Suitcase-Packin' Mama

Four non-baseball things to do with kids in Mesa, Arizona

It's another month until opening day of the official Major League Baseball season in Chicago, but in sunny Arizona, the Cactus League already is underway, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox opening their spring training seasons this weekend. Read...

 

How to save money on family travel

The three priciest pieces of a family vacation are food, lodging and transportation. If you can save on those, you can make a family vacation that much more affordable. Read...

 

Atlantis Resort on sale for limited time

The Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is one of those places you want to take the kids—there’s an open-air marine habitat with sharks and other swimmers, the largest waterpark in the Caribbean, dedicated spaces for tweens and teens that will make your kids swoon, great pools and an expansive white sand beach—but a trip there can cost the equivalent of a year’s tuition. So this deal is one worth considering. Read...

 

New airline pricing regulations make prices seem higher

Three cheers for US Transportation Secretary, Illinois' own Ray LaHood.Thanks to his truth in pricing rules, the price airlines advertise for their flights is much closer to the price you'll actually pay to fly. Read...

 

Lakeshore Express: Is this how the 1 percent flies?

Lakeshore Express provides direct air service from Midway to northern Michigan. The personal service is just about as close as most of us in the 99 percent will ever get. And right now, kids fly free.  Read...

 

Don't let the Costa accident scare you away from cruising

If you were planning a cruise with your family, don't let this accident stop you any more than you would let news of a multi-car pileup on the highway keep you from taking a road trip. Read...

 

What to do before you leave home

Heading off on a family vacation is always exciting. But prepping to go can require a long to-do list.  Read...

 

Tips for taking the family on a ski vacation without breaking the bank

Our travel blogger, Cindy Richards, has some ideas and strategies for making ski trips inexpensive - if you're one of those people who likes to recreate outdoors in the winter. Read...

 

Travel resolutions for 2012

Some tips to help you travel more in 2012. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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