Complete guide for visiting Amsterdam with kids

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Are you planning to visit Amsterdam with kids? With the proper preparations, a family trip to Amsterdam can be a lot of fun! Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, has a bit of a reputation (to put it mildly). Some things on the standard ‘must do in Amsterdam’ list aren’t very appropriate for kids, but is Amsterdam suitable for families? Yes, it definitely is! Let’s take a look at the … Read more

Best places to visit with kids in the USA & Canada

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USA holidays with kids are very popular, but where should you go? In this post, part of our series of best holiday destinations with kids, we’ll now focus on the best family vacation spots in the US and Canada. Some of our favorite family travel bloggers share their best local tips and tricks. First-hand experiences for the best family-friendly destinations in North America from families just like you. This post … Read more

The best family holiday destinations in Asia

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What is the best family holiday destination in Asia? We love traveling around Asia, especially South East Asia. It really is one of the best travel destinations with kids. We traveled for 10 months around Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the Philippines a few years ago when our son was a toddler and would go back in a heartbeat. Obviously, we haven’t been everywhere (it’s on the list … Read more

Traveling to europe with kids

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Where should you go on your family trip to Europe? What are the best places to visit in Europe with kids? European family vacations are very popular. Compared to travel in other parts of the world, travel with kids in Europe is easy. Distances are relatively short, Europe has a good transportation network and there’s a lot to see and discover. A rich history, fascinating art and architecture, bustling cities … Read more

Best travel bed rail for kids

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There are some fantastic toddler travel bed solutions, but what if your kids are a bit older or you’re looking for a more lightweight option? Can you turn existing beds in hotel rooms or Airbnb apartments into a safe place to sleep for your little ones with something that weights next to nothing? Yes, you can! Portable bed rails and especially inflatable bed bumpers, are the best invention ever for … Read more

Worldschooling: how to make the world your classroom

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What do you think kids will remember? Things they’ve read about in books or things they’ve experienced on their own? Imagine that everything other kids learn in school, your child could try by himself, right from the source. There are no class hours, no distraction of formal curriculum and no limitations of your free time. Imagine you can show your child all those amazing pieces of art other kids only … Read more

Fun things to do in Haarlem with kids

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Haarlem is our hometown so we know all the ins and outs of this charming Dutch city. Granted city rights in 1245, Haarlem is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. It has a colorful history and a beautiful historic city center. And family-friendly Haarlem is great for a city trip with kids. Check out all the things you can do in Haarlem with kids! Also read: Family friendly … Read more

Favorite things to do in The Netherlands with kids

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We asked our fellow travel bloggers ‘what are your favorite things to do with kids in The Netherlands?’. The response was quite overwhelming. For such a small country Holland has a lot to offer! From a pancake cruise in Rotterdam to a petting zoo in Haarlem, and from the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to walking the mudflats at Pieterburen. Check out all these fantastic recommendations and then figure when you … Read more

9 things to do in Brisbane with kids

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Brisbane, Australia, is one of my favorite cities. There are so many things for kids to do in Brisbane. I may be a little biased as it’s my local city, but we chose to move across the world to live here (from Hampshire in the UK). It is everything we hoped it would be and more. I often hear people referring to Brisbane as a ‘small’ city, as if that … Read more

The best places to eat in Dahab

First-time visitors might be a bit disappointed by the variety of food you find on Dahab’s boulevard. It’s a lively place, especially in the Lighthouse area, but the food isn’t spectacular. Although it has become a lot better over the years, most of the restaurants offer almost the same menu of (more or less badly) imitated European food and one or two Egyptian dishes. The great news is… there are … Read more

20 things to do in Dahab Egypt

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Dahab may be a lot smaller than the big tourist attractions, but it should definitely be on your list of the best places to visit in Egypt. In Dahab you won’t be bored for a minute! Of course, not being overrun with tourists is a big plus in our book. And there are so many things to do in Dahab, from relaxing on the beach to climbing mountains and going … Read more

