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Tahoe with kids: Granlibakken Ski and Sledding Hill

Granlibakken is traditional Tahoe at its most authentic: this old-school resort boosts lodge rooms, condos, sledding, a day spa, and ski learning on poma bar and rope tow-accessed terrain. In the … Read More

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Hometown ski resort: Badger Pass Ski Area

Ever wanted to downhill or nordic ski in Yosemite National Park? How about a morning of skiing followed by an afternoon of hiking on the valley floor? I spent a day at Badger Pass Ski Area, located in … Read More

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Best of 2014: Best destinations for families you can book now!

Every December, we take time to reflect upon the past year of travel, and select five experiences---yes, just five!---that we crown the best of the year. Last year, our top travel experiences of … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

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Great Wolf Lodge review: New England

Northeast families ready to escape the cold weather and live in their bathing suits for a few days are in luck: the new (ish) Great Wolf Lodge New England is in a prime location just one hour from … Read More

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Best Ski Towns: Lake Tahoe region

We've already listed South Lake Tahoe as a Pit Stops for Kids Best Ski Town, but there are multiple hamlets dotting Lake Tahoe that deserve recognition. Beyond South Tahoe, the towns of Kings Beach, … Read More

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Tahoe with kids: Skiing Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows, located between Truckee and Lake Tahoe, California, has some of the best skiing in the Tahoe area. Plus, it's rarely crowded and always easy to navigate with kids in tow. Often … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Tips on living abroad: A Better Life for Half the Price

If you're a serious lover of travel, it's crossed your mind at least once, and you probably flirt with the idea regularly: what if we were to move outside the country, and explore a different culture … Read More

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Travel Gear We Use: Ski day accessories

Today on Travel Gear We Use, we're talking ski accessories. The following ski gear items are products we use either to make ski days more fun or more affordable. Both are high on my list when planning … Read More

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Ski trip planning hack: Using GetOutfitted to rent ski wear

Ski and snowboard wear is expensive--very expensive, in fact--and for some families, the cost to outfit everyone for one or two ski trips per season is simply not worth it. Our family skis much more … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

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Tips on living abroad: A Better Life for Half the…

If you’re a serious lover of travel, it’s crossed your mind at least once, and you probably flirt with the idea regularly: what if we were to move outside the country, and explore a different culture indefinitely?  As a travel writer who could work from anywhere, I’ve considered the idea more than most parents I know.…read more»

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Great Wolf Lodge review: New England…

Northeast families ready to escape the cold weather and live in their bathing suits for a few days are in luck: the new (ish) Great Wolf Lodge New England is in a prime location just one hour from Boston and Providence. And it comes packed with even more activities than Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound…read more»

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Ski school guide: How to choose the right ski…

Ski school can really add to the success and enjoyment of your family ski vacation, but lessons are usually more expensive than your ski lift tickets. Before making such an investment, know what type of ski school is right for your kids (or you!) and be smart about choosing the right ski lessons. We’ve tried…read more»

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Airport Play Spaces

Copenhagan kids' space

Copenhagen Airport

If you find yourself with time to kill with a baby, toddler, or child at Copenhagen Airport (International) this busy family travel season, an oasis awaits on the upper level overlooking the food court. (The only caveat is the lack of an elevator, so if you’re traveling with a stroller, be prepared to carry it.)…read more»

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Logan International Airport

Boston, Massachusetts If you find yourself flying this holiday season, a layover in Boston wouldn‘t be the worst luck in the world. Logan International Airport’s KidPort is a kid’s paradise, conveniently located in the Terminal C departure area. Sponsored by Boston Children’s Museum, this is much more than a play area; it’s a hand’s-on learning…read more»

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Zurich International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland The Zurich/Kloten International Airport is one of the few in the world to offer staffed nursery and play centers for their youngest fliers. Called “family services”, the two playspaces are located in Transit A, between the transfer desk and special assistance desk, and in Ground 1, right past security clearance next to the…read more»

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International Destinations

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Europe with Kids: Free things to do in Stockholm

Northern Europe is notoriously pricey. Countries like Sweden enjoy excellent standards of living, but for visitors, this can mean that things like transport, hotels and eating out can come at a premium. However, there are ways to off-set the costs of your trip to Sweden. Plan well in advance; it will afford you the opportunity…read more»

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New Year’s Eve in photos: Celebrations around the world

Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve at home, at a hotel or resort, or in a winter vacation home or relative’s home, we wish you a wonderful night! Because none of us can be everywhere at once, we’re bringing you photos of New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world. Here’s to a well-traveled 2015!  …read more»

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Four day trips from Rome (with or without a car)

We’re in the midst of organizing our first family European trip, which is great fun. After all, your trip starts the minute you begin planning it! I’ve always loved Rome, so I know it will be on the itinerary; however, I also know my favorite way  of experiencing the Eternal City (which consisted of multiple days…read more»

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