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Hostels are a great option for families traveling on a budget. Here’s how to find hostels that are ok with kids and what to expect from a stay at 11 of them.
Sharing your baby’s first Christmas with your extended family can be magical—and fraught with stress. Here’s how to get organized, make the trip, and make the most of the time together.
Ski vacations can be some of the most memorable getaways. They enable you to embrace the great outdoors in beautiful winter vacation destinations. Not to mention, skiing is an activity that the whole family — from the little ones to grandma — can enjoy. Here are my best tips for planning a ski getaway that will make the kids want to ski again and again.
Adventure travel can mean different things to different families. For some it might mean a week of trekking through high mountain peaks, for others it could be a week of adrenaline-pumping activities in Costa Rica. And for others it could simply mean soaking up the food and culture in a country very different from their own.
No matter what your threshold for adventure is, it probably means introducing your kids to new places, cultures, food, or activities. Here's how to get the whol family ready for your next adventure.
Make the Most of Your Family Adventure at Zion
Zion National Park is spectacular. The scenery is amazing, there is a trail for every hiker and there are plenty of places for kids to safely explore.
So it’s no surprise the park is popular. There are certain places and times when you feel the crowds more than others. Part of the key to enjoying Zion is knowing where the crowds will be when and when and planning accordingly.
This guide for visiting Zion National Park will give you all the tips y...
I’ve been to New Orleans three times and eaten my way through the city on each trip from oysters at Acme to Bananas Foster at Brennan’s. But there’s good creole and Cajun food to be had across the state and often in settings more casual and family friendly than the Crescent City’s most famous dining rooms.Here are a few places in Louisiana outside of New Orleans where you can eat well, usually without spending a fortune.
Driving along Route 1 down the California coast is a classic road trip, and a kid-friendly one at that. Cities, towns, state parks and beaches pop up at regular enough intervals that make it easy to take a break when the kids hit their maximum capacity for sitting in the back seat. Here are some stops you might not know well but that are worth pausing along the way for.
It’s pretty easy to be a trailblazing tourist these days, particularly if the trail leads to a local ingredient, beverage or food that a destination wants to highlight. It seems everyone has a food or drink trail these days. Here are ten food and beverage trails from across the U.S. that offer something unique to their locale and yummy.
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Eileen is a journalist whose work has appeared in the HuffPost, U.S. News, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Parents.com and many other publications. She has traveled on five continents, three of them with her daughter. She calls New York City home. You can read Eileen's blog at Familiesgotravel.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
About the Author
Eileen is a journalist whose work has appeared in the HuffPost, U.S. News, Fortune, The Wall Street...
Rafting down the Colorado River, our guide asked the group if we’d ever heard of Page, the northern Arizona town we had just left from, before arriving in it. Everyone in the boat shook his or her head no.
It’s almost impossible to plan a trip to the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park without passing through Page, which is almost exactly halfway between the two on Highway 89. Given that Page appears to have more hotels than the two parks put together, people seem to be stopping and staying aw...
Everybody thinks they know Colonial Williamsburg, the famed living museum that recreates pre-Revolutionary America. You probably recall it from a family vacation or school trip taken some 20 or 30 (or more) years ago. But it’s much better than you remember.
The food-and-drink scene is pleasantly surprising, including good local beer and wine and menus featuring coastal Southern cuisine, and there’s much to explore beyond Williamsburg itself. Here’s how to best spend a long weekend in this his...
It’s easy to imagine that on Thanksgiving, everyone across America is sitting down to the same turkey dinner. But the truth is, everyone puts their own spin on it. Local ingredients from Pacific Northwest crab to Virginia ham work their way into appetizers and sides, and sometimes even join or replace the turkey as the main event.
Everyone loves holiday lights to brighten up the evening after a month of short, and often dreary, December days. Lots of cities have official holiday displays that are professional and amazing, but often the amateur displays found in residential neighborhoods across the country are even more impressive.