Where to eat in New York with kids. Eating out can be especially tough for families in New York because while there is an endless selection of amazing restaurants, most are small and cramped due to how expensive rent is in the city. Many restaurants won't be able to provide you with a high chair or booster, and if you want some space to stash a stroller? Fuhgeddaboudit! Mother of girls, Carmen Sognonvi from luxury family travel website Top Flight Family, gives suitcases&strollers her city guide to eating out with kids in New York.Read More
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How to choose a ski resort in Japan for families with kids. From the big and famous Niseko to the much smaller local resort you may never have heard of, it can be difficult to figure out where is the best place to take your family when you want to ski in Japan with kids. Happily for suitcases&strollers, Kate Neath of Tokyo Urban Baby has compiled an extremely comprehensive run down of the pros and cons of each so you can start planning your family ski holiday in Japan with kids.
How to visit Noumea, New Caledonia, with kids. The cosmopolitan capital city of New Caledonia has plenty to offer for a short stay for families. Beaches, water sports and an eclectic mix of Pacific Islanders, French expats and tourists make this little city an easy and enjoyable break before you head off to the more remote areas of the country for that picture postcard tropical getaway. The city particularly comes alive when the cruise ships come in and suddenly all the little shops and eateries that looked so closed and abandoned open their doors and are filled with music, people and laughter.
What to do in New Caledonia’s Bourail with kids. Despite its charming French influence, pristine beaches and impressive accessibility to coral reefs, Bourail in New Caledonia is still a family travel destination that is largely undiscovered. Hire a car, bring your swimmers and explore some delightfully quaint seaside locations – that you need only share with a few stray locals and no fast food chains, hawkers or tourist buses.
Stay the night at Werribee Open Range Zoo in Melbourne with kids. If your kids have ever dreamt of sleeping with the wildlife, a Slumber Safari experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo is well worthwhile. From your tented lodge you get a magnificent view over the kangaroos and emus, can listen to the lions roaring and toast marshmallows before collapsing into bed dreaming of your new friends the hippo and the rhino. For a unique form of family friendly accommodation, this is one for the bucket list when you’re next in Melbourne with kids.
5 things to do in Melbourne city with kids. From the hole-in-the-wall eateries to the urban street art down every innocuous laneway, Melbourne city offers a fun and unique family holiday that is completely different from visiting other parts of the greater city. Whether you incorporate it as part of a great Australian family holiday or you simply plan a weekend escape, booking a serviced apartment or hotel in Melbourne CBD means you will be centrally located to tram or walk to the best the city has to offer. Here is the suitcases&strollers guide to five activities for kids in Melbourne’s city.
Travel planner for family holidays on The Big Island in Hawaii for kids. The Big Island with kids is a good mixture of outdoorsy activities as well as huge family oriented beach resorts. This is a good middle ground if you’d like to see some magnificent natural scenery but still get a large resort experience. Here the adventure stuff is easily accessible for little ones – you can drive straight up to a live volcano and see volcanic rock from right outside the airport. But all the amenities and luxuries of resort life are still available to entertain and keep you relaxed too.
Family Travel Tips Fear of Flying in Kids For many children flying on an airplane can induce fear. As soon as their seat belts are buckled, they scream uncontrollably, grab their parent's arm or hyperventilate. As a caregiver of a young child, you must determine whether your child's fear of flying is an isolated phobia or part of general anxiety your child may have. Knowing this will help you determine how you should handle the phobia. Here are 5 family travel tips to help your child overcome the fear of flying.
5 Things To Do In Blackpool With Kids A family favourite for many years, Blackpool is the perfect place for a weekend trip or a longer stay. Blackpool has plenty of attractions with activities suited to various ages and abilities, making it the perfect family-friendly spot for your next trip and a favoured British family beach getaway. Whether there’s rain or shine, there is always something new to discover in Blackpool – and with fun-filled attractions and award-winning beaches, you’ll never be stuck for something to do. Here are 5 family friendly attractions in Blackpool for kids.
Family holidays in Hawaii with kids. If you’re planning a family vacation in Hawaii, it’s pretty hard to go past the Aulani Disney Resort Hawaii. Conveniently located on Oahu island, there is everything you need to keep young kids (and their parents) entertained. As well as a pristine beach and multiple pools and water play areas, there is live entertainment as well as the all important roaming Disney characters all on the one property. For a trip to Hawaii with kids that doesn’t require you to ever leave the resort, this is the place to be.
