Elina Bolokhova

Elina Bolokhova

Digital Lifestyle Editor

Digital editor, content strategist and occasional freelancer who specializes in writing about travel, parenting, beauty, and food. Oh, and everything is better with SEO!

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The greatest outdoors: Unforgettable nature vacations

Kick your outdoor vacation up a notch: 5 ways to see nature in an exciting new way.

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12 Totally Useless Travel Gadgets

Here’s a list of 12 travel items that are certain to make someone’s next adventure a little more entertaining (at least for the person sitting next to you on your flight).

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9 Places to Take the Kids While They’re Kids

Wow them with natural wonders, American history and, of course, Disney.


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Elina Bolokhova. Elina Bolokhova is a lifestyle editor at AOL who specializes in writing about travel, parenting, beauty and food....


Disney World’s water parks are splash-tastic -

Everyone in the pool!...


New American Girl Place opens in Chicago -

The new home, surrounded by top Chicago hotels, restaurants and shops on North Michigan Avenue, is being promoted as an...


Family vacation: Tokyo with a toddler -

She was surprised to find that Tokyo was not as nearly expensive as conventional wisdom would suggest. She avoided the central business districts and found a safe, clean Toyko hotel in the Shiodome district (She felt the more obvious Ginza and Shibuya districts were too crowded, noisy and dirty for...


Manatees, alligators make for wild Florida vacation -

By Mark McCullough Our family vacation involves a trek to Grandmaâ s place in Florida each year, and we make a point to search out the â real Fl...


Travel tips: Avoiding toddler chaos on a family vacation -

There must be an easier way to take a family vacation, to make this journey more manageable. I don't want to cringe at the very thought of packing and moving from point A to point B. Here are a few tips for making this experience more palatable....


Top 9 things heard on family road trips (and how to deal) -

Combat classic kiddo grousing with these family trip tips....


Portland, Oregon, rain or shine -

Because my heart belongs to a little girl in Portland, Oregon, we're visiting the Rose City often. Here's why it's worth a visit, and why you may not want to leave....


Cheap, easy ways to explore the Washington, D.C. area -

Planning a family vacation to Washington, D.C.? Our insider shares tips for getting around town as well as his favorite side trips....


Indoor water park adds splash to Chicago family vacation -

The CoCo Key Water Resort is less than 30 miles from downtown Chicago. Combine that with a trip to the nearby Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg for close-to-home family vacation the kids will love....


Dos and don’ts of cruising with young children -

Cruising is a great choice for the whole family, but getting the right information up-front is key to enjoying your trip. Here is a summary of what I've learned about cruising with babies and toddlers....

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Copenhagen with a 3-year-old -

My last journey with my 3-year-old took us to Copenhagen, Denmark. Read about the joys and the challenges of going abroad with a kid....