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Family Travel

The passport is the new diploma. Explore the world together: Plan the perfect family getaway with help from our experts.

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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.

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.

  • Meyam flower
    Meyam flower

    I love u natGew

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.

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.

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.

Addressing the importance of downtime on a family vacation

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.

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

How to make family travel a real adventure

Tour Story

Kid-Friendly Paris: In and Around the 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

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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Family Time: Philadelphia Freedom

Family Time: Philadelphia Freedom

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Being Black in China

Family-Friendly Europe

Best Safari? Botswana.

  • Evelyn Mccarthy
    Evelyn Mccarthy

    Wonderful country I agree best place for a safari holiday

Why Booker Travels

Fun in the South African Sun: Durban

Fun in the South African Sun: Durban

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First-Trip-Away-From-Baby Tips

First-Trip-Away-From-Baby Tips

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The Best of South Africa: Family Style

The Best of South Africa: Family Style

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The Maine of Spain

  • Franck Adifco
    Franck Adifco

    Go Go A Coruña !

Living History in Athens

Biking in Lewis + Clark’s Footsteps

Biking in Lewis + Clark’s Footsteps

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Rebooting the Family Vacation

Rebooting the Family Vacation

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Cruising to Bermuda

Living Life Outside in Sri Lanka

A New Family Tradition: The 24-Hour Layover

Glamping With the Family

Waterloo With Kids

Why I Travel With My Brood

The Quieter Side of Ibiza

Lessons From Lewis + Clark

Planning a Beach Trip With Little Kids

Planning a Beach Trip With Little Kids

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East Meets West in Berlin

Is Jamaica Kid-Friendly?

The Icon: Mount Rushmore

A Royal Weekend in London

Puerto Rico: (U.S.) Passports Optional

Puerto Rico: (U.S.) Passports Optional

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Wild and Wonderful: Estes Park

Wild and Wonderful: Estes Park

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Geek Retreat: The Best of Silicon Valley

Geek Retreat: The Best of Silicon Valley

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My Guide to Napa With Niños

My Guide to Napa With Niños

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Planning a family trip to the City by the Bay in the near future? Here's a short-list of kid-friendly places and experiences in San Francisco.

Family-Friendly Fun in San Francisco

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Appalachian Wonderland: Pisgah National Forest

Appalachian Wonderland: Pisgah National Forest

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