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The Travel Mama, Colleen Lanin, is the founder/editor-in-chief of and the author of the award-winning book, The Travel Mamas' Guide. She has given all sorts of travel tips on television and radio. Colleen has a master's degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She's also a member of the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

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Children's motion sickness no more ~ essential tips for your family's travels
Should children's motion sickness keep your family from traveling? No way! If your child or you suffer from motion sickness, there are plenty of options to avoid or overcome the nausea caused by movement. My daughter and I often get motion sickness while traveling by boat, airplane or car. But this doesn't keep us from flying, cruising, or road-tripping! Read these nine tips to prevent and relieve motion sickness for kids and adults during your travels.
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6 tips to prepare your car for a winter road trip
A little chilly weather need not keep you from a fabulous family vacation! Whether you're escaping the snow, or driving into it, follow these six tips to make sure your vehicle is prepared for winter car trip.
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Family road trip tips for a fun and stress-free journey
Depending on how you prepare, a road trip with kids can feel either like a terrible chore or a fun-filled adventure. Before you hit the road, be sure to read our family road trip tips. These suggestions will help keep parents sane and kids content during your journey.
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Mexico City for the first time ~ what to do in Mexico's biggest city
Mexico's biggest city may seem overwhelming to rookies. Those visiting Mexico City for the first time need not be intimidated by this bustling metropolis. This city makes an ideal spot for a quick cultured break. Visitors will find a culinary scene going off the rails, more museums than you could ever hope to wander through, and a revitalized downtown laced with stunning architecture. Mexico City is family-friendly, too, with a wide array of activities that tempt kids, from tots to teens. With direct flights from most major American cities, it's also a cinch to get there. Here's a look at what you need to know before touching down.
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9 crucial tips for traveling to India with children
As a mom, avid traveler, and owner of a specialized travel company, India is bridged between my personal and professional lives. I promote India, write about India, and have a passion for India. As the wife of an Indian man and a mom to three children, traveling to the country has become more than visiting the Taj Mahal and relaxing on palm-fringed beaches. (Although, I highly recommend both!) It is now focused on family, home visits, and exposing our children to half of their heritage.
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