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#TravelTuesday Q&A: How Many Islands To Visit on a Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii Vacation | Kauai, Hawaii

Q: Hi Playground, I’m planning a vacation to Hawaii for my family of four (husband and I and my two surfing teens, ages 15 and 19). We’ve got 10 days total, including travel time from New Jersey. It’s our first times visiting and I want to visit three islands, but I heard that might be too many? I’d love to see the volcanoes and maybe Pearl Harbor and get out and explore. What do you think? ~ Thanks! MR

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Spring Break in Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

Q: Hi Playground, Spring break is coming up and I just found a super bargain deal for my family to go to Kauai at Costco of all places! Now that we’re all booked, I’m wondering what kind of activities will be available for us (my husband, 14-year-old daughter, and I) when we get there. Thanks! — Jen

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

family friendly resorts cancun mexico

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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Go To A National Park for Free in 2018

National Parks Fee Free Days | Boston National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park

Love nature, history, culture, the outdoors? You can find all of that, and more, at the amazing United States National Parks. And you don’t even have to pay to experience the beauty and history of our national parks and sites if you visit on four special days in 2018.

All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone who visits, so mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: A Long Weekend in Punta Cana or Bahamas

Punta Cana family travel

Q: Hi Playground! I want to plan an easy getaway to an island for a long weekend — Super Bowl weekend to be exact, and for three nights. We’re thinking about Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic or the Bahamas. Somewhere not crazy far or crazy expensive. Thanks a lot! ~ Heidi

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Costa Rica for a Spring Break Family Vacation

Costa Rica family vacation | Herradura Bay (Marriott)
Herradura Bay, Costa Rica 

Q: Hi Playground! Do you have any family friendly and affordable hotels and resorts you recommend in Costa Rica? We are hoping to go in March when our kids have 2 weeks off from school for an early Spring Break. Thanks! ~ Kim

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Don’t Miss These Amazing U.S. Cyber Monday Travel Deals for Families

cyber monday travel deals in the United States

Get ready, get set, SHOP! Or more precisely, shop for once-a-year travel deals, bargains, and great getaways. The only caveat: these are one-day only, Cyber Monday Travel Deals for families. Cyber Monday, for the uninitiated, is the first Monday after Thanksgiving, when online retailers roll out holiday specials for everyone who loves to click and save.

Georgette and I have rounded up the best of the best in travel for families across the United States — happy travels!

Related: The WOW $99 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now

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