Olhao Portugal: things to do (with kids or without)

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Olhão (pronounced Ol-ee-how) is the largest fishing port in Algarve Portugal. It’s located right next to Faro, the region’s capital. With its temperate Mediterranean climate, Algarve is a popular tourist destination both in summer and winter. Mild winters make this the perfect place to escape the cold and enjoy some sunshine, which is exactly what we did! So what are the best things to do in Olhao and is it … Read more

10 reasons to visit Dahab, Egypt

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I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like Dahab. And we’ve met surprisingly many people on the road who know this little coastal town in Egypt’s South Sinai desert. Whether they’ve lived there, worked there or just visited for a holiday, everyone loves Dahab. And with good reason! Read on and we’ll tell you exactly why Dahab should be on your bucket list. Even though we generally visit places only once … Read more

Favorite children’s museums worldwide

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Children love to learn and museums are great places to gain knowledge. Of course, we not talking about old and stuffy ‘do-not-touch’ museums here. Nowadays there are awesome museums especially for kids! Here they can play, touch and interact with the exhibitions. Hands-on learning! It’s interesting to see that more and more traditional museums are also offering programs for kids. Our little world traveler loves museum’s (mom’s influence, I’m sure … Read more

Sun Sinai Villa & an update about Dahab

For a lot of reasons we didn’t visit our holiday house in Dahab, Egypt in over two and half years. The longest we’ve ever been away since Sinai Sun Villa was built in 2012. After we returned from our big adventure in Asia in 2015 it took us a while to find ourselves again. But now we’re finally back in our second home in beautiful Dahab, even if it’s only … Read more

Diving holidays with young kids

A diving holiday with a toddler, is that even possible? It certainly isn’t a very obvious choice. But during our 10-month trip around South East Asia we discovered it’s actually very doable. We’ll tell you which dive destinations we’ve visited and give you tips on how to select the best dive spots that are fun for the whole family. Even with a toddler you can visit world-class dive sites! This … Read more

5 tips for successful city breaks with kids

Like all travel changes when you have kids, the same goes for city trips. Family city trips really aren’t the same as city trips for couples, especially when you have young kids. Regular breaks for food, play and relaxation are requirements for a fun city trip with kids. And you really shouldn’t leave your hotel or Airbnb apartment without a daypack full of snacks, baby wipes and your baby carrier. … Read more

5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Crafty-Loving Traveler

Christmas is just around the corner, and you are going to have to think of gifts to give to your near and dear ones. In case of creative and wanderlusting family and friends, check out these great Christmas gift ideas which perfectly combine their passions for travel and crafts. If you love crafting yourself, think of how much fun you’ll have creating the perfect personalized handmade gifts. Our gift ideas … Read more

Best baby carrier: Manduca baby carrier review

FlipFlopGlobetrotters.com - blog: review manduca baby carrier - carrying our son in Tangkoko NPIf you search online, you’ll find many discussions about ‘the best’ baby carrier’. Manduca vs Ergobaby and Manduca vs Tula seem to be the biggest debates, although there are many other excellent baby carrier brands. We’ve found a baby carrier to be absolutely essential when traveling with young kids. There are even special lightweight travel baby carriers. Check out our Manduca baby carrier review below.

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The reality of traveling with a toddler, is it worth it?

FlipFlopGlobetrotters.com - Blog: traveling with an infant - family on motorbikeTraveling with kids, some bloggers display it as heaven on earth, some bloggers say it’s absolutely undoable to visit faraway destinations with kids. As with everything I guess the truth is somewhere in the middle. Yes, you can visit those exotic destinations and no, heaven on earth is not how I would describe travel with kids. Don’t get me wrong, we love love love traveling with our son, but it’s definitely not all glitters and glory. Some days I’d even go so far to say ‘no pain no gain’ is a lot better description! So what’s it really like to travel with an infant or a toddler?

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