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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.


Featured articles

5 family-friendly Midwest vacation spots you can drive to
Want a family vacation without the stress of plane travel? Try these Midwest vacation spots in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana.
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How to do Disney World and Disneyland right with kids in tow
A Disney veteran dishes on ways to do Disney on a budget and with fewer lines and kid meltdowns.
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5 rules for traveling with caregivers and kids
Traveling with a nanny or au pair to watch your kids can be a godsend, but be sure to lay out your expectations before you leave for vacation.
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Discussions

City Parents of 2+ kids: Do you have two cars?

My kids are 7 and 9 and we live in an area that is very walkable and close to many things. The kids take a bus to school and in normal times DH and I take CTA to work. My 7yo does a few activities tha...

Renting a boat- newbie question

Thinking about renting a boat/pontoon during our upcoming trip to Michigan. Neither DH nor I have ever driven a boat before. Will we be able to drive the boat (just like driving a car)? Or do we need ...

How do I get a passport?

What are the things I need to do to get a passport? I have not gotten one in over a decade. So I need some assistance figuring out where to go and what steps I need to take! Thank you! Anonymous post...

Airbnbs without reviews

I'm new to the whole Airbnb thing.  We are looking to reserve a place for an upcoming vacation.  I noticed the some of the available listings show their reviews, while others do not.  Is this common? ...

Recommendation for a girls' weekend destination

In normal times I try to meet up with a longtime girlfriend somewhere for a low key weekend once a year or every other year. Haven't been in a long time but would like to go this fall (Sept/Oct) if po...


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5 family-friendly Midwest vacation spots you can drive to

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How to do Disney World and Disneyland right with kids in tow

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