Family Travel: The Best Itinerary for Traveling with Children

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  • Family Travel

  • City Travel

  • All-Inclusive Travel

  • Iceland

  • Turks & Caicos

  • London

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Traveling with children is a very different experience than traveling on your own or with your spouse — but indescribably worthwhile. Travel makes children curious, empathetic and smart, and watching them discover something new is thrilling. Keep your expectations in line with their level of development and have an amazing vacation, adventure or journey of a lifetime!

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Things to do with infants

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Traveling with an infant can be a bit intimidating. But not only is it possible, it can also be a lot of fun! The best part? Your little one won't complain about spending too much time in art museums or how boring architectural marvels might be.

Try exploring Europe during your child’s infancy, starting with London. Many parts of the city are stroller-friendly, and they have an excellent public transportation system that makes it easy to get around with your little one in tow.

Begin your London itinerary with an infant at one of the world's oldest museums, The British Museum. Its vast collection of artifacts from around the world makes it a must-visit spot. Plus, your infant is welcome, as the museum has dedicated feeding rooms and baby-changing areas throughout.

From there, stroll through the markets of Covent Garden and have lunch at The Barbary Next Door. It’s a great place to graze, as much of the menu is tapas.

Next, head to the Millennium Bridge, where you can cross the Thames without a care about traffic, as it is pedestrian only. Once you cross, you’ll be at the doors of the world-renowned Tate museum, where each level has a bathroom with diaper-changing facilities.

After a few days exploring London, why not take a quick trip to Paris? You have access to many European destinations with your infant via the Eurostar. The train makes it easy to get to many European city centers, and all trains have baby-changing facilities for your convenience. So, strap on that Björn and get ready for a European adventure with your little one!

The best things to do with toddlers: travel with friends and family

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Traveling with toddlers can be challenging, but with a little bit of planning, it can also be a really great experience. One of the best ways to make the most of your trip is to travel with friends and family. They're often excited to see your little ones and willing to lend a helping hand, giving you some much-needed time off.

If you really want to have a memorable trip, consider traveling with another family. Many clients do — and everyone has a blast!

Savannah, Georgia, is a great destination for families with toddlers. Fun things to do include stopping for lunch at The Crab Shack and letting the kids feed the alligators (from a distance — don’t worry!).

In nearby Tybee, while the grownups sunbathe, the kids can make sandcastles. Have the adults in the group take turns looking after the kids during naptime. (A fan-favorite naptime getaway is the picturesque Bonaventure Cemetery. Take a tour and learn about its most famous interments.)

On multi-family trips, you might also consider bringing a nanny along if budget allows. This way, the adults can enjoy some fine dining — major yes. (Try The Olde Pink House for the most upscale, old-school Savannah experience in town!)

Don’t be afraid to team up with another family for your next adventure with toddlers. You might be surprised at how well-rounded your vacation is.

Must-do travel with school-aged children: kids' clubs

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Traveling with young school-aged children is an adventure unlike any other, and all-inclusive resorts with kids' clubs make it easy. A week at an all-inclusive resort with a kids' club means everyone has a great time.

Imagine your child's excitement when they discover they can order a smoothie at the swim-up bar as often as they’d like. There is also the thrill of making new friends while splashing and playing games at the kids' club. Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos is a great option. While the kids burn off their seemingly limitless energy, indulge in sipping piña coladas around the pool all day. (Or, get moving with some snorkeling.)

Not a beach person? There are plenty of other options. Club Med offers kids' clubs at ski and golf resorts. C Lazy U Ranch keeps kids active all day, whether their interest be horseback riding, archery or beekeeping. Even cruises offer exciting kids' clubs where children can play and have fun while parents relax and unwind. (Check out Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, a supervised place for your kids to hang out while you cruise.)

With so many family-friendly options, the only difficulty in traveling with young school-aged children is deciding where to go.

What to do with tweens: adventure travel

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Traveling with tweens is inspiring because they’re starting to have real opinions about what they’d like to do and see, and they’re able to participate and express their experiences in a more adult way. But... they still have more energy than the average adult can cope with on their own. There is only one solution to this dilemma: adventure!

Iceland is the perfect destination to ignite their sense of adventure. As they hike through stunning mountains and arrive at a swimmable hot spring, they'll feel a sense of accomplishment that will stay with them forever. The learning opportunities are just as thrilling, like exploring a glacier up close, opening their eyes to environmental science in a way that no classroom can match.

But they can still be kids in Iceland. Iceland’s playgrounds are special, with trampolines and ziplines that will keep even the most difficult-to-impress kids entertained. From natural wonders to man-made excitement, Iceland is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime with your tweens.

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A note from Fora

No matter the age, if you plan with your child in mind, traveling with them is a gift that will last all of your lifetimes.

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