Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Want to Make Family Travel Easier? Try Google Flights

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We love a great travel app: They help find the best airfare, keep you organized, and can even update you in real time about security and flight delays. And when you’re traveling with kids, you need all the help you can get. That’s why we’re loving Google Flights.

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Walt Disney World Fans Start Making Plans! Toy Story Land is Opening Soon and We’ve Got all the Details.

Walt Disney World Toy Story Land

Howdy partner! Do your kids love Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and Slinky Dog? Do you sing along every time you hear You’ve Got a Friend in Me? Then you’ll want to circle June 30 in red on your calendar and get ready to go To Infinity and Beyond! That’s when Walt Disney World unveils Toy Story Land.

Melissa got a sneak preview of what’s in store this summer and has all the details for Disney and Toy Story fans big and small!

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Day Trips

Day Trip: Franklin Mineral Museum

Franklin Mineral Museum

It seems like children of all ages, boys and girls alike, love rocks: Throwing them, lining them up, collecting them, shoving them in their pockets so you can find them in the washer later, it doesn’t matter. Rocks are cool.

As the parent of a little geologist and ever on the lookout for an exciting outing that might actually teach her kid something, guest blogger Michelle Longo ventured out to find a day trip worthy of rock-star: The Franklin Mineral Museum located in beautiful Sussex County.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: An Affordable, All-Inclusive Family Summer Getaway

Punta Cana Dominican Republic family travelQ: Hi Playground! I want to take my family of five — my husband and I and our three teens, ages 13, 17, and 19 — to an all-inclusive resort for a summer beach vacation. I don’t want to break the bank, but would love to be able to fly somewhere (we live in Maryland between Baltimore and DC) for a real vacation feel. What would you suggest?  ~ NGC

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Puerto Rico Wants You To Visit

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An amazing thing happened at a recent meeting I had with tourism officials from Puerto Rico. Instead of discussing the long term negative effects on tourism from the recent destructive hurricane, they started talking about Spring Break. Puerto Rico’s message to the world is: Please come visit and be part of their comeback!

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Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Presidents’ Day and Winter Break

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Monday, February 19, is Presidents’ Day and the start of Winter Break, or long weekends, for many school districts — the perfect time to take some Day Trips or a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of fantastic ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: New Family Friendly Resorts in Cancun, Mexico

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Q: Hi Playground, Are there any new family resorts in the Cancun, Mexico, area you recommend? Trying to plan a spring break trip. Thanks, Kate.

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