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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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4 California Road Trip Ideas Kids Will Love

Drive down California’s Highway 1 and see wildlife in its natural habitat on this West Coast family road trip. Plus, squeeze in beach time.
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The 31 Best Babymoon Destinations

Strengthen your bond (and take a well-deserved break!) before your little one arrives with these dreamy babymoon ideas.
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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! 
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The Ultimate Midwest Family Road Trip

Little House on the Prairie fans are sure to recognize—and love!—these stops along Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway (aka Route 14) starting in South Dakota and ending in Iowa.