Family Travel Basics

Family Vacation Planning Guide

Family-Friendly Travel

Every parent knows that the right type of family vacation depends on the age of the children. This Web Guide to Family-Friendly Travel can help make family travel decisions easy. For resources and information on where to go and what to do with babies, toddlers, school-age kids and teens; for gear and services to make the going (and returning) easier; and for family vacation planning tips and tricks on how to navigate all types of travel with your kids, use this Web Guide to the world of family-friendly travel.

Family Travel Basics

Having young ones in tow changes everything, from how and when you travel to where you go and what you can do there. Before you plan your trip, it's a good idea to see what practiced veterans and industry experts have to say.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The Web's top family travel sites are the perfect place to begin your research. Each has a wide selection of trip ideas, resources, and articles.
  • If the world is your oyster and you haven't decided what type of trip you want to take, these are the best places to start for general information on everything from pamper-yourselves-silly exotic resorts to down-and-dirty volunteer vacations. Once you've narrowed your choices, or if you have specific requirements or limitations, you can head to a more subject-specific site like the ones listed in the other sections of this guide.
  • Using a service can take a lot of the guesswork out of planning a trip with your family, something especially helpful for not-so-seasoned family travelers. But with tour agencies, as with any other business or service you're using for the first time, ask for references or check with the Better Business Bureau before you make a commitment.

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