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Trunki by Melissa & Doug

Luggage you can ride on? Oh, yeah. Credit: melissaanddoug.com
July is the heart of family travel time -- which, while extremely fun, can also be extremely stressful.
That's why easing the luggage burden is so important. Check out...
Part suitcase, part riding toy, the Trunki will make travel fun -- and easier on you!

Pilot Delays Takeoff for Dying 2-Year-Old's Grandfather

In a brilliant flash of humanity that almost makes up for the bad press airlines have been getting for years, a Southwest Airlines pilot delayed takeoff of a flight last week out of compassion for a desperate Arizona man who was trying to reach...Airline holds flight for a grandfather rushing to see his grandson before he was pulled off life support.

Do You Strap Your Baby In on the Plane?

Does your bundle need his own seat? Credit: Getty Images
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat. USA Today reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pushing...
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat.

Travel Crib Safety Tips

The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib is easy to set up. Credit: Amazon.com
Just because you have a baby on your hands doesn't mean traveling is no longer an option. However, you do need to be prepared for all the challenges the road -- and your youngster...

Bottle Feeding Baby on the Go

Plan ahead to feed your baby on the road. Credit: Getty
Taking a baby on the road can be a chore, especially when you have to remember to bring breakfast, lunch and dinner. But before you assume there's no easy way to transport bottles as you...

Baby Travel Items: Tips for Easy Packing

Traveling with a baby doesn't have to be stressful. Credit: Getty
Just when you've almost mastered the art of packing a diaper bag, you find yourself needing to take a long-distance trip with baby in tow. Some essential items, while bulky,...

Baby Items to Store in the Diaper Bag

First item for the diaper bag? Duh: diapers, of course. Credit: Getty
Diaper bags are getting bigger these days, but it isn't necessary to fill them completely. Here's our list of what baby items to take with you -- and what to leave at home...

Taking the Family to a Hot Spot Abroad? Stay Safe by Planning Ahead

A little planning can make international travel with kids go smoothly. Credit: jupiterimages
Thinking of trading Toronto for Thailand or skipping Madrid for Mumbai on your next family vacation? As the recession eases, more families are making...

22 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Time to sign up for a childbirth education class. Credit: GE Healthcare If you'd like to fit in a babymoon, or one last pre-baby getaway, better do it soon. It's best to travel before you reach 28 weeks. If you fly, be sure to drink...

Travelling with Children? What to Pack in the Activity Bag

A couple of years ago, my husband and I flew with three children, ages 5, 4, and 14 months, to Nicaragua, one of the least-developed countries in the Americas. It is also stunningly beautiful, wild and friendly, its varied geography pock-marked by...

Coolest Travel Gear For Kids

Holiday travel is hard enough, but traveling for the holidays with your kids in tow is enough to make the most patient parent want to run away from home. Here's a rundown of ten great pieces of travel gear to help you keep your cool, whether...

Airline Sends 10-Year-Old to Wrong State

Continental sends two kids to wrong destinations. Image: cylonka Bsg/sxc.hu
If your young child has ever flown the friendly skies alone, then you know how stressful that can be for a parent. Putting your kid in the hands of strangers while you go...

Ben Stiller, Grandparent Wars and More - Links We Love

Family vacations take planning and patience. Photo courtesy sxc.hu. School's almost out, which mean's the family road trip is drawing near. If you're traveling with anyone under the age of, oh, 25, you're going to need these tips. -- BabyCenter...

Swine Flu - How Far Would You Go to Keep Your Kids Healthy?

This coming weekend, my 2- and 5-year-old are traveling by airplane to visit their grandparents in Arizona for three weeks. Grandpa will be flying in from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix and picking them up in Minneapolis to fly with them back to the...

After the Inauguration - Home at Last!

"No matter what you believe in your political affiliation or party, you have to respect the fact that we had a peaceful transition of power." You can find more of René's videos -- including additional footage from her trip to...

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