UnCruise Adventures’ Unveiled Wonders: A Seamless Journey Through Panama and Costa Rica

One of the most popular destinations for Ciao Bambino’s travel planning services in the past few years has been Central America. It might seem like a simple place to visit — what’s complicated about warm weather, tropical resorts and gorgeous beaches? But once families start deciding which regions to visit or selecting from the range…

Winter Fun for Families in Bend, Oregon

Winter travel can be tricky to plan, especially for families who may need to accommodate both skiers and non-skiers, navigate various ages and interests, and schedule around limited school holidays or vacation time. Consider Bend, Oregon, as a crowd-pleasing destination for kid-friendly winter fun. This region of central Oregon has a unique ecosystem and landscape,…

Disneyland VIP Status Achieved on Adventures By Disney’s Southern California Tour

Some travel experiences work for families of every age and interest because they have universal appeal, like a Hawaiian beach vacation or a dude ranch stay. Other trips are ideal for specific family travel styles or because they meet a certain niche. The Adventures by Disney Disneyland Resort and Southern California Short Escape falls into the…

Discover Peru Through the Back Door with Explora Valle Sagrado

Peru is a destination that engages families in a myriad of cultural activities spanning all levels of activity from walking to hiking to intense climbing. It’s an exciting destination for families because every day can be tailored to their level of adventure and sightseeing priorities. At explora Valle Sagrado, located in the heart of Peru’s…

5 Ways to Have a Luxury Disneyland Vacation

At Disneyland, luxury comes in a variety of services and experiences, all designed to make the resort visit more convenient, relaxed and enjoyable. And for the avid Disney fan, there are exclusive, over-the-top experiences that are available only at the California parks. A little bit of luxury at Disneyland can go a long way toward…

UnCruise Adventures: Explore Panama and Costa Rica in Casual Small-Ship Comfort

Cruising the Panama Canal is a travel bucket wish list item for many adults, but what about bringing the kids? Small-ship cruising leader UnCruise Adventures has the perfect solution for families. Their seven-night Unveiled Wonders — Costa Rica and Panama Canal highlights the Panama Canal plus remote tropical islands and wildlife exploration in the jungle.…

A Kid-Friendly Alaska Cruise with Adult Appeal on Celebrity Solstice

Alaska and cruising are a perfect match for families looking for activity, convenience and comfort. An Alaska family vacation is filled with soft adventure, wildlife, glaciers and whales, and a cruise is the easiest way to see it all. Celebrity Cruises has been on my list to experience for families; this past summer, I got…

Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel: The Magic of 16th-Century Rome in Lively Trastevere

Rome is the first stop on many a trip to Italy with kids. It sets the foundation for understanding Italian culture and provides immersive opportunities to experience life like a Roman both past and present. Seizing on this theme, my family stayed at a restored 16th-century monastery, the 4-star Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel, in the happening neighborhood…

Hotel Raphael: Quiet Luxury and Smart Style in Rome’s Ancient Center

The vine-covered facade at Hotel Raphael in Rome suggests an elegant residential building rather than a luxury hotel on a cozy piazza. Part of the luxury Relais & Chateaux group, the hotel is filled with art and sculptures, a wonderful first introduction for kids to Rome’s historical treasures. It’s elegant and comfortable at the same…

A Window Into California’s Past at the Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco’s rich history and famous attractions draw visitors to the city year round, and the Fairmont San Francisco has watched it all from atop Nob Hill for more than a hundred years. Fires from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake severely damaged the inside and delayed its opening until 1907. It’s been a destination for celebrities,…