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Costa Rica with Kids: Our Favorite Family-Friendly Adventures

At Ciao Bambino, we are constantly vetting new travel partners, properties and destinations. But we also like to revisit our tried-and-true favorites to see what’s new and share the latest recommendations for both our readers and our agency clients. I just returned from a weeklong trip to Costa Rica with a new CB! travel partner, and I’m happy to report that…

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10 Amazing Mother-Daughter Getaways Around the World

Memories of traveling as a kid have a way of affecting the memories you make as a parent. Born and raised on the East Coast, I remember the excitement of visiting California for the first time with my mother and the subsequent college choice that resulted. I remember walking through Venice’s St. Mark’s Square with…

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The Caribbean’s Best-Kept Secret: Why Families Should Go to Dominica

With soft sand and warm, bright blue water, the Caribbean has long been a family vacation favorite. Beaches may be the standout, but the Caribbean has much more to love — you just need to know where to find it. That’s where Dominica comes in. Often confused with the Dominican Republican, Dominica (pronounced “dom-in-EEK-a”) is…

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Norway in Winter: An Incredible, Action-Packed Adventure at the Arctic Circle

When I told people that I was taking our ski week vacation in northern Norway, I got more than a few questionable stares … but those who followed our trip on social media could not believe all the amazing things we experienced in one action-packed visit to the Arctic Circle. We paired a few days in Oslo with…

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5-Star Luxury Amid Slovakia’s Mountains at Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras

Prepare to be immersed in luxury and style as you step into the Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras in Strba Strbske Pleso, Slovakia. From the minute you walk through the rotating glass doors into the opulent and inviting reception hall, to the minute you reluctantly must accept that your time at the hotel has come to…

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Why The Thief Hotel is a Fantastic Luxe Base for Families Visiting Oslo

Feeling like you’ve found a home away from home in Oslo in the middle of winter is not easy or even expected … but this is exactly what we found during our recent stay at The Thief Hotel on the first stop of our winter in Norway family vacation adventure. Located in the lively Tjuvholmen area (formerly…

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Tropical Reef Snorkeling Right Outside Your Door at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Families flock to Hawaii for sun, sand and an abundance of outdoor activities — among them snorkeling, a must-do on a Hawaii vacation with kids. Tropical fish and green sea turtles lure parents and children alike into the islands’ blue-green waters for a closer look. At Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Oahu, you don’t have…

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A Taste of Manhattan Pied-à-Terre Living at The Surrey Hotel

The Surrey in New York City opened in 1926 as a residence hotel, and during its 2012 makeover, the renovation team maintained this history and sense of privacy while modernizing the structure from top to tail. Since then, this luxe Upper East Side hideaway has become one of the most sought-after addresses for New York visitors, on what is still a residential street away…