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10 Ways to Save Money On a Family Vacation This Summer

Summer may seem like perfect time for a family vacation, but peak-season travel can cost you a pretty penny. The warm weather, coupled with the fact that the kids are out of school, can bring costly flights and car rentals, less availability at hotels and resorts and bigger crowds at theme parks. But there are plenty of ways […]

Teenager

Seeing the World: 5 Ways Travel Benefits Tweens

My mom took my tween daughter on a day trip to New York City during the holidays. They rode the train together, saw the giant tree, ate lunch at a “fancy” restaurant, and saw the Radio City Rockettes. They left at 7:30 a.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m., and my daughter hasn’t stopped talking about […]

Parenting

How to Survive Flying During the Holidays with Your Family

Both of my kids—who I had less than two years apart—had their first airplane ride within months of their births. Thirteen years later, they hustle through holiday air travel with the efficiency of seasoned pros. We all had some learning curves to get to this point, and most of that happened during the bumpiest of […]

Family Fun Activities

Seven Unique Places to Visit this Fall

Fall is arguably the most beautiful time of year. The air is crisp and fresh. The sun is shining, and the leaves create a colorful tapestry that rival any work of art. Some areas of the country are particularly lovely this time of year, and—if you have the time—are worth the journey to explore. Here […]

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Preserve Your Vacation with a DIY Travel CollageSponsored content

We take so many photos on vacation, but where do they end up? I know I have boxes full of photos that I haven’t looked at in years, so I decided it was finally time to relive those vacation memories by making a DIY travel collage with a variety of photos, postcards, maps, tickets and […]