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…

Things to Do in Madrid with Kids

Tips From a Local: Best Things to Do in Madrid with Kids

This article was written by Dr. Almudena Cros of Across Madrid, an art historian educated in Britain who has extensive experience teaching art, history and culture to different age groups in Italy and Spain. With its blend of culture and beautiful places to relax and play outdoors, Madrid has plenty to offer those who want to…

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi review

A Santa Fe Retreat with Authentic Flavor at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

One block over from Santa Fe’s downtown plaza square, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi has a location that can’t be beat. Its luxe rooms, complete with modern baths and kiva-style fireplaces, are pretty amazing too. The intimate property was tastefully renovated just a few years ago while retaining a sense of place and authenticity with…

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…

Spectacular Game Drives on a Private Reserve at South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

If you dream of seeing the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and Cape buffalo) at least once in your lifetime, put South Africa‘s Sabi Sands Game Reserve on your list. Here, game sightings are so common they’re almost guaranteed — it is one of the few places on the continent where you have the…

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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…

Slip Back Into Belle-Époque Paris at the Historic Hotel Lutetia

Once a favorite haunt for legendary artists, poets and writers, Paris‘ newly renovated Hotel Lutetia has a story to tell. This 1910 St. Germain des Pres icon proudly re-opened its doors last June, brought up to date for the 21st century with homage to its historical significance. Beneath all the beauty are whispers of the past…

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…

Teen Travel Tips

Teen Travel Tips: With Age, Family Vacation Priorities Change

Family travel is an evolving art. There is no better travel tool than experience, but as kids grow older, there’s a natural progression in the hows, wheres and whens of traveling as a family. Trouble is, it’s sometimes hard for parents to grasp until they find themselves on a family trip that doesn’t quite go…