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Unusual Holiday Destinations: Vik in Iceland

Iceland is famous for its volcanoes and there is no better one to visit than the one that erupted in 2010, Eyjafjallajokull. From the unlikely little village of Vik in Iceland, there are lots of family friendly activities to do with kids (including Eyjafjallajokull) that will give a fantastic taster of what Iceland is all about – glaciers, waterfalls and huge volcanoes. For family adventure holidays, this is hard to go past.  

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Extreme Adventure Holidays: Chasing The Northern Lights

If your kids love looking at the night sky, it’s worth considering taking them on one of the great once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences to view the Northern Lights. Photographer Joseph Bradley of Joseph Bradley Auroras has been taking photos of the Northern Lights for 9 years now and lives in Yukon, Canada with his kids aged 4 and 6 years old. He tells suitcases&strollers what you can expect to see, how to maximise your chances of catching a glimpse of them and how you will know if your kids are ready for a family holiday to chase the Northern Lights.

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Road Trips With Kids: The Golden Circle in Iceland

A family adventure holiday to Iceland with kids really isn’t complete without visiting the extremely popular Golden Circle. This is a 300 kilometre drive of natural geological formations and sites that takes in old volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers and even some Teutonic plates. To get a real sense of the landscape of Iceland (home to so many myths and legends) as well as to be able to spend some proper time at each stop, plan your own road trip with kids around the Golden Circle, instead of hopping on a tour bus. It’s easy to do a road trip with kids in Iceland – here’s all the family travel tips you need.

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Unusual Holiday Destinations: Reykjavik With Kids

To plan some family holidays with a difference, it doesn’t get much more exotic than the capital of Iceland with kids. Due to the rising popularity of its national airline carrier, Iceland (and Reykjavik in particular) is becoming a hot tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. The stunning surrounding landscape is a mixture of pretty harbour meets lunar-style volcanic fields. The people are quirky, interesting and memorable. The seafood is some of the freshest you’ll get anywhere. And then there are the family-friendly spas. Yes, spas. It might make for an unusual holiday destination, but Reykjavik with kids is a must. 

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The Ultimate Barbie Experiences

If your little girls can’t get enough of the blonde bombshell that is Barbie, perhaps it’s time to embrace their love of hot pink and seek out these fantasy-like experiences. Whether it’s just an afternoon in a mall to dedicating an entire island holiday to Barbie, here are some of the most memorable kids holiday ideas for Barbie fans.

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Travelling with Allergies (& Dietary Requirements)

No, we’re not just talking fussy eating here. If you or anyone in your family has Crohne’s disease, is celiac or has an allergy to nuts, for example, watching what you eat while on holidays can literally save your life. Kim Koeller, President and CEO of Gluten Free Passport tells suitcases&strollers about how to travel safely with kids with allergies and dietary restrictions. 


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Active Holidays For Families: Iceland With Kids

Isolated in the middle of nowhere, Iceland is a magical place of eternal sunshine, brilliant scenery and the freshest, cleanest air you can imagine. And, despite its name, travelling there with kids in the summer it not as hard (or as cold) as you’d imagine. For a far away family holiday destination that's truly extraordinary, you can't miss Iceland with kids. 


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10 Reasons to Choose Cruises For Families

Kitschy and mass market, a cruise might seem like the type of holiday for people too lazy to plan their own family vacations. But that’s exactly what makes them so much fun. Yes, the décor is often tacky. Yes, you may be eating buffet (a lot). Yes, your friends will laugh. But you and your kids will enjoy yourselves more than you can imagine and you will come back super relaxed. And isn’t that what a holiday is all about? Here are 10 reasons why cruises make for some of the best family holidays. 

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