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Megan Tucker is a public relations professional, wife, mom and lover of all things travel and travel planning, based in Arlington, Virginia. While she grew up in New England, she's lived in the Washington, DC area, London and Abu Dhabi, and has traveled across the United States, the Caribbean, Western Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Oceania with and without her husband and two sons.

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25 Best Travel Hacks To Plan Your Next Family Vacation

By Megan Tucker / October 13, 2021

On the hunt for the best travel hacks to plan your next family vacation? Though traveling with your family is rewarding, every parent can use a tip or two to make the experience a little easier. Here, we break down some tried-and-tested travel hacks and tips to help families stay organized, streamlined, and prepared. Keep reading for our tips!

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The Best Hikes Near DC For Families

By Megan Tucker / September 13, 2021

Searching for the best hikes near DC for families? Washington DC isn’t just a home base for our nation’s capital, it’s also a great jumping-off point for some of the best family-friendly hikes for kids of all ages. Take in DC-area scenic views nestled among trees or high among the mountain tops. Make a day trip of it or take the family on a weekend filled with outdoor adventure! To help you narrow your choices, we’ve compiled the Best Hikes Near DC For Families. Keep reading for our tips!

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Two kids in swim suits enjoy a splash at the indoor waterpark at Kartrite.

Best Water Parks in the Northeast for Families (By Age)

By Megan Tucker / August 18, 2021

If you live for the rush of a good waterslide, you’ll love these water parks in the Northeast for families! From New York to New Hampshire, you can hit the surf in a wave pool, ride down a lazy river, and more at these family-friendly water parks in the northeastern United States. Keep reading for our suggestions!

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A toddler boy gives a huge cheesy grin while standing near a pumpkin in a patch at Homestead Farm.

The Best Fall Activities Near Washington, D.C. for Families

By Megan Tucker / August 4, 2021

As soon as fall officially begins in September, families have plenty of options for seasonal activities in the greater Washington, D.C. area. From fall festivals to farmyard fun, this list of the Best Fall Activities near Washington DC for families has it all.

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9 Exciting Weekend Getaways Near DC for Families

By Megan Tucker / June 23, 2021

While Washington, DC, provides a wide variety of family-friendly activities, sometimes a weekend getaway is just what a family needs to mix up their travels. Here are nine perfect weekend destinations in the greater mid-Atlantic region, which promise to deliver an unforgettable family trip!

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A young boy splashes in the waves on his boogie board on South Beach.

Best Tips For A Magical Family Vacation On Martha’s Vineyard

By Megan Tucker / April 29, 2021

It’s easier than ever to take a magical family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard! With luxe accommodations, seaside dining, and sun-filled days at the beach, this Massachusetts destination is the perfect island escape. Read on for tips on how to get there, restaurants to dine in, and the best places for families to stay!

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Two Boys looking for treasure in beach in Outer Banks NC

A Perfect Family Beach Vacation In The Outer Banks

By Megan Tucker / April 2, 2021

Your next perfect family beach vacation in the Outer Banks awaits! The Outer Banks in North Carolina comprise nearly 200 miles of barrier islands alongside the Atlantic Ocean, offering numerous outposts for a family beach vacation. To craft your perfect escape, I’ve compiled suggestions on accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in the Outer Banks based on my own personal experiences visiting with my family. Keep reading to get inspired for your future family getaway!

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A family of four outside the hotel ready to explore Washington DC in scooter.

Top Outdoor Things To Do In DC In The Winter With Kids

By Megan Tucker / January 13, 2021

Winter family fun is never too far away when you’re in Washington DC! Between historical monuments and scenic nature walks, the city’s mild winter weather makes it ideal for exploring during the colder months. Keep reading for my list of Outdoor Winter Fun For Families in DC!

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Best Places To Celebrate The Holidays In DC With Kids!

By Megan Tucker / January 2, 2021

Families have so many ways to celebrate the holidays in DC! In case you’re not sure where to start, though, I’ve rounded up a few tips using my personal experiences with my own children. Check out my list of Best Places For Families To Celebrate The Holidays In DC!

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Kids standing in front of Lion's Tale Trail sign in Virginia

How To Travel To Virginia With Kids During COVID-19

By Megan Tucker / August 12, 2020

I bet you’re wondering how to travel with kids during COVID-19. While any travel carries risk in the U.S, my family sought a long weekend away as safely as possible, which led us to Page County, Virginia. Here are some tips from our stay to help you plan your own!

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