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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

Cruises with teenage girls?

We have teenage girls.  Trying to come up with a trip idea for late December into early January.  We want some level of activity versus just taking a beach vacation where they just sit on phones poolside.  Have you ever taken a cruise with teenagers?  What has been your experience?   Any cruise line...

Do you buy travel health insurance for 3 week European trip?

My 16 year old is traveling alone to Europe to stay with friends for three weeks this summer. They have recommended travel health insurance for my teen to assure any emergency would be covered without a lot of cost up front- I think that's what they said for reasoning. I don't have much experience w...

An afternoon in Denver

Hi-looking for recommendations for spending a Sunday afternoon with a 19 yo in Denver. We only have a few hours, so if there is a neighborhood that might be trendy and interesting for an older teen, that would be fun. Or a cool park, or places for dinner? We only have a short time there, so not able...

Iceland with kids

Need advice on what to do and what to skip in Iceland please! Traveling there with 2 kids (5 and 7) this summer. ...

Any Arizonans for help to Puerto Penasco MX?

Group of adults (14) have a place to stay in Puerto Penasco, MX (vrbo) but no idea how to get there. There seems to be several airports in AZ but none very close. Not sure if crossing the dessert is safe via car but perhaps by bus safer?  Any recs or travel agents that know Mexico? Is this even...


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Returning Home from Vacation: Five tips to ease the transition.

If you’re like most parents, returning home from a vacation with children can leave you feeling like you need a vacation from the vacation.  With a little planning though, you can re-enter your routine with ease and even work in some much needed “vacay recovery.”  Here are some top notch tips for he...

Fueling Healthy Adventures: Tips for Nurturing Picky Eaters on the Go

Embarking on family adventures, such as road trips, airport travels, or exploring foreign lands, often poses the challenge of picky eating. A change in routine, exposure to new environments, and the availability of unfamiliar cuisines can all contribute to a child's resistance to trying new foods. A...

Making Travel Au-some

Traveling with children can be fun, exciting and challenging and traveling with a child with a special needs child adds a whole new dynamic. I’m a mom of three: I have one 3 year old son and 5 year old boy/girl twins and my oldest son, Owen, has autism. To get ready for a trip, whether that be an ou...

Dear Teacher, We’re Taking Our Child Out of School for Vacation

It used to be a painful exercise when I had to write a note to our son’s teachers to let them know we would be taking our son out of school for a family vacation. The guilt would sink in and I would start to think we were bad parents for not putting enough focus on his education. I would write and r...

Parent Hacks: Master Your Next Family Vacation

As winter settles in, many people cope with the change in weather by planning their next family vacation. But if your last family vacation has you wanting to never venture out as a family again - you're in luck!  We've gathered the top travel hacks from NPN members on how to master your next fa...

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