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11 Things to Pack for a Fun Family Lake Vacation

Lake vacations offer all sorts of opportunities for outdoor activities in the sunshine and cozy fun indoors. Days by the lake can include everything from stand-up paddleboarding to fishing for bass, while balmy evenings call for roasting marshmallows and playing board games by candlelight. Now that summer is finally here and lakes in the U.S.…

7 Theme Parks to Visit Instead of Disney

When it comes to family vacations, a certain mouse has a bit of a monopoly on the market. And while we 100 percent support Disney getaways of every kind, there may come a time when you want to explore other parks. Whether you’re scouting out cheaper or closer options, or just have a sense of…

The Best Unexpected Things to Do in Turks and Caicos

Beach at Ocean Club Resort/Oyster Many people who visit Turks and Caicos want to do little more than walk on the beach, lounge by the pool, go snorkeling, and eat at the resort’s buffet. And while that’s a perfectly acceptable way to spend an island vacation, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that…

Top 9 Family Hotels on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Traveling with kids means no more spa days, poolside cocktails, and late-night entertainment while on vacation, right? Wrong. Ahead are nine family-friendly resorts in Mexico — all on the Pacific side — that keep both parents and little ones happy, thanks to features like kids’ clubs, sports activities, and children’s pools as well as elegant…

Mexico’s Top All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

A Mexican all-inclusive is a top vacation choice for honeymooners and college-age spring-breakers, but families with kiddos have lots to look forward to as well. With activity-packed kids’ clubs, water sports, and other child-approved amenities (picture a swimming pool with a pirate ship replica), the following all-inclusives — all on Mexico’s Caribbean side — are…

5 Fun Things to Do With Your Family Around Punta Cana

Water Park at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana/Oyster Punta Cana is one of the most popular beach getaways in the Caribbean. The plethora of affordable all-inclusive beach resorts, access to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and relatively short three-hour flights from Miami make the sunny destination an ideal spot for families to relax…

10 All-Inclusive Resorts With Awesome Water Parks

Along with frolicking on a beach, splashing around in a water park tops any list of classic summer activities. These aquatic playgrounds — complete with winding waterslides, relaxing lazy rivers, suspended buckets of water, and interactive playscapes — offer a fun way to beat the heat. Fortunately, there are a number of hotels that house…

A Breakdown of the Best Kids’ Clubs on Cruises

There’s no doubt cruise ships are family-friendly, with extensive facilities for kids all ages, from babies to teens. Kids’ clubs, specifically, have transformed from rooms tucked aside with hardly any amenities into well-designed venues with full-blown programming on par with the best adult features at sea. Below, we looked at the top kids’ clubs on…

Copenhagen vs. Stockholm: Which Scandinavian City Should You Choose?

Kongens Nytorv & Nyhavn in Copenhagen/Oyster If you appreciate Scandinavian design, castles, Viking ships, and really good meatballs, we’ve got some good news. You’ll find not one, but two capital cities that will fulfill all your desires — Copenhagen and Stockholm. The former is a harbor city encircled by multiple waterways; the latter is an…

8 Adorable Animal Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

The Sistine Chapel. The Taj Mahal. These are typical line items on a bucket list. And while we’re all for seeing the wonders of the world, as animal lovers, we have to confess that nothing makes us as giddy as a good nose-to-nose experience with an adorable creature. If otters holding hands warms your heart…