Places to Visit in Canada, Vancouver Island

5 Epic Places to Visit in Canada with Kids

With exchange rates solidly in America’s favour and Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations kicking off in 2017, now is definitely the time to visit the Great White North. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back beach break (yes, we have sandy beaches!), an adventure in the great outdoors or a chic city escape, Canada’s got you covered. For the…

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Why Mauritius is Made for Kids

Mauritius has been typecast as a honeymooners’ destination, but why should lovers monopolise this Indian Ocean paradise island? What we’ve just found out is that it has everything you need for the perfect family holiday too. Top Kid-Friendly Activities on Mauritius Water Activities Mauritius is a one-stop shop for outdoors-loving families. Your local aquarium may…

Top Tips for Maximizing a Visit to Universal Orlando Resort

My kids have been clamoring to go to Universal Orlando Resort for several years. When a last-minute change in vacation plans left us with a few extra days in Florida, we knew where we were headed. Family vacations tend to fall into two broad categories: relaxing vacations with unscheduled days that create their own rhythm,…

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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…

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…

Things to Do in Dominica with Kids

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…

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…