Traveling with Kids

Planes, trains, and automobiles -- how will you get to your destination? We have ideas to make the trip a treat no matter the form of transportation -- including gear, snacks, and activities.

8 All-American Drives With Google Maps

Parents teamed up with Google Maps to create family-friendly road trips to some of the app's most-searched summer destinations and attractions. With low gas prices and loads of fun places to stop, there's never been a better way to see the country.

The Ultimate Vacation Planning Guide: Smart Tips for Surviving Travel Days

Your vacation is finally starting, and you want to get off on the right foot. Make your car ride or flight more of an adventure and less of a trek.

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.

5 Ways to Make Road Trips Rock (on a Budget!)

Long summer rides with your kids can be a blast--and don't have to break the bank.

6 Family-Friendly Mexican Vacations

Mysterious ancient ruins, miles of golden beaches, and innovative museums make Mexico a magical place for your next family vacation.

12 Strategies For Stress-Free Air Travel With Children

Experienced flight attendants share their secrets for young, flying families

Need a Kid-Friendly Restaurant While on Vacation? Check OpenTable's New List

OpenTable's new list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in just made your vacation meal-planning so much easier.

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.

Tips to Avoid Car Sickness

Is your child prone to motion sickness? Before you plan your next family trip, read our guide to helping your little one manage the journey.

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.

Walt Disney World: Ease Your Trip With Magic Bands

Mindy Walker, executive editor of American Baby, shares her secret weapon for Disney World success: Disney magic bands. The wristbands allow families to buy ice cream, sign up for a FastPass, and even get into the hotel room without having to carry any cards or cash.

Hometown Babies: Austin

Every city has fun and educational attractions for baby and mom. Learn what raising a kid in Austin, TX is like.

Hometown Babies: Park City

Find out why Park City is a primo place to parent.

11 Ways to Save More Money When Traveling with Kids

Looking to save a little cash on your next family vacation? From modern tech to good old pre-trip research, there are lots of ways families can travel without spending a fortune.

The 10 Best Beach Towns

Find your next dream vacation spot at one of Parents magazine's 2013 picks for the 10 best beach towns.

Your Guide to Stress-Free Family Travel

Experts (parents themselves!) give you their best advice for wiggling out of the inevitable problems you encounter when traveling with kids.

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.

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.

Winter Getaway: Key Biscayne

For families seeking a winter getaway focused on sandy beaches and nature, Key Biscayne, Florida offers plenty of options.

Our Transatlantic Journey to a Closer Family

A trip to a remote village in Croatia where my ancestors are from taught us a lot about what really matters. When you're feeling overscheduled, overwhelmed, and out of touch with the kids, these ideas will bring you back where you belong.

Children's Museums: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, provides an exciting and educational experience for kids. Katie, age 11, enjoyed making tissue paper collages in the art studio and exploring the extensive gallery of picture book art, among other activities.

Disney's Magic Kingdom: Beyond the Rides

Disney's Magic Kingdom can be an awe-inspiring experience for kids of all ages. Michael Kress, executive editor of, shares tips on how to enjoy the park without going on rides, from getting characters' autographs to watching the many parades and shows Disney World has to offer.

Hometown Babies: Boston

Beantown babies live surrounded by history. Check out all the old -- and new! -- places in Boston that are perfect for your little one.