Family Travel

John Muir Trust

Sustainable Travel and Ecotourism in the UK

Explore sustainable travel opportunities and ecotourism in the UK. What do you think of when you hear the terms “sustainable travel” and “ecotourism?” Perhaps an environmentally friendly safari to Tanzania or the rainforests of Brazil? Many people subconsciously tie ecotourism to places of incredible biodiversity and pristine wilderness. While these represent excellent locations for such activities, it’s easy to forget...

What to Do on a Trip to the UK With Kids

The United Kingdom with kids remains one of the top tourist destinations worldwide for countless reasons. You’ll be amazed by the variety of family-friendly activities providing powerful insights into British culture while teaching you about its history and contributions to the planet, from Jane Austen to the Beatles. And there’s no end to the spectacular sights, including iconic landmarks, stunning...

Spanish foods

Spanish Foods Your Family Will Devour

Travel with kids represents an endless adventure. Not only does it provide you with opportunities to teach your children about the world, but you also get to experience new things through their eyes. There are so many magical aspects to stepping outside of your comfort zone and teaching your children that “no one is foreign.” Unfortunately, trying new foods can...

family vacation to Spain

Visiting Spain With Kids: 5 Engaging Experiences You Must Try

Do you long to visit a destination steeped in centuries of history, iconic architecture, and groundbreaking artwork? Are you a fan of mouthwatering chocolate and world-famous cuisine? If so, look no further than Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe, Spain has it all, from sunny weather to towering cathedrals and expansive town squares. Locals adore children, which...

Sustainable Tourism: Take the Icelandic Pledge

Have you heard of “The Icelandic Pledge”? If not, we’re here to introduce you to this new way of thinking about sustainable travel. The folks at “Inspired by Iceland” conceived of the pledge to raise awareness about tourists’ responsibility when visiting the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. It outlines ways to preserve the pristine beauty of this island while enjoying...

7 Must-Try Activities When Visiting Iceland With Kids

The first Norseman to intentionally sail to Iceland, Flóki Vilgerðarson, settled its lush green banks in the 9 th century AD. His family and fellow settlers faced a challenging existence. One hewn from a veritable land of fire and ice. Flóki renamed the island, then Garðarshólmi, to Ísland (Iceland), living out the rest of his days there. Today, adventurous activities...

world schooling

2021 Travel for Families: 7 Destinations You Should Plan for Now

So much uncertainty continues to swirl around the coronavirus outbreak, especially when it comes to travel. Now is the perfect moment to start looking ahead to 2021 travel. I’m talking about trips that require between six months to a year to plan. These types of vacations include multiple destinations, private tours, and specialty experiences. They also encompass itineraries that require...

kids travel books

10 Best Travel Books for Kids: Ready, Set, Adventure!

Would you like to encourage curiosity in your children? How about global awareness? There’s no better way than with the best travel books for kids. Last week, we discussed great travel reads for adults, and now it’s time to see what children are enjoying, from picture books to chapter books. Great stories about travel help children expand their horizons and...

what to know before traveling to Italy

Culture Club: What to Know Before Traveling to Italy

The food, the people, the landscapes, the culture —Italy’s charms prove many. There’s no place quite like it in the world. No wonder travelers return to this gem of the Mediterranean time and again.  Whether you’ve visited before or are considering your first trip, there are a few things that you should understand about the “Bel Paese” (“Beautiful Country”) and...

Italy with kids

What to Do While Traveling Italy with Kids

Many people refer to Italy as “the boot” because of the shape of its landmass. But locals call it “Bel Paese” (the “beautiful country”). When you visit, you’ll quickly understand why. From crystal-clear Alpine lakes to the wooded hills of the Apennines and the coastal cliffs of the Italian Riviera, Italy comes packed with marvelous sights.  What’s more, it boasts...