Helsinki's market square, presidential house and cathedral from the harbor
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Top Things To Do, Eat & See in Helsinki With Kids

I had a 36-hour layover in Helsinki on the way to Rovaniemi in Lapland.  It wasn’t nearly enough time to properly explore this charming walkable port city on the Baltic Sea. …

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Lapland has a lot of forest and lakes that are pretty in the fall
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Lapland In Fall is Amazing With Kids

What little I knew about Lapland before I had the opportunity to visit was mostly wrong. I thought this part of Finland was covered in snow all the time, that …

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The warner brothers harry potter studio tour is essential when in london with kids and teens
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Our Tween’s Top 8 Things To Do in London

As much fun as we had traveling with a younger child, I’m really enjoying traveling with a tween. This was particularly true about our winter break trip to London. She …

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Devon is a sunny uk destination
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5 Top U.K. Seaside Towns For Family Fun

Despite its reputation for chilly air and gloomy weather, Great Britain is an island. It has a lot of coastline and a plethora of towns for seaside weekend getaways. Some …

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Somewhere in this busy heathrow terminal, a play area is hiding.
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Getting Through Heathrow Airport With Kids

As soon as we landed at Heathrow Airport with a long layover before our flight to Frankfurt, I found an information desk and asked where we could find an indoor …

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The stone bridge by night. Charles bridge
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How To Explore Prague On A Family Vacation

Prague has become one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. It’s high on the list of young single travelers, retirees and backpackers, but the Czech Republic’s capital city …

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Casting spells in diagon alley on the muggles tour of london
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20 Top Things To Do in London With Kids

London is high on most families’ vacation bucket lists, and it’ss often the first place a family travels to in Europe.   It’s easy to see why, the people speak …

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The blue lagoon is fun for all ages
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Try Iceland For A Babymoon

I was about 34 weeks pregnant when I visited *Reykjavic, Iceland. Some of my friends thought I was a little nuts. But I saw it as my last, last hurrah …

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Edinburgh's royal mile
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Explore Edinburgh’s Royal Mile With Kids

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the mile-long sloping pedestrian zone where nearly all visits to the city begin. Many of the city’s top points of interest are along it or nearby and …

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Arthur's seat in edinburgh
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Edinburgh: Exploring Arthur’s Seat With Kids

Walking around Edinburgh’s New Town on a Saturday night we kept spotting handwritten signs in pub windows that said, “Sunday roast.” Intrigued, we Googled it and learned that instead of …

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Octoberfest in munich
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12 Must-Try Foods for Families in Munich

I love German food, in all its porky, potato-ey spaetzle-iness. And since we have friends and family in Munich I’m especially partial to Bavarian German food. I eat my way …

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Carrying surfboards through the heather in wales
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5 Reasons To Take Your Family To Wales

Imagine a nation that can boast the world’s fastest zip line, 641 castles and ties to Charlie Bucket, The BFG and Dr. Who. That country is Wales and it can serve up …

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Parque de atracciones outside of madrid
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Madrid With Teens: Ziplines & Tapas

Updated January 2019 A trip to Madrid with its many cultural delights is very exciting—until you start to think about how to entertain the kids. Just mention the word museum …

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Macarons from laduree in paris
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6 Unique Paris Activities Kids Will Love

Paris is a city built on a a grand scale, but kids like things on the smaller side, built on a scale they can relate to. Here are six small …

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Bakfiet bike in amsterdam
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The Best Ways To See Amsterdam With Kids

Updated June 2020 I got a few looks when I mentioned that I was headed to Amsterdam with my two kids, ages 3 and 5. Some might well see the …

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Paris parks: the train at the jardin acclimitation
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5 Great Paris Parks To Explore With Kids

Updated March 2020 Paris parks are green, full of fun things to do and present kids with well-needed breaks from site seeing. They also provide a taste of local Parisian life. …

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A square with a view of notre dame in reims
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The Best Day Trip To Reims With Kids Along

Updated March 2021 We took a day trip to Reims during our Paris vacation this summer, attracted by its history and promise of champagne and a pretty cathedral. Daytrips are …

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Munich
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8 Wunderbar Family Activities In Munich

Germany is an incredibly easy place to travel with children. How could the country that gave us the Brothers Grimm and gummy bears not be? Bavaria is one the most …

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The entrance to newgrange
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Easy Dublin Day Trip With Kids

Updated May 2018 Ireland is an easy place to visit with kids because it’s small and driving distances are doable, even for families with small children.   This road trip …

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