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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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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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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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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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Tokyo with Kids: The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Travel Guide

Traveling in Tokyo with kids is easy and fun. The seamless public transportation system allows you to efficiently get from Point A to Point B with little to no hassle. The locals are friendly and readily willing to provide advice and help whenever needed. There are all kinds of food, and don’t get us started on the lights. Kids love bright, shiny, and colorful things, and all of Tokyo’s lights are definitely bright, shiny, and colorful. All this coupled with the countless things to do in Tokyo with kids makes it one of our favorite places to travel with little ones. Below, you’ll find the ultimate guide to Tokyo. We’ll tell you the best places to stay, where to eat, and the top things to do in Tokyo with kids. So strap on your seatbelts because we’re taking off, baby.

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Top 10 Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo is an awesome place to visit with the entire family. There’s lots to do, it’s easy to get around, and the people are friendly. Unfortunately, many of the city’s hotels have small rooms and single beds, and finding a family friendly hotel in Tokyo can be tough. That’s why we’ve taken the time to compile this list of the best kid friendly hotels in Tokyo. Whether the hotel has many kid-friendly amenities, is located near one of Tokyo’s most popular kid-friendly attractions, or just caters to the needs of kids, here are the top 10 kid friendly hotels in Tokyo in no particular order.

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Top 10 Best Baby and Kid Friendly Restaurants in Tokyo

One of the most difficult things about traveling abroad with children is the food issue. While most places have a McDonald’s or some other kid-friendly fast food, what happens when you actually want to sit down and enjoy a nice meal? What about when you want to eat some local food? How can you be sure they’ll offer something your kids will actually eat? During our travels, we spent a good bit of time in Tokyo. One thing we discovered is despite this country’s love affair with food, it’s surprisingly unaccommodating for families wanting to eat together. From cramped quarters to restaurants with few or no child-friendly amenities, finding a place where the whole family can gather for a meal is a bit tough. But don’t despair. You don’t have to cramp your culinary style just because you’re eating with kids. Here’s our list of the best kid friendly restaurants in Tokyo. At these child friendly restaurants in Tokyo, you’ll find play areas, dedicated children’s menus, highchairs, booster seats, and other kid-friendly amenities that can make your eating experience enjoyable for all involved.

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Top 5 Washington, D.C. Museums for Kids (4 of them are FREE!)

As the capital city of the United States, it’s no surprise that Washington, D.C. has much to see and do. In fact, you might not know where to start. While you want to be sure you and your kids see major landmarks like the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, you should also set time aside to visit one of the city’s many impressive museums. A museum? With kids? Am I crazy? While it might seem as though your kids will be bored during these visits, nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are the best museums in Washington, D.C. for kids filled with impressive displays and exhibits, but many also have an interactive aspect, so your children can play an active, fun role in their own education. As a bonus, most of these museums don’t charge admission. Instead, they simply encourage a donation. This means you can pay whatever you’re comfortable with, which is a huge bonus for budget-minded travelers. 

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Ultimate Kid-Friendly Itinerary for 1 or 2 Days in Macau, China

Why do The 2 Idiots recommend Macau?

We hate when we read travel websites that do nothing but rave about how wonderful every destination is. It’s misleading. We want to be honest about our experiences, and we honestly don’t recommend families visit Macau. It is a nice enough place, super new and super clean, and one of the only places in China you can gamble. Unlike Las Vegas, however, it just doesn’t have the same energy and things to do with kids. Unless you want to visit to gamble and play games in the casinos, which are nice and super expensive (more expensive than Las Vegas!), it’s just not on our list of cities to visit with kids.

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Ultimate Itinerary And Things To Do In Shanghai With Kids

Why do The 2 Idiots recommend Shanghai With Kids?

We cannot rave enough about Shanghai! Actually, we rank Shanghai one of our top five cities in the world to travel with kids. After visiting the more traditional and old-school Beijing, Shanghai was such a change of scenery. The city is very cosmopolitan, like New York City, Mumbai or Tokyo, and incredibly organized. This is a city that wants to be the financial capital of modern Asia and that goal is pretty evident in everything they do.

With a desire to be an international business city comes people from all around the world and from all over China. This means the food in Shanghai is to die for, coming from all the regions of China, as well as around the world! We had some of the best foods we have ever eaten while here. From its beautiful harbor, the energy of the city and its people, the illuminated skyscrapers and, again, the food (we seriously cannot say enough about it), Shanghai should be on everyone’s travel list. This is a city you do not want to miss. Go, now. We mean it!

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