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Club Med isn't the only option available for parents traveling with kids, tweens, and teens. Here, discover affordable family-friendly vacation destinations and getaway ideas in the U.S. and abroad.

Tips for planning a cool cultural outing to the museum

Our roundup of rural and urban, active and laid-back, educational and just plain entertaining family getaway ideas, from coast to coast.  

Destinations and lodgings across the USA that love your pets as much as you do.

From wave pools and lazy rivers to thrill rides and high-tech attractions, there’s something for everyone in our roundup of top water parks from coast to coast.

Canines get in on the family fun at these dog-friendly vacation spots.

These must-see National Parks—one for each state, plus the District of Columbia—showcase our country's natural beauty and rich history.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ten locales with great schools, housing and community spirit.

Don't leave home without them. 

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a lounge chair fan or a bit of both, there's a perfect voyage for everyone.

A new set of wheels and a clever license plate help derail writer Steve Salerno’s stereotypical midlife crisis.  

After a crushing diagnosis, writer Lucy Frank finds solace by driving toward an unexpected destination.

Writer Lonnae O’Neal looks forward to bonding with her 17-year-old daughter while driving her to school—but the ride isn’t always a smooth one.

Writer Ellen Seidman unwinds by letting her 13-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy, sit in the driver’s seat and take them on a make-believe trip.

When profane song comes on the car radio as she drives with her young daughter, writer Denene Millner reflects upon the classic childhood songs that she grooved to in her father’s car.

A spur-of-the-moment road trip to Elvis’s home helps writer Veronica Chambers heal her broken heart.

With his girlfriend’s mother behind the wheel, writer Karl Taro Greenfeld gets a glimpse of his future.