Got a case of wanderlust that won’t quit? Your next international family holiday is a click away. Our moms have bounced around the globe testing out family vacation spots from campgrounds to African safaris and they’re dishing the dirt on what works, what doesn’t and what you need to know before you go. Get all the family travel information essentials you need (from a traveling mom's perspective, natch!) to dive into your next international family vacation adventure.
Here you'll find family holiday ideas for the world outside the United States, in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Put Sanlitun on your agenda for a family visit to Beijing. It is one of the most popular expat areas in China’s capital. Sanlitun is widely known for its nightlife but has a lot to offer for a family visit as well. Here are the main places I would suggest putting on your Sanlitun agenda:
All-inclusives are great for families because, well, everything is included. That means there is no need to keep a running spending total while you’re there and no budget shock at the end of the trip. But there still are ways to spend more through upgrades and extras available for an additional fee, as my family and I discovered during a visit to the Sesame Street-themed, all-inclusive Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos.
We were there to celebrate the fifth birthday of my identical twins girls. During our visit, tested some of the Sesame Street upgrade packages. Here’s the scoop so if you’re on a budget (and who isn’t these days?) you can decide where to spend your hard-earned money.
Yak cheese for breakfast while sitting in a garden of marigolds, people expressing faith so differently from my Episcopalian heritage in New Jersey. That was early morning in Kathmandu, half a world away from my normal.
Six men stood very still, a rope wrapped ’round their waists supporting the 25-foot pole they had just lowered in a deep hole filled with fresh cement. I was thinking my own thoughts, hiking in their neighborhood in Peru’s Sacred Valley to reach the salt mines, when I came upon them. Not sure who was more startled because my route isn’t exactly a well-traveled tourist road.