popular topics in travel and vacations

  • cyber safety when traveling
    Holiday Travel
    Center for Cyber Safety and Education: Prepping for your Family Vacation
    We all know the drill before going on a long trip or vacation. Stop the mail and newspaper. Find someone to watch the house and pets and make sure that everyone has everything packed. Depending upon where you are going, you will undoubtedly doub...
    By Patrick Craven
  • summer games and activities for kids
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the instructions for the Beach Obstacle Course. Wat...
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    Outdoor Activities
    Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
    Just because it's cold and snowy, it doesn't mean you have to stay inside! Winter weather can be a great excuse to round up everyone in your neighborhood and get outside for some fresh air and exercise. So bundle up, and try these outdoor winter ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Best family friendly beaches
    Beaches
    Best Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.
    Has this happened to you? You pack up the kids and drive for hours to the beach, only to be surrounded by college students, drinking, and crowded shorelines. Don't let this happen to you and your family. The next time you're planning a beach vaca...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Top 10 summer beach reads 2017
    Summer
    Top 10 Summer Beach Reads for 2017
    Nothing says vacation like relaxing into soft, warm sand while being whisked away by an enthralling and timely book. Whether you love mystery or romance, make sure to bring along a few of these top summer beach reads on your next beachside trip.....
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Family vacation
    Family Life
    5 Best Cities for Family Vacation
    Planning a vacation is one activity your family is sure to enjoy as there are plenty of options to choose from. The surf or the slopes. Big city bustle or serenity of a mountain cabin. And then there's the manner of travel. Load up the car for a ...
    Steven Auger
  • Tent,Campsite
    Camping
    Camping Essentials
    Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground t...
    Erin Dower
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Tips to Pack for Summer Family Vacation traveling with children
    Summer
    Tips to Pack for Summer Family Vacation
    The countdown is on until summer break arrives. Warm nights, ice cream trucks, and beach days will soon be here, and that makes me pretty darn excited. Every year we take a family vacation to Cape Cod, a trip I daydream about during cold New Engl...
    Courtney Key
  • Car Rides with Kids
    Entertainment and Activities
    12 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Your Kids
    Traveling with kids on a long car trip — we've all been there. Before you've even crossed town lines the, "Are we there yet?" starts getting asked or, "How long until we get there?" via GIPHY So how do you cope? Follow these tips to help ease...
    Laura Richards
  • Child Using TAblet on Plane
    Kids
    3 Essential Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride with Your Children
    Airplane travel with kids can be easy and fun for the whole family. Not long ago, in the days before electronic devices were allowed to be used during takeoff and seat backs featured televisions with built-in video games, you had to pack a huge b...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • KidsSledding
    Outdoor Activities
    Winter Activities
    Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back...
    Erin Dower
  • Smiling Happy Family in Car
    Indoor Activities
    Travel Activities: Road Trip Math
    Travel Activities: Road Trip Math Road trip math not only keeps your child occupied during a long trip, but itcan also practice some of his real-life math skills. From license plates to maps and meals, there are many ways to make your trip a li...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Boredom Busters: Sixty-Second Word Family Naming
    Boredom Busters: Sixty-Second Word Family Naming The Sixty-Second Word Family Naming game is an easy game to play to keep your child occupied when you're standing on a line somewhere or in the car. Once you've introduced the game to your child a...
  • family with baby and toddler at airport
    Traveling with Babies
    8 Tips for Flying with Babies & Toddlers
    Air travel with a baby or toddler is no easy task. What time should you travel? What should you pack? These simple tips can make your next journey a little more manageable. Do you have any advice to add? Please share it in the comments area below...
    Erin Dower
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Airplane Safety
    When Can Infants Fly on Planes?
    Find out how old an infant should be before he can travel on a plane. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Summer Printables
    Summer Fun To-Do List
    From simple pleasures to exciting excursions for all ages, use this checklist to make sure your family covers all the basics when it comes to summer fun! ...