Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand

Live with a CB! Trip Planner: Best Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand with Kids

Exotic in feel, yet familiar from films, music artists and other pop culture icons, Australia and New Zealand are at the top of many families’ bucket lists. But planning a trip to these two countries isn’t as intuitive as some other destinations, and parents often have trouble finding the right place to start. Australia is…

Best Things to Do in Ljubljana, Slovenia with Kids

Ljubljana is a dreamboat of a European capital. Compact yet bursting with character, Slovenia’s premier city pairs livable ease and friendly locals with an impressive cultural scene, all wrapped into a stunningly pretty package that draws comparisons to cousins like Budapest and Prague. Although it still flies under the radar, that won’t last — now…

Traveling Tags

CB! Traveling Tags Contest: Announcing the Winner of a Stay at Flathead Lake Lodge!

This summer marked our first-ever Traveling #Tags contest, where we invited globetrotting families to tag us in their Facebook and Instagram posts as they explored the world with kids in tow. The prize? A deeply discounted stay at one of our favorite dude ranches, the spectacular Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana. We had an enthusiastic response, with…

Grand Hotel Union: Vintage Glamour Meets Modern Comforts in Ljubljana, Slovenia

It’s rare to find anyone who visits Ljubljana and doesn’t come away completely smitten. Clean, compact and instantly likable, Slovenia’s gem of a capital wears its layers of history on its sleeve — an appealing mix of red tile rooftops, baroque church spires and narrow storefronts that hold fast to their medieval footprints. And in…

Lake Como

Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with tons to do and outstanding family-friendly accommodations. We asked Andrea Grisdale, the CEO of Lake Como-based Italy vacation specialists IC Bellagio, to share insider tips on…

A Spectacular Outdoor Adventure in Slovenia with Kids

Nestled in the crook between Italy and Croatia, tiny Slovenia packs a big, bold punch. This under-the-radar Balkan gem stuns visitors with its natural beauty, a patchwork of pebbled beaches, raw-faced mountains, glacial lakes, moody forests and rolling meadows. Life here is steeped in the outdoors, and nowhere more so than in the country’s northwest corner, a pristine pocket of the Julian…

Hotel Londra Palace, Venice, Italy

Hotel Londra Palace: An Elegant Venice Retreat Overlooking the Grand Canal

For me, the most important asset in a hotel is a sense of place, and in Venice that translates to being on the water. The city’s tangle of lacy palazzos, domed basilicas and shadowed stone alleyways cast their own beguiling spell, but the true magic lies in the waves slapping at the feet of the bridges, the gondoliers pushing through…

Twist Summer Ocean

News: Twist Family Travel Magazine is Here in Time For Summer!

Summer has arrived, and with it comes the latest issue of Twist Family Travel Magazine, a superb new source for family vacation inspiration that spins the globe between points near and far. Founded by our friends and fellow moms Keryn Means of Walking On Travels and Andrea Fellman of Wanderlust Living, this collaborative online venture gathers the best family…

Best Places to Go in Italy with Kids: Live Tips from a CB! Expert

Italy is and has always been our No. 1 most requested destination at Ciao Bambino, and for good reason! Not only do Italians adore children of all ages, the country is stuffed with more ancient ruins, glorious landscapes and cultural masterpieces than you could experience in several decades’ worth of travel (and that’s not even counting the food). It’s…