There's a way to make traveling exciting for children this holiday season, and it doesn't involve a movie marathon. With fun luggage pieces, they'll be able to carry their own things and feel like a big kid. Whether you're flying across the country or hitting the road for just a few hours, these pieces will make everything from packing to snacking seem like a big adventure!
Hit the road without hitting rock bottom! The holidays are prime time for travel – be it for a trip to grandma's house or on a vacation – but getting there isn't always half the fun. Eliminate mad dashes through the airport in search of a toilet and road trip boredom with a few apps designed to make the air, roads, and rails just a wee bit friendlier!
Flying with an infant may seem like a daunting task for new parents, and make no mistake, having baby on board definitely means more advance planning and less spontaneity when it comes to travel. That said, with a little preparation, your first flight with your little one can be a totally manageable and even fun adventure for your whole family. Check out these tried and true tricks for a successful first flight.
Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Trick-or-treating is the highlight of Halloween for most kids, but will yours be getting some awesome treats in their goodie bags this Halloween? Zillow recently ranked the top 20 cities to trick-or-treat — and the top five neighborhoods in each — based on median home value, walkability, population density, and safety. We're giving a shout-out to the top 10! Did your city make the cut?
A staple of Summer for most every family, a beach vacation is the perfect time for parents and kids alike to kick back, enjoy the outdoors, and relax! While the list of great destinations could go on forever, we've narrowed it down to just 10 of the country's top beaches for families. Did your favorite spot make the cut? We'd love to hear where your family vacations and why it works for you.
Let's get rugged! Nature-loving parents like to pack up the kids and take them on outdoor adventures. These mamas and papas don't mind all the extra effort that goes with collapsible accommodations. But we wanted to make the planning process easier for families, so we've compiled our ultimate guide to adventure. Check out these tips and tricks for camping while pregnant or with a baby from Kampgrounds of America and stylish finds for the woman who likes to look fab, not drab in the wilderness.
Load on the sprinkles and put a cherry on top because today is National Ice Cream Day! Summer is in full swing, and there's no better time to enjoy the cold, creamy treat. Every town has their cherished sundae spot, but we've rounded up the best parlors across the land. From a spot serving amazing handcrafted gelato to unique dives, these ice cream parlors are fun for the whole family. Did we miss your favorite? Make sure to leave a comment sharing the best ice cream in your neck of the woods!
If Summer vacation has you planning an escape via air travel, then it's only a matter of time until Mom starts thinking about what she can pack to keep the lil ones busy and quiet en route to their destination. One of the best tricks another mama taught me was to pack a bag with fun, new toys and games and then hide it between trips. When you bring it out for the next journey, the toys remain new and exciting! But what to pack in that original bag? In addition to your tot's favorite books and a deck of cards, we've picked 11 clean and quiet toys and games that will keep travelers of all ages happy during a long flight.
Who ever said there ain't no cure for the summertime blues? With the kids out of school and the weather warming up, families have plenty of options when it comes to planning a memorable Summer. Sure, you could visit a beach or amusement park, but we've rounded up the most family-friendly options when it comes to music festivals, lighthouses, cruises, and more to ensure moms, dads, and kids of all ages can enjoy their trip. Check out our picks!
Ask any traveling mama the hardest part of flying with an infant, and she'll likely say it's finding a place to put her during the flight. For tots under 2 who are traveling as lap babies (meaning not with their own seat), Mom's lap is only so big, and with airlines packing their planes to the gills these days, it's rare to have an empty seat next to you.
For one mama, the solution was obvious — a hammock seat that attaches to the seatback in front of her so baby has a comfortable place to rest and play. With that in mind, FlyeBaby ($45) was born. A sling-like design that includes a five-point harness, FlyeBaby turns almost any airline seat (except an exit row and bulkhead seats) into baby-friendly space. According to the company, the seat can also be used on some dining room chairs to create an instant high chair when traveling. With flight costs steadily increasing and space at a premium, what do you think?