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10 Best Things to Do With Kids in NYC

New York City is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to historic sights like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, world-class museums and dining, and an array of activities that satisfy every traveler. Keeping kids entertained and happy while traveling can be difficult, but fortunately, the Big Apple is packed…

Samantha Brown’s 10 Best Tips for Traveling With Kids

Courtesy of Samantha Brown. As a veteran travel TV show host who has visited more than 250 cities around the world over the last two decades, Samantha Brown knows how to travel. But even for expert travelers, there’s always something new to learn — for Brown, a big challenge was adjusting to traveling with kids,…

9 of the Safest Travel Destinations for Families

Kerid Crater, Iceland/OysterAs a parent, you want to expose your kids to an array of experiences and cultures, and travel is one of the best ways to do that. The problem is, even for the most dedicated family of travelers, the world can be a scary place. News about crime, war, and terrorism can lead…

Gorgeous Private Island Retreats

With additional reporting by Anne Olivia Bauso. Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work — or so we’ve heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, and the upkeep. It’s a full-time job, really (one that island owners simply pay other people to…

Our 5 Favorite Hotels for Family Ski Trips

With additional reporting by Rachel Klein. For many of us, family ski trips are some of the fondest memories from our childhoods; they often involved fire pits, heated pools, hearty meals, and, well, maybe a few kamikaze-style downhill runs as well. We know from experience that kids always have a great time in the snow,…

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Vermont This Winter

If you’re heading to Vermont with kids this winter, there’s more fun to be had beyond the slopes. For a real taste of what the state has to offer, we recommend carving out time to explore small towns outside the resort areas, where you can count on experiencing local family-friendly activities and events. Read on…

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that’s easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails throughout the U.S. for a family outing. Taking into account scenery, walkability, and accessibility from major cities, we’ve rounded up the nine best family-friendly hikes in America.

The Best Kid-Friendly Beaches in Hawaii

Beach at the Montage Kapalua Bay/Oyster Even adults have to be extra cautious at Hawaii’s beaches, with the ocean’s notoriously nasty rip currents and undertow. Conditions can be wildly different at the same swimming spot depending on the time of year — from calm as a lake to swells with 20-foot waves. So where to…

7 Ways the Beach Can Be Dangerous for Kids

Annual beach trips filled with sandcastle building, boogie boarding, and hot dog eating are some of the most family-friendly vacations. But, while beaches can mean refreshing dips and lovely sunsets, they also pose several dangers. While this is true for beachgoers of all ages, children are particularly at risk for ocean-centric hazards. We’ve rounded up…

7 Outrageous, Over-the-Top Features You’d Never Expect on a Cruise Ship

In the past, cruise ships were vessels that dependably carried passengers from port to port, offering dining and drinks en route. Entertainment could be a dip in the pool, live music, dancing, or shuffleboard. (Or just loads and loads of romantic flings, if “The Love Boat” is to be believed.) And plenty of ships still…