Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

Articles by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

By on Aug 31, 2016

8 Can’t-Lose Labor Day Escapes

No plans for Labor Day weekend? It's not too late. At these destinations, summer is given a spectacular send-off.

By on Jan 16, 2016

The Caribbean with 3+ Kids

A mother of 3 asks: What are some affordable Caribbean hotel options that can fit my family?


Disney World, Done Dirt Cheap

A father of three asks: How can I plan a trip to Disney World as inexpensively as possible?


Dreamy Christmas Getaways with Kids

These luxurious resorts pour on the Christmas cheer with cookie decorating, elf tuck-ins, visits with Santa, and more.


5 Spectacular April Getaways

Itching to getaway in April? Get packing! Here are five destinations that beckon right now.

By on Jul 14, 2015

5 Ways to Save on a Spring Break Vacation

Want to plan an affordable spring break getaway with kids? Check out these five deals.


NYC During the Christmas Holiday Season

New York City during the Christmas season is really amazing.

By on Jul 15, 2015

All I Want For Thanksgiving is a Cheap Flight

Money-saving airfare tips for the holidays.


More Snow, Less Dough

Ski vacations are pricey by nature, but savvy parents never pay full price for a winter getaway.

By on Jul 14, 2015

Disney’s Neighborhood

If finding an affordable hotel close to Disney World is a priority, then Kissimmee is a no-brainer.


Disney World on the Cheap

Disney can be downright affordable with some smart planning and savvy deal snatching.


A Big Easy Family Vacation

Why do kids love New Orleans? Because it is a city unlike anywhere else.


Single Parent? Think Passport + Paperwork

A single parent asks: What travel documents do I need to bring on our blended family vacation?


Baby, Come Fly With Me

Flying with a baby is a thousand times easier when you’re prepared. Here's what you need to know.


Disney Reality Check

Don’t want to become one of those cranky, worn-out families? Then listen and learn from two folks who have seen and done it all.


10 Best Car Games for Kids

Taking kids on a road trip? Silence the backseat squabbling with our 10 favorite car games.


5 Places to Find Back-to-School Vacation Bargains

Kids back in school? That doesn't mean fun time's over.


Extend Your Summer with a Desert Getaway Deal

Looking for that sweet end-of-summer deal? We've got the scoop for you!


More Labor Day Deals to Love

On the budget but still itching for that Labor Day getaway? Dig in to these deals.


Labor Day Weekend Deals Your Family Will Love

Planning a Labor Day weekend getaway? We've got some exciting money-savers for you.


5 Money-Saving Reasons to Visit Orlando in September

Summer has never been better with these theme park deals.


Sun, Sand, Speed & So Much More

What was once a city for fast cars is now an irresistible beach getaway for fun-loving families.


5 Deals for a Florida Beach Getaway This Summer

Your Florida getaway doesn't have to be expensive to be wonderful.


5 Waterpark Resorts with Splash & Save Deals

Save big when you take the whole family for some splashing fun!


5 Great Hotel Deals to Save On a Summer Weekend in the City

Spending the weekend in the city? Take advantage of these deals.


Las Vegas with Kids: Choosing the right hotel

A mom wants to know where to stay in Las Vegas with kids.


5 Hot Deals for an Amazing Lake Resort Getaway

Here are some great deals on swell lake resorts that scream summer.


Beach Club Villas

With a spectacular pool and terrific location inside Disney World, Beach Club Villas has got it going on.


Mountain Vacation Deals to Beat the Summer Heat

Take advantage of these awesome resort deals and head for the hills.


Into the Great Wide Open

Here's our planning guide to South Dakota, a state spoiled with wide-open spaces and scenic riches.


5 Can’t-Miss July Getaways

Looking for great summer getaway ideas? Here are five places that hit their prime in July.


5 Unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

These family vacations give summer the kick-off it deserves.


Snag Low Airfares Like A Pro

If you have 20 minutes, we can help you turn up a fare you can feel confident about.


Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Need a break from the masses? This resort offers a blessed respite along with stylish, condo-style accommodations.


Play in Mickey’s Backyard

Kissimmee is often described as Mickey's friendly next-door neighbor. Find out what lies just outside Disney World.


Disney World’s New Art of Animation Resort

A mother of 4 asks: What are your thoughts on the new Art of Animation Resort? Will it fit my larger family?


Cruise Review: Disney Wonder

Disney is the only cruise line that was conceived especially with families in mind.

By on Jun 26, 2014

Affordable Escapes to Kick Off 2014

Start off the year with a family escape that won't break the bank.


