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Best Time to Visit Scottsdale, AZ: Pros & Cons of Every Season

Trying to decide when to visit Scottsdale? Enjoyable all year, each season offers pluses and minuses. Keep in mind that winters are likely chillier than you think, and summers are even toastier than you might imagine. In addition to significant changes in temperatures, be aware that activities, prices, events, and traffic vary with the seasons. […]

12 Safety Tips to Prevent Losing Your Child in a Public Place

For children, there’s almost nothing scarier than being unable to spot a parent or other caregiver in a crowded place. The terror might even be worse for parents when a child goes missing. One minute you’re clasping a chubby little hand, and the next your heart is racing as you frantically scan the crowd trying […]

Nature Vacations for Families: Connect Kids with the Outdoors While Traveling

Families are so busy juggling science projects, carpools, and after-school activities in our daily lives that we often don’t take time to connect with nature, or with each other. Nature-focused vacations enable parents and children to unplug from technology and everyday stresses while using all our senses to create lifelong memories. To reignite children’s sense […]

How to Camp with Kids: 12 Tips from a Family Camping Expert

Many parents, like myself, have romanticized memories of great family camping adventures from our own childhoods. But that was a long time ago and the little details about what made those trips so fun may escape us now. If you are considering a family camping vacation this year, then follow these 12 essential tips for […]

Flying with a Toddler or Baby (21 Tried and True Tips!)

Flying with a baby or toddler and afraid everyone on the plane will hate you? You are not alone. When I’ve given presentations about traveling with children to new parents, the most common worry I hear from audience members is being “that parent” on the airplane with the screaming baby. As someone who has been […]

Best Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Road trips with babies or toddlers may seem daunting even to intrepid travelers. How will you keep your baby content while on the road? What if your little one cries throughout the journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These 12 expert tips for a […]

How to Handle People Who Hate Children on Airplanes

Many airplane passengers can’t stand flying within the same fuselage as children. In a survey of nearly 2,500 individuals by Travelzoo Australia, screaming children were named as the worst aspect of air travel by 67 percent of respondents. Apparently travelers think airplanes should be Zen zones free from the noise, exuberance, and annoyance of children. But […]

Why and How to Do a Home Exchange Vacation

Curious about how a home exchange works? If you would like the comforts of home while traveling at almost no cost, then doing a home exchange may be for you. Whenever I tell people my family has done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many would-be exchangers […]

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? Check out these 30 fun things to do at Mall of America besides […]

What to Do When You Get Sick on a Cruise and How to Avoid Cruise Ship Illness

Cruises allow travelers to experience new cultures, see interesting sights, taste new foods, and have a whole lot of fun while unpacking just once. Cruising, however, also comes with lots of opportunities to become ill. Cruise ships have become notorious carriers of the Norovirus (or stomach flu). Other viruses like the common cold and bacterial […]

20 Best National Parks for Kids in the USA

Explore this list of the best national parks for kids to discover places of natural beauty that will entertain, educate, and fascinate your family. Recommended by travel experts, these 20 parks encompass the diverse beauty of the USA. Listed in chronological order, you’ll find erupting geysers, the world’s largest trees, an array of wild animals, […]

Business Travel Tips for Stress-Free (and Fun!) Work Trips

These business travel tips take the stress out of work trips. Traveling for work can be draining, or it can be productive and a lot of fun, depending on how you do it. Business executives and frequent travelers share their best advice to make business trips easier, more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable. Read these […]

Disneyland with Kids – Tips to Maximize Fun and Minimize Stress

Disneyland with kids is the most magical experience…if you do it right. There’s really nothing more amazing than seeing Disney’s original park through the eyes of a child. Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth but it’s also easy to overdo it. You don’t want your family to wind up exhausted, overwhelmed, and cranky while […]