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Travel With Kids

Plan a getaway with your kids—and get tips on how to make it the smoothest trip possible. There are tons of vacation options just a short drive from Chicago. Looking for a trip outside the Midwest? Our members have lots of advice on the best destinations for sun, sand or snow.

5 family-friendly Midwest vacation spots you can drive to
You know the saying “Midwest is best?” Well, if you ask me, the Midwest truly shines in the summer months…the glistening lakes, wealth of greenery, and tons of unique places to relax and unwind. It’s ...
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How to do Disney World and Disneyland right with kids in tow
Planning a Disney vacation can be an overwhelming experience filled with a mixture of excitement and angst. Here are some tips I’ve learned over our many trips to Disneyland (DL) and Walt Disney World...
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5 rules for traveling with caregivers and kids
I must admit: I never thought I would travel with childcare. That was a luxury that never entered my mind until we hosted our first au pair over four years ago. One of the premises of the au pair prog...
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Discussions

Nashville and Louisville for spring break - recommend fun things to do!

We're road-tripping to Nashville and Louisville for spring break and would love some ideas on things we should do. Our boys are 7 and 10. We're definitely doing the Slugger museum and Muhammad Ali museum in Louisville but would love your other ideas on activities, must-sees, restaurants, etc. Thank ...

New York City in winter

Haven't been to NYC/Mahattan in over 20 yrs. Would like to take my 2 boys (14,16) in late Feb/early March for the weekend. They are not big into waiting in museum lines so prefer checking out neighborhoods, stores, outdoorsy things,  We will stay near Times Square. Can anyone help with some ide...

YMCA of the Rockies?

Anyone has been in recent years? What was your experience?  ...

Great road trips 5-7 hours from Chicago

Did Mackinaw last year-looking for new ideas.  ...

Key Largo or Islamorada with kids?

Anyone been? Any tips on places to stay or restaurants? This would be End of Feb/Early March - long weekend.    I have heard Cheecalodge in Islamorada is great or Bakers Cay in Key Largo.  I have heard to avoid Key West with kids -- that is very heavy on party scene?   I can't be...


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Cold-weather winter break destinations from Chicago

As the days grow shorter and colder, the temptation to go south can be irresistible. But what if the winter season inspired your plans instead? Some of my family’s favorite vacations have been to northern destinations that delivered the perfect combination of festivity, coziness, and invigorating ou...

This is how to travel with young kids during Covid

It’s not really ever easy to fly with kids. But the reward of getting to your final destination for a family vacay and creating amazing memories makes it all worth it. Right?? That’s what I tried to remind myself when my husband surprised me with a family trip to San Diego for my birthday. During th...

Baby's first flight? Here's what you need to know.

Traveling can be a pain in the ass. And now, you want to bring along your infant and all the baby paraphernalia that’s transformed your once neat-and-tidy home into something resembling a toy store after a hurricane? I wish you much luck. But while I’m still new at this whole dad thing (not to menti...

5 tips for traveling with extended family and kids

My family of five loves to travel, so we escape Chicago as often as humanly possible. We began our journey vacationing with our extended family after having our third son and officially being outnumbered by our children. Now, five years later, extended family vacations are a regular part of our live...

The secret to traveling with kids? Planning, planning, planning.

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