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9 Fun Hotel Rooms Designed Just for Kids

Taking a family vacation with the little ones? Aside from the typical requesting of cots or a room with two double beds, families who really want to make the hotel a special experience for their children or teens can book a Kids’ Suite at hotels around the world. These accommodations typically adjoin to the main…

4 Crazy Over-the-Top Amusement Parks Around the World

Although amusement parks are believed to have existed in some form since the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until the Victorian Era that these fun and sometimes-freaky attractions began to really take off, thanks to the invention of rides such as roller coasters and the Ferris wheel. Two World Wars and the Great Depression saw the…

Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Cutest Competition

There are a lot of different reasons to travel: to practice a language, see a natural wonder, experience another culture. But for animal lovers, the reason can be as simple as watching a lineup of dogs trot around in a circle — what’s otherwise known as a dog show. And nothing beats the Olympics of…

6 Family-Friendly Destinations That Aren’t Disney

For some families, there’s no better destination than Disneyland or Disney World. The costumed characters like Mickey and Snow White, abundance of rides like Space Mountain, and nightly shows mean boredom will not be a factor. But with long lines, expensive admission and dining options, and huge crowds, “The Happiest Place on Earth” definitely isn’t…

These 9 Hotels Are Doing Some Crazy-Cool Things for Christmas

Almost every hotel around the world capitalizes on the holiday season — the busiest travel time of the year — with various events and packages to entice visitors to choose their property as their holiday home base, and/or stay an extra night or two. Some offerings may be helpful (especially those that save you cash),…

You Can Celebrate Christmas Year-Round At These 4 Merry Hotels

Everyone has that friend: It’s 95 degrees and sunny — the middle of July — and he or she is already posting a countdown to Christmas on social media. Instead of unfollowing that person, pass along this convenient little list of hotels that celebrate the holiday year-round so he or she can cure the holiday…

8 Winter Getaways That Make for Perfect (And Inexpensive) Summer Escapes

The Caribbean, the West Coast, and North America’s ski resorts…. During the winter months, these spots are bustling with tourists who are either looking to escape the cold, or are seeking it out for that fresh powder. But summer months see their crowds dispersing for destinations like the beaches of the East Coast, Europe, and…

The Best Family-Run Hotels in the U.S.

Earlier this week, we gave you a special peek into the quiet, tucked-away, family-run hotels that help to characterize some of Europe’s small towns, and even the streets of its bustling cities as well. But while these sweet hidden gems may be even harder to discover on this side of the pond, they do exist…

6 Ways to Ensure the Perfect Family Holiday

Family holidays bring about memories you’ll treasure forever, but a lot of that depends on where you go and what you get up to during the break. Most people will think of sun, sea, and sand when it comes to a family holiday — but that doesn’t always need to be the case. Instead, these…

How-To: Totally Botch a Family Vacation

Photo: Thinkstock/Creatas It’s a nearly impossible mission: Put multiple generations in unfamiliar surroundings and expect everyone to have a great time the whole time. But against all odds, family vacations often yield joy and lasting memories. The pitfalls are deep and many, however. So we’re sharing with you the top family vacation mistakes we won’t…