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Kid-Friendly Review of Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Italy’s Lake Como

If you think first of George Clooney when Lake Como is mentioned, you aren’t alone. After arriving at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, it doesn’t take long to see why some of the Hollywood glitterati have fallen in love with this beautiful area. Housed in a former Art Nouveau palace, the hotel has a striking presence and commanding views of Lake Como,…

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Paris with Kids: Guide to the Eight Central Arrondissements

When planning a trip to Paris, it doesn’t take long to realize that the city is divided up into areas called “arrondissements,” equivalent to what other cities refer to as neighborhoods or districts. (Leave it to Paris to have such a beautiful word for it, non?) Paris also offers families more to see and do…

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Art, Italian Language, and Sports Activities for Kids in Italy

For many years, the Arte al Sole art and cultural programs in Italy have been providing families with an opportunity to up the fun quotient by allowing children to experience Italy’s culture while interacting with their peers and making new friends. Meanwhile, parents get some cherished free time to explore Tuscan vineyards or Florence museums, and…

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Lindblad Expeditions Galápagos Islands Trip Review

Our recent trip to the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is hands-down one of our favorite family travel experiences to date. Although the destination itself is extraordinary, much of the credit for our joy in the Galápagos goes to Lindblad Expeditions, the company behind our ship for the week, the National Geographic Endeavour, and program. The action-packed itinerary provides…

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Family-Focused Luxury in Midtown Manhattan at Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue

A stay at Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue offers an indulgent home-away-from-home experience in a perfect location to explore Manhattan. Family-oriented guest rooms and phenomenal staff make families feel as though they are staying in their own luxury apartment paired with extraordinary amenities and services. The Midtown Manhattan location is walk-out to everything, just one of the reasons…

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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…

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Luxury Family Travel News & Discoveries for 2015

My annual visit to the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) show in Cannes, France, last month was packed with amazing discoveries. Luxury Family Travel is going gangbusters as our favorite brands are adding new hotels with family-friendly rooms, as well as creative kids’ amenities and programs. I also learned about new boutique hoteliers who are catering to families. I…