Travel

Children having a fun beach day.

How to Take a Family Vacation During the School Year (and why you should)

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family took an epic 11-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. We swam, snorkeled, hiked and—most importantly—bonded. The best part? Our kids, twin boys in fifth grade and …

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What to Know Before a Family Road Trip Tips for keeping the kids entertained, feeling good and staying safe this summer

Summer is upon us, which means, for many American families, it’s time to hit the road. In fact, a 2021 CarInsurance.com survey of U.S. drivers found that 79% of participants reported having been on a family road trip within the past five years. The U.S. Travel Association’s ongoing Travel Recovery …

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DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies Official Recipe

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Recreate the hotel experience by baking a batch of these delicious cookies at home

One of the many disappointments of the coronavirus pandemic is that families have had to cancel their travel plans. Parents and kids are feeling this sadness particularly hard now during what was supposed to be spring break week. Checking into a hotel may not be an option at the moment, …

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SEA & SPACE: A Cocoa Beach, Florida, Vacation The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect launchpad for relaxation

Give me a beach vacation anywhere and I’ll be divinely happy, sprawled on a lounge chair, a salty breeze ruffling my hair. Doing nothing replenishes the body and soul in this era of nonstop tweeting and Instagramming. That’s why I was excited to check out of civilization for a weekend …

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SkySquad wants to improve the airport experience for families traveling with young children

SkySquad provides parents a helping hand at Dulles Airport New concierge service wants to improve travel experience for families

If you’ve ever wished for an extra set of hands at the airport, you’re in luck. SkySquad, a new concierge service, launched earlier this month at Dulles Airport to make it easier for families who have their hands full to navigate the airport. SkySquad assistants can help with ticketing, preparing …

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