Piemonte, Italy

Italy Off the Beaten Path: Stunning Scenery and Laid-Back Charm in the Piemonte

Often overlooked for headliners like Tuscany and Rome, Italy’s Piemonte (Piedmont) region offers families fantastic scenery, delicious regional food and wine, and an unbeatable locale with easy access and proximity to France and Switzerland. While it’s not on the well-worn Italian tourist path, its landscape is just as enticing with rolling hills, quaint towns that aren’t…

Copenhagen with Kids

72 Hours in Copenhagen with Kids

Copenhagen is a charming city known for its smart Scandinavian design and overall laid-back vibe. Though it’s not as flashy as some European capitals, Copenhagen is a firm family favorite — the people are extremely welcoming, the terrain bike-friendly and the green spaces and parks plentiful. Here’s our guide to a long weekend in this…

Tips for Visiting Florence’s Duomo and Campanile with Kids

Florence‘s Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore — better known as the Duomo — is quite possibly the most recognized landmark in the city. Presiding over Piazza della Duomo, this green, white and pink marble beauty is an absolute must-see for families, and climbing the iconic dome as well as the adjacent Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile)…

Best Places to Visit in Switzerland: A Great 1-Week Itinerary for Families

Spectacular snow-capped peaks, a world-class train system and a reassuring sense of safety make Switzerland an enviably perfect family travel destination. But with so much beautiful scenery and so many picturesque towns and villages, where exactly should you go? We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with a weeklong itinerary that will give you…

Day Trips from Tokyo, Yokohama

9 Favorite Day Trips from Tokyo with Kids

For families who have explored Japan’s capital thoroughly and would like to get a taste of life farther afield, Tokyo is within striking distance of numerous kid-friendly destinations that are easy to reach by train. Here are our top destinations for memorable day trips from Tokyo, focused on spots that offer cultural stimulation and interesting…

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…