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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Home-Swapping Saves Families a Ton of Money on Travel

Home-swapping is growing in popularity, and for good reason: It can save travelers quite a bit of money—and it makes vacations with kids in tow a ton easier, too.

7 Affordable Weekend Getaways for Parents

Parents deserve some time off too—and it doesn't have to break the bank. Here are some affordable options for a weekend trip that is fun, relaxing, and definitely on-budget.

7 Things to Know Before Going Back to Disneyland

Disneyland reopened on April 30 after a year of COVID-19 closure. Planning a visit? From the mask policy to booking reservations, here's what to know from one of the first moms back through the gates.

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.

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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.

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.