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Top 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Kyoto

Visiting Kyoto with your family is one of the most recommendable things to do when you’re visiting Japan. It’s among the ten largest cities in the world and is saturated with culture, exciting culinary experiences, and an incredible historical value. A way to experience Kyoto at its full potential is by immersing yourself in the customs and traditions. One way to do that is by staying in accommodation that embraces Japanese culture; but at the same time is comfortable, at a pristine location and most importantly…kid-friendly. Here are the top 10 best kid-friendly hotels in Kyoto you may want to consider when planning your trip to the otherwise known as the “thousand-year capital”. 

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Top 10 Baby and Kid Friendly Restaurants in Kyoto

While in Kyoto, you simply can’t skip on eating out at their wonderful restaurants with legendary Japanese food. Of course, everyone knows that traveling with young children can sometimes be quite tricky because you have to take things like potential tantrums, picky eaters into account. To help you, we’ve made a list of the top 10 best baby and kid friendly restaurants in Kyoto.

These restaurants have been selected based on how they accommodate the needs of your children, but also, a very important point, on their ability to provide you and your family with the best of Japanese cuisine. These restaurants will make it possible for your family to have a memorable culinary experience on your trip to Kyoto – one where both parents and kids are in a good mood and content with their meals. From ninjas serving your meals to playrooms, to being witness to expert Japanese chefs preparing traditional dishes in front of you, this list has it all. 

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GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus – Which to buy?

Going away on holiday with your family soon? Sounds like you’d have a great time. But you and everybody else knows that it’s an even better time if you’ve got the right stroller. The GB Pockit and GB Pockit Plus are among the best strollers you should consider for travel. Believe us. We have taken ours all around the world and intend on keeping the stroller until the wheels fall off. It might seem that the GB Pockit Plus is simply an upgrade from the GB Pockit, but they actually have a lot of differences between them. Do you want to know the main differences between both strollers and know which of the two is a better buy? Look no further. This post will tell you everything you need to know about the GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus so you’re set and ready to go on your next adventure with the family.

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22 Best Travel Gifts For Kids (2019 Guide)

Holidays are for spending time with loved ones, eating calorie-dense foods, sappy Hallmark films, and gift-giving. But if we’re honest, oftentimes shopping for presents is more stressful than joyful. After all, what are you supposed to buy for someone who has everything? This is especially true when shopping for kids. Of course, you could always take the easy way out and buy another baby doll or race car, but gifts like these get played with for a few hours and then tossed into the abyss of forgetfulness. If you really want your gift to stand out, consider some of these travel gifts for kids. Not only are they fun and kid-approved, but they are super practical for children who spend much of their time on the road — or in the skies. Here are 22 of the best travel gifts for kids.

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Parent-Approved: The 12 Best Travel Backpacks for Toddlers And Kids (2020 Guide)

Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a globetrotting veteran, there’s one thing for certain: the way you pack can make all the difference. Because no one wants to be stuck lugging an unwieldy suitcase around the airport or through a new, foreign city. Fortunately, a good set of functional luggage can save you from that fate, ensuring that your trip is as stress-free as possible.

Through our years of traveling, we’ve discovered that it’s easier to tote a backpack than drag roller bags through airports, on escalators, and down cobblestone streets. We love traveling with backpacks, and we think you will, too. If you have a toddler or infant then obviously you’ll have to tote a lot of their baggage. But if your child is older, there’s no reason why they can’t carry all their travel supplies on their own. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of the best travel backpacks for kids and toddlers.

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Top 12 Thanksgiving Vacation Ideas for Families

Thanksgiving is a holiday that most of us associate with food. We sit around the dinner table with our family and consume regrettable amounts of food before retiring to the living room to watch the football game. But did you know that Thanksgiving is actually one of the best holidays to travel with your family? Not only are there cheap, family-friendly places to visit, but you don’t have to worry about cooking and there’s zero clean up! If you’re considering taking a trip this Turkey Day, here are the top twelve Thanksgiving vacation ideas for families.

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Parent-Approved: The 9 Best Travel Umbrella Strollers (2020 guide)

Read any of our blogs and you know we love to walk to get to know foreign cities. With a toddler, this requires a great travel stroller. Typical strollers can be big and bulky, which makes them difficult to manage when on the road — they have to be checked at the airport, they take up a lot of space in a trunk, a hotel room or a cruise cabin, and they are often too big to manage in crowded museums and attractions.

This is why a good travel stroller is necessary when taking a long trip, particularly umbrella strollers that are lightweight, compact and fold easily. The following collection of best travel strollers are low in weight and can travel well. Better yet, these strollers have high marks from parents who actually used them on trips.

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Best kid friendly restaurants in Vancouver

Top 10 Best Baby and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Vancouver

Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is a Canadian coastal city that is known for its mild climate, picturesque views, and down-to-earth locals. It is ethnically diverse and very safe, making it the perfect place to visit with small children. Another highly-acclaimed thing about Vancouver is its vibrant food scene. Because it’s located on a major seaport, one of the city’s biggest claims to fame is its fresh seafood. Vancouver’s moderate climate also provides a long growing season, which means there’s always a plethora of produce in season. In most cities with a major foodie scene, it’s not always easy to find restaurants that are geared toward people with small children or babies. Yet, you can still explore the food scene and find a number of kid-friendly restaurants in Vancouver.

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Snorkeling with toddlers. Snorkeling with kids. Image of us snorkeling in the Galapagos.

Tips To Go Snorkeling With A Toddler (exclusive book preview)

We love snorkeling because it’s a great way to see underwater wildlife with your family. When people hear we have taken Aarav snorkeling, they think we literally went snorkeling with a toddler, which is not possible, he’s too young. He has, however, accompanied us on several snorkeling tours, including in the Galapagos, Bali, the Great Barrier reef, and Grand Cayman, among others.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Vancouver With Kids

There are several reasons why visiting Vancouver with kids is a great choice. The third-largest city in Canada, Vancouver is a family-friendly destination known for its high standard of living and low crime rate. Generally a clean and safe place, you can feel good about exploring the city, even with young children. With its dramatic backdrop of a seaside skyline set against a gorgeous mountain background, this British Columbia city has been named one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world by Forbes magazine.

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