Activities in Puerto Vallarta

5 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta makes a perfect family destination. With so much to do and see, a vacation in this vibrant and inviting region in Mexico (West Coast) is likely to include cultural and learning opportunities, in addition to the requisite relaxation.

Jungle meets ocean as the lush forests of the Sierra Madre mountain range descend to meet the Pacific at Bahía de Banderas (Bay of Flags), or Banderas Bay.

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…

Best Travel Books for Children

Our Favorite Travel-Themed Books for Children

There’s been a steady rise in travel- and place-inspired children’s picture books in recent years, all of which will capture imaginations and inspire wanderlust in both young and old. From America’s National Parks to the wonders of the world to how real children live day-to-day in their corners of the globe, these gorgeous books are…

Postcard from New Mexico: Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta

Usually kids and pre-sunrise wakeup times don’t mix, but the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, each October is a notable exception. Yes, it requires awakening while on vacation when it’s still dark. But the reward is being able to witness the glow of flames as the hundreds of balloons begin to go from…

The Lygon Arms Hotel Broadway

The Lygon Arms Hotel: Immersive English History with a Warm Welcome for Kids (And Dogs!)

Travelers have been checking into The Lygon Arms Hotel in the Cotswolds since the 14th century. And not just any Tom, Dick or Harry either: During the English Civil War, King Charles I and his crew hung out here, as did his archenemy Oliver Cromwell. A few hundred years later, King Edward VII rested here, and…

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…

Essential Tips for Visiting Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle

Most kids want to visit Cinderella’s castle, but few know that Mad King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle was actually the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s creation. As king of Bavaria, Ludwig had a childlike imagination and a big budget, and Neuschwanstein — located in southern Germany near the Austrian border — is the ultimate fairytale castle. As…

Riverside Luxury and Spacious, Art-Filled Suites at Hotel Lungarno in Florence

Florence is one of the most popular destinations with Ciao Bambino clients traveling overseas with children for the first time — the city is a walkable museum filled with medieval back streets, architectural eye candy and artistic genius at every turn. Well-placed accommodations that integrate this rich history and arts culture are the best of…

Postcard from California: Among the Giants in Sequoia National Park

In California’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains, Sequoia National Park and its neighbor, Kings Canyon, are home to the world’s largest trees, the namesake sequoia. From 180 to 250 feet tall, these gentle giants manage to reach for the sky, thanks in part to a chemical in their bark called tannin that protects them from insects…