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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

For Fun - Where would you take an extended vacation in August

It turns out that I will be able to take a summer sabbatical. I am thrilled and want to pack in as much enjoyment as possible.  Kids are mid-elementary ages and great travelers.  We’re thinking this is a once-in-a-lifetime type chance to take an extended vacation and travel.  DH has lots of PTO and ...

How far in advance do you plan your vacations?

We had a key issue that kept us from finalizing travel plans for Spring Break and have paid for it in the cost of airfare this close to our trip. But in general I never feel like I plan our trips far enough in advance. When do others generally plan summer and Spring Break travel? What is the trick t...

Beaches Turks and Caicos

Anyone been there recently? How was it? Which village did you stay at? Trying to decide between Caribbean village and French village. Any insights? We are usually not all-inclusive people but want to take an easy vacation where we don’t have to plan much. TIA! Anonymous poster hash: f39c4...369 ...

Summer 2022 Family travel

I’m late to planning this year!   tell me what you are doing, any amazing hotels or out of the way places you’ve discovered! Any great tours/deals or extraordinary things… US or International.    looking at Italy and discovered that the coastal region is the # 1 spot for Americans ...

What is private jet money?

I don't want to derail the Latin suicide thread, but curious kind of wealth constitutes "private jet money". Anonymous poster hash: 4a2c2...74c ...


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5 tips for traveling with kids

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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...

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