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5 Incredible Places in the Southwest You’ve Never Heard of Before

By MiniTime

Valley of Fire State Park (Flickr: Ben Rea) When most travelers think of the American Southwest, they imagine iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. However, if your family is looking for something a little different, consider adding one of these very kid-friendly, under-the-rada... Read More

Kid-Friendly Organization Eases Back-to-School Stress


By Shannon Breuner Nelson

By Lea Schneider Anyone who has tried to get children ready for school on time knows it’s the perfect occasion to dust off the old analogy about herding cats. I’ve sometimes thought that cats would actually be easier—I can’t imagine seeing one cat in a mismatched outfit while trying to he... Read More

Summer in Montreal: Top 5 Kid-Friendly Attractions in Quebec’s Metropolis

By MiniTime

Montreal (Flickr: Emmanuel Milou) A family vacation in Montreal is perfect if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind culinary, historical and cultural experience in the city that is often called the Paris of North America. You’ll discover that Montreal offers a multitude of kid-friendly attracti... Read More

How to Use Smart Lighting like a Third Parent

By Guest Post

What parent hasn't wished for an extra pair of hands or a second set of eyes to help them with their daily routine? As with many of modern life's little problems, technology has an answer: smart lighting. Smart lighting—light bulbs you control remotely through smartphone and tablet apps—a... Read More

Under-the-Radar Destinations in Europe

By MiniTime

Dubrovnik, Croatia (Flickr: Ivan Ivankovic) When you’ve seen the Eiffel Tower, taken a cruise down the Thames and done the Colosseum, you crave for other, lesser known treasures that Europe has in store. Good thing the Old Continent has more than its fair share of family-friendly attractions. Wh... Read More

10 Family-Friendly London Hotels for Every Budget

By MiniTime

The Athenaeum (Courtesy Athenaeum) From contemporary boutique hotels in chic neighborhoods to luxurious lodgings in historical buildings to cozy budget accommodations that won’t break the bank, there are plenty of exciting kid-friendly hotels to stay during your family vacation in London. England... Read More

Insider Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

By MiniTime

Universal Studios Florida (Courtesy Universal Orlando) Orlando, Florida, theme park capital of the world, has over 10 amusement parks catering to theme park lovers and Florida vacationers in its huge metropolitan limits. But none of these are more centered on the magic and adventure of the motion p... Read More

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for Foodies

By MiniTime

All-inclusive resorts are a great fool-proof way of taking the hassle out of your family vacation. Less planning is needed - no extra costs, no extra budget, no headaches, more time for you and the kids to get some R&R. But some of these all-inclusive hideaways have a reputation for disappoi... Read More

10 Best US Cities to Visit with the Kids

By MiniTime

New York City (Photo: Marley White | Courtesy NYC & Company) The United States--home of the free, and land of the brave--is also home to some of the best family-friendly cities the world over. From Niagara Falls to the shores of Hawaii, it’s sundry natural wonders are a lifetime must-see, and... Read More

Exploring Space and Science in Albuquerque with the Kids

By MiniTime

Albuquerque is an ideal spot for hot air ballooning.(Photo: Dave Parfitt) Have a kid obsessed with space or science? Want to offset summer learning loss, but don't want the family vacation to seem like school? Explore some of the space and science offerings around Albuquerque, New Mexico- a researc... Read More