there's also a checklist for things you might want to hold on to yourself, like your child's ID and first aid supplies.) Here's everything your teen needs to be prepared for your next trip.

Inexpensive Family Vacations That Don't Feel Cheap

These cheap family vacation spots offer family vacations on a budget.

6 Tips to Make Baby's First Road Trip a Success

Get out there and enjoy the journey! Here's what I learned after my one-year-old twin babies' first major road trip.

8 Best Babymoon Trips

Need some chill time? We are helping you both get out of town for some pre-baby R+R! We've picked eight great trips, all fairly close to home and all particularly pregnancy-friendly.

Traveling with Kids? Use Our Checklist!

If you're traveling with kids, you know planning ahead is key. Here's a checklist -- adapted from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Web site -- to help you make the journey with minimal hassle.

Flying with a Baby on Board

Your guide to traveling with a toddler -- without losing your mind.

Quiz: Are You Ready to Take Your First Kid-Free Vacation?

Fantasizing about a few days away without the kids, but aren't sure you can go through with it yet? Find out if you're ready for your first child-free vacation!

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Why We Loved Our Disney Cruise

Katie, age 11, gives us a look at what she did on her Disney cruise, which included exploring the ship's themed areas and playing on Disney's private island.

Family Vacations: Atlantis Paradise Island

Experience Atlantis Paradise Island and learn why it is a great destination for a family-friendly winter getaway or a vacation any time of the year.

Why We Loved Our Royal Caribbean Cruise

Watch Julia, age 8, explain why she loved her time on her Royal Caribbean cruise. The kid-friendly ships offer character breakfasts, pools, live entertainment, and more.

10 Best All-Inclusive Travel Resorts

Parents teamed up with TripAdvisor to find all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico that are rated highly by families. We then dug further to home in on places that expose your kids to cool activities--from treasure hunts to trapeze tricks--while you're off trying something new or happily doing nothing. Start planning now!

The 10 Best Hotel Chains For Families in 2016

We investigated the space, satisfaction ratings, starting prices, and kids' programs at 60-plus hotel chains so you can book your next trip--whether it's to visit family or Mickey--with peace of mind.

7 Travel-Themed Books for Kids

Widen your kid's worldview with the latest travel reads.

6 Last-Minute Spring Break Getaways

Procrastinators, rejoice: There's still plenty of space left at these warm-weather resorts with rad family pools, organized kid hangouts--and plenty of fun for you too. Get booking!

Fabulous Babymoon Destinations

More than 2 million expectant couples take a pre-baby trip each year. Why not join them? Use this guide, inspired by real travelers, to revel in your relationship before shifting to parent mode.

Packing Checklist for Little Kids

Sometimes it seems like preschoolers should come with their own bellhops. Here's everything you need to be prepared for your next trip.

Your Child's Packing Checklist

What needs to be in your child's suitcase.

What to Look for in a Family Volunteer Vacation

PBS travel expert and mom Colleen Kelly explores the world of voluntourism--and how to plan the right trip for your family.

Best Family Cruises

Sailing the high seas can be a boatload of fun for parents and kids, particularly if you pick the right cruise. Check out our choices for the eight top family vacations.

5 Under-the-Radar Spring Break Destinations for Families

We asked five experts from TravelingMom.com to give us their insider picks for the best under-the-radar spots that make for an awesome escape. These destinations are sure to thrill no matter your travel style.

Top 3 Things to Do in Charleston, South Carolina

Planning a trip to Charleston, South Carolina? Here are 3 family-friendly ways you can enjoy the Lowcountry.

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