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Why Expedition Travel is the Ultimate Educational Adventure for Families

Expedition: A journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research or war. A true expedition, a journey of discovery with a mission to educate and inspire exploration, makes a powerful family vacation. Expeditions are more immersive than just observing a place as a tourist…

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10 Family Vacations That Will Change Kids Forever

Ciao Bambino’s tagline is Inspiring Families to Explore the World, and we take this challenge very seriously, as we understand that great family vacations aren’t just about fun. Travel experiences change lives and transform developing minds in unbelievable, lasting ways. We are a founding member of the Family Travel Association, a new organization within the…

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8 Kid-Friendly Cruises We Love

For many families, it isn’t a question of whether to take a cruise with kids — it’s a question of which one. The family-friendly cruise market has exploded in recent years, with small vessels, luxury lines and traditional mega-ships all actively courting parents. The good news is that means it’s easier than ever to find a cruise…

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A Virtual Trip to Ecuador: Galápagos Family Vacation Photo & Video Tour

A family vacation to the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is a trip that will be seared in your memory bank long after returning home. The fascinating landscape in this unique and important place on our planet, with surreal proximity to wildlife, creates the ultimate family travel engagement. If you’ve wondered if kids will “get” enough out of…

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Tips for Traveling with Lindblad Expeditions to the Galápagos Islands

We loved our recent adventure in the Galápagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions on their ship, the National Geographic Endeavour. As with all Family Adventure Travel trips like this, there are things to know before you go: Tips for Taking a Lindblad Expeditions Trip to the Galápagos Islands When they say casual, they mean it Some cruise…

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Five Reasons to Visit the Galápagos Islands Now

We recently got back from an unbelievable experience in the Galápagos Islands with the award-winning eco-tourism company Lindblad Expeditions. True to the company’s mission to engage participants in an expedition — a journey of discovery — the families on our trip were utterly immersed in exploring this unique and exotic destination, located 600 miles off the coast of the South American mainland. “The…

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Looking Forward: Hot Family Travel Destinations for 2014

2013 rocked for traveling families, as evident in our recent Looking Back: 2013 Favorite Family Travel Destinations article. The good news is that 2014 promises to be another banner year. January 1st hit and as usual, our traffic spiked overnight — families are off and running planning their trips for the year. What’s hot? Central…