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Zadar, Croatia with Kids

You may not think of Croatia as a family destination, but after our visit I can attest it is one of the best places to vacation with children. On the western coast of Croatia lies the extraordinary city of Zadar. This Mediterranean city has been through a lot in its nearly 3,000 years of existence […]

Best Attractions in Ireland for Families

Ireland is known for its fairytale castles, rocky cliffs, and green fields…however, there is more to this charming country than ancient estates and scenic vistas. The Emerald Isle is a friendly, vibrant place and a wonderful melding of past and present. Enjoying this uniquely Irish spirit with your kids can be educational, exciting and so much fun for the whole family. Here are some of the best attractions for kids (and parents) touring Ireland.

Ireland with Kids – Expert Tips for a Family Vacation on the Emerald Isle

Traveling though Ireland with kids, your family will discover how imagination blends with history to weave an enchanting realm filled verdant hills, craggy cliffs, and traditional music. With very little language barrier and a well-earned reputation of friendliness, Ireland is growing in popularity with families as a destination for their first or subsequent European vacation. […]

Try these 8 Traditional British Foods with Funny Names

Toad in the hole may not sound very appetizing. Despite the odd name, though, this comfort food is very popular and delicious in Great Britain. As an American expat living in the U.K., I have discovered lots of traditional British foods with funny names. For a little taste of life on the other side of the pond, give […]

12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that many travelers have never heard of. Located in the Occitanie region in Southern France, this vibrant city bustles with fashionable college students. In fact, Montpellier is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those young students. But it’s been over 20 […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights as a Family

The first time I went to Paris when I was a teenager, I fell in love — not with another person — but with the City of Lights herself. Finally, the time has come for me to share my love of France with my children in the place where it all began: la belle Paris. Here are my tips for visiting Paris with kids.

Disneyland Paris with Kids ~ A Disney Park with a French Accent

The only thing that could make a family vacation in Paris even more dreamy is adding a theme park trip to Disneyland Paris with kids! Children may tire of too many museums and monuments. After a few days of exploring French history, culture, and art — there’s something so exciting yet comforting about Disneyland Paris. […]

Munich with Kids ~ Beyond Beer and Pretzels in Bavaria’s Capital

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden. Meanwhile my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and I gazed at swans floating in a nearby lake. This scene sums up our glorious week in Munich with kids: […]

10 Best Destinations in France for Families

The focus in France is on living life to the fullest and enjoying things of beauty…architecture, fashion, art and some of the world’s best cuisine. From sophisticated Paris and the swanky Côte d’Azur, to the breathtaking French Alps and beyond, there is much to explore in this proud and diverse country. I asked some family travel bloggers to weigh […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five of the best Christmas markets to visit in the world so you can keep your spirits bright. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets […]

The Best and Worst of Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona may be the friendliest city I have ever visited. Would I recommend a visit? Definitely! Would I go again? Probably not. Find out why in my surprising take on the best and worst of Barcelona with kids. Barcelona basics This widespread city is the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain. Catalan is one […]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, the main tourist area of the city is relatively small and easily walkable. This introduction to […]

Romantic Movies Set in London that Are Perfect for Date Night

Think only the city of Paris provides a cinematic stage for a romance? I’ve got news for you. London has been the setting of plenty of romantic movies…and not all of them include Hugh Grant. Even if you exclude well-known favorites like Notting Hill, you will find charming contemporary romantic comedies set in London. I […]