A Montana Dude Ranch On a Gorgeous Lake Just Outside Glacier National Park

Located in northern Montana just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake Lodge has all the dude ranch vacation perks with one big difference: The lodge is located on the shores of a beautiful alpine lake with all of the associated waterfront joys. This Montana dude ranch vacation feels like two different summer trips wrapped into…

Rail Europe, Bernina Express

When and Why to Use Rail Europe

Despite living in Europe for the past 5 months, I still get confused when I’m trying to figure out where and how to best buy train tickets. Given that every country has their own train websites, when and why should you use aggregate distribution sites like Rail Europe?

I asked Rail Europe for an e-interview to answer some of the critical questions for families.


Why Choose The Experiment in International Living for a High School Summer Abroad Experience

Our focus at Ciao Bambino is helping families plan leisure vacations together, but our larger brand mission is about enabling kids of all ages to grow and learn through travel. We are interested in understanding more about companies like The Experiment in International Living, who provide opportunities for teenagers to engage in meaningful immersion experiences around…


Paws Up: An Extraordinary Venue Where Independent and Extended Families Connect

Does The Resort at Paws Up sound familiar? Conceived, owned and operated by the Lipson family, this luxury guest ranch in Montana is a truly extraordinary venue for independent and extended families alike to connect and have fun together.  Paws Up pioneered the brilliant term and product “glamping” — tented camping with glamorous creature comforts — and over…

Flying with kids

8 Ways to Reduce Stress When Flying with Kids

Nothing puts a damper on vacation bliss faster than stressful situations when flying with kids. Things like mechanical or weather delays are unavoidable and all the preparation in the world won’t make a difference, but there are steps families can take to increase the chances that vacation transportation logistics will run smoothly. Tips for Reducing…


Postcard from Kenya: Dreams in Africa

This poem was written by an 8th grader, Ella Pappas, who traveled to Kenya with her family this year through Rothschild Safaris. These beautifully written words leave me speechless whenever I read them. It’s crystal clear that Ella’s experience in Africa will have a deep and lasting impact on her and will likely shape her view of…


Beyond Patagonia: A Great 10- to 14-Day Chile Itinerary with Kids

We spent our spring break in Chile with Latin Excursions and loved it! Our Chile itinerary was intentionally super-busy to give us a chance to get the flavor of a few of the major highlights. And that we did. Although all roads start in Santiago, there are quite a few possibilities in every direction from here, so a Chile…