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The 411 on Kyoto with Kids

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Sandra Foyt

Storyteller + Photographer at Getaway Mavens & Albany Kid
Sandra Foyt is a storyteller and photographer. She is the founding editor of Albany Kid, a blog about enriching family travel, and co-founder of Getaway Mavens, a turnkey destination guide to the Northeast. A former education advocate and enrichment coach, she lived in Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Southern California before settling in Northeast New York. Nowadays, she stars in her own version of “Where’s Waldo?” on serendipitous trips in the US, Caribbean, and wherever adventure beckons. Follow her on Twitter: @SandraFoyt, Instagram: Getaway Mavens, and on Facebook: Getaway Mavens.
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Kyoto, Japan’s “eternal capital,” remains surprisingly timeless. For one thousand years—794 until the Emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868—Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Now the former center of government bears witness to that history with more than 2000 temples and shrines, but with significantly fewer people and less urban development than the current capital … Continue reading The 411 on Kyoto with Kids

The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka 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 17th-century Dutch fort of Galle is the jewel in Sri Lanka’s tropical crown. Located in the sleepy bay of the same name, near the southern tip of the pear-shaped island, Galle Fort has been beautifully preserved and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled fort is criss-crossed with brick streets and a … Continue reading The 411 on Galle – Sri Lanka with kids

The 411 on Malaysia with Kids – Langkawi

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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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Langkawi is an archipelago of  ninety-nine islands and is home to Malaysia’s first designated ‘geopark.’ These rock islands date to more than 550 million years, and almost all of them have a mushroom-capped top of wild jungle growing on them. When you are out on the water and can view these majestic islands up close, you … Continue reading The 411 on Malaysia with Kids – Langkawi

Nine Amazing Family Travel Destinations Abroad + Tips for When You Get There

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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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While many assume “family travel” is synonymous with standing-in-line vacations of the amusement park variety, many of us–including those of you reading this–know better. Chances are you’ve already discovered the value of travel in your own life and strive to share it with your kids. And you know that the best classroom in the world … Continue reading Nine Amazing Family Travel Destinations Abroad + Tips for When You Get There

The 411 on Chiang Mai 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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If you’re planning a trip to Thailand with kids, your first stop may be the many beaches and islands to the south of Bangkok.  Many families don’t think of Northern Thailand, as it was once known for the backpackers and singles crowd.  Well, I can assure you it is very family friendly, especially in and around … Continue reading The 411 on Chiang Mai with Kids