Postcard from Vietnam: Exploring the Mekong Delta Waterways

Tucked into Vietnam‘s southern tail, the lush Mekong River Delta layers one iconic scene upon another: rice paddies glassy with standing water; orchards laden with exotic fruits; farmers and fishermen in classic conical hats. The mighty river defines life here in every conceivable fashion, and the only way to see the Mekong at its most…

Why Jordan is the Ultimate Middle East Adventure with Kids

Longing to take a family foray into the Middle East? Jordan calls! Just a stone’s throw from North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea, this compact country is overstuffed with world wonders, historical marvels, stunning natural landscapes, urban bustle and high-octane adventures. We caught up with our friends at Tourist Jordan for their take on all…

Kauai with Kids Vacation Tips

Kidding Around Kauai: Why the Garden Isle is a Dream for Families

Kauai is that rare destination that doesn’t just live up to the hype — it transcends it. There’s simply no way to capture its ancient, powerful landscape in words, or to convey the otherworldly mystique that pervades this pastoral island (the oldest in the Hawaiian archipelago). Hawaiians talk of mana, which loosely translates to spiritual energy. On Kauai, the magic of mana takes hold straightaway, tightening its…

Best Places to Visit in Romania with Kids

Where to Go Next in Europe: Magical, Mystical Romania

We’re excited to introduce a new family-friendly destination to Ciao Bambino: Romania! This rugged, mountainous country on the Black Sea remains untouched by the tourist hordes that have crept into some of its Eastern European neighbors. From intricate castles and thick-walled churches to pristine forests and meadows flecked with wildflowers, it will capture kids’ fantasies…

Myanmar Travel with Kids

Why Now is the Time to Visit Myanmar with Kids

For most globetrotting families, Myanmar represents Southeast Asia’s final frontier. Only recently reopened to visitors after decades of isolation and oppressive military rule, it retains the flavor of a past era, its authenticity and culture preserved along with its spectacular natural beauty and shimmering golden pagodas. Traveling here isn’t plug-and-play … Myanmar’s tourism infrastructure remains…

CB! Exclusive: An Incredible 8-Day Slovenia Itinerary for Families

Slovenia is not on everyone’s bucket list, and Slovenians like it that way; some gems are all the more beautiful for their rarity. But for those who decide to visit, there are so many facets of this small country to explore. Mountain views and alpine rivers of turquoise? Check. Hillsides that look as though they…

New Zealand tourism for families

News: CB! Family Vacation Advisor Named a New Zealand Travel Ambassador

We’re proud to announce that our Family Vacation Advisor Kristi Marcelle has been selected by Tourism New Zealand to represent Virtuoso and CB! as one of six global agency ambassadors for New Zealand travel. What an honor! As Kristi was preparing for a visit to this incredible country, we chatted with her about New Zealand tourism…

Best Thailand Beach Resorts with Kids

5 Amazing Thailand Beach Resorts For Families

More than any other spot in southeast Asia, Thailand has become a beloved destination for sun seekers. Beautiful beaches and luxury resorts abound along the country’s extensive coastline, lined with towering karst formations and coral reefs that teem with tropical creatures. Even better, the Thai are known for their love of children, and even the…

Things to Do in Assisi, Italy

Postcard from Italy: Enchanting Assisi

Amid the green-velvet hills of Umbria, spilling down the gentle slope of Mt. Subasio, lies one of Italy‘s most beguiling destinations: the ancient town of Assisi. Religious pilgrims have made the trek here for many centuries in honor of St. Francis, whose namesake basilica is Assisi’s crown jewel, but it’s a wonderful place to spend…