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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 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

Ten Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Ireland with Kids

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Jody Halsted

Impassioned Ireland Traveler, Vacation Coach, and Author of at Ireland Family Vacations
Jody is the author of the new guidebook Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams. Her love affair with Eire began when she was a single traveler and did not dissipate upon her marriage and the birth of two children. If anything, traveling in Ireland with family has only deepened Jody’s love of the country.

Though she’s not been everywhere in Ireland (yet), her family travels annually to those verdant shores, always exploring new locations and making new friends along the way. When she’s not traveling, Jody is homeschooling her two daughters or attempting to find her long lost Irish ancestor deep in the pages of forgotten history. During her “down time,” Jody enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Doug, a software developer and IT specialist. Follow her on Twitter: @irelandfamtrvl and Facebook: Ireland Family Vacations, and visit Jody's website:
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No longer seen as a destination exclusively for honeymooners and the tour bus crowd, Ireland is quickly becoming known as a family travel destination and with good reason. For families eager for their first taste of Europe in particular,  Ireland’s magic, culture, and minimal language barrier make it an ideal point of entry (that lyrical … Continue reading Ten Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Ireland with Kids

The 411 on County Galway with Kids

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Jody Halsted

Impassioned Ireland Traveler, Vacation Coach, and Author of at Ireland Family Vacations
Jody is the author of the new guidebook Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams. Her love affair with Eire began when she was a single traveler and did not dissipate upon her marriage and the birth of two children. If anything, traveling in Ireland with family has only deepened Jody’s love of the country.

Though she’s not been everywhere in Ireland (yet), her family travels annually to those verdant shores, always exploring new locations and making new friends along the way. When she’s not traveling, Jody is homeschooling her two daughters or attempting to find her long lost Irish ancestor deep in the pages of forgotten history. During her “down time,” Jody enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Doug, a software developer and IT specialist. Follow her on Twitter: @irelandfamtrvl and Facebook: Ireland Family Vacations, and visit Jody's website:
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Ireland is a land where myth and reality combine, a seamless merging of tradition and current culture, woven to create a place that is unique to itself. On the western coast, the county of Galway seems to amplify the magic that emanates from the Irish land. The city of Galway is the shining centerpiece of … Continue reading The 411 on County Galway with Kids

The 411 on Bruges 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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With meandering canals and pristinely-preserved medieval architecture, Belgium’s city of Bruges is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” The city’s colorful history stretches all the way back to the 9th century, when it was founded by Vikings.  Bruges flourished in the 14th century, thanks largely to its cloth industry, which attracted merchants … Continue reading The 411 on Bruges with Kids

The 411 on County Cork with Kids

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Jody Halsted

Impassioned Ireland Traveler, Vacation Coach, and Author of at Ireland Family Vacations
Jody is the author of the new guidebook Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams. Her love affair with Eire began when she was a single traveler and did not dissipate upon her marriage and the birth of two children. If anything, traveling in Ireland with family has only deepened Jody’s love of the country.

Though she’s not been everywhere in Ireland (yet), her family travels annually to those verdant shores, always exploring new locations and making new friends along the way. When she’s not traveling, Jody is homeschