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For the first time in seventeen years, there is a brand new boutique hotel in Napa Valley. They just opened a few days ago and I was lucky enough to be one of their very first guests. Since the construction dust is still settling, I...
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I love Disney, I love luxury. I have written about the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando for Greenwich Magazine, I have sent readers here, and finally the boys and I got a chance to visit it ourselves. If you are planning a trip to Disney World...
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Gone are the days when you needed to hire a travel agent to plan out your trip. Now you can do all the planning yourself, right from your smartphone.
You can book tickets, make restaurant and hotel reservations, find cool places to hang out, look up the history of the city you’re traveling to and get taxis or rental cars anywhere you are.
Top 5 Travel Apps to Make Your Journey More Exciting
When these apps make planning so convenient and hassle free, it’s easier to sit back and relax and enjoy your journey. Listed below are five of the best travel apps:
This app is available for both Android and IOS devices. It is the finest in class when it comes to booking flights and hotels. The app is extremely easy to use and lets you find the best hotel and flight deals.
It has a clean design and a unique search filter for flights called Agony. What this does is that it shows you the flights with the least amount of layover and hassle first and then longer but cheaper flights later so that you can pick those that suit you best.
There is a filter for booking hotels called Ecstasy which sorts hotels while taking into account various factors such as price, amenities...
Going on vacation to Southern California doesn’t have to break the bank. Anaheim, California, offers much more than just the family-favorite Disneyland, arguably the city’s most famous attraction. Which is great for families on a stricter traveler budget because Disneyland comes with a fairly substantial price tag of roughly $119 per ticket during its peak season.
Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of entertainment options that can be visited by families with kids of all ages and are free or very budget-friendly, if you’re willing to look for them. We’ve done the work for you and compiled a list of affordable activities in and around the city.
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Cost: Tickets from $10+, Kids under 3 are free and don’t require a ticket
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Enjoy “America’s favorite pastime” by catching a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball game at Angel Stadium. The stadium is the fourth-oldest active MLB stadium and can seat more than 45,000 people. Besides the typical and tasty ballpark foods, your kids will love singing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” cheering on the home team, getting players’ autographs...
Dubai is an astounding metropolitan city which has transformed from a desert into a masterpiece of architecture. This has increased the popularity of Dubai globally. It has become a tourist destination for many people from across the world. With some of the biggest tourist attractions including the tallest building in the world to hotels and much more, it became a major city of the Middle East. When you are in Dubai even for a short period of time the best way for you to explore the city is by taking a Dubai city tour.
The people who want to spend some time exploring the water sports and adventures can also take advantage of this tour. It will give a great opportunity to explore the whole city in less time and more comfortably. You will get to observe the best and the most popular sights of the city. These include the first manmade island of the UAE, the beautiful beaches of Dubai, Jumeirah mosque, the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab and so many other exciting places.
After this amazing city tour, you can try out the water sports along with some truly amazing water activities. You can taste the real...
Ever wonder what to do in Tokyo with your kids?
Worry no more!
We have prepared 10 amazing things to do in Tokyo for you and your family.
This list will help you and your kids enjoy the city and its many attractions and activities. Don’t forget to purchase advance tickets to some attractions as they get enormous numbers of visitors all year round!
Enjoy Tokyo with your kids!
The kids will have a blast on the rides including Space Mountain, Dumbo the flying elephant, and Pirates of The Caribbean rides. Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse and watch the parade! This resort is great for children below 12. You can also visit Tokyo Disney Sea which is geared towards older kids and adults. The park has seven ports of calls that use sea myths and legends for its amazing shows, unique rides, and attractions
Tokyo Disney Resort
Studio Ghibli produces movies from famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. It’s filled with interactive animation displays, exhibits, gadgets and rooftop gardens with a giant robot. Don’t miss the huge plush cat bus play area with an adult version. The studio is best known for its anime feature...
Best vacations are those that are planned along with the family members. Months of May and June are quite warm and welcoming and thus is an ideal time to plan a holiday with loved ones. As the weather becomes balmy, it is a wonderful time to for planning an unforgettable holiday sans delay. Do you also wish to plan a holiday with your family? Are you confused about the destination? Here are some of the best places around the world for family vacation in May and June:
Amalfi Coast is a wonderful sample of Mediterranean landscape with picturesque towns, lush forests, rolling hills and glistening bays. It is a wonderful place to enjoy memorable holidays with family members. Enjoy sightseeing here including attractions like a beautiful 18th century villa- Museo Correale and Villa Cimbrone. Indulge in shopping at the Antonello della Mura. There is a lot that can be done with the family. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii, once a prosperous Roman town. It was consumed in ashes after the eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August AD 79.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The waters are warm and clear, thus, you can partake in kayaking along the Amalfi...
Traveling with your children is exciting, and whether this is a first time or another adventure to add to your child’s travel list, it is going to be fun!
