Rail Europe, Bernina Express

When and Why to Use Rail Europe

Despite living in Europe for the past 5 months, I still get confused when I’m trying to figure out where and how to best buy train tickets. Given that every country has their own train websites, when and why should you use aggregate distribution sites like Rail Europe?

I asked Rail Europe for an e-interview to answer some of the critical questions for families.

First Family Trip to Florence

Condé Nast Traveler Family Travel Expert Panel: Travel Mistakes and Lessons Learned

A family trip will go awry at some point. This is a fact. Travel is as unpredictable as it is exciting. We learn the best family travel lessons the hard way, but the beauty is we can now share share newfound wisdom more easily than ever in our ‘social’ world.

The Condé Nast Traveler Family Travel Expert Panel shares travel mishap stories and lessons learned in a recent installment of The Daily Traveler.

Lucca Bike Ride with Kids

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.

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Why All The Fuss? The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Experience

When I left for my Dreamliner media trip on Saturday to cover All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) new service from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, little did I know that this would be one of the last 787 flights before ANA, and now the FAA, grounded the entire fleet for inspections yesterday.

Our group included a number of aviation experts. Take Ronald Kuhlmann, for example, who has over 40 years …

Tokyo Temple in Snow

Dispatch from Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo, Japan! I’m here for a whirlwind 72-hour media trip to cover ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) launch of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from Mineta San Jose Airport to Narita Airport in Tokyo.

I flew the Dreamliner over a day after the inaugural launch of that service on January 11th. Don’t let the recent bad press fool you, this aircraft is indeed dreamy for passengers.


New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Service from San Jose to Tokyo

Do you dread thinking about long-haul flights with infants and children in tow? Well, say hello to All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner flight service to Japan. The Boeing 787 has landed in Northern California at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

I was on hand for Ciao Bambino to welcome ANA’s Dreamliner to the Silicon Valley …

EasyJet Airlines

Tips for Flying with Kids on Europe’s Low Cost Airlines

There are now dozens of low cost carriers flying across Europe’s air space, although these flights are not as cheap as they used to be, and they might not go where you think you are going. But, if you do your homework you can bag yourself a bargain.

Understand Arrival Airport Location

If landing charges are cheap and there is demand for tickets, low-cost airlines will land a jumbo at any tin pot airport.

Roadside Sunflowers in France

Europe Car Rental Tips From An Expert

Is your family thinking about traveling to Europe? As an industry insider, there are several things it would be helpful for you to know. Here are things that all families should be aware of when renting a car in Europe.

One Way Fees

Watch out for “one way” fees. When you pick up your car in one country and drop it off in another, you will pay a one way fee. Sometimes the fees are charged within the same country, but not always.

Rick Seaney Costa Rica Adventure

Rick Seaney’s Money-Saving Family Travel Airfare Tips for 2012

Rick Seaney is the CEO of the airfare news, research, and tracking resource FareCompare. This website is always my first stop before booking tickets as it provides instant price and route information through multiple channels at once to easily compare and contrast options.

Rick is an incredible source of industry information and insight. I interviewed him earlier this week for his take on the important airline industry happenings that will impact family travel in 2012.