Taking the Kids — flying smart with the littlest passengers
Baby girl sleeping on mother's laps while traveling in airplane

Taking the Kids — flying smart with the littlest passengers

Parents and grandparents wouldn’t consider driving with a young child if they aren’t properly restrained in a safety seat. Not only is it the law, but those seats save lives. So why is it different on a plane?

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The family summer road trip: snacks and drinks for survival — and fun!
Lipton family picnic road trip

The family summer road trip: snacks and drinks for survival — and fun!

“How much longer???” “Can we stop for a snack and something to drink?” Those questions are as inevitable on road trips as scattered potato chips and melted crayons in the back seat

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Traveling greener in honor of Earth Day
The Westin has launched Project Rise ThreadForward, a sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens into pajamas for needy children

Traveling greener in honor of Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day (Sunday, April 22), let’s remember how easy it is to do your bit to help end plastic pollution when you are traveling — and teach the kids a lesson in the process

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Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip
The lines were long in the North Terminal waiting for the security checkpoint on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt

Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip

Flight cancellations still occur on a regular basis because of the weather, but these days there are more options for passengers, especially if they are proactive, starting with carefully monitoring weather, road and airport closures

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Having fun in the snow during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
Ski school at Aspen's Buttermilk Mountain

Having fun in the snow during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Sometimes it’s a good idea to let the pros lead the way — especially with so many enticing deals during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

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Packing smart for your next family trip
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Packing smart for your next family trip

If you are like me and want to pack more efficiently, especially these days when you don’t want to pay for bags for the entire family (wait at the airport for them or need a larger rental car to accommodate the bags), this column is for you.

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Taking the Kids — and the whole family on a cruise
Windstar's Wind Spirit sailing in ahiti

Taking the Kids — and the whole family on a cruise

There are ships to suit every budget and travel style, from adventure-minded families chartering a small ship from a company like AdventureSmith Explorations that accommodates as few as a dozen guests, to a river cruise in Europe to a megaship in the Caribbean

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