Want to make a good trip truly great? These travel tips help you do just that. Whether you're headed for adventure or just to Grandma's, our tried-and-true advice from savvy moms gets you on the road to cutting costs, upping the joy, eliminating the aggravation, and making the best-ever memories. So what are you waiting for?
Bon voyage, travel guidebooks! Crowd sourcing makes the most of the wisdom of the wanderlusting masses. It's the perfect way to pick a new destination or get excited about one you've already chosen.
Don't let the wide world of trip-planning info overwhelm you; get help navigating the where, when, and how.
Less traditional lodgings offer more value and more room, while letting your family stay in its comfort zone.
Sensible suitcase stuffing means having what you need, leaving what you don't, and finding everything lickety-split.
Skip the predictable and go for thrifty, creative keepsakes -- the kind that will evoke your trip long after you return home.
Sightseeing with kids is great -- in small doses. So pace yourself for the sake of peace and pleasure.
Apps and iPads can help answer the question, "Are we there yet?" (or at least distract your kid from asking). But when the batteries run out, it's nice to have backup.
Hit the road with stops in mind to turn your car trip into a great adventure.
When it comes to thrift -- that holy grail of family travel -- a little planning can mean a lot of savings.
Leaking air mattresses, lost luggage, gigantic cockroaches: something is bound to go wrong. But it will usually turn out fine, and you'll treasure the story afterward.
Originally published in the August 2013 issue of FamilyFun.