A young boy swims in the kiddie pool in Playa del Carmen.

The Best Family Adventures on the Riviera Maya

By Christine Delsol & Maribeth Mellin

Few places on the plaanet are as family-friendly as Cancun and the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. But the region offers far more than just sun and sand: there are real adventures that the entire family can participate in. Here are our picks for some of the best of them.
Lazy river at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World

Which Orlando Hotel Has the Best Pool?

By Jason Cochran

Orlando has more than 118,000 hotel rooms—but not all resort pools are equal. Check out some of the best swimming areas that the vacationland serving Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando has to offer.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade turkey and pilgrims

Where to Go for Thanksgiving This Year

By Ashley DuBois

When the traditional Thanksgiving at home feels too routine—and this year you aren't feeling like spending forever cooking a turkey—we've found the perfect escapes for that long weekend. Some are cheap, some perfect for large gatherings, and some are just the ultimate Turkey Day destinations.
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Child crying alone in the street

Terrible Vacation Destinations for Kids

By Margaret Daly

Traveling with kids is rewarding, but difficult—a child can turn from a grinning sweetheart to a grumpy rascal at the slightest hitch. With input from experts, we've compiled a list of destinations to avoid at all costs so that travel-happy families can cruise through their journeys.
View of Pienza and Surrounding Countryside Hills in Tuscany

How to See the Best of Tuscany—Beyond Florence—in One Week

By Stephen Brewer & Donald Strachan, Photo Editing Margaret Daly

Florence may be a must-see Italian gem, but the hill towns of Tuscany, rich in culture and history, promise equally unforgettable Italian experiences. Explore these Tuscan treasures one Piazza at a time with this thrilling week-long itinerary that includes museum touring, wine tasting, and of course, window shopping through mazes of medieval cobblestone streets.
Aerial view of an orange overcast London through a rain speckled glass pane

How to See the Best of England in One Week

By Donald Strachan, Photo Editing by Margaret Daly

Make the most of your time in England with our week-long itinerary. Through short bursts of travel, we'll take you through the best of London and then on to such storied locales as Windsor, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon. History, nature, art—the best way to experience England.
Children pet a starfish at the Maui Ocean Center

The Best of Hawaii for Kids

By Martha Cheng, Jeanne Cooper, Shannon Wianecki

Sure, you could spend your entire family vacation at the beach. But Hawaii has so many other attractions that kids (and their parents!) love. Here's our picks for the best of 'em.
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15 Fun Orlando Sights That Disney Vacationers Usually Miss

By Jason Cochran

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando work hard to make sure their customers never leave their property. If you take that bait, though, you're missing a whole lot of fun. Here's what to do in Orlando.

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 Complain to Delta Air Lines

By Margaret Daly

Follow these instructions to file a complaint to one of the most prevalent companies in America, Delta Air Lines, which is often ranked #1 in customer complaints.

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.

America's Only Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Park Land Opens: Images

By Jason Cochran

The new land, targeted to very small children and based on the wildly popular English characters, opens in Massachusetts.

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.

Last-Minute Ski Deals: Vermont, Colorado, California, Banff & More

By Eric Peterson

After a slow start to the ski season, now is the time to book a last-minute ski trip to Vermont, Colorado, Montana, Utah, and other popular ski destinations.

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.

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.

Ski Deals: Vermont, Maine, Colorado, New Mexico & More

By Eric Peterson

Scoop up these winter deals on lodging and lift tickets at popular ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada.

Ski Deals in Vermont, California, British Columbia & More

By Eric Peterson

Book now for ski deals on lift tickets and lodging at popular ski resorts in Vermont, Maine, California, Utah, Colorado, British Columbia, Alberta, and more great winter destinations.

Where to Ski this Winter: U.S. Resort Upgrades & Improvements

By Eric Peterson

Whether you stick to the bunny slope or prefer to tackle the black-diamond trails, check out what's new for the 2011-12 ski season at resorts in Vermont, Maine, Colorado, California, and more.