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The 411 on Edinburgh with Kids

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Heidi Wagoner

Nomadic Mom & Family Travel Blogger at Wagoners Abroad
Heidi and Alan are passionate about travel (50+ countries) and authors of the popular travel blog Wagoners Abroad. In August of 2012, they left the “perfect American life.” They quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Southern Spain with their two kids (Lars and Anya). After nearly two years in Spain, they became nomadic and explored Southeast Asia for 11 months. They have recently returned to Spain as their home base to travel more in Europe. They have inspired hundreds of people to visit Spain and helped many actually move to Spain as well. They are a true source of inspiration and proof you can make your dreams come true. Follow them on
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Edinburgh’s Old Town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, all filled with history.  Perched high atop a rocky crag, in the heart of the well-preserved Old Town, is the Royal Mile.  It boasts the Edinburgh Castle, the magnificent St. Giles’ Cathedral topped with a 15th century crown steeple, and many … Continue reading The 411 on Edinburgh with Kids

The 411 on Coastal Slovenia with Kids

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Melinda Crow

Melinda Crow is the author of four Falcon Guides, including the newest editions of Camping New Mexico and Camping Colorado. Daughter Alyssa traveled with Crow and photographer husband Gary from the age of 3 months. Together they covered more than 30 states and 25 countries, traveling by plane, train, car, and cruise ship.  Crow’s writing, primarily about soft adventure and culinary travel, has appeared in regional and national magazines and online on Travel Pulse, Yahoo Travel, The New York Post, Fox News, and her own website,FirstRead.me. Follow her on Twitter: @MelindaCrow and on Facebook:Melinda Crow Writes.
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There’s a sense of anticipation when you visit Slovenia with kids, as if around every turn in the road there might be something yet more wondrous. From castles to caves (even castles within caves!), from white horses that leap to rugged, rocky shores jutting into the sea, Slovenia feels like a fairy tale come to … Continue reading The 411 on Coastal Slovenia with Kids

The 411 on Los Angeles with Kids

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Veronique Autphenne

Véronique Autphenne grew up on three different continents and has had a passion for travel ever since she can remember. She has settled in Alexandria, VA, and still travels as often as possible with her husband John and three boys. She started Pax Travel Design to help busy families realize their travel dreams while staying sane in the process. Vero runs the blog, Belgium with Kids, wrote the e-book Brussels with Kids, and co-founded All Over the Map. Follow her on Twitter: @veroautphenne and on Facebook: Pax Travel Design. Her favorite moments, both on the road and at home, tend to involve food, family, and lots of laughter.
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Take a sip of a cool fruit smoothie, your feet buried in warm golden sand. As you watch your children make sand castles, thoughts of your afternoon plans sleepily buzz in your head. Old Hollywood? Ancient Rome? Natural history? It’s all possible when you visit Los Angeles with kids. Yes, it is sprawling. But once … Continue reading The 411 on Los Angeles with Kids

The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

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Katja Gaskell

Co-Founder at GlobeTotting
Katja is the co-founder of globetotting.com, a website for adventurous family travel. She is a firm believer that you can – and should! – take your children everywhere and anywhere no matter what age they are. Prior to life on the road with kids, Katja wrote across a range of titles for Lonely Planet and tried and tested luxury hotels for the British boutique hotel guide Mr & Mrs Smith. She is currently based in Mexico City with her husband and three children. Follow her on Twitter: @globetotting and Facebook:
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The colorful town of Antigua is one of Guatemala’s prettiest and most popular destinations. Originally established in the 16th century as the country’s capital, the area was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 and the political center moved to the seismically less active Guatemala City. Antigua was subsequently rebuilt on a grid pattern (inspired … Continue reading The 411 on Guatemala’s Antigua with Kids

The 411 on Valencia with Kids

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Heidi Wagoner

Nomadic Mom & Family Travel Blogger at Wagoners Abroad
Heidi and Alan are passionate about travel (50+ countries) and authors of the popular travel blog Wagoners Abroad. In August of 2012, they left the “perfect American life.” They quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Southern Spain with their two kids (Lars and Anya). After nearly two years in Spain, they became nomadic and explored Southeast Asia for 11 months. They have recently returned to Spain as their home base to travel more in Europe. They have inspired hundreds of people to visit Spain and helped many actually move to Spain as well. They are a true source of inspiration and proof you can make your dreams come true. Follow them on
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As your family navigates the narrow pedestrian streets of Valencia’s city center, you’ll find yourself surrounded by Spanish architecture, terra cotta walls, Juliette-style balconies, and hanging potted plants.  As you approach Lope de Vega Square, be on the look out for the narrowest building in Europe, at only 105 cm wide (located at  #6).  Let … Continue reading The 411 on Valencia with Kids

The 411 on Boston with Kids

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Veronique Autphenne

Véronique Autphenne grew up on three different continents and has had a passion for travel ever since she can remember. She has settled in Alexandria, VA, and still travels as often as possible with her husband John and three boys. She started Pax Travel Design to help busy families realize their travel dreams while staying sane in the process. Vero runs the blog, Belgium with Kids, wrote the e-book Brussels with Kids, and co-founded All Over the Map. Follow her on Twitter: @veroautphenne and on Facebook: Pax Travel Design. Her favorite moments, both on the road and at home, tend to involve food, family, and lots of laughter.
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Boston is chock full of American history, and I don’t mean the boring kind. You can feel it on the cobblestones under your feet and taste it in a bowl of authentic New England clam chowder. From Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride to the Boston Tea Party, Boston is alive with the kind of historical and … Continue reading The 411 on Boston with Kids

The 411 on Puerto Vallarta with Kids

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Almost perfectly centered between Mexico’s north and south borders on the Pacific, Puerto Vallarta is thought by many to be “the most Mexican beach destination in the country.” While you’ll find plenty of modern resorts and condos here, you’ll quickly see that Puerto Vallarta has retained her old world character in spite of them–carved wooden … Continue reading The 411 on Puerto Vallarta with Kids

The 411 on Yosemite National Park with Kids

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Shelly Rivoli

Founder, Editor, & Chief Adventure Officer at Family Travel 411 and Travels with Baby
Shelly Rivoli is the award-winning author behind the Travels with Baby guidebooks and Travels with Baby website and blog, and is the founding editor of Family Travel 411. When she isn't traveling with her husband and three children, she hangs her hat in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter: @travelswithbaby and Facebook: Shelly Rivoli.
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Granite domes, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, ancient and enormous trees, alpine meadows, and a lush river valley all come together in one of America’s most famous and beloved national parks. Yosemite is just a few hours’ drive from the Bay Area, so it may be tempting to add a few days to your San Francisco itinerary … Continue reading The 411 on Yosemite National Park with Kids