City guide to things to do in Paris with kids. Strolling along the Seine hand in hand, a few glasses of rose over lunch at a happened-upon bistro, a look at some priceless works of art in the Louvre and maybe a cheeky purchase at Celine. We know what you’re thinking. Not going to happen if you travel to Paris with kids. But if you forgo the clichés, you will discover that Paris is perfect for a family vacation. The land of Madeleine and macarons still has plenty to offer for the intrepid independent traveller that is all still super enjoyable for the kids. Here, suitcases&strollers contributor and mum of 2, Skye Wellington, of Lens & Pen Project gives suitcases&strollers her city guide to Paris with kids.
The reality of cycling the Great Western Greenway with kids in Ireland. There are bike paths opening all around the Emerald Isle so tourists can access more of its natural beauty. Skye Wellington, of Lens & Pen Project, tells suitcases&strollers about about her experience cycling with her kids, Matilda (5) and Flynn (3), along the 42 kilometre stretch of Irish highway, and how she may have been taken for a ride.Read More
Accommodation where you can sleep with the animals at the Canberra zoo. The National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra may be small but the addition of a safari style lodge where guests can sleep with tigers and bears practically in their rooms makes it an essential place to visit when you go to Canberra with kids. Jamala Wildlife Lodge gives their accommodation guests behind-the-scenes access to their animals in a way that is interactive, educational and so much fun for kids. Guests get to feed giraffes, eat dinner with lions and walk the grounds after the zoo is closed. If your kids are animal lovers, staying a night in the hotel inside Canberra zoo is a must.
Family travel tips for Nova Scotia with kids. Lisa Gleave lives in Nova Scotia with her kid Solomon (6) where she is also General Manager of Mermaid Theatre. While the productions of her company travel the world (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites is appearing in Singapore in March), Lisa is also passionate about the joys of her home area and wants to share them with other parents. If you love the great outdoors, quiet beaches and being on the water, she says, Nova Scotia is the perfect family holiday destination. Here is her insider destination guide to travel with kids in Nova Scotia.
Washington DC with kids. Kate Gallery owns Recess Outings, a company that coordinates family friendly bicycle rides around the capital city. As a mother of an 18 month old daughter, she understands how to move around her hometown with kids and knows all the city secrets for the best activites for kids in Washington DC. She shares her insights into the best museums, neighbourhoods and (most importantly) venues to coffee and ice cream around town with suitcases&strollers.
City guide to Helsinki with kids. Aleasha Kimber of blog Little Traveller Things is an Online Fashion Editor and mother of a 2 year old and 4 month old. While she agrees her current hometown of Helsinki is impressive in the winter, it is best to visit in the summer for the many free parks, outdoor areas and delicious pastries. Aleasha tells suitcases&strollers her city secrets to discovering Finland’s capital, Helsinki, with kids.Read More
Serviced apartments and hotels for families in Singapore. If you’re planning a family holiday to somewhere as busy, crowded and hot as Singapore with kids, you need really excellent facilities for when you are seeking downtime back at your accommodation. Here are some of the more baby and kid friendly hotels and accommodations in Singapore, the Lion City.
Activities for kids in Bright, Porepunkah and surrounds. Bright in Victoria makes for one of the most memorable country escapes outside of Melbourne. Set in the Ovens Valley, there are gorgeous mountains surrounds, many activities to do in the Ovens River and plenty of bike and walking paths to explore. If you are looking for a picturesque countryside escape, this is a pretty special place.
Travel guide to Christmas Island for families. With a name like “Christmas Island”, this Australian protectorate has all the makings of a memorable family holiday destination. If your kids love the great outdoors and active family holidays, here you can get very close to rare wildlife, explore the reefs and cliff edges and just run wild and free. There are no manufactured tourist attractions or resorts (just loads of nature to discover) which means you will feel like you are the only visitors on the island – and that is a very rare experience indeed. Here are the suitcases&strollers travel tips to Christmas Island with kids.
Family travel guide to Sydney on a budget with kids. Sydney is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live but you shouldn’t let that fact put you off visiting the stunning harbour city with your family. There are so many fabulous and free activities to do with kids of all ages. From walking across the coat hanger (a.k.a. the Sydney Harbour Bridge) to visiting one of Sydney’s brilliant museums, you can easily fill in your days without causing too much damage to your wallet! Here’s the suitcases&strollers city guide to Sydney with kids on a budget.