Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand

Live with a CB! Trip Planner: Best Places to Visit in Australia and New Zealand with Kids

Exotic in feel, yet familiar from films, music artists and other pop culture icons, Australia and New Zealand are at the top of many families’ bucket lists. But planning a trip to these two countries isn’t as intuitive as some other destinations, and parents often have trouble finding the right place to start. Australia is…

10 Great Places to Take Kids

10 Great Places to Take Kids … While They Are Still Kids

Every parent is keenly aware that kids grow up quickly. I’ve found that if we don’t live with intention at each stage, kids change before you know it. There are places to enjoy with children while they are still children, either because kids will appreciate the destination in a certain way while they are young, or the destination…

Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel: The Magic of 16th-Century Rome in Lively Trastevere

Rome is the first stop on many a trip to Italy with kids. It sets the foundation for understanding Italian culture and provides immersive opportunities to experience life like a Roman both past and present. Seizing on this theme, my family stayed at a restored 16th-century monastery, the 4-star Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel, in the happening neighborhood…

Thinking About a River Cruise with Kids? Say Hello to AmaWaterways

River cruising is one of the hottest travel trends right now and the brands that cater to this market are developing their offerings like crazy … making the fact that AmaWaterways just won Virtuoso’s 2017 award for the Cruise Line of the Year — across all categories — even more remarkable. My family had the…

Best Things to Do in Ljubljana, Slovenia with Kids

Ljubljana is a dreamboat of a European capital. Compact yet bursting with character, Slovenia’s premier city pairs livable ease and friendly locals with an impressive cultural scene, all wrapped into a stunningly pretty package that draws comparisons to cousins like Budapest and Prague. Although it still flies under the radar, that won’t last — now…

Traveling Tags

CB! Traveling Tags Contest: Announcing the Winner of a Stay at Flathead Lake Lodge!

This summer marked our first-ever Traveling #Tags contest, where we invited globetrotting families to tag us in their Facebook and Instagram posts as they explored the world with kids in tow. The prize? A deeply discounted stay at one of our favorite dude ranches, the spectacular Flathead Lake Lodge in Montana. We had an enthusiastic response, with…

Family Vacation Success! Love Letters from Our 2017 Trip Planning Clients

Not everyone can say this, but we get great joy from what we do at Ciao Bambino. Let’s not mistake joy for cushy … Planning a well-constructed trip that is individually tailored for every family takes time and effort, but the sweet reward for our work is that our clients truly appreciate what we do…