Postcard from Slovenia: Traditional Pletna Boating on Lake Bled

Framed by the Julian Alps of northwestern Slovenia, Lake Bled (the heart of its namesake town) is one of the most picturesque corners of this small but stunning country. A Slovenia vacation isn’t complete without a stay here, and it’s said that you haven’t really visited Bled unless you take a ride in an old-fashioned…

10 Unforgettable Ways to Experience New York with Kids

New York City is perhaps the world’s most thrilling playground for kids of all ages. The pool of possibilities is bottomless, and no niche is too small — whatever your children are passionate about, they’ll find ample ways to indulge, from shopping to show tunes. Here are 10 of our favorite ideas for tailoring a…

Essential Tips for Visiting the Vatican with Kids

One of the most common questions we get asked by our Italy travel planning clients is, “Should we take our kids to the Vatican?” For most families, the answer is yes … with caveats. The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica are unquestionable highlights of a visit to Rome, yet they can overwhelm…

Ciao Bambino Names the Best Family Hotels of 2017

Although our Ciao Bambino team is constantly scouting and road-testing accommodations all over the world, our favorite feedback on the best family hotels comes from our clients. We help hundreds of families each year plan trips of a lifetime, including hotels and resorts that not only satisfy the needs of little travelers but are destination-worthy…

Scotland with Kids

A Tour of Scotland with Kids

With its spectacular landscapes, dramatic ruins, wild coastal beauty and wealth of culture, Scotland offers so many tempting possibilities that it can feel daunting to choose. The good news? That also means it’s hard to go wrong. Our top itinerary suggestion for first-time visitors pairs a few days of immersion in Edinburgh’s ancient past and…