Denver, Colorado is a beautiful city covered in beautiful trees, shrubbery, and flowers. Many lakes and ponds are situated around the town with amazing scenic parks and paths to experience them. Depending on the time of year in Colorado, you may even see a snow-covered landscape!
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Traveling with kids is an excellent time for bonding as well as helping them to learn about and experience a new location they might have never thought about otherwise! Welcome to Colorado!
Denver, Colorado offers some of a unique landscaping you will find. It is home to over thousands of animals, insects, and plants which will give you a fantastic view to share with your family. Kids can be a handful when traveling, but I have some of the best sites to see that will keep you and your children entertained!
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
Becoming an expat family choosing Koh Samui is not a bad idea if you know everything about Thailand and like its culture. This is the complete guide of costs and conditions for those who have decided to live on Koh Samui with their families and kids. Perhaps you have once been in Koh Samui but it doesn’t mean that you have discovered everything about it. There are many details that can surprise you or give additional useful info.
When you choose Koh Samui as your next home you should be ready for millions of adventures and culture shock if you are unfamiliar with it. Actually, it’s a great experience and life event. You can become the witness of so many interesting things that your lifestyle can change its direction and become even better. Just try to guess why rich pensioners from different counties leave to Koh Samui to spend the rest of their life there. This is a wonderland that makes you feel you are in heaven.
Why go to Koh Samui
Its tropical weather, huge and breathtaking beaches with mind-blowing views, healing and relaxing nature, delightful food are the most common things you’ll meet on Koh Samui. Compared with many islands,...
Pile it On If there’s one things that ski moms know, it’s how to layer. I’ve dressed little people to ski in sub zero temperatures with frost bite warnings nailed to the chair lift gates. I’ve dressed myself to stand in those...
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The Wild Africa Trek experience at Disney World is like the Kilimanjaro Safari on steroids. The first time I did the safari I was blown away by all the animals you can see just around the corner from Mickey Mouse. I’ve been to Africa...
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This is a guest post by Holly Fink of the Culture Mom – I am dying to get to Budapest, but until then – Holly visited and has a review of one of my favorite hotel brands, Four Seasons Budapest. Four Seasons Budapest Review...
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Planning a trip to Disney? So am I! (shhh-the kids don’t know). Here is a step by step guide with links to help you get started on planning your perfect luxury Disney visit. Why luxury? Because duh, don’t you hate lines? My Disney...
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It’s no secret that I believe the best gift you can give to your children (and to yourself) is the gift of travel. No matter your politics, we can all agree that travel matters. It’s hard to understand or empathize with people and places...
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You’ll find everything you need to know to get your brood on the mountain in this year’s Best Family Ski Guide. Nicole from Momtrends and I put hours and hours worth of work and research into giving you all the best advice. What...
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Vietnam may be more popular among young travelers and backpackers, but this diverse nation has something for everyone, including traveling families. It may not be as easy to plan a trip with children involved but is very possible. We hope that after you read this, you will be motivated to plan a family holiday in Vietnam.
One thing you can’t go wrong with is going the beach. With over 2,100 miles of coastline, your family can enjoy fun beach activities from swimming to paddling, to building sand castles together. Whatever floats your boat! Here are our family-friendly beach recommendations in Vietnam:
Nha Trang beach is in the city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province. This is less than an hour away via plane from Ho Chi Minh City or seven hours by train. It boasts of 6 kilometers of golden sand and turquoise water.
Nha Trang Beach
Since it is quite a popular tourist destination, it has services and accommodations that are convenient for visitors. This makes it easier for families to plan their trips. It won't be difficult to find restrooms with changing tables, restaurants with kid-friendly menus, and other conveniences adults look for their...
Family days out are meant to be fun, exciting, as well as interactive especially for the kids. The key objective is to ensure that they live to remember the fun moments. Depending on your kids’ age, likes and preferences, you will be able to take on a number of activities to make every moment count.
Fun Things To Do with Kids in UK
CONKERS is located in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and offers a great scenery where the kids can play and run around. This England woodland is filled with activity allowing you feel the ground as you walk barefoot on the paths or simply create games and make the best of the outdoors.
Voted as UK's top heritage attraction, this is a must see for all kids. It is rich in history and holds amazing artefacts. They are bound to appreciate the firing of the medieval Mons Meg cannon at 1pm on a daily basis. The surrounding is accommodating for both the young and older kids. It features some steep inclines that make the adventure worth it. The only downside is that the inclines are not pushchair friendly.
Located on the...
If you're looking for unique US experiences that your children will rave about for the rest of their lives, simply continue reading to discover 10 amazing things to do with your kids in the US.
If your children are a fan of the film "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Museum", they'll love having the opportunity to tour the child friendly museum for themselves.
The Smithsonian Museum is a highly interactive museum which gives little ones the opportunity to try on traditional clothes from around the world and to feel the skin of crocodile. The Smithsonian also boasts an 80 foot dinosaur skeleton and a giant prehistoric shark.
If you happen to be New York City during winter, ensure to take your family to The Rink at Rockefeller Center, where you can teach your little ones how to skate, under the bright lights of NYC. Just keep in mind that general admission skating is available on a first come, first served basis. So it pays to arrive at Rockefeller Center earlier in the evening.
Australia is home to some amazing sightseeing opportunities and places to visit. When travelling throughout Victoria near Smeaton, you and your children will have the opportunity to experience a stay on Tuki Retreat. For those who are travelling in the area, this expert guide will give you the top 6 facts about a family vacation at Tuki Retreat that will surely impress your children. Let’s take a look.
Fun Facts About Tuki Retreat The Whole Family Will Love
Trout fishing is enjoyed in Australia and is generally fished from streams and rivers, but not at Tuki. At Tuki Retreat, you and your children can experience trout fishing at a whole new level which will delight the young and older members of the family. We have a large body of water on the property that houses hundreds of young trout which guarantees you to have a catch during your experience. All the trout that is housed in the large dam are young for the best flavour. If you catch a fish at Tuki you will have it packaged and wrapped for a price to take home with you or you can even have it cooked to perfection by our chefs and eaten at your next meal. Great fun for the whole family, come fishing on the...
Ever since my own mum took me on a Caribbean cruise when I was 13 years old, I've always dreamt of going on vacation with my two young children: 11-year old Stephen and Sophie, who's the same age that I was when I went on that cruise trip. This year it finally happened. Buoyed by a promotion at work, which proved instrumental in helping me accrue the necessary funds for our trip, and by the fact that I had accumulated about 10 days of leave by the time summer rolled around, we finally decided to give it a go this past July.
As far as locations go, as much as I treasure my Caribbean memories, it's Southeast Asia that I truly fell in love with during my college days, so that's where I decided to take the kids. More precisely, I wanted to do a tour of Malaysia, probably my favorite country in the whole area, concluding with a trip to Sipadan Island, where I figured I would introduce the children to the joys of scuba diving.
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur after a long flight during which I managed to get the kids to pay attention to their iPads instead of making a ruckus and bothering the rest of the passengers. Strike one for technology, I guess. We only stayed in...
Smart travellers know that the best way to experience any city is from the perspective of its locals. It's the locals who know where to go, what to do, what to eat, and how to make the most out of your time in a location.
If you're planning to spend a weekend in one of Australia's most vibrant cities, Sydney, choose the local experience and you're bound to have a memorable adventure.
Instead of using your personal vehicle, opt for public transportation. You'll get some amazing views on the city and won't have to lose time worrying about parking.
To have a local experience, rent bikes for your family and cycle the city away. The weather is just perfect for being out and about on a bike. Plus, the city is very bike-friendly. You're going to have a blast cycling through its streets and cycleways.
Instead of booking a hotel room, go for a smart vacation rental. You can find great rentals on platforms like Gumtree. They're much more comfortable then hotels and give you a local-like experience of the city.
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A new vacation spot is always something to look forward to, but having kids can be difficult when traveling. If your next destination is Barcelona, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. This city is full of fun for all ages and won’t disappoint anyone.
Barcelona with kids
All you have to do is pack some lunches, wear comfy shoes, and get ready to explore all that Barcelona has to offer!
With a 80m shark tunnel, over 11,000 fish, and daily activities, this aquarium is the perfect spot for a day of fun with kids. Located in Port Vell, a beautiful harbor, this is the perfect place to spend a day and afternoon with your little ones.
This amusement park is a must-see for everyone, including the adults. With 25 rides, street shows, and theatre, this park will entertain everyone. Enjoy the Mina D’Or water ride, or the Muntanya Russa with panoramic views of the city, then go on the Sky Walk around the Collserola mountain to get the best picture of all of Barcelona.
Another great spot for both adults and kids. No one will ever tell you they weren’t mesmerized by the hill of Montjuïc....
NYC is a dazzling place that will delight and excite children of all ages from all over the world. There are so many interesting places to see and unique things to do, from skyscrapers to vast green parks to charming playgrounds, museums, and zoos. The Big Apple offers engaging, fun-filled educational activities for everyone..
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Kids will love this historic museum which is home to 18th-century fire engines and equipment. Here, kids get a better understanding of the transformation of firefighting from the days of bucket brigades to hand pumps. Exciting memorabilia and fire wagons from the past will be one of the many attractions. December offers a real FDNY hook and ladder rescue of Santa from the rooftop!
A trip to this museum is sure to enthrall and provides kids with an opportunity to explore and enjoy art through captivating exhibits and hands-on workshops. Your little ones...
I can’t be the only one who keeps booking holiday travel at the last minute, right? The hardest part is finding the magical combination of hotels that have space and airfare that costs less than a private jet. For today’s “Better Connecticut” segment on CBS...
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Alta ski resort just opened for the season and they are already swimming in powder. If you’ve heard of the legend of Alta, it lives up to it and is in my Top 5 for resorts you need to ski before you die. If you’re...
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