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Here´s a collection of general travel tips, from packing to choosing souvenirs.

Finding Lodging for Large Families star
Finding hotel accomodations for large families can be a tough task. If your family is a bit larger than the standard family of four, these tips from a well traveled family of five will help with your lodging search.

How and Why you should Choose a Pet Sitter star
Sometimes the hardest part about traveling is leaving your furry (or feathery or fishy) friends behind. Finding a reliable pet sitter is key to traveling with peace of mind about your pets.

How to Choose Your Family Vacation Destination star
Choosing a family vacation destination can be a daunting task. Make it easier by breaking the process down into manageable steps.

Packing List for Kids star
Have you ever left something important at home because you packed in a hurry? A poorly packed suitcase can lead to an unpleasant trip. A packing list can keep you from forgetting the vital items even when you pack in a hurry.

Packing Your Young Child's Carry-on star
Keeping a young child entertained on a flight is all about being prepared. Here are some tried and true suggestions on things to pack in your young child's carry-on to keep boredom and (hopefully) behavior problems at bay.

Planning for Your Girls Only Trip star
Are you planning a family trip with the girls or a girls only trip with friends? Here are some details that might help you to prepare for a road trip or a flight.

Pre-Road Trip Vehicle Safety Checklist star
Use this checklist to help get your vehicle ready for your next road trip.

Pre-Vacation Checklist star
There’s so much to do before leaving for vacation. It’s helpful to have a list of everything that has to get done before you head out the door. Feel free to use this list as a starting point for making your own.

Prepare Now for Upcoming School Breaks star
Your vacations may be over for the summer, but you should start preparing now for school breaks and holidays.

Preparing for a Flight with Children star
Flying with kids can be stressful. These suggestions for a little advanced planning can ease that stress and help your family have a more enjoyable flight.

Returning Home After Vacation star
Returning home after vacation can be stressful. If you need a vacation from your vacation, take these six steps to make your next homecoming less stressful.

Should You Choose a Suite on Vacation? star
Should your family choose a hotel suite during your next family vacation or a basic room? Are suites worth the extra expense? Consider the advantages of the luxury upgrade.

Should You Ship or Check the Family's Luggage? star
Family travelers, especially those with infants and toddlers, are all too familiar with the massive amounts of “stuff” that little people and their parents require for even a short trip. Shipping luggage through a commercial carrier is a very popular option, but is it right for your family?

Working While Traveling star
Have work to do while you vacation? Here are some tips.

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