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Ten Things You Should Do When Planning College Visits with Your Teen

Shake off the disbelief. Put away the baby photos you’ve been poring (tearing up?) over. It’s really happening. Your baby is heading to college! And you’re about to be swept up in a tornado of activity, online research, financial discussions, philosophical debates, and general maelstrom leading up to that final goodbye in front of the …

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Ten Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Ireland with Kids

ADVICE: TRAVELING TO IRELAND WITH KIDS – No longer seen as a destination exclusively for honeymooners and the tour bus crowd, Ireland is quickly becoming known as a family travel destination and with good reason. For families eager for their first taste of Europe in particular,  Ireland’s magic, culture, and minimal language barrier make it …

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Ten Things You Should Know Before Planning a Cruise with Kids

Planning a family cruise vacation can seem daunting, especially if you haven’t cruised before. Travel agents who specialize in cruises can be a trusted resource, but even if you have assistance from a professional, there are things you should know before you book that first cruise with kids. 1. You may or may not need …

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Tips for Travel with Kids of Every Temperament

ADVICE: Tips for Travel with Kids of Every Temperament – This year our contributors gave recommendations for travel to more than a dozen new destinations, including the U.S. Virgin Islands,  Dallas-Fort Worth,  London, Catalina Island,  Kyoto,  Zion National Park,  Havana, and Philadelphia, just to name a few. If you’re looking for travel inspiration, remember you can …

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Five Travel Laundry Hacks for Families

Traveling as a family is not to be taken lightly–at least not where the amount of dirty laundry generated in a week may be concerned. Here are some travel laundry hacks to help ease the burden on your family’s next adventure. 1. Bring at least 1 quick-dry outfit for each family member. Whether you’re sink …

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Ten DEET-Free Ways to Help Prevent Mosquito Bites

Zika, West Nile, and Dengue—oh, my! These mosquito-borne illnesses are especially on the minds of family travelers these days. Before grabbing any traditional repellent in your pre-trip shopping frenzy, be aware that different insect repellents contain differing concentrations of DEET—ranging from only 4% up to a whopping 100%. Children should only use formulations created with …

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Tips for Buying Sunglasses for Kids

Buying Guide: Sunglasses for Kids – Children’s eyes are even more vulnerable to UV damage than are their adult counterparts’. That’s why it’s especially important to protect them with quality sunglasses during outdoor adventures. But simply buying sun glasses for kids does not mean they’ll be worn–or will provide the protection for which they’re most …

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