We try to instill a love of nature into our kids, currently aged 2 & 4. Everywhere we take them around the world we look for opportunities to take them outdoors to see how beautiful the world and all its creatures are. While in the Mayan Riviera we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to take our kids to Xcaret, an oceanfront nature & cultural theme park.
Featuring over 50 family-friendly natural and cultural attractions Xcaret Park is one of the best attractions in the Mayan Riviera.
If you love outdoor activities and beautiful scenery, you simply must visit Norway. With it’s lush mountains and stunning fjords, Norway is one of the most naturally beautiful places we’ve ever seen.
When we think of Cinque Terre, we think of mountains and beautiful villages on rocky cliffs overlooking the sea. We definitely don’t think about renting bikes with two kids, yet, that is exactly what we did. After 5 days of Cinque Terre hikes, we were ready to do something different.
We get pretty excited when we find a city that has plenty of attractions AND has easy access to nature. Not knowing too much about Oslo before planning our trip to Norway, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was exactly the type of city we love.
Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, but it’s also one of the most expensive to visit. Thankfully there are ways to minimize the costs for your family, while actually improving your experience.
Rome is a great place to bring toddlers or babies as they won’t complain about being bored like older kids will. Although your younger kids will be more willing to go along for cultural visits, you will still need to give them time to play and be kids. The problem is that Rome is so jam packed with history and culture that there isn’t much space left over for parks or playgrounds.
Rome is one of the world’s most iconic cities and is literally bursting at the seams with world class cultural attractions. Sounds like it will bore a couple of toddlers to death, right? Wrong! Rome isn’t all just museums and churches… there are many active outdoor activities which will help create a fun and balanced itinerary the whole family will enjoy!
Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, but it is a tough place to pack for. Even in the peak summer tourist season, Norway will throw the entire range of weather possibilities at you; from sunny & hot to rainy & cold and everywhere in-between. This wide range of possibilities makes it very hard to know what to pack for Norway. Throw a few kids into the mix and the packing gets even more complicated!
One important thing we have learned through our family travels is that kids don’t stop being kids just because they are on vacation. Despite all the new and fun things they get to do every day, younger kids still need time to play. Being somewhere new can be a bit stressful for little kids and depending on where you are from, Japan may seem very strange & different to your child. Taking them to play at a playground gives them a much needed sense of normalcy and helps them blow off steam. And who knows, there’s a very good chance they will make a new Japanese friend along the way, even if they don’t speak the same language.