Europe with Kids Itinerary Tips

Europe with Kids: 5 Tips for Organizing a Family-Friendly Itinerary

We’ve covered tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler on our blog, an important read for families with young children. One of the tips is around keeping itineraries simple and logistically easy. This point is relevant for all families traveling to Europe, not just those with tots in tow. Parents ask our Family Vacation Advisors daily…

Florence with Kids

The magnificent city of Florence has so many marvels to explore that planning a family trip to the city can seem a bit overwhelming. Yet the beauty of this Renaissance city, perched proudly on the Arno and nestled amid iconic villa-adorned hills, is not lost on the little ones. Nor are the wonders of the local art and architecture.

With thoughtful planning that involves the children in crafting a family-friendly itinerary, Florence will inspire lifetime memories for the entire family in a lively, exciting environment …

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…

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…

Why Bavaria, Germany is a Dream Destination for Families

The archetypical things you picture when you think of Germany — lederhosen, castles, the Alps, beer, Maypoles, and folk festivals — are all found in the beautiful fairytale region of southern Bavaria, the largest and oldest federal-state in Germany. Historical buildings and stunning landscapes, friendly rural and city folk, make this a great family travel destination.

Let’s start with food, since many of us are challenged …

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AmaWaterways Review: A Logistics-Free Way to Explore Normandy with Kids

Although we’ve been all over France as a family, we never figured out how to easily integrate Normandy into an itinerary. So when we decided to experience river cruising with AmaWaterways, we jumped on the chance to see this coveted corner of northwest France using a logistics-free setup. It was a good call! Our multigenerational…

Thinking About a River Cruise with Kids? Say Hello to AmaWaterways

River cruising is one of the hottest travel trends right now and the brands that cater to this market are developing their offerings like crazy … making the fact that AmaWaterways just won Virtuoso’s 2017 award for the Cruise Line of the Year — across all categories — even more remarkable. My family had the…

Lake Como

Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with tons to do and outstanding family-friendly accommodations. We asked Andrea Grisdale, the CEO of Lake Como-based Italy vacation specialists IC Bellagio, to share insider tips on…

Kid-Friendly Hiking on the Children’s Adventure Trail in Mürren, Switzerland

One of the best summer activities in Switzerland is hiking through the Alps. You see people of all ages and abilities enjoying the endless jaw-dropping mountain scenery on foot.

It’s easy to set off with babies and toddlers in carriers or backpacks — more challenging is motivating school-age kids to go for any consequential distance. Fortunately, our Swiss friends have thought through this …