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!
When school begins, travel gets put on the back burner, but that doesn’t mean learning about destinations around the world ends. In the past, our family has made time for learning about different countries throughout the year. Each child would choose a country to research and we would head off to the library to find books and possibly movies to learn more. We would also search online for recipes and music and plan one meal representing the cuisine of that country. Our children really enjoyed this, but as our lives got busier, we stopped making time for this. When I saw the Try The World subscription box, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to rekindle this tradition.
If your family is planning a trip to Spain, and you want to make sure the kids have a good time, some times a good way to achieve that is through a family friendly tour. Real Barcelona Tours has guides that are local, English-speaking experts in art, history, and archaeology. They provide child-friendly tours with activities such as scavenger hunts to engage your children during the trip. Do your kids think art and museums are boring? If so, Real Barcelona Tours are perfect for your family, because fun and learning are guaranteed.
Three Kings Day in Spain and many other parts of the world is celebrated on January 6th to mark the day on the Christian calendar when the magi brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Today I am thrilled to have Laura from Mommy Maleta sharing the traditions of Spain for this look at Holiday Celebrations Around the World.
As we continue with our Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, I am excited to introduce Mar from Once in a Lifetime Journey sharing her thoughts on the celebration of Caga Tio in Catalunya, Spain. It’s not your typical holiday celebration, but one I definitely wanted to learn more about and share with others. I hope you enjoy Mar’s post as much as I do.
Happy New Year and welcome to 2015! Winter has always been my favorite time of year to cozy up with a warm blanket, a steaming cup of coffee, and a wonderful book. It is also when I begin to make travel plans for the upcoming year, and I can always count on books to provide the inspiration for our next trip. I have found 15 books to share, some I have read, and some completely new to me, that I hope will carry you away to far away lands both real and imagined.
Holiday Lettings, a TripAdvisor.com company, has asked if I would like to collaborate with them and share some guest posts on my blog. My first post for Holiday Lettings is about where to find unique tapas in Spain, written by Felicity Howlett. Since I lived in Spain during college and have returned several times since, I loved reading all of her restaurant recommendations. Here’s what she had to say:
Best of Barcelona with Kids Barcelona is a beautiful city to explore. From the quaint alleyways and narrow streets that are built for wandering, to the wide open promenade that winds along its beaches, Barcelona draws you in and beckons you with its magic. When we visited Barcelona with our children, we wanted to experience the city as locals, so we rented an apartment right in the heart of the city. We were centrally located in the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the famous boulevard of Barcelona, “La Rambla”. We lived like the locals but hit all the tourist sights. Here are our favorites and ones we would recommend if you find yourself in… [Read More]
Before we travel to a foreign destination we like to learn about the people will we meet, the history of their country, and the places we might visit. As a family we make time to read quite a few fiction and non-fiction books to prepare us for our journey. Spain is a country known for its rich cultural history, amazing architecture, flamenco dancing, tapas, and dazzling Mediterranean beaches. These books will help set the stage for your Spanish vacation. If you’re not headed there anytime soon, at least you have found a list of books that will hopefully inspire you to travel there some day.