Piemonte, Italy

Italy Off the Beaten Path: Stunning Scenery and Laid-Back Charm in the Piemonte

Often overlooked for headliners like Tuscany and Rome, Italy’s Piemonte (Piedmont) region offers families fantastic scenery, delicious regional food and wine, and an unbeatable locale with easy access and proximity to France and Switzerland. While it’s not on the well-worn Italian tourist path, its landscape is just as enticing with rolling hills, quaint towns that aren’t…

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…

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Israel with Kids

Our love of history and interest in our combined Christian and Jewish heritage put a trip to Israel on our horizon. With a vibrant cultural scene, Israel offers a plethora of engaging activities, making it perfect for active family travel. Israel is also a country that embraces children and kids are welcome, even celebrated, almost…

Why Bavaria, Germany is a Dream Destination for Families

The archetypical things you picture when you think of Germany — lederhosen, castles, the Alps, beer, Maypoles, and folk festivals — are all found in the beautiful fairytale region of southern Bavaria, the largest and oldest federal-state in Germany. Historical buildings and stunning landscapes, friendly rural and city folk, make this a great family travel destination.

Let’s start with food, since many of us are challenged …

L’Auberge Del Mar: An Intimate Beachside Resort Near San Diego

L’Auberge Del Mar, part of the Destination Hotel collection, is a luxury resort with a warm Southern California feel. Right in the center of the quaint Del Mar Village, just north of San Diego, the location is perfect for walk-out access to Del Mar’s beach, shopping and restaurants. The inviting indoor/outdoor living rooms and the…

The Yeatman: Luxury On the Doorstep of Portugal’s Wine Country

Luxury abounds at The Yeatman, a stately property with magnificent views that sweep over the city of Porto, Portugal. Designed, owned and operated by the Yeatman family since the 1990s, the hotel reflects their family history in the Port trade. Careful design details pay tribute to the family’s love of wine and port, from the…

Summer Vacation Ideas 2018

Where to Go This Summer: 5 Spectacular Experiences for Families

As families are looking ahead to summer travel and in search of experiences that will allow them to reconnect, our Ciao Bambino Family Vacation Advisor team is a go-to resource when it comes to planning a vacation no family member will soon forget. We personally scout many of the destinations we recommend, from the best family…