We had been to Chiang Mai without kids, at a time in our lives when it was easy to be backpacking in Thailand. Even having been to Chiang Mai before, it was one place that we felt we hadn’t really “seen it”.
Lucca, Italy is known for its massive, well-preserved city walls which surround a historic Old Town, lined with charming cobblestone streets. Although it can be visited in a day, if you are visiting Lucca with kids, we recommend spending a night or two to give you one full day in Lucca.
You will love visiting the Island of Elba with your kids. Isola d’Elba is the third largest island in Italy with over 100 beautiful beaches to visit. Elba Island is also where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled (which apparently the whole world knew, except us!).
Cinque Terre conjures up images of lush mountains and beautiful villages on rocky cliffs overlooking the sea. We planned on hiking Cinque Terre with our kids, but we were very excited to discover we could also go cycling in Cinque Terre with our kids!
With desolate windswept beauty, visiting Inishmore of the Irish Aran Islands is a popular day trip from Galway. And for good reason, there is a bit of everything on Inishmore (also known as Inis Mor), from prehistoric clifftop forts, to geological wonders to beautiful beaches.
Killarney National Park is a nature lover’s paradise. It’s home to some of Ireland’s highest mountains and its largest remaining semi-natural woodlands. Nestled within this natural wonderland is a chain of beautiful lakes, an abundance of wildlife and plenty of family-friendly activities.
One of the best things to do in the Killarney National Park is the Gap of Dunloe. The Gap of Dunloe is an incredibly scenic, narrow mountain pass which separates the Purple Mountains from MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (the highest mountain range in Ireland).
We have always dreamed of cycling Ireland, but after we had kids, we figured we’d need to put the dream on hold until they were old enough. We are a very active family when traveling and we love the idea of a family cycling holiday, but we have often struggled to find a tour operator …
Most people travel to Chiang Mai to enjoy outdoor activities in its beautiful setting. We were really hoping to go for a Chiang Mai bike tour in the countryside, but we weren’t sure if we could find a tour operator with cycling equipment for kids (ours were 3 & 5 years old at the time).
Ayutthaya is the former capital of Siam and was once one of the world’s most important cities. It was nearly destroyed by a Burmese attack in 1767, but we are fortunate that enough temple ruins remain to give us a feel for what this incredible city was like in its prime. We visited Aytuthaya, Thailand …