Traveling with kids is no easy task, especially if you can’t vet places ahead of time. There is no definition of what constitutes “family friendly,” so sometimes you have to rely on other people’s experiences to tell the story. Here are some sites to help you out…
The Web site CiaoBambino.com is made up of of traveling moms who are actually on the ground, testing out properties with their children.
This means you’re getting advice and insight from travelers who share similar concerns and interests.
The site only lists properties that have met certain evaluation standards, and its reviews includes features like proximity to sights, activities for kids and teens, and value.
The Family Travel Network is edited by a journalist who also happens to be a traveling mom.
The site features travel and money-saving tips and deals, plus feature stories from other family travelers’ experiences.
Along with destination reviews, the site also offers helpful hints such as how to obtain a passport for minors, how to plan a family reunion, and packing tips when traveling with kids.
Bottom line: traveling with kids take a lot of trial and error, and not all destinations are as equipped as they may claim.
So sometimes it’s worth checking in with those who have been there already.
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