12 Best Christmas Markets in Europe with Kids

Christmas markets have been casting their festive spell over visitors for centuries with the enticing aromas of freshly baked sweets, the warm-spice scent of mulled wine, the twinkling of lights and a heaping dose of holiday cheer. While day-to-day life has clearly changed over the years, most markets have made a concerted effort to stay…

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Best Itineraries for a Week in Europe with Kids: Part 1

Most of us have a finite amount of vacation time, so it’s no wonder that many families try to pack a lot into a short window. Europe, in particular, tempts parents to bite off too much — with so many small countries close together, it looks deceptively easy to cover a lot of ground. And if you’re going to cross an…

Five Unexpected European Cities to Explore with Kids

Bergen has devised wonderful attractions so families can explore from the mountain tops to the depths of the sea. Ride the Funicular cable car up to the top of Mount Floyen to see the breathtaking view of the coastal city and the beautiful fiords and nearby islands.

At the Bergen Aquarium, watch the seals and penguins play in their fresh sea water pool before—and after—exploring the extensive collection of marine fauna and fish from all over the world.