Tips for Europe with Toddlers

Essential Tips for Traveling in Europe with a Toddler

I started Ciao Bambino in 2004 to help take the fear out of traveling to Europe with young children. It’s not easy, but thoughtful planning will help ensure that the gain outweighs any pain. Despite the hardships of flights, time changes and inevitable travel snafus, the vast majority of brave families who embark on a…

Italy Family Vacation Tips

10 Tips for Travel to Italy with Kids

With a name like Ciao Bambino, it’s no secret we log many hours sharing not-to-be-missed insider information on how to best travel to Italy with kids. Families from around the world have been relying on our portfolio of thoroughly vetted Italy family hotels, resorts, and villas for close to 10 years now! There are a few Italy family travel tips we share continually with those who use our booking service that help families plan the best trip possible.

The Court St. Giles

Walk-Out Access to the Best of New York City at The Court — A St. Giles Hotel

“Hello, Eliza, how was your trip here?” Upon our arrival at The Court — A St. Giles Hotel, this greeting to my daughter was a ray of light on an otherwise dreary September afternoon. Emerging from New York City’s Penn Station into a chilly downpour was not how I’d envisioned her first glimpse of NYC. But the staff and…

Driving from Balestrand to Bergen over the Vikafjellet Mountains

5 Surprising Reasons to Visit Norway with Kids

Discovering new cultures and embracing differences is a big reason why many families choose to travel to new destinations. The sweetest experiences are often those that are unplanned and occur spontaneously: amazing street crepes in Paris, an unexpected kindness from a local or stumbling upon a mama sea lion and her pup in the Galapagos…

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5-Star Amenities in the British Columbia Wilderness at Nimmo Bay Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is one of a kind — the rare combination of luxury and adventure that strikes the perfect note for outdoors-loving families who don’t want to sacrifice creature comforts. Located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, it’s a secret hideaway in spectacular, serene surroundings.  Family-Friendly Review and Highlights…

Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen

Sleep in a Grand Copenhagen Palace at Hotel d’Angleterre

For families seeking a luxe home base in Copenhagen, Hotel d’Angleterre is the answer. The hotel was constructed as a palace 250 years ago, and still looks it — the interior retains shiny, beautiful top notes like gilt mirrors, sparkling chandeliers and lavish sitting areas. From the minute we entered the hotel, my kids felt its regal heritage, from the…

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Kids Get the VIP Treatment at San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo Inn

That quintessential family destination, San Diego, has no shortage of hotels or resorts — but Rancho Bernardo Inn stands out for its seasonal family packages and proximity to North County attractions, including Legoland and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The mountain town of Julian, known for its apple picking and pies, is also just…

The main outdoor pool at Tamaya features a 3-story water slide.

New Mexico Culture and Resort Relaxation Combine at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

Families who want interesting, relevant and fun cultural experiences on a family trip often think that means forgoing the relaxing amenities of a more traditional resort-style vacation. At Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, guests get a great mix of both with a breathtaking New Mexico landscape as their backdrop. Family-Friendly Review of Hyatt Regency…