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Tropical Reef Snorkeling Right Outside Your Door at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Families flock to Hawaii for sun, sand and an abundance of outdoor activities — among them snorkeling, a must-do on a Hawaii vacation with kids. Tropical fish and green sea turtles lure parents and children alike into the islands’ blue-green waters for a closer look. At Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu, you don’t have…

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Celebrates 5 Years of Hawaiian Magic

When Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa opened in 2011 in Oahu’s manicured Ko Olina community, exuberant Disney fans embraced the resort’s authentic Hawaiian theme with touches of the brand’s magic woven throughout. As Aulani celebrates its fifth anniversary, the resort has matured in classic Disney style, making changes based on guest experience and feedback while continuing to…

Best Oslo Museums with Kids

Postcard from Norway: Museum Day on Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula

When visiting Oslo with kids, a day out at the museums on Bygdøy Peninsula is a must-do activity. Some of Oslo’s most popular and kid-friendly museums are located on this stretch of land adjacent to the city center, reachable by boat and bus. The museums combine Norway’s maritime history and culture of exploration with a look…

Driving from Balestrand to Bergen over the Vikafjellet Mountains

5 Surprising Reasons to Visit Norway with Kids

Discovering new cultures and embracing differences is a big reason why many families choose to travel to new destinations. The sweetest experiences are often those that are unplanned and occur spontaneously: amazing street crepes in Paris, an unexpected kindness from a local or stumbling upon a mama sea lion and her pup in the Galapagos…

The protected beach is great for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.

Modern Comfort Meets Family Adventure at Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort

The North Shore of Oahu evokes a vision of Hawaii that makes vacationers feel like they’ve embarked on a journey to a tropical country. Turtle Bay Resort makes that vision a reality with ocean views from every room, a swimmable beach area with palm trees and all the comforts of a modern resort with a touch…

Very steep ice stairs to reach a higher part of the glacier

Norway Travel Must-Do: Blue Ice Glacier Hike at Nigardsbreen Glacier

In a country that counts more than 1,600 glaciers within its borders, visitors to Norway have many opportunities to get up close to one during their vacation. In the Norwegian fjords, the Blue Ice Glacier Hike at Nigardsbreen Glacier was a highlight of my 10-day Norway family vacation. This is an especially good activity with tweens…

Guest quarters look down upon the pasture

A Full Dude Ranch Experience for Young Kids at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

At Ciao Bambino, we’re big fans of family ranch vacations for all ages and we’re experienced at matching families with the perfect dude ranch. Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Idaho is a wonderful choice for those with small children — a combination of kid- and family-focused programs, along with an exceptional staff, bring the full dude ranch experience…

Beautiful Balestrand is a must-see stop in the fjords

How to Plan an Amazing Norway Itinerary with Kids

Norway surged onto the family travel radar after the release of Disney’s Frozen, whose fictitious country is based on Norway. The fascination that began with the movie has continued because Norway is a friendly, safe-feeling adventure destination filled with natural wonders. A Norway itinerary for families includes hiking on glaciers, animal adventures like visiting goat and…

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the visitor's center

How to Make the Most of a San Francisco CityPASS with Kids

On my family’s first trip to San Francisco, we wanted to see and do as much as our kids could handle in five days. We purchased a San Francisco CityPASS and visited every attraction in the booklet, especially taking advantage of the free transportation options, which include cable cars and trolley cars. CityPASS can be…