Amsterdam, with its famous canals and gable-roofed buildings, is on of Europe’s most picturesque cities.
Flat, small and easy to navigate on foot, Amsterdam is home to numerous parks, attractions and boasts more museums per capita than any other European capital. All of these attributes make it a great destination for a few-night stay with kids.
The medieval tower that sits atop the castello seemed to beckon us as we drove up the mile-long path from the entrance gates of Tenuta di Spannocchia to the main house of this centuries-old agricultural property, which lies just outside of Siena. This property offers something special to families traveling to Italy in high season, education programs designed specifically for them around history, sustainable agriculture, and cooking.
If you are looking for an authentic, cultural experience in Italy with kids on a working farm, Spannocchia is a fantastic experience for all ages.
A family safari in Africa makes for a memorable adventure-filled vacation. Amie covered luxury safaris for kids in Kenya and Tanzania after her trip last year. Botswana, in southern Africa, is also a great safari destination because its diverse landscape made up of desert, delta, grasslands and savannahs means the wildlife is among the most varied on the continent.
Botswana’s landscape also allows for game viewing by air, land or water, and on our recent vacation there, we were able to experience a bit of each.
Oslo, the oldest of the Nordic capitals, located between a fjord and the forest, is breathtakingly beautiful and offers a several parks and recreational activities. Add to that castles and its intriguing Viking history and you get a city where a family can easily wile away 72 hours.
The Akerhus Castle has gone through many reincarnations, starting as a medieval castle in the 13th century, then becoming a fortress in the 16th century and finally being rebuilt in the 17th century as a renaissance castle.
The Maldives is the exotic paradise I’ve always imagined with palm trees, white sand beaches, and water the color of a Tiffany box.
What is often perceived as an ideal honeymoon destination or couple escape proved to be one of our most memorable family holidays to date. I mean, why wouldn’t you take your kids to paradise?
Tourists travel to Europe in droves in spring and summer resulting in crowds, queues and cantankerous attitudes. Why not travel to Europe during the winter months instead?
With mountains of snow from the Alps to the Dolomites, Europe is the perfect place to enjoy winter sports. Ski resorts in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria …
Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit in Europe like a Christmas market. These markets, which originated in Germany, can now be found in many cities throughout European.
I’ve been to several over the years and here are my picks of the best Christmas markets for festive family fun.