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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

cheap, but warm, between christmas and NY

Kids are 9&11   Is this a thing that's possible? The week between Christmas and NY is the only week my husband can travel, and it wasnt' even clear we could do that until now. We don't want to spend more than $5,000.  4-ish nights? something like the 26th - 30th.    Everywher...

Timber Ridge in Lake Geneva

I'm thinking of taking my 5 year olds but got scared reading TripAdvisor reviews. I'm nt a hotel snob but don't want bed bugs and run down dirty rooms with kids that still put things in their mouth. Has anyone been lately? Is it that bad for a 2 night stay? ...

Recommendations for Rome, Bologna, Venice

Heading to Italy over Thanksgiving break as a family of 5.  Any recommendations for hotels/air bnb you recommend?  We have teenagers so not wanting to all cram in one room. Recommendations on what to do? Also heading to Bologna  and Venice for a few days.   Thanks! ...

Hyatt Ziva reviews?

Searching for a resort for the week after Christmas with no luck. Everything is either booked or 3x the normal rate.  Didn't realize I was so behind in booking!   Has anyone been to the Hyatt Ziva in either Cabo or Cancun?  Thoughts?   Anonymous poster hash: 86412...eab ...

Galena, IL

I've never been.  Is it worth a visit?  What is it like?  Considering a weekend trip in late fall.  Any recommendations? Thanks! ...


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