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Why Visit Windmills in Holland at Kinderdijk

Holland is renowned for its wooden shoes, tulips and windmills. But do you know why windmills are such a big deal there? Much of the Netherlands, the region of Holland in particular, is located below sea level. Given the its position along the North Sea and with three major rivers crossing the country, this means about 20 percent […]

Fun and Tasty Things to Do in Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany is known for its gothic cathedral and its unique Kölsch beer. It’s also the birthplace of the world’s first eau de cologne and home to some of the best shopping in the country. Bring a big appetite and good walking shoes when visiting this German city because there’s lots to eat and explore. 1. […]

15 Things to Do in Israel, No Matter Your Religion

With thousands of years of history, a unique blend of cultures, and significant religious sites for Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Israel is undeniably a fascinating place to explore. From which sites to see to where to shop and what to eat, here are 15 things to do in Israel, no matter your religion. 1. Shop the […]

Quebec City Winter Fun for Families

Founded over four centuries ago, Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most romantic spots on the planet. But it’s also super family friendly. Bien sûr, this French Canadian city appeals to all ages. From outdoor adventures and cultural activities to a life-sized snowman mascot, you’re sure to have a […]

Explore Edinburgh, Scotland in One Day

Exploring Scotland’s capital could easily take an entire week. But, if you only have 24 hours to spend in Edinburgh, you’ll be glad to know the city offers plenty to see and do no matter the time frame. My suggestions will keep you busy from dawn till dusk, with a whirlwind of historical landmarks, popular […]

5 Fun Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador

In Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, modern jostles with the ancient, the spiritual confronts the secular, and the quiet and peaceful tempers the lively. Many people use Quito as a stopping point on their way to the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon Rainforest, but Quito is worth a visit in its own right. Here are five fun things […]

Top 6 Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, located on the border of Québec, combines cultural attractions with outdoorsy fun for family travelers. Ottawa is easy to explore on foot and visitors eager to put their high school French to use can brush up on their language skills in this bilingual city. After one visit, you will want […]

Exploring the Mediterranean with Kids

Sunny skies, beautiful beaches, historical sites, delicious food eaten at outdoor cafés, art and culture—what’s not to love about the Mediterranean? And there’s no need to worry about feeling out-of-place on your family vacation because people in this Southern European region seem to genuinely love and welcome children. From Turkey and Greece to Italy and […]

Angkor Wat & Beyond with Kids in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

Siem Reap and the nearby Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia offer a lot of exciting activities for families, including the 9th – 13th century ruins of Angkor – the largest preindustrial city in the world.