Podere Le Ripi wines

5 Tips for Planning a Family-Friendly Wine Tour in Italy

Italy has always been one of our most popular trip requests from Ciao Bambino clients — the magic of Tuscany and the Italian countryside, paired with spectacular cities like Rome, can make a perfect introduction to Europe with kids. Many families enjoy staying in rural areas or smaller towns with the laid-back atmosphere of an agriturismo (farm…

The Knickerbocker Hotel

Found! A Family-Friendly Luxury Hotel in the Heart of Times Square

With all the lights and sights clamoring for your attention in Times Square, it is easy to walk right past the understated Knickerbocker Hotel without even noticing. Yet the secret is out about this newly redone New York City landmark. The hotel, which once played host to legendary actresses, oil tycoons and sports figures, is…

Martinhal Chiado kids club

Martinhal Lisbon Chiado: An All-Suite City Hotel Designed with Families in Mind

Located on a picturesque cobblestone street in Lisbon‘s hilly Chiado neighborhood, the Martinhal Lisbon Chiado is an absolute gem of a hotel for families. The Martinhal brand has built its reputation on creating properties designed from the ground up with families in mind. Unlike its original resorts in the Algarve and the seaside town of…

Northern Ireland with Kids

Something Different in Europe: A Family Vacation to Northern Ireland

Ireland has always been a popular heritage trip, with nearly 20 percent of Americans claiming Irish blood. Today, the popularity of DNA tests and ancestry mapping has spurred more families to trace their roots throughout the entire country, both Northern Ireland and the southern Republic of Ireland. What some may not realize is that northern…

Royal Garden Hotel executive room lounge area

Royal Garden Hotel London Welcomes Little Princes and Princesses

What better spot to kick off London explorations than from the back door of Kensington Palace? The Royal Garden Hotel is a 5-star luxury property on Kensington High Street, just steps away from Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Palace. The hotel goes out of its way to welcome families with special packages and amenities…

Milford Sound

Essential Tips for Planning a Trip to New Zealand with Kids

If outdoor adventure and stunning landscapes are what make your family happy, a trip to New Zealand should be on your bucket list. With no language barrier, a modern culture and few safety concerns, families find travel to New Zealand very familiar and stress-free. U.S. visitors don’t even need a visa! Visiting New Zealand is…

Iguazu Falls

Essential Tips for Planning a Vacation to Argentina with Kids

All of Latin America is very family-focused, but Argentina offers families something extra-special. The country’s diversity in landscape and experience make it one of the most beautiful places in the world, and you can experience everything from glaciers to salt flats to a tropical ecosystem. A vacation here is perfect for those seeking an active…

Waldorf Astoria Orlando pools

Best Hotels Near Disney World: Easy-Breezy Luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Disney and luxury may not be two words you often put together, but the Waldorf Astoria Orlando combines comfort and elegance just outside the Walt Disney World gates. Situated on almost 500 acres within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, it’s among the best family hotels near Disney World, home to a wealth of kid-friendly amenities and activities. When it’s…

Riviera Maya Mexico

5 Favorite Summer Vacation Ideas to Book Now

People always ask me what my favorite family vacation destinations are. Narrowing it down to just five is so hard — the more you travel, the more favorites you have. But if I had to pick, they would be Italy, Iceland, dude ranches, Mexico and the Caribbean, and just about anywhere with a beach. Here’s why, and a few of…