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Science Shows How A Trip To The Beach Actually Changes Your Brain

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. by Rebecca Jane Stokes Get there, ASAP. The ocean. A lake. A babbling creek.  Each body of water conjures a feeling inside of us even as we read the words.  You don't have to be an outdoor girl to acknowledge that spending t... Read More

Disney Getaway Giveaway

By Rachael Herrscher

The only person as exciting as Santa is Mickey Mouse. It's science. So taking the happiest day on the calendar and combining that with the happiest place on earth?! That's mind-melting-scream-your-guts-out-BLISS.  We want to give you the chance to experience that Christmas morning meltdown f... Read More

To Tip Or Not To Tip: A Family’s Guide To Tipping On Vacation

By MiniTime

Tipping is not the universal truth we expect here in the US. One thing travelers, especially with kid in... Read More

17 Reasons To Go To Disneyland With Your Grown-Up Friends

By Rachael Herrscher

Photo Credits: @TodaysMama and @TM_Erin on Instagram When you are at Disneyland without kids . . . you do you.  And that's totally amazing! (Especially at Halloweentime!) Staying at a Hotel on Property Gets A Lot Cheaper Stay at the fantastic resort on property that you've always wante... Read More

Cruising at New Heights: Quantum of the Seas Review

By Anna Shirley

At this point in my life, there isn't much I do without consideration of my children. I arrange my schedule around them. I eat last. I worry. I fret. I do everything I can to enjoy the time I have with them. It's not often that I have time to think about myself or what I would do in my leisure time.... Read More

9 Best Places to Camp in the U.S.

By MiniTime

If you’re a regular camper, you probably have a few favorite spots your family returns to. But if you’re new to camping – or looking to point your compass in a different direction – you’re likely to find a few new family-friendly destinations in the list below. Mountain Camping W... Read More

Fun Things to Do in San Diego with Family

By MiniTime

There's a lot more to San Diego than first meets the eye. In fact, there are so many different fun things to do in San Diego with your family that you may to need to come back again. Here are a just a few suggestions of things to consider adding to your itinerary that are a bit outside the nor... Read More

4 Beach Towns That Are California’s Best Kept Secrets

By MiniTime

A California beach vacation might be more affordable than you think. Along the shimmering California coast from southern to northern California are four (that we’ll share) laid-back beach towns where you can find oceanfront lodging for about $200 a night and meals well under $10 per person. More p... Read More

5 Cool Caves for Young Explorers

By MiniTime

When it comes to unique adventures, it’s hard to beat exploring dark caves filled with stalactites, stalagmites, subterranean streams and other fascinating geological features. Passageways lead to a maze of rooms, some so big voices echo and others so small they require stooping or crawling on han... Read More

Family Glamping: 8 Hotels For Fab Faux Camping

By Ana Connery

  As the winter drags on, plenty of us may be longing for a balmy, summer camping vacation with starss, a campfire, and s’mores. Even if the latest polar-vortex forecast won’t accommodate that dream, a handful of hotels offer in-room “glamping” experiences that will thrill kids—set... Read More