Smoky Mountain Getaway with Kids

Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge are at the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountain National Park.


Road Trips: How Much Will I Spend on Gas?

A growing number of online gas calculators promising to take the guesswork out of budgeting for gas.


Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Not all Disney hotels are in Orlando and Anaheim. Here's a classic family beach getaway, Disney style.


Dining at Disney

Everyone likes to take pot shots at theme park food. But the truth is, your dining experiences at Walt Disney World will depend largely on what you make of them.


Be an Insider on the Outer Banks

With great beaches, historic sites, dining and kid-friendly recreation, it’s no wonder so many families head to the Currituck Outer Banks.


White House & US Capitol Building Tours

A mother asks: What are the best DC tours for my 8-year-old son?


Rocking Horse Ranch

For over 50 years, this highly acclaimed and kid-centric dude ranches has been welcoming little cowpokes and their parents to the bucolic hinterland of New York’s Hudson Valley.


Hershey Lodge

In the land of chocolate kisses, the Hershey Lodge is a super-fun slice of kid heaven.


Nickelodeon Suites Resort

This uber-popular hotel is themed on kids cartoons. We checked into the Nick Hotel for the slime of our life.


South Dakota: Larger than Life

Looking for a destination to match your family’s giant sense of adventure? Few states deliver like South Dakota.


Yellowstone: Planning Tips

Experts weigh in on how to make the most of your Yellowstone vacation.


Of Geysers & Grizzlies

America’s first national park sits atop the world's biggest supervolcano, offering a heady mix of geothermal and wildlife wonders.


Summer Travel Deals for a Caribbean Getaway

Save huge on a summer caribbean beach getaway!


Summer’s Sweetest All-Inclusive Family Resorts

You don't need to go to Mexico or the Caribbean to find a great all-inclusive resort. These eight fabulous, family-friendly picks are right here in the US.


New York’s Finger Lakes with Kids

This scenic region in Upstate New York is a family playground full of culture and recreational fun.


Kid-Friendly Cruises

Cruising with kids means low-stress, big-style fun, plus a wide array of family activities.


Chocolate Town, USA

Where else but Hershey can you find yourself at the intersection of Chocolate Avenue and Cocoa Avenue, standing beneath a streetlamp fashioned like a Hershey Kiss?


Niagara Falls with Kids

American or Canadian? Which side of Niagara Falls is best for a home base?


Join the Revolution!

At Virginia's most popular destination, the whole family gets a wonderful hands-on history lesson to remember.


Motoring Without Meltdowns

Tune up the car and start packing. We’ll tell you how to make the most of your time on the open road.


5 Great Hotel Deals for the Summer

5 money-saving summer deals when you stay longer at these resorts.

By on Jun 4, 2014

Egg-cellent Easter Weekend Getaways Kids Will Love

These Easter getaways promise a basketful of family hoppenings.


4th of July Weekend Travel Deals for Families

Here's a round-up of July 4th deals for an amazing weekend getaway with the family.

By on May 30, 2014

6 Super Ski Deals for Families

Get more snow for less dough with these family ski vacation deals.


Got Little Kids? Act Now to Scoop Up These Late-Summer Steals

There's always room for a late summer getaways with these amazing deals!


Hot, Hot, Hot: Scottsdale for Sizzling Summer Savings

Catch these oasis-like resorts off-season and save a bundle.


Snag Luxury for Less with a Third Night Free

Everyone loves freebies and these kid-friendly resorts offer them in abundance.


Dig In! These Family Vacation Deals Include Free Food

Kids eat free with these amazing resort deals.


4 Places to Snag Jumbo Resort Credits

Keep a little cash in your pocket by visiting these stellar family resorts.

By on Mar 28, 2014

4 Money-Saving Intro Offers at New Hotels

Brand new kid-friendly hotels with tempting deals to celebrate their openings.

By on Mar 21, 2014

Spring Getaway Deals Popping Up All Over

Now that spring is here, getaway deals and packages are popping up like daisies.

By on Mar 14, 2014

Snag a Last-Minute Deal & Save Your Spring Break

These 5 deals prove it's not too late to plan an affordable spring break getaway.

By on Mar 7, 2014

Late-Season Ski Getaway Deals

Don't pack your ski gear away yet. Lower prices and value packages make spring skiing a wallet-friendly option.


6 Secrets to Scoring a Cheaper Airfare

For air travelers, it’s the holy grail: that super-low airfare snagged without spending countless hours searching, comparing, and stressing out.


