9 Fab New Year's Travel Resolutions to Keep in 2018

Now is the perfect time to reflect on ways to make this year's family vacations better than ever. Start 2018 off right with these travel resolutions designed to keep your family healthier, wealthier, and wiser.

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    Got kids? During a typical year, you probably spend a chunk of money on family vacations and also put aside money for college. So why not do both at the same time? Here's how.

  • 02 of 09
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    The secret to planning affordable family vacations is having a game plan that's simple and surefire. Here's how to set up a never-fail, no-brainer system that will ensure you are always able to find a great getaway at an affordable price. 

  • 03 of 09
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    Fast food chains are quick, cheap, and everywhere, so it's so easy to fall into a greasy rut when you're away on vacation.  But with a little planning, you can find healthier, inexpensive options that are sure to please kids as much as their parents. 

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    Whether your family is made up of first-time cruisers or veteran seadogs, your next family cruise vacation will be even sweeter if you snag a great deal. Here's how to snag a wallet-friendly fare every time.

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  • 05 of 09
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    When the weather outside is frightful, it's smart to take extra precautions before embarking on a family car trip. Pack these winter driving tips for a safe journey.

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    Did you know that you're entitled to a refund if the price of your hotel room, rental car, or airfare drops after you've booked? Here are three genius websites that will track your travel purchases and have your back when you're entitled to a refund.

  • 07 of 09
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    Mount Snow

    Your next family ski trip just got cheaper, thanks to Liftopia, the largest online and mobile marketplace for ski lift tickets and mountain activities at more than 250 ski areas in North America.

  • 08 of 09
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    America recently celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service and there's no better year to take your kids to visit our most cherished and beautiful landscapes.

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  • 09 of 09
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    If you've been contemplating a family vacation to Europe, 2018 is a stellar year to bite the bullet and just do it. The U.S. dollar continues to be strong against the euro, and that means you'll get good bang for your buck.