As your vacation planning for 2017 begins in earnest, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to other family travel experts and ask their opinions on the best family vacation destinations. The responses cover the globe, from extremely popular Cuba to exotic Jordan and our neighbor to the north, Canada. These suggestions come from the experts, family travel writers who travel with their families for a living. Everyone has visited these destinations with their families and they are sharing the best family vacation destinations for 2017 to help you with your planning!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in Japan? It’s probably similar and different than what you would expect. In this week’s Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, Caleb from Kids Travel Japan is sharing the history and traditions of this country. I was definitely surprised by some of their traditions and I’m guessing you might be too. Celebrating Christmas in Japan With the exception of New Year, Christmas is perhaps the most celebrated holiday on earth. The Western world has truly spread this December holiday to the ends of the earth and Japan is no exception. However, because Japan doesn’t have a thick and deep history of Christianity, the Japanese adore this celebration in their… [Read More]
The celebration of Diwali in India is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. I am excited to have Karilyn from No Back Home sharing her insight about this Festival of Lights that takes place throughout India on different dates depending on the the lunar calendar. This is the second post in our Holiday Celebrations Around the World series and honestly, it is a holiday I never knew anything about. Karilyn used to live in India and after reading this, she has convinced me to experience this festival (and India) first hand.
Today I am thrilled to have Jess from Tripelio sharing 5 family friendly activities in Shanghai. Jess is never in one place for very long. Here’s what she has to say about her love for travel: My parents were travelers before I was born. Even in the womb, I was able to travel all over the place! Boy, things did NOT change as I grew older! Knowing there’s more to the world than the bubble I live in made me want to travel even further. Traveling is my drug and I’m addicted. (Please, no intervention!) I am very excited to have Jess share her tips for Shanghai because we hope to visit China in the near future so we can experience the beauty and history of the country and give our children an… [Read More]
Today I have asked Erin from South to Southwest to guest post on my blog, and she is sharing “8 Reasons to Escape to Bora Bora.” I know I usually share family travels on this site, but we all need some time alone with our significant others, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought this would be the perfect post. Erin’s husband planned their honeymoon as a surprise, so she didn’t find out where they were going until the final leg of the journey. How amazing is that? She was so excited to find out that they were going to Bora Bora, French Polynesia. It was the trip of a lifetime, and if you haven’t been yet, well … it’s time… [Read More]