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I wanted to introduce my two sons to the concept of Carnival. But was there a way to do it without subjecting them to the lewd drunkenness and nudity that often accompany such celebrations? And with so many world-class cities hosting bucket-list worthy festivities, where would we go? Venice.

Venice Carnival With Kids

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Can kids still travel on a parent’s lap for free? Yes, but the real question might be, should they?

Should ‘Lap Children’ Get Their Own Plane Seat?

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    Regina Mullen

    When my daughter was an infant/toddler, I always purchased a seat and put her safely in her carseat. In the event of crash or emergency, it is physically impossible to hold a child safely in one's lap.

For the past three years, we’ve driven north to Quebec, where the locals not only embrace the cold, they celebrate it. We’ve partied at the city’s Winter Carnival, gone dog sledding through winding forest trails, ice-climbed at Montmorency Falls, and even stayed at the famous Hôtel de Glace. This year’s adventure? Cross-country skiing.

Quebec’s Family-Friendly Traditions

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I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. But as winter continues its march (at least where I live in New York City), I’ve been dreaming up a few travel goals for 2014. Some are places, some are new services, all are experiences that will make this year of travel the best one yet.

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My husband Ish and I thought we were adventurous people, but once our sons came into the picture, things felt a lot more risky. What if something happened to us out there? Or worse, what if some horrible parenting decision we made led to harm coming to one of our kids? Then we learned to let go–and it was the best thing for all of us.

Family Time: Raising the Bar on Adventure

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Travel may not take us to water that replenish our strength or smooth out our wrinkles, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a kind of “fountain of youth.” One way it works is by stretching time.

Travel: The New Fountain of Youth

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South Carolina’s Charleston offers a kid-pleasing combination of history and fun. Here’s a look at four ways to enjoy some quality family time in this charming Southern city.

Family Time: Doing the Charleston

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One writer makes the decision to take his family to Ireland to recapture some of the magical innocence of childhood.

Adare Manor Hotel

Leprechaun Luxury

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Addressing the importance of downtime on a family vacation

Cliffs Of Moher

Emerald Isle Escapism

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We answer the question: What’s the best cruise line for kids?

What’s the Best Cruise Line for Kids?

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  • Jenny C
    Jenny C

    Angie Glotstein - just saw this and made me think of your post.

  • Chelli Regier
    Chelli Regier

    Disney, of course. Ironically, it is also the best for adults too!!

  • Karen Johnson
    Karen Johnson

    Definitely Disney!

Tips for traveling by air with a baby

Baby On Board: How to Fly +1

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Maui is for honeymooners. But there's a whole other side to this luxe island waiting to be discovered -- if you pay close attention.

Maui is for Lovers…and Kids?

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  • Dixie Smith
    Dixie Smith

    Would love to visit sometime

  • Jessica Ruiz
    Jessica Ruiz

    love love love ♥

Behind that postcard facade of Kauai there’s a funky island that your kids can connect with.

Getting Lost in Kauai

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After a terrible tragedy, appreciating time on the road with family.

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How to make family travel a real adventure

Reinventing Family Travel

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Tour Story

Tour Story

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Kid-Friendly Paris: In and Around the Louvre

Musée du Louvre

Kid-Friendly Paris: In and Around the Louvre

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Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

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The Best Resort Rec Programs for Families

The Best Resort Rec Programs for Families

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Around the World with Kids

Around the World With Kids

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The Passport is the New Diploma

The Passport is the New Diploma

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Tips for Taking Your Kids on Safari

Tips for Taking Your Kids on Safari

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All Aboard! Multigenerational Cruising

All Aboard! Multigenerational Cruising

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Kids Night On Broadway

The Broadway League

Kids Night On Broadway

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Family Time: Philadelphia Freedom

Independence Hall

Family Time: Philadelphia Freedom

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