How to Share a Vacation House with Another Family

By Candyce H. Stapen

Even though sharing a vacation house with another family saves money, provides pals for your kids, and can add fun, the experience comes with a potential pitfall: destroying the friendship. Know the answers to these considerations first.

How to Know If A Family Vacation Company is Any Good

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of companies claim to be "kid-friendly," but it takes a lot more than simply having a welcoming attitude to be truly suitable for children. Before you book that family holiday, ask these vital questions.

Which Are the Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Hotel Chains (And Which Ones Just Claim They Are)?

By Candyce H. Stapen

Lots of hotels say they'll let you stay with your dog—but at many, the price is steep and support is weak. But some American hotel companies truly do go the extra mile to welcome you and your animals.


Great Wolf's Huge New Indoor Water Park Opens Near Disneyland in California

By Jason Cochran

The growing chain of lodge-style indoor water parks finally makes it way to California and sets up shop. Does Southern California need indoor flumes, and would it make a fitting addition to a trip to Disneyland? We were there at its opening to see.

Answer Key to the Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Let's see who won the Scavenger Hunt! Click here for the rules and the challenges.

Pauline Frommer's Greenwich Village, NYC, Scavenger Hunt

By Pauline Frommer

Learn a bit about New York City history, interact with the city's real-life Village People, and turn part of your vacation into a low-key Amazing Race with this do-it-yourself game/tour.

How to Survive Family Holiday Celebrations

By Pauline Frommer

Are you traveling to see relatives for the holidays? These tips from noted relationship experts could make the experience both more harmonious and more pleasurable.

How to Research Your Ancestry on a Trip to Scotland

By Jason Cochran

Scotland's government makes researching your ancestry easier than in most places. Here's where to go in Scotland to find your roots—and what to know before you make the trip.

5 Savings Strategies for Next Year's Family Vacation

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about next year's family vacation. It might not be the most glamorous part of travel, but figuring out how to pay for it is vital. Develop a plan, stick to it—and, as experts recommend—involve your kids.

Family Travel: 10 Ways to Save on a Family Ski Trip

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Ski vacations are pricey by nature, but savvy parents never pay full price for a winter getaway. Once you learn how to spot a kid-friendly resort, you can use a few smart strategies to skim significant cost off your total spend.

Travel Troubleshooter: But No One Told Me the Pool Was Closed

By Christopher Elliott

Is it up to the traveler to find out about seasonal closures, or should hotel booking sites clearly specify when a certain amenity isn't available?

Peru with Kids: Appreciating Machu Picchu & Much More

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

A family trip to Machu Picchu reveals other adventures and a tasty introduction to Peruvian cuisine.

Ask the Family Travel Expert: Disney World with Three Generations

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Learn how to manage time, meals, and expectations on a multigenerational trip to Disney World.

Travel-Friendly Gadgets for Kids

By PCMag Staff

Need to keep your kids entertained on the road? Don't forget to pack some of these great gadgets on your next trip.

Ask the Family Travel Expert: All Summer, All-American & All-Inclusive

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

All-inclusive resorts can help families stay within their travel budgets. Here are three options in the U.S. if destinations like the Caribbean or Mexico are out of reach.

Ask the Family Travel Expert: What to Expect From Disney World's New Art of Animation Resort

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Disney World's new Art of Animation Resort opens in late May, offering an affordable solution for families who want suites that sleep up to six people.

Hotel Perks: Gas Rebates for Summer Travel

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Don't let high gas prices put the brakes on your summer road trips. Take advantage of gas rebates and credits from these hotels in the U.S. and Canada.

How to Time Travel with the Family in Birmingham, England

By Sascha Segan

In only four days, one family saw the 1400s, 1800s, mid-twentieth century and a glimpse of the future -- all without leaving the West Midlands. Here's how they did it.

12 Easter Weekend Packages to Get the Family Hopping

By Katrina Brown Hunt,

With Easter just around the corner, kid-friendly resorts are offering a shower of spring savings along with bunny-themed events. Here are a dozen egg-stravagant options for the whole brood.

Spring Ski Trips: Park City & Vermont

By Katrina Brown Hunt and Jinny VanDeusen

Looking to save on a late-season ski trip? Two family-friendly ski destinations are putting spring ski trips on sale.

Deal or No Deal: 3 Family-Friendly Spring Vacations

By Katrina Brown Hunt and Jinny VanDeusen

Always do the math and price out package components separately to see if you're truly saving -- or actually paying extra. Check out if any of these three family packages passed our test.

Vacation Rental Phishing Scams Catch More Travelers

By Christopher Elliott

Vacation rentals can be affordable lodging options, if you don't end up getting scammed. Avoid getting ripped off by learning from these travelers' mistakes.

Traveler's Ski Report: Winter Park Resort, Colorado

By Eric Peterson

Bummed out by the lack of snow at some ski resorts? Find out what's new at Colorado's Winter Park Resort, the lucky recipient of a recent blizzard.

Decoding Hotel Price Guarantees: Too Good to Be True?

By Lisa Cheng

Are hotel price guarantees meant to protect -- or fool -- travelers? We help you decipher the fine print.

Traveler's Ski Report: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana

By Eric Peterson

Big sky and big slopes draw skiers to Montana's Whitefish Mountain Resort, near Glacier National Park. Check out what's new at Whitefish, and learn why skiers keep coming back.