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Family Travel Savings 101

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A great vacation balances moments of extravagance with activities that are as enjoyable as they are affordable.

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Tide Pool Roll Call

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The pools of water that collect in rocky hollows along the seashore can be a great place for kids to enjoy a close-up view of ocean life-like the creatures.

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Planning Your Trip: Where to Stay?

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There are so many options — hotels, motels, inns, cottages, cabins, condominiums, resorts, time-shares, campgrounds — it can be hard to know where to start.

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How to Ask the Big Questions When Planning a Family Vacation

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Planning an adventurous vacation can be fun, especially if you prepare for it in advance and involve your kids.

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A Happy Campers Checklist

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If your family's idea of a vacation involves nightly campfires, sleeping bags, and potential wildlife sightings near (or in!) your living space, check out these great resources for tent and RV camping.

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Packing With (and for) Kids

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Like so much of your family vacation, packing is a balancing act — in this case between including everything you need and making sure you can actually lift your bags. No matter where you're headed, this checklist should cover most of the essentials.

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Conversation Starters

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Time on the road offers families the perfect opportunity to reconnect by having conversations that don't revolve around car pools, chores, or eating all your vegetables.

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Car Games - Our Best Backseat Distractions

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Cars make captive audiences out of all of us. For parents with fidgety kids, these games could go a long way to keeping peace within the ranks.

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Our Top Air Travel Planning Tips

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Among our hints: Book early for good seats, order kids' meals when you make your reservation, stuff your carry-on for every contingency, and more.

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Hosteling for Families

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Stretch your family's vacation budget with a stay at one of American Youth Hostel's affordable accommodations.

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