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The Fun Begins with Planning

When including the whole family in the planning process, the travel possibilities are endless.

Meet Dr. Jen Hartstein

Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is a family psychologist based in New York City. Dr. Jen Hartstein works with families and children to help develop core life skills and create strong family bonds. Additionally, she works with a wide range of children from toddlers to teenagers who have a variety of diagnostic challenges.

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Include Your Family from Start to Finish

There are many ways to include your family in the travel planning process — whether it's before, during or after the trip. Here's a list of ways your family can come together, learn, bond and prepare for all phases of your trip.

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Travel Planning Tips for Kids by Age

Travel planning doesn't need to be limited to family members of a certain age. There are ways to include your family whether they're young — or young at heart!

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Immerse Yourself in Culture

Family travel is a great opportunity to spend time learning together about a new culture far different than your own. Stepping out of what is comfortable and familiar can be rewarding, educational and fun!

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Inspirational Books and Movies

Get excited about your travel planning with this curated list of books for the whole family and kid-friendly movies.

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Plan for One, Plan for All

Plan for everyone in your family with tips to help them feel more comfortable and set you and your family up for a seamless trip.

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Planning Reimagined

Need some inspiration as you plan your next family vacation? Download the resources below for some fun-filled activities that will get everyone excited about your upcoming trip.

More Kid-Friendly Travel Tips

Check out these helpful articles from Marriott Bonvoy Traveler to get even more kid-approved vacation inspiration, including destinations and activities, and connect with your family through travel.

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Whether you're looking for adventure or a relaxing paradise, The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card can help you say yes to creating unforgettable travel memories and experiences with your family.

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