Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A

#TravelTuesday Q&A: What are the Rules and Fees for Unaccompanied Minors

Travel Rules Unaccompanied Minors

Q:  Hi Playground! My two kids (12 and 14) are going to fly up to New Jersey this summer from our home in Florida to see their grandmother. What is the age cutoff and travel rules for unaccompanied minors? And are there fees, too? ~ Thanks! Chloe F

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Get Out of Town with BIG Spring JetBlue and Southwest Airfare Sales Happening Right Now!

Airfare Sales | Jetblue

We know, it’s cold, there’s snow on the ground, and it doesn’t feel like spring is ever coming. But there’s some good news to chase the end of winter blues away: Both JetBlue and Southwest are having mega airfare sales this weekend, so you can book a sunny spring getaway on the cheap—for example, one way to Orlando from LaGuardia is $89 on JetBlue during select dates, and $92 from Newark on Southwest.

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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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Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

5 Ways to Get More Playground

playground family travelMelissa Klurman and Georgette Gilmore created Playground to make finding vacation ideas as easy as taking a spin on your favorite swing. Every adventure–whether it’s a staycation or a far flung journey around the world–is personally tested and approved by two savvy travelers who also happen to be moms.

We share our personal favorite getaways, arts & cultural experiences, tips we share with friends, and travels we recommend whenever there’s a need to unwind, rewind, and take a break from the daily work/life grind.

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Today Only! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets on Sale for $20

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Harry Potter fans, we’ve got exciting news! You could be among the the very first to see the Broadway, two-part production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child AND only pay $40 to see both parts. The production JUST announced a special sale at the Lyric Theatre Box Office on West 43rd Street beginning tonight, Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Here are the details:

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Day Trips, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Celebrate Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day at These Great Destinations

Women's History Month | best places to visit in the U.S. for Women's History Month
(Photo: New-York Historical Society)

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day today, March 8, our friends at Tripping.com have compiled a list of fantastic spots for celebrating the accomplishments of women.

From Seneca Falls to Richmond, California, destinations around the U.S. are celebrating women with special events and exhibits!

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Day Trips

Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

True, winter is still here and the northeast is getting hit with a foot of snow, but spring will be warming us up before you know it (we promise). Spring is a fantastic time to take the family on a Day Trip and guest blogger Eileen Lundberg shares a lovely option —  New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, the garden of the Garden State!  Continue reading “Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands”