Playing at Coronado Beach

A Bucket of Family-Friendly Summer Activities at Hotel del Coronado

If you’re dreaming of wide sandy beaches, sandcastles and surfing this summer, it’s hard to beat the ease and beauty of a Southern California beach vacation with kids. An area known for family resorts, there is none more iconic than the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego where families have vacationed since 1888. At “The…

McWay Falls is a must-see stop on the Big Sur Coast

Must-See Stops on a California Central Coast Road Trip

Ciao Bambino receives more requests for family trip planning services in California than any other U.S. state, especially as summer nears and families consider a California road trip with kids. San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego are familiar names on the itinerary, but mention Cambria or Avila Beach and there’s a pause in the…

Family Bike Trip in Europe

Ready to Ride? Tips for Planning a Family Bike Trip in Europe

At Ciao Bambino, we love biking as a way to engage kids in active sightseeing. We routinely recommend sightseeing bike tours in Paris and London, but my week-long family bike trip in Germany with Austin Adventures was a first for us. Biking in Europe is not simply about riding a bike; it’s a cultural immersion. For families…

Galapagos Marine Iguana

News Flash! Ciao Bambino Sends First Client to the Galapagos Islands

We’ve got a crush on the Galapagos Islands. It’s a dream family vacation with education, adventure and animals galore, found in a country bursting with cultural and natural riches. When a longtime client asked us for suggestions for her trip to the Galapagos with kids, we jumped at the opportunity to help. Our client recently finalized her…

Mosel Valley Bridge

Why the Mosel Valley is a Great Choice for a Family Bike Trip in Europe

If you’re considering a family bike trip in Europe, choosing the destination is the most important decision you’ll make. You’ll be biking 20-40 miles a day for multiple days and the bike route can make or break your trip with kids. Our tour operator, Austin Adventures, excels at asking the right questions so that guests…

Road Trip with a Toddler

Preparing for a California Road Trip with Babies and Toddlers

California is a state that’s made for road trips. Hundreds of miles of coastline showcase world-class attractions, small-town gems and wildlife that encourages all ages to reach for the binoculars. A California road trip with kids is guaranteed to excite even the youngest travelers. We’ve partnered with MetLife Auto & Home to offer a few…