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A Lowell Thomas award-winning journalist, Paul serves as editor of Traveling Dad and was formerly editorial director at Fodor’s.

Paul_Eisenberg's Blogs

The Best Father’s Day Travel Guide Ever

It seems like only yesterday that I was dispensing ideas about where to take dad on Father’s Day but actually it was around this time last year, so pl...
on 2016-06-14
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On Being a Travel Writer

I’ve spent decades listening to travel writers complain about low pay, unrealistic deadlines, pushy publicists, dodgy hotels… the list goes on. But th...
on 2016-04-28
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47 Ways for Travelers to Do Good on Earth Day

In 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day, an acknowledgment of how lucky we were to have clean land, water, and air. In the proces...
on 2016-04-20
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Filmed in New York City Quick Reference Guide for Families

If you’re planning a family vacation to a place that’s unfamiliar or unexciting to your kids, one way to inspire them is having them watch fun movies ...
on 2016-03-10
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Finger Lakes with Kids: An Outdoor Adventure Travel Guide

If you are looking for a great way to connect with your son or daughter and at the same time get in those exercise minutes recommended by the Physical...
on 2015-11-04
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Best East Coast Water Parks for Families

During my first-ever water slide experience I scraped my toe on the slide’s spectacularly unforgiving stucco-like surface and was nearly thrown from t...
on 2015-08-26
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Too Hot to Cook: Summer Eats Travel Guide

Summer makes it too hot to cook and parenthood makes it too exhausting to cook, which gives me a plausible reason never to turn on the stove or oven a...
on 2015-08-05
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Five Mistakes to Avoid at Walt Disney World

I have edited two guidebooks on Walt Disney World and have tackled the four major Disney Parks – EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and...
on 2015-07-15
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7 Best Places to Take Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day, just like the man it celebrates, is dependably and somewhat impatiently barreling around the corner at us, loaded with expectations that...
on 2015-06-15
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Do These 9 Things NOW to Plan Your Family Summer Vacation

After more than 15 years as a travel writer and parent, I still tend to pull together family vacations at the very last minute – be it over winter and...
on 2015-05-06
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How to See Paris with Kids

The other night I asked my children what sprang to mind when they thought of Paris. My 15-year-old daughter called out from her room that “the Paris C...
on 2015-03-23
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Best Romantic Getaways With Your Kids in Tow

Is a romantic getaway still a romantic getaway if you bring your kids along?That all depends. First of all, let’s face it: Even without having your ki...
on 2015-02-26
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7 Easy Cold-Weather Weekend Escapes for Families

When it gets very cold outside, birds and many leisure travelers instinctively fly south. The thing is, if you’re a family with kids in school you’ve ...
on 2015-01-16
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10 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Vacation This Holiday

Traveling with the kids this holiday? Oh what fun it is but also what a headache it could be! The best way to avoid a family vacation fiasco is to pla...
on 2014-12-18
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10 Great Travel Gifts to Give or Receive

It’s that time of year again when our mail and email boxes as well as our favorite websites, newspapers, magazines, and cable channels are relentlessl...
on 2014-11-24
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8 Survival Tips for When A Parent Travels

Single moms and dads easily top the list of parents I most admire. Through circumstance or by choice they do year-round – often with astonishing compe...
on 2014-10-22
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What My Kids Would Change About the Travel Industry

Every now and then when I tire of suggesting ways that the travel industry might up its game, I ask my children to do my work for me. This usually hap...
on 2014-09-17
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11 Tips for a Happy Family Staycation

A stay-at-home vacation or staycation is for many families, including mine, often the result of lacking: A lack of vacation days and a lack of funds. ...
on 2014-08-19
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How to Survive a Rainy Beach Day With Kids: Coney Island's Luna Park

Whomever coined “a day at the beach” to signify an easy, enjoyable experience never had to take children to the beach and was likely mocking anyone wh...
on 2014-06-26
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11 Little Things to Always Pack for Family Travel

Having helped raise three kids for 15 years and counting, I occasionally catch them doing things that warm my heart. During our last road trip, a glan...
on 2014-05-28
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How to Have a Successful Father-Daughter Trip

The first time I flew with my daughter, she cried her eyes out at airport security. She and my wife had passed through the checkpoint ahead of me, and...
on 2014-04-04
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What LEGO Teaches Us About Travel

LEGO sold so much LEGO in 2012 that if you laid end-to-end all the bricks purchased that year, your brick line would ring the globe more than 18 times...
on 2014-03-03
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5 Things to Remember When Fishing With Kids

Midway through every fishing trip I’ve ever been on, someone invariably invokes the bromide, “That’s why they call it fishing, not catching,” in respo...
on 2014-02-10
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4 Reasons Why Golf Lessons Are a Great Family Vacation Activity

While my family and I often travel together, we haven't necessarily mastered the art of togetherness. The notion that “a family who plays together sta...
on 2013-12-03
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Bringing Home Souvenirs for Your Family: A How to Guide

I became a travel writer right around the time my first child was born, so for as long as my kids have known me, they and my wife have often traveled ...
on 2013-11-11
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