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…

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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…

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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…

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A Full Dude Ranch Experience for Young Kids at Red Horse Mountain Ranch

At Ciao Bambino, we’re big fans of family ranch vacations for all ages and we’re experienced at matching families with the perfect dude ranch. Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Idaho is a wonderful choice for those with small children — a combination of kid- and family-focused programs, along with an exceptional staff, bring the full dude ranch experience…

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Lasting Cultural Connections from a High School Summer Abroad in China

This is the third and final post in Maya Guzdar’s series about her summer abroad program in China with The Experiment in International Living. Here, she talks about her thoughtfully orchestrated integration into Chinese culture and the lessons it taught her about her own. Thank you, Maya, for giving us a window into this wonderful…

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The Rectory Hotel: 18th-Century Elegance in the Peaceful Cotswolds Countryside

For families traveling through England’s Cotswolds region, The Rectory Hotel marries a quaint atmosphere and modern, kid-friendly conveniences in a tranquil countryside location. Just an hour’s drive from Bath, this former 18th-century mansion makes a great base to explore local sites, from postcard-perfect Cotswolds villages to Stonehenge and even London. Best of all, the owners have preserved the homelike feel and personal air of welcome. Family-Friendly…