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Through traveling extensively with my family, I have learned a few valuable lessons to reduce stress and set the stage for a great experience. Here are five tips from my family to yours. 1. BE PREPARED The most common blunder for parents is being ill prepared for...

Whenever I plan a trip with my family- a weekend in Vermont, a ski trip or something more exotic like our upcoming Spring Break in Costa Rica, I make kid friendly research a part of the experience. Sure, showing up and sightseeing is fun. But,...

Travel, as in life, offers spectacular experiences to those who don’t require immediate gratification. Case in point: Hana, HI. Because it is so difficult to reach (a barf inducing drive to Eastern Maui must be endured), there are zero crowds. And, zero resorts. That leaves...

It’s annoying enough to police your children’s digital excesses at home. But precious vacation time being wasted as they socialize virtually instead of engaging in the moment is the bane of 21st-century parenting. Heeding parents’ frustrations, hotels and resorts have responded with adolescent-savvy programming that...

5 Mountain Resorts to Merge Bunny slope, Moguls and Merlot Skiing as a family ranks high on the vacation hot list. But, how you transition your fearful kid into a fearless downhill Ninja is as important as where this milestone takes place. Newsflash: Snow is only...

Getting kids to behave is not genetic. It's an art, a tap dance of give and take that hinges upon a parent's ability to be 10 steps ahead of looming meltdowns. This is especially true with travel. Fact: Flying with children is a disaster waiting to...

Some assignments are pure pleasure. Like, writing the data-driven World’s Best pieces for Travel + Leisure. This year we had some newcomers. But, one thing is clear: T+L readers love Hawaii. Florida, Mexico, Southern California and South Carolina, too. Toss in some classically glorious properties...

Travel Like an A-Lister on a D-List Budget If you tend to ogle over celebrities vacationing with their brood in glamorous destinations -whizzing down the slopes in Aspen, yachting in Anguilla, snorkeling in Tulum-wipe up that pool of drool and know this: fabulous getaways can be...

How to increase organization, avoid over packing, and arm yourself for potential travel disasters Any way you look at it, packing is a chore. A recurring entry on one’s to-do list that holds as much allure as emptying your child’s 3-day old gym bag. But, a...