The oceanfront The brand-new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya has its own private beach, interactive entertainment and a giant six-acre outdoor water park.

Even with the recent Omicron-fueled surge of coronavirus cases, family travel is rebounding in a big way in the U.S. Kids five and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, easing parental anxiety, and after many homebound months there’s a pent-up desire to get out and see the world. In fact, 2022 may bring a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel, especially in family vacation spots where social distancing and fresh-air activities remain options. 


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of travel restrictions that have impacted millions of people across the globe. The pandemic has caused many families to cancel or postpone their travel plans to various destinations, including Tokyo, Japan. The capital city of Japan is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful cherry blossoms, delicious cuisine, and unique cultural experiences. Unfortunately, many families, including ours, have had to put their Tokyo travel plans on hold


Like many families, we love to travel—but unlike most families, we have to consider accessibility every step of the way for a successful family vacation. From restaurants to accommodations to attractions, we can’t visit unless we can access them. 

My family of five consists of myself, my husband, and three daughters. Our middle daughter is a wheelchair user—to be more specific, a power wheelchair user. That distinction is important because her wheelchair alone weighs more


Holiday travel suddenly feels more fraught as the world waits for emerging information on the transmissibility and virulence of the new coronavirus variant. Scientists are racing to see if the current vaccines offer protection against Omicron, but many families and other travelers may need to consider a variety of factors now before embarking to see relatives or to experience a change of scenery.

“Once again they will have to make informed decisions,” said Kathy Risse,


Traveling with kids is often fraught with both excitement and anxiety. You can’t wait to go somewhere (finally!), but you also know that the potential for meltdowns lurks around pretty much any corner. After all, so many things are out of your control as a parent, the least of which are traffic, bad weather and flight delays. It’s enough to make you consider staying home…for a second, maybe.

family walks on golf course

Bringing your kids and your clubs? Here’s how to make it work.

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How do you make a golf trip work with kids? -@garethpaul via Instagram

A golf trip? Great! A golf trip with kids? Now that’s a


It takes more than a swimming pool and chicken fingers on the menu to make a hotel family-friendly. The best family resorts in the U.S. go above and beyond with creative kids’ programs, lazy rivers, horseback riding opportunities, kid-friendly restaurants, mini golf courses, tennis courts, multiple pools and easy access to theme parks and other attractions for the entire family. 

If you’re looking for family vacation ideas, why not consider a family resort that’s


Traveling with teens can be tricky. They’re too young for adult fun and too old for the plethora of activities geared toward the easy-to-please 12-and-under crowd. Fortunately, just like there are places to take the kids before they’re grown, there are destinations ideal for families with teens.

Many are bucket list places, but why not splurge for the occasion? It may be the last family vacation before your kid(s) fly the coop — forever. From


When the Midwest is ablaze in amber, auburn and crimson, it’s time to pack up your family for a leaf peeping adventure. Whether you want to stick closer to home or travel further afield with a Midwest road trip, these Midwest fall getaways deliver gorgeous turning leaves, relaxing outdoor pursuits and family vacation ideas that are fun for both kids and adults.

Door County, Wisconsin

In northeast Wisconsin, Door County has been called the


Family vacations are a time for bonding and making memories that last a lifetime. For many people, certain activities on these vacations can transport them back to their childhood and evoke memories of happy times spent with loved ones. Whether it’s swimming in the ocean, playing board games, or eating at a favorite restaurant, these activities can become deeply nostalgic.

Adults have revealed that going on family vacations with their kids remind them of their own childhood memories

Swimming in the Ocean

For some, swimming in the ocean is the ultimate childhood vacation