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.

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15 Christmas Vacation Road Trip Ideas for Families That Are 2020 Approved

Want to pack everyone in the car for a family holiday away from home? Depending on where you live, these state-by-state holiday road trip vacation ideas cater to COVID-19 restrictions.

Walt Disney World Has Reopened During the Covid Pandemic—Here's What Families Need to Know Before They Go

After a nearly four-month closure due to COVID-19, Walt Disney World's theme parks are open to the public with new protocol for enhanced cleaning, physical distancing, required face coverings, temperature screenings, and more.

How to Create a 'Double Bubble' With Another Family For a More Social Summer

For families desperate to socialize during the summer of COVID-19, the "double bubble" strategy, where parents partner up with another trusted family, can make life much easier.

5 Things to Know About Disney's Riviera Resort Before You Take Your Kids

Walt Disney World just opened a swanky new European-themed hotel, Disney's Riviera Resort. Here's how to decide if it's the right spot for your next family vacation, plus the biggest perks for kids and parents.

13 Tips for Choosing the Best Disney Cruise for Your Family

Ready to set sail with some Disney magic (and that signature service and attention to detail they're so famous for)? Here's exactly how to plan a dream Disney cruise vacation for your family—from a mom who knows.

15 Reasons to Book a Disney Vacation in 2020

Marvel, and Moana, and Mickey, oh my! Get the scoop on all the newest Disney rides, cruises, attractions, and more coming soon to a park near you.

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5 Things to Do Before You Go on Vacation Without Your Kid for the First Time

I admit I love traveling alone with my husband. I’ve taken at least five kid-free trips, and here’s my advice on how to handle them with ease, especially when your children are young.

How to Plan a Baseball Stadium Road Trip This Summer

Plan an epic family road trip with these insider tips on where to stay and what to eat when visiting five famous Major League baseball parks in four major cities.

12 Best Places to Travel with Grandparents

Our No. 1 tip for vacay success: Take along an extra set of hands (or two). These trips offer tons of stuff for everyone to do, plus roomy accommodations to keep the peace.