Florida Spring Break Road Trip

A Florida Spring Break Road Trip Filled with Sunshine and Surprises

Spring break will be here before you know it. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s no reason to panic, but it’s time to start thinking about how your family would enjoy filling those cherished days off from school. While road trips can sound intimidating to some, I’m a big fan of the flexibility they offer…

Ireland with Kids

Favorite Places to Visit in Ireland with Kids

Because Ireland is a relatively small country, visitors tend to try and see “everything” in the course of one week. (Lots of friends and family fly into Dublin, drive through Wicklow, kiss the Blarney Stone in Waterford, head to Cork City, eat lunch in Kinsale, drive the Ring of Kerry, ascend the Cliffs of Moher, cruise through the amazing Burren, throw back a Guinness at a trad session in Galway, marvel at awe-inspiring Connemara, and pose in front of Kylemore Abbey before heading back to Dublin to fly home.

They are literally in tatters upon their return.

Carmel, California

Postcard from California: Breezy Beach Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of our favorite stops along the California coast. The Bavarian-style architecture and the small-town charm of the village are a nice change of pace from the busier cities, and there is so much to offer kids, from a Dr. Seuss gallery and a shady town park to outdoor cafes and courtyards galore. With…

antarctica-with-kids

Antarctica: Read All About a Journey to the White Continent with Lindblad Expeditions

Now that I’ve tried expedition-style travel to visit the Galapagos and Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions, I’d never go back to anything else for adventure destinations in particular. Many of Lindblad’s experiences take place on a ship, where maximum ground can be covered with minimal logistics, and although the ship itself is just the means of…

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The Best London Museums for Families

London’s world-class museums are among the city’s biggest attractions — a perfect option for a rainy day and, with free admissions, wallet-friendly too. But which ones work best when kids are in tow? Take advantage of these insider tips and tidbits for a museum outing that will keep everyone in the family engaged and happy. Natural History Museum…

Whistler Activities with Kids

Family Adventure Awaits! Must-Do Whistler Activities in Winter

Snow-covered spots around the world go out of their way to woo parents these days, but Mother Nature makes it easy for families to love Whistler. With two mountains, more than 8,100 acres of slopes and a season that runs from November well into May, skiing and snowboarding at this famed British Columbia resort is…

Portugal Road Trip Itinerary

The Perfect Portugal Road Trip with Kids

Portugal is an increasingly attractive option for families looking for a European holiday — it has beautiful, historic cities, amazing food culture and plenty of coastline for any sort of beach vacation you could want. While you could easily spend 10 days in and around Lisbon or Porto, the largest two cities, it is a surprisingly easy drive along the…

Best Caribbean Islands with Kids

Best Caribbean Islands With Kids: Find Your Perfect Match

For beach-loving families, the Caribbean islands can be the ultimate in vacation bliss. But with almost 30 different countries — and a whopping 7,000 islands between them — how do you winnow it down to the one that’s right for you? The answer depends on a host of factors, including your travel style, kids’ ages and…

Tips for Europe with Toddlers

Essential Tips for Traveling in Europe with a Toddler

I started Ciao Bambino in 2004 to help take the fear out of traveling to Europe with young children. It’s not easy, but thoughtful planning will help ensure that the gain outweighs any pain. Despite the hardships of flights, time changes and inevitable travel snafus, the vast majority of brave families who embark on a…