5 Idyllic August Getaways

Put off the back-to-school crunch just a little while longer and squeeze in one last summer getaway. These five places are absolutely ideal for an August escape.


Orlando’s International Drive

International Drive is the most touristy thoroughfare in America’s most touristy town


Disney Vacation Club

Mouse-loving aficionados have a secret that could help you save big money on your next Disney vacation.


A Sea of Possibilities

Cruise ships travel all over the world. What's the best destination for your family?


Summer Vacation on a Shoestring

Planning a vacation on a tight budget? Use these six time-honored strategies to get away on a dime.


Ready, Aim, Get Fired Up

Williamsburg is a one-of-a-kind place: A fun destination that doubles as a living, breathing history lesson.

By on Mar 3, 2014

Bring the Kids: Washington DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Our nation’s capital is never as beautiful as in the springtime when thousands of Yoshino cherry trees are abloom.


Luxury for Less: 10 Ways to Save on a Splurge Hotel

Love living large? Hate overspending? These 10 cost-trimming tips help make luxury more affordable.

By on Feb 28, 2014

5 Places to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Want your kids to know MLK better? These 5 places celebrate the man and his legacy all year long.


Cruising for a Bruising

Think your cruise price is all-inclusive? Wake up and smell the hidden fees.


7 Superlative Minor League Ballparks

For millions of baseball-loving families, summer isn’t complete without catching a minor league ballgame. Here are seven to visit this summer.


Disney’s Coolest Upcoming Vacation Experiences

Looking for new ways to vacation with Mickey and the gang? Here are four of the most highly-anticipated new Disney vacation experiences on the horizon.


City Bike-Share Programs Are on a Roll

Looking for a fun, affordable, and green way to explore a city with teens? Consider two-wheeling it around town.


5 Splendiferous June Getaways

Look sharp, summer travelers: the weeks before July 4th promise soaring temperatures without soaring midsummer prices.


5 Magnificent May Getaways

In much of North America, May marks the tail end of shoulder season—that delicious spot just before summer temperatures and prices rise.


Spring Training Vacations

What could be better than watching your favorite Major League Baseball team play this summer? Catching them this spring.


6 Perfect Fall Getaways for the Preschool Set

Got a baby, toddler or preschooler? These six kid-friendly autumn escapes are perfect for families with little ones.


Lake Placid Toboggan Chute

The authentic, old-style Lake Placid Toboggan Chute has been a family-fun winter staple in the two-time Winter Olympics village since the 1960s.


Lake Placid Dogsledding

Every winter, when Mirror Lake freezes over—usually late December through March—dogsled rides are a popular activity in Lake Placid.

By on Feb 16, 2014

Sunshine on Sale: Escape to the Caribbean

Ready to trade the snow for some sun? Find a Caribbean beach vacation deal.


Snow Mountain Ranch

It's not surprising that this 5,100-acre resort in the Rockies delivers an exceptional bang for your buck. It's run by the YMCA.

By on Feb 7, 2014

Hot Deals on Winter Beach Escapes

Already done with winter? Here are five tremendous deals at kid-friendly beach resorts.

By on Feb 7, 2014

Spring Break on Sale: 5 Ridiculously Fun-for-All Getaways

Check out these 5 fabulously fun-yet-affordable spring break getaways everyone can love.


Night, Mickey

Heading to Disney World? We weigh the pros and cons of staying at a Disney resort.

By on Feb 7, 2014

Sizzling Deals at Kid-Friendly Beach Resorts

Cooling temperatures make families start yearning for the sand, surf and sun. Here are five beach getaway deals to book right now.

By on Jan 31, 2014

Snag a Last-Minute Deal for Presidents Week

It’s not too late to score a last-minute deal for Presidents Week. Here are five deals with savings of up to 50 percent.

By on Jan 17, 2014

5 Deals for an Early Spring Getaway with Kids

Got any vacation plans this spring? From baseball spring training to whale watching, there's a deal for you.


Booking a Family Cruise

Before you reach for your credit card, it pays to learn the basics about how cruise pricing works.


5 Ways to Pay for This Year's Family Vacation

Feeling vacation starved and cash poor? Here are 5 easy strategies for saving up for your next family getaway.

By on Jan 10, 2014

5 Deals for Escaping the Polar Vortex

Ready to thaw out? Let these super hotel deals coax you out of the cold and into the sun.

By on Jan 4, 2014

5 Hotel Steals: Columbus Day Weekend & Beyond

Looking for an affordable Columbus Day weekend escape? Get packing for one of these kid-friendly resorts.

