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Asia Holiday Destinations: Family Wildlife Holidays in Malaysia With Kids

Amazing adventure holidays with children in Sabah, Malaysia. The island of Borneo in East Malaysia is one the hidden gems of Southeast Asia tourist attractions. In the state of Sabah, kids can see wild orangutans and elephants up close and personal in their natural tropical environment. For a great adventure holidays for children that will take them off the beaten track and back to nature, Sabah is one of the best holiday destinations in Asia. 

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Little Globetrotter: Cora Montgomery

Interview with Cora Montgomery of family travel website Tropic of Candycorn about the family holidays kids like the best. Cora is 11 years old and has already been to over 10 countries including exotic destinations such as Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Panama and Spain and around much of the USA. She and her siblings Hero (9), Philippa (6) and Minerva (3) typically do on 6 week trip a year with their parents as well as additional smaller trips throughout the year. This jetsetter tells suitcases&strollers her very frank (and sassy!) opinions about what kids like (and don’t like!) about family travel.

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How To Visit Lijiang in Yunnan, China With Kids

City guide to historical town of Lijiang With Kids The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang in China is a fitting tribute to the country’s splendid past. To get a sense of what China was like in her historical glory days, wander the old streets, meet some of the ethnic minorities that call this area home or do lots of outdoor family activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and horse riding. Here is the suitcases&strollers travel guide to Lijiang with kids.

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How To Travel Like the Locals Do

Introducing withlocals.com, a travel website that allows you to sightsee, shop and eat like a local and learn all the city secrets of your family travel destination. If you’ve ever found yourself in a foreign city inside another international chain restaurant, you’ll be familiar with the frustration of feeling like you aren’t really accessing the country’s authentic culture beyond the tourist trail. Withlocals is a travel website that allows you stop being a tourist and start experiencing life like a local with their comprehensive hook up service that allows you to meet a local who can show you around and give you their insider travel tips.

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Little Globetrotter: Emily Steele

Which family holidays do kids like the best? Emily Steele has been to 9 countries around the world including visiting the Neuschwanstein castle that inspired Walt Disney in Germany and climbing Mount Fuji in Japan. At 8 years old she is eager to learn about the world around her and she and her brother Matthew (10) are already planning their next trip with their parents to Uganda. She tells suitcases&strollers about the value kids see in family vacations and why you should travel with your kids.

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Cambodia With Kids: Phnom Penh Insider

City guide to travel to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, with kids. Anaïs Pagès-Peeters is the Creator of Kids Weekly, (a newspaper for kids in Cambodia), baby accessories business Globe-Crawlers and mother of two kids Emile (3) and Madeleine (1). The French native has been based in Phnom Penh with her kids and husband for 6 years and, while the city is still developing, she says there is still a lot to offer travelers looking to see a different side of Cambodia from the Siem Reap tourist trail. She tells suitcases&strollers her travel tips for how you can and should visit Phnom Penh with kids.

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Profile: Travel Doctor Dr June Tan

Profile of International Medical Clinic Singapore’s Dr June Tan. As a family doctor based in Singapore, Dr June Tan sees a lot of families with medical questions relating to travel with kids. As a mother of two kids herself – Jade (2) and Pierce (8 months) – she has also experienced a bit herself. In the past June lived in Berlin and took advantage of that time to travel around Hungary, the Czech Republic and Latvia. She’s also visited places like Nepal, Egypt, China and Taiwan. These days she does 2 to 3 long family holidays with the kids and jokes that despite having been to multiple parts of Europe and the US, she is still yet to see much in her own backyard of Southeast Asia. She shares her family travel experiences with suitcases&strollers.

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How to Find Family Friendly Accommodation

Family travel tips for kid friendly hotels and accommodation. There is a difference between properties that just tolerate kids versus those that really welcome families. Making the right choice of family holiday accommodation can mean all the difference between a fun and relaxing vacation and a stressful one where you spend all your time sooshing your children and avoiding glares. But that doesn’t mean you always have to opt for all inclusive resort style holidays with millions of other families. There are still lots of chic middle ground options that are also perfect for kids and their parents – here is the suitcases&strollers travel guide to finding family friendly accommodation.

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Family Holiday Activities: Cycling With Kids

Tips for teaching kids to ride a bike. Cycling is a skill that not only allows kids to explore their neighbourhood; it can also be an activity you can take with you when you travel with kids too. From how to choose the right bike for kids to how much you should be spending, Kenneth Wee, Cycling Coach at Singapore Bike School gives suitcases&strollers his extremely comprehensive and helpful parenting tips for riding bicycles with kids.

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Family Adventure Holidays: Nova Scotia Insider

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.

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China With Kids: Shanghai Insider

Insider’s city guide to Shanghai with kids. Tatum Hawkins is the Style Editor for City Weekend Parents & Kids magazine. As the mum of two girls Tess (4) and Rue (2), she is very familiar with moving around the city of Shanghai with kids. She tells suitcases&strollers all about the best (and worst!) bits of living in the city she has called home for the past two years, Shanghai, with kids and why you should be visiting too.

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Travel the USA With Kids: Washington DC Insider

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.

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Finland With Kids: Helsinki Insider

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.

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Family Friendly Accommodation in Singapore With Kids

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.

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Family Travel Tips For Kids With Allergies

What it’s like to travel with kids with allergies. Ryan Flynn and Hillary Paparo enjoy taking their kids on family holidays but, for them, the planning involves more than just choosing a nice resort or spontaneously trying some local street food. These two families both have kids with allergies that prevent them from throwing caution to the wind and traveling without a fixed, pre-booked itinerary. And yet still these parents have ventured beyond their hometowns and are taking their kids to see the world, one trip a month, one destination at a time. They tell suitcases&strollers about the realities of traveling with children with allergies.

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How To Get Through Airport Security With Kids

Family travel tips for flying with kids. Airport security is tedious at the best of times. Throw in crying babies, large and bulky strollers, multiple bags and bottles of liquid that most other passengers are not supposed to be carrying and it can become very tricky indeed. But once you understand how airport security works, travel with kids really isn’t that bad. Here are all the travel tips you need to successfully clear airport security with children.

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Family Holidays Australia: Bright & Porepunkah

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.

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10 Asian Street Foods For Kids

Traveling with kids doesn’t have to mean they are always eating chicken nuggets and fries. Nor should what your kids eat stop you from venturing to developing countries further afield. Even with kids on the road, you can still sample hawker and street fare as the locals do – on a small stool on the roadside – rather than feeling restricted to the hotel buffet. As proof, here are the suitcases&strollers family travel tips for 10 Asian street foods the kids will love.

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Family Adventure Holidays: Christmas Island With Kids

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.

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3 Best Family Friendly Activities For Kids in Bagan

Highlights of family holiday activities in Bagan, Myanmar. The one must-see tourist stop in Myanmar with kids is, of course, the historic town of Bagan. With its stunning temples and beautiful landscape, this part of the world has long been hidden from the rest of us – and is now waiting to be explored. Tour guide at Khiri Travel, father of three and resident of Bagan for 47 years, Min Min, gives suitcases&strollers his travel tips for the shortlist of the best to see in Bagan with kids.

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