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Road-Tripping: Three Rules for Planning a Single Parent Road Trip

It’s not often that you find a dad (or mom for that matter) who is willing to embark on a single parent road trip with the kids without his or her better half. Whether you’re a single dad or mom or a spouse just giving a partner a chance to stay home for some peace and quiet, road-tripping on your own is a brave act. In...

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Is It Safe to Travel This Summer?

As the seasons begin to change and states slowly reopen during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, every family is asking is it safe to travel this summer? Is it safe to go on vacation? Is it safe to take even a short road trip? Eileen Ogintz of

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11 Driving Tips for Easier Road Trips

Family roadtrips, whether over busy holidays like spring break, the height of summer or for end-of-year festivities, can be made easier with preparation and these handy driving tips for road trips. When it comes to travel, if things can go wrong, they usually do. Do we agree that few things spoil a pleasant journey like car trouble, major congestion, unexpected toll roads or needless fines? What...

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Pets on the Road: Car Travel Tips for Your Pet

Keep the family's four-legged best friend healthy during car travel with pets and you'll never hear him barking "Are we there yet?" again. The following road trip tips are compiled from FTF’s community of pet travellers to help you make a long road trip or any car travel with pets (see

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How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Travel Plans

Updated Mar. 29, 2020. As Passover, Easter and summer vacations approach, families around the world are very concerned about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on health, safety and travel plans. The State Department has issued a Level...

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Screenshot of lobby from National Museum of Natural History on Smithsonian VR tour
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7 Great Destinations Offering Virtual Visits from Home

Whether you’re sheltering in place by choice or command, we hope you’ll enjoy touring seven great destinations offering virtual visits from home.

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Dachsund dog with sunglasses on the beach.
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Top 10 Reasons To Take The Family Dog On Holiday With You

Perhaps you've considered taking your dogs on holiday with you, rather than putting them in the kennel or hiring a pet sitter.

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Bernina Express sightseeing train runs past scenic Lake Poschiavo in Switzerland.
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Top 25 Recommended Rail Journeys Worldwide

Do you enjoy the rumbling of the rails? Rail journeys combine the contemplation of slow overland travel with the pleasures of getting somewhere, letting you take environmentally-friendly trains instead of carbon-spewing flights. Whether you're grandparents contemplating a multigenerational adventure or adults traveling with...

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What Is ETIAS and How Will It Affect Travel to Europe?

There is big news for those planning to travel to Europe soon. The Schengen authorities are finding new strategies and technologies to make the region safer for tourists and residents alike.

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Playing hockey outside on a frozen lake.
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Playing With Ice – Ice Safety

Whether you're snowboarding, fishing, skating, or just taking a slippery stroll, knowing ice safety could save your life. During the winter season, families from Maine to Siberia will take to frozen lakes and ponds to ice fish, play hockey, or snowmobile. Accidents will happen, but they can be avoided by following these guidelines...

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