Lake-TubingThe whole idea of family travel is to have fun together, regroup, bond and create happy (and funny) memories.

But it’s not always easy – especially as kids get older – to organize a trip that pleases everyone and is within your family budget. Those two elements – budget and family-pleasing destinations – can be tricky. Finding helpful information is the first step.

So, relax and read through the following articles written by a range of family travel experts to help inspire you to plan and enjoy your best family vacation yet!

Teens can be surly and difficult to please but that’s not a reason to stop traveling as a family. Finding destinations where teens can have the independence they crave is key to family travel bliss, says TravelingMom with Teens Cindy Richards. She recommends these five destinations.


Traveling with tots takes work but places such as all-inclusive resorts or a few days hanging out at a beach building sandcastles can make life a little easier. TravelingMom with Toddlers Amanda Topinka
Parents shares tips for journeys with little ones.

No need for a passport to enjoy a few days in paradise! Midwest TravelingMom Andrea Guthmann discovered lush gardens and exotic lagoons in San Diego.

Teamwork takes the pressure off mom making all the fun travel plans. Enlist the help of family and friends to help you create an itinerary to remember. Here’s what Disabled TravelingMom Connie Roberts has to say about traveling with family.

For some families, getting away from the daily hustle and bustle to find time for long walks, prayer time and Bible study constitutes the ideal getaway. Christian TravelingMom Teronya Holmes shares five summer travel ideas ideal for Christians.

Traveling with kids is tricky enough but can be extra challenging for parents with an autistic child. Limiting activities and arranging for private rather than group museum tours are among the 20 tips shared by Autism TravelingMom Margalit Sturm Francus. She also found that with proper preparations, cruising with her autistic son proved to be smooth sailing.

Adding a little extra time to any road trip allows for unexpected and exciting side trips. That’s something World TravelingMom Mary Heston learned at an early age.

Planning a family vacation can be overwhelming. But it can be fun too! Brainstorming as a family, theming your trip and visiting off-season destinations (think ski towns in summer) are among the many tips shared by top family travel writers from across the web and within Traveling Mom – thanks to Luxury TravelingMom Kim-Marie Evans who the time to poll these travel experts.

Los Angeles TravelingMom and Best Of Editor TravelingMom Mimi Slawoff also writes a monthly family travel column for L.A. Parent magazine ( Read about more travel tales and tip at Follow Mimi on Twitter @mimitravelz.