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7 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Strasbourg, France

Why visit Strasbourg? I have dreamed of moving back to France ever since I spent my junior year of college studying abroad in this alluring country. But for years I’ve wondered where in France I would make my nest. Now that I’ve visited Strasbourg, though, I know. I wish I could pack my bags to […]

Center Parcs France Trois Forêts – A Nature Resort for Family Togetherness

CenterParcs France Trois Forêts is immersed in nature in the remote area of Moselle Lorraine, France. My American family discovered this retreat to be unlike anything we had ever experienced in the U.S. — and what an amazing experience it was! Set in a forest on over 1,000 acres of land, this resort is a […]

Provence with Kids – A Dream Come True

I fell in love with Provence long before I ever set foot on French soil. The lure of Provence from photos and literature led me to dream for years of visiting this region of France. When I finally traveled to Provence, I had my two children in tow. I was a bit worried that my […]

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

I fell in love with France the first time I visited Paris as a young teen. This inspired me to spend a month with a French family in Cherbourg, Normandy as a foreign exchange student the summer after high school graduation. Then I studied for a year during college in Montpellier in Southern France. Now, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Le Chèvrefeuille – An Idyllic Bed and Breakfast for Families in Dordogne, France

If you are dreaming of a trip to the South of France (and who isn’t?!), I have the ideal bed and breakfast for families in Dordogne! Le Chèvrefeuille is the friendliest B&B I’ve ever encountered. It’s more than a place to stay; Le Chèvrefeuille provides a relaxing retreat for families. The Dordogne region makes a great choice […]

3 Parisian Art Museums for Kids

Paris may be known as the City of Love but it can also be a fun city for a family vacation. Kids are thrilled to see famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens have carousels, ponds for sailing boats, pony rides and puppet shows. Delicious French pastries will bring a […]

Learning How to Be Happy in France

I became infatuated with France during a trip to Paris with my family when I was 15. I loved the mellifluous language, the curly-cue architecture, the sophisticated fashion, the delectable pastries. Two years later, however, my parents all but had to push me onto an airplane to spend a month living with a French family. […]

Monte Carlo, Nice, or Villefranche?

Sometimes not having set vacation plans allows for unexpected discoveries and is the best way to travel. Other times, not having an agenda leads to poor decisions and missed opportunities. Both proved true on this second to last stop of our Disney Cruise through the Mediterranean.