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Ancient Beauty Meets Exquisite Modern Design at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

This historic city of Kyoto is an easy 2.5-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo and is a must-stop for first-time visitors to Japan with kids. The city is surprisingly large and to that end, where you stay most definitely matters. We’ve yet to meet a Four Seasons we don’t like, and the new Four Seasons…

Visiting Venice with Kids

Visiting Venice with Kids: Expert Tips for Getting Off the Beaten Path

On our first visit to Venice many years ago, my 8- and 10-year-old daughters delighted in the charm of our holiday apartment in the Cannaregio neighborhood, peering into the inner canals with wonder, enjoying pastries in Campo Santa Margherita while watching Italian children come and go. We took a day and a half for peaceful…

Best Places to Visit in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende

Best Places in Mexico for Families: San Miguel de Allende

Nestled north of Mexico City in Mexico‘s central highlands, the colonial-era city of San Miguel de Allende delights travelers with its thriving festival scene and baroque Spanish architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this gem in Mexico’s central highlands beat out world-class destinations and earned the coveted “Best City in the World” designation by Travel +…

Family Fun Gets a Dash of Urban Style at Hotel Zelos in San Francisco

San Francisco is at the cutting edge of style in so many ways, from architecture and music to fashion and cuisine. There is a new push for uber-hip hotels, and Viceroy Hotel Group’s Hotel Zelos is leading the way. Thanks to the new “Room to Play” Kids Experience, Hotel Zelos offers parents a chic San Francisco getaway…

Tips for Visiting Florence’s Duomo and Campanile with Kids

Florence‘s Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore — better known as the Duomo — is quite possibly the most recognized landmark in the city. Presiding over Piazza della Duomo, this green, white and pink marble beauty is an absolute must-see for families, and climbing the iconic dome as well as the adjacent Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile)…

Northern Ireland with Kids

Something Different in Europe: A Family Vacation to Northern Ireland

Ireland has always been a popular heritage trip, with nearly 20 percent of Americans claiming Irish blood. Today, the popularity of DNA tests and ancestry mapping has spurred more families to trace their roots throughout the entire country, both Northern Ireland and the southern Republic of Ireland. What some may not realize is that northern…

10 Best Family Spring Break Destinations for 2018

Even when kids are out of school for spring break, these destinations still boast enriching experiences that encourage them to learn, grow and make family memories. Consider Sedona’s red rock country, the beaches of Florida and the Caribbean, or Sicily for a different perspective on Italy. And don’t overlook destinations that seem a little farther afield —…

Seattle with Kids

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Seattle

Seattle’s walkable urban areas, beautiful natural setting, and laid back atmosphere make it a great vacation destination for anyone, but you might be surprised to learn how accommodating the city is for kids. Seattle’s major sites (and some of its most popular restaurants) are just as much fun for kids as they are adults, and many popular activities seem tailor made for kids.

Best Places to Visit in Switzerland: A Great 1-Week Itinerary for Families

Spectacular snow-capped peaks, a world-class train system and a reassuring sense of safety make Switzerland an enviably perfect family travel destination. But with so much beautiful scenery and so many picturesque towns and villages, where exactly should you go? We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with a weeklong itinerary that will give you…

Why Visit Tanzania with Kids

Why Tanzania is an Extraordinary Destination for Families

Known for its wilderness and spectacular wildlife, Tanzania is a special family vacation experience you can’t get elsewhere. It’s perfect for kids of all ages — whether toddlers or teens, they can’t help but be thrilled when they spot elephants crossing the dusty road barely five feet away from the safari Jeep! While Tanzania requires…