Classic Canada with Family at Fairmont Le Château Montebello

I discovered Canada last year during a no-kid trip to Vancouver. It took me just three months to make it back to British Columbia, this time to explore Richmond with my daughter. The list of great neighborhoods and activities grew quickly, but when it came to getting the feel of classic Canada, the third time was the charm.

Halfway between Ottawa and Montreal, the Fairmont Le Château Montebello, exudes Canada.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Florida

Be Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

A Disney vacation is a treasured family event. Staying at a Walt Disney World hotel while you’re visiting is the icing on the cake as kids will be immersed in Disney magic 24 hours a day.

Before leaving for our recent Disney Fantasy Cruise, I spent two nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, a deluxe category Disney hotel with unique amenities. The African-themed resort has several savannas filled with African animals but it never feels like a zoo.

Skiing Under the Matterhorn Zermatt

A Kid-Friendly Luxury Experience at Hotel Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt

In a jet set resort town like Zermatt, finding luxury hotels is not an issue. Uncovering the very select few properties that cater to families in a meaningful way, however, is much more challenging. After experiencing the 165-room Hotel Mont Cervin Palace this winter, I’ll be adding it to our Ciao Bambino’s Switzerland kid-friendly accommodations portfolio in the next few weeks. This old-school hotel icon is an exceptional place for families.

Part of the prestigious Seiler Hotels Group, the Mont Cervin Palace has been hosting guests for over 150 years …

Seasons Provence Suite Living Room

A Kid-Friendly Summer Holiday in the South of France

If you’re dreaming of spending the summer in the South of France with kids there are two very important things to know before planning your trip:

Traffic on the main coastal highway that stretches from Monaco to St. Tropez can be an absolute and utter nightmare. I would avoid any plan that involves a daily coastal commute in and around the main tourist zones to get to the beach.

Aix-en-Provence, one of the main urban attractions in the Provence region, is 2 hours via car from Nice on a good day. This is too …

Nira Alpina Stars Restaurant

New Kid-Friendly Boutique Hotel in St. Moritz

St. Moritz is one of the world’s iconic ski destinations for glitz and luxury. Although it can be entertaining check out all the glam shops, hotels, and restaurants for a stroll or dinner, with young kids, it can be more relaxing to be in a lower key atmosphere where you aren’t consistently aware of how everyone is behaving.

I actually found St. Moritz, the destination, …

Poggio Al Casone Overview Photo

Review of Poggio Al Casone Near Pisa in Tuscany

Poggio Al Casone is visually amazing. The setting is exactly how I think of Tuscany with rolling hills of grapes. It’s beautiful and completely gated, so it feels really safe for kids to run around and play outside.

The guest experience is very relaxing. We stayed 10 days and our apartment (La Torre) was very large, comfortable and deluxe! The apartments have views of the hills and the rooms are furnished with fantastic Italian furniture and amazing linens. Our apartment had a full kitchen so we could go grocery shopping …

Fruit Platter Four Seasons Miami

Four Seasons Miami with Kids

Miami has always been on of our favorite family vacation destinations with a fun international vibe, beautiful white beaches, and loads to do. We love that it’s warm year-round and easy to access from practically anywhere.

Say Miami and people often just think of South Beach, yet that is a small fraction of what makes Miami “The Magic City.” Miami is large and diverse, offering plenty of neighborhoods, each with it’s own appeal.We’ve always stayed in Coconut Grove or South Beach …

Family on Paris Muse Tour of Louvre Museum in Paris, France

A Scavenger Hunt in the Louvre by Paris Muse

“I’m booking that scavenger hunt in the Louvre for the Paris trip” is the snippet of a conversation I overheard at my son’s elementary school a month ago.

That “scavenger hunt” turned out to be the Paris Muse Clues: A Louvre Tour for Young Treasure Hunters. It’s a private guided family tour of the Louvre.

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum and it can be overwhelming trying to figure out …

el capitan canyon eco friendly resort santa barbara ca

Green Travel with Kids! Tips to Make Family Vacations Eco-Friendly

Earth Day is coming up this week on Friday, April 22nd. To help honor this important global event, I’ve put together a list of tips to help make family vacations more eco-friendly.

Admittedly, I’m bad about drinking tap water when I travel. Clearly, it’s not an option in some destinations, but amazingly, in places where the tap water …