By on Jan 2, 2014

5 Tremendous January Getaways

Need to decompress from the holiday hullabaloo? These five destinations make for a wonderful January escape.

By on Dec 20, 2013

5 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Getaways

If watching the ball drop from your living room feels unexciting, consider these getaways to ring in 2014.

By on Dec 13, 2013

4 Winter Deals at National Park Lodges

Love the Great Outdoors? These winter deals at some of our most fabulous parks are cause for rejoicing.

By on Dec 4, 2013

5 Marvelous December Getaways

'Tis the season for togetherness and a family getaway. These five destinations are ideal in December.

By on Nov 8, 2016

5 Winter Wonderland Getaways with Kids

Hankering for that winter wonderland vibe? These getaways are guaranteed to supercharge your season.

By on Mar 5, 2015

12 Fab Hotel Deals: Black Friday Through Cyber Tuesday

Mark your calendars for these awesome hotel deals available Black Friday to Cyber Tuesday

By on Nov 9, 2013

7 Easy Thanksgiving Weekend Escapes

These hotel packages combine Thanksgiving celebrations with the chance to relax and reboot with loved ones.

By on Nov 6, 2013

5 Affordable November Getaways

‘Tis the season for a budget-conscious November escape. Here are five awesome and affordable options.

By on Oct 30, 2013

The Disney Magic Gets a Makeover

Disney Cruise Line has given its very first ship a stem-to-stern makeover, and the results are nothing short of magical.

By on Oct 18, 2013

Earlybird Thanksgiving Packages to Gobble Up

These six earlybird Thanksgiving packages tempt us to escape the kitchen and run away for the four-day weekend.

By on Oct 11, 2013

Whoopee! Kids Ski Free!

For ski-loving families, nothing is sweeter than a resort that invites kids to ski for free. Here’s where kids can score a free lift ticket.

By on May 18, 2015

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

Want to avoid paying hefty baggage fees the next time you fly? These tips will help you pack lighter every time.

By on Oct 2, 2013

5 Exceptional October Getaways

With the arrival of the sweet autumn shoulder season, these five places make for an outstanding October escape.

By on Sep 27, 2013

Hotel Packages That Scream Halloween

Looking to get away this spooky season? These kid-friendly hotel packages are loaded with Halloween treats.


5 Irresistible September Getaways

As summer draws slowly to a close, these five places that are primed for a September escape.

By on Sep 24, 2013

6 Fab Fall Weekend Festivals for Families

Fall is chockablock with festivals that combine crisp air, classic Americana, and kid-friendly fun. Here are 6 worth marking your calendar for.

By on Sep 20, 2013

5 Places to Snag Vacation Freebies This Fall

Cheap is good, but free is better! Here are five places to snag a free night, meal, or admission to a top attraction this fall.

By on Sep 18, 2013

5 Don't-Miss Hotel Deals This Fall

‘Tis the season for cooling temperatures and white-hot hotel deals. Each of these special offers delivers savings of at least 25 percent.

By on Sep 18, 2013

9 Ways to Save on Holiday Airfares

It’s not too soon to be thinking about holiday flights. Here’s how being an early bird pays off.

By on May 18, 2015

Fall Caribbean Travel and Hurricane Season

Fall in the Caribbean means beautiful beaches, low airfares, hotel steals and the H word. Here’s how to minimize the risk of traveling during hurricane season.

By on Aug 2, 2013

4 Ways to Save Huge at Orlando Theme Parks

Are your kids still in preschool? Will your older kids remain out of class until September? Get thee to Orlando.


3 Must-Have Gadgets to Give Your Vacation a Boost

Got room in your bags for a few more gadgets? These three portable must-haves hit it out of the park for on-the-move families.

By on May 4, 2013

How to Make the Most of Disney's Monstrous Summer

Planning a Disney vacation this summer? Here are four ways to make the most of special savings and "Monsters University" tie-in events.

By on Mar 13, 2013

Meet the Cutest New Zoo Babies

From Mpumi the elephant to Gladys the gorilla, here are the most irresistible babies running—and swinging, and swimming—around this spring.


Raise A Travel Bug

Want to raise a kid who loves to travel? Let him get involved from an early age in planning your family trips.


Flying the Friendlier Skies

A mom pays more than expected for airline tickets and wonders where she went wrong.


(Still) Beating the Recession Blues

For families planning (or not planning) summer vacations this year, it’s still all about the economy


Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing

We checked out this luxury hotel near Philly's charming Olde City and found a lot for families to love.


