Ciao Bambino is one of the old-timers in the Internet family travel world. When I started the company in 2004 as a planning service for families traveling to Italy, there were few online resources offering advice to people traveling with kids.
The family travel space has exploded over the last year alone with new websites and blogs popping up every day. We recently announced a partnership with the Nile Guide where we developed family-focused activity guides for top family destinations using their customizable planning tools; one of the most exciting elements of the partnership is that a large, broadly focused website asked us for our expert advice because they are serious about providing reliable and credible family travel content. Progress!
Moreover, other big travel players like Trip Advisor and Luxury Link (Family Getaway) are spending time and resources in an effort to attract family-focused readers and buyers. You know how this game goes, others are certain to follow suit.
Intelligent Travel (National Geographic) published a list of family travel websites in an article last week. Unfortunately, Ciao Bambino was not included in the round up; I was consoled by the fact a long list of fellow independent family travel blogs and websites were left off the list too.
Ciao Bambino is part of a fast-growing community of independent family travel sites and blogs providing essential and much-loved guidance to families everywhere. Those who find us are grateful. We are parents writing for parents and our content is relevant and reliable.
All the family travel blogs contribute something unique to a subject that is highly personal. By nature, this means that one website can’t provide all the answers — the best way to dream about or plan for a trip is to use a combination of all the websites that speak to you.
There are many wonderful resources online today. Here’s a list of the sites that are top of mind for me today (in random order). I’m sure I’ve missed important sites — who else should be included on every parent’s travel bookmark list?