9 Incredibly Simple Hacks to Take Stress Out of Flying

Flying this week? You won’t be alone. TSA estimates a record 46 million people will be joining you in domestic

Going on Vacation? Make Your Own Plant Nanny Plus More Great Reader Tips

Every day I get loads of mail including wonderful notes, letters, and email messages from my awesome readers.

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Feel Good Vacation Does You and Others a Lot of Good

So, how are those summer vacation plans coming?

If things aren’t looking so good for you to get away from

Travel Tips, Tricks and Hacks

I love to travel, which has become one the best unintended consequences of my life as a writer, speaker and

I Just Booked Cheap Travel—Again!

The last time I wrote about how I book cheap

Time to Hit the Road for a Family Vacation

Some of the best times we had when our boys were young were those spent on family vacations. Being together

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How I Book Really Cheap Travel

Recently, while packing up files and expense records, I came across a file for a  business trip that

Secrets of Stress-Free Vacations with Kids

Family vacations can be either delightful or disastrous—it depends greatly on your attitude and the care you devote

You Need a Vacation

Forget the excuses. You need a vacation and for more reasons that it’s just fun to get away.

My Travel Buddy

Travel is not what it used to be. Having flown 1.5 million miles in the past 20 years,

With Kids, Travel Kit Can Save the Day


Whether it’s anticipating a backseat disaster, coming up with a quick dinner solution or keeping memories alive, our Readers

Strategic Packing Prevents Travel Misery


It’s happened to us more than once. We’ll arrive at our destination, but not so for all of our

Factory Fun on Family Vacations


Planning a family vacation? Factory tours can make for great vacation fun especially when the company manufactures something kids

6 Ways to Guarantee a Fabulous Family Vacation

When I was a kid, vacation meant four kids crammed into the back seat of a sedan, poking and elbowing


Fantasy Vacation for Less

Dear Mary,

My husband and I have been saving for the past year to take a long-overdue romantic getaway, and