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Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite (Or Come Home With You)

Doc Holiday shares tips on how to avoid getting bedbugs and, if you're unlucky enough to have them in your hotel room, how to get rid of them back home. As you may be aware, bedbugs are making a comeback in many parts of the world due to the prohibition on using DDT. Around the turn of the century they were common, and have been returning over the past few decades. Now it seems they're everywhere....

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Save Big On College Visits And Student Travels

I've found that packing smartly, shopping around for flights, and bundling flights and hotels into one efficient travel package make instant savings that can be used for more important student expenses. Parents who are about to send their kids off to college, those planning campus visits, and students planning a semester abroad have several ways to save when booking their travel arrangements....

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Souvenir Shopping Savvy

Souvenir crazy? We are. With Americans spending $5 billion on souvenirs annually, we want to share shopping tips that should reduce your family’s chances of buying junk and maximize the odds of bringing home a keepsake. 1. Avoid airport shops. Many travelers are tempted to spend the last of their local currency at the airport on Toblerone, the Swiss prism-shaped...

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Car And Booster Seat Safety

When Child Passenger Safety Week rolls around each September, auto companies and non-profits promote national campaigns to increase safety awareness of car seats and boosters. However, parents know that child safety -- whether in a car, train, taxi, airplane or other moving vehicle -- is a year round concern. And with the technology and innovation that's gone into all aspects of parenting, it's...

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Air Travel Regulations: What To Expect

Staying up to date with security regulations at US Airports can help you make your family's journey less stressful. Since 2001, a variety of aviation security regulations have been put into effect at all American airports (and adopted by many foreign airports, as well), courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Hand-carried and checked bags...

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20 Tips For Long-Haul With Children

Whether you're traveling the world on a round-the-world ticket, taking a long haul fight to visit relatives, relocating to a distant land or just worried about entertaining your little ones on a transatlantic flight, I have advice for you!As the wife of an American diplomat, I have traveled all over the world with my family. On occasion, our trips to and from Latin America and Africa kept...

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5 Multigenerational Vacation Ideas You Can Afford

Multigenerational travel in all combinations is already enjoyed by 42% of American travelers according to MMGY Global, who are forecasting this trend to rise by 7% for 2016. The appeal is obvious: Grandparents love to spoil grandchildren, working parents like to use limited vacation time to get everyone together, and kids...

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Arrg, Piracy On The Rise: Tips For Smooth Sailing

From the coast of Peru to the South China Sea, acts of piracy have been a fear of cruisers since about 2009, when these incidents were widely reported. How likely is it to happen to your family? Fortunately, new international laws and patrols by ocean-going vessels have decreased them substantially. Travelers can allay their fears and keep up to date with these tips. While many travelers...

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Junior Adventurers – As They Grow Guide

Here are some simple and useful guidelines for travel and activity planning with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-age children, and tweens... your own or someone else's.Once adults hit the road with children in tow, they quickly learn that for families there's no distinction between "traveler" and "tourist" or "vacation" and "adventure." Every trip we take with our kids becomes a...

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Tropical Flavors Awaken Appetite For Island Adventures

Traveling with family members who are too stubborn or too afraid to experiment with food can spoil any trip. You don't want picky eaters to waste their tropical beach vacation standing in a buffet line. And you certainly shouldn't skip the best seafood restaurants at your tropical destination to eat predictable (but mediocre) meals at international fast food chains.Instead of giving in to...

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