SpringHill Suites Old Montréal

We checked out this all-suite hotel with a killer location in Old Montreal.


Six Flags Great Escape Lodge

We checked out this indoor waterpark resort in Upstate New York's Adirondack region.


Traveling with a Toddler in Orlando

A mother asks for tips on where to stay in Orlando with a toddler.


Kid-friendly Golf Resorts

Love family vacations? Love golf? Bringing the two together has never been easier


More Splash, Less Cash

Here’s how to get value at an indoor waterpark resort


Historic Vacation Rentals with an Irish Brogue

A family wants to experience historic Ireland. Our expert recommends some special places to stay.


5 More Recession Travel Rules

Here are easy money-saving tips to get more bang for your vacation buck.


Families in Paradise

Blessed with sugar-white beaches, beautiful hotels, and a lively art scene, the area of southwest Florida known as the Paradise Coast dazzles families.


How To Get A Passport

US citizens must have a passport or US Passport Card when traveling to and from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean by land or sea.


Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square

Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square has a fabulous location smack dab in the middle of Manhattan’s busiest neighborhood.


The Hottest Trends in Cruising

Dreaming of a family cruise? Learn what's trending in cruising.


Great Bets on the Grand Strand

Here are top tips for planning a family getaway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Summer on the Slopes

In the quest for an affordable summer getaway, many savvy parents are packin up the kids and hitting the slopes.


20 Recession Travel Rules

Learn how to travel light on spending and high on savings with these 20 golden rules.


6 Genius Travel Buys

Sometimes you gotta spend a little to save a lot. Here are six of the smartest travel buys a family can make.


Kid-friendly Catskills

Forget Dirty Dancing. Today's Catskills are known for lush scenery, plush lodging and dining, and myriad opportunities for family outdoor fun..


More Farm League Ballparks

Why are so many families building road trips around America’s pastime? Learn what makes the Farm League so appealing.


Introducing the Disney Fantasy

Disney’s fourth and newest ship has just set sail, and she’s arguably the fairest of them all.


Drive Us Out to the Ball Game

What makes farm league baseball so family-friendly? Low cost and loads of family fun.


Disney World Vacation Planner

Walt Disney’s vision of a Florida vacation paradise grew into a vast destination that’s arguably the most popular place on earth.


Disney World with Three Generations

Heading to Disney with a big posse? Here are tips for managing time, meals, and everyone’s expectations.


Is my toddler too young for Disney World

Is any age too young for Disney World? Our expert weighs in.


Knowing the TSA’s Airport Security Rules

A mother of 3 young children asks: Can I bring breast milk on the airplane?


The Balsams Grand Resort

Mountain fun, movie nights, and moose are what make Balsams Grand Resort a unique family experience.


4 Ways to Save on a Disney Cruise

Ask the Family Travel Expert


Park City Mountain Resort

Park City delivers a big Utah family ski experience that’s fun, affordable, and—hallelujah!—downright simple.


Kid Stuff: Yellowstone

Sure, your kids may have heard of Old Faithful, but do they know that Yellowstone National Park is home to some 10,000 other thermal features?


The Fun Starts Here!

Thinking of taking your crew on a cruise this year? You’re not alone.


The Joy of Skiing

Many say that Alta is a mountain with a skier’s soul. Its best-kept secret? Alta is absolutely fabulous for families.


Myrtle Beyond-the-Beach

Sun, sand, and surf are just the beginning of family fun in Myrtle Beach.


Get Your Motor Running

Taking the car is usually the most affordable way to get where you're going. These sites help you make the most of the journey.


Smugglers’ Notch

Ask Ski Magazine readers to name the best family ski resort, and the answer is “Smuggs.”


Pinegrove Ranch & Family Resort

There are nearly as many variations of dude ranches as there are breeds of horses. Here's our review of a ranch in New York's Catskills.


All Summer, All-American, and All-Inclusive

A mother asks: Could you recommend some great all-inclusive summer resorts in the United States that are kid-friendly?


Tyler Place Family Resort

Tyler Place Family Resort is an icon among family-friendly resorts in helping families create old-fashioned, magical summer camp memories.


Ticket to Ride

When buying tickets at Disney World, take a minute to consider how much Mickey your family needs.


7 Reasons to Bring the Kids to Disney World This Spring

Right now is an uncommonly good time to plan a trip to the number one family destination in the world. Just last month, Disney World unveiled a long-awaited makeover of Fantasyland, which doubled its size and marked ...