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.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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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9 Great Romantic Getaways

A weekend trip to one of these special spots may be just what you need to recharge your relationship.

Inexpensive Family Vacations That Don't Feel Cheap

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

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Babymoon

Vacations change drastically once baby makes his or her entrance. So it's no wonder many couples opt for a babymoon--one last getaway before two become three. While babymooning can be romantic and relaxing, keep these things in mind before booking your dream trip.

Bucket-List Trips: The Details

Get all the details you'll need to plan a bucket-list trip with your family.

Your Child's Packing Checklist

What needs to be in your child's suitcase.

10 Ways to Save on Your Dream Family Vacation

The experts from answer all your burning budget-vacation questions so you can plan the trip of a lifetime--without breaking the bank. Get ready to steal their top 10 sneaky, money-saving strategies!

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.

6 Best U.S. Lake Beaches

Cannonballs! Sailboat races! And...sand castles! We've teamed up with the travel gurus at to bring you six wonderful freshwater destinations that offer everything you love about lakes--with beaches to boot.

Disney FastPass+ Tips and Strategies

Make the most of your Disney trip with our handy guide to FastPass+, a smart way to reserve Disney experiences before your vacation even begins.

10 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Try these 10 clever ways to make your summer vacation more affordable -- without sacrificing fun.

Got Nothing Planned for Your Kids This Summer? You're Not Alone!

In a new survey, most parents said they had no activities planned for their kids this summer. (We've got some ideas for you!)

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