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There’s no place like home for the holidays. But getting there isn’t always easy, particularly if you are flying the not-so-friendly skies and doing it all with kids. Flight delays, crowded airports, TSA snafus, and holiday stress sometimes seem take the joy out of the holiday travel season. Holiday air travel with kids is not …

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Want to visit a national park but not sure where to start? Many Americans have discovered America’s national park system in the last several years. National parks are unique and breathtakingly beautiful destinations that have the added benefit of being budget-friendly. It is no wonder attendance has skyrocketed nationwide. But national parks can also be intimidating …

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The back-to-school and fall season is always a bit of a sad time of year in my family, as it is for many other families who love to travel. It signals the end of summer and the freedom that comes with three months to travel whenever and wherever. Consequently, it is also a time when …

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Travel with little ones always presents unique challenges, but the challenges can be even greater when taking young kids into the great outdoors. Our traveling family has found that hiking with our children, even in the extra-challenging toddler years, is incredibly rewarding. From national parks to simple trails right near home, making the extra effort …

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My family spends a lot of time in hotels on our travels. For more than a decade, our family of four has regularly piled into a standard hotel room to save money in destinations as different as Hawaii, Paris, and America’s National Parks. Things can get a little tight and we don’t always have all …

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One of the best deals in family travel is the Every Kids Outdoors program. This program provides free national park passes to all fourth graders for a full year, giving kids and their families access to hundreds of national park sites and other federal lands. The program was formerly known as Every Kid in a …

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Vacation rentals have grown increasingly popular over the last decade. For family travelers looking for more space or the amenities and conveniences of home, renting a condo or a vacation home instead of staying in a hotel while traveling just makes sense. A lot of additional travelers discovered vacation rentals in 2020 and 2021 when …

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Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have really taken the travel world by storm the better part of the last decade. My hometown of San Francisco is the home turf to both companies, so I’ve used ridesharing a lot. While hopping in a Lyft or Uber is easy enough after a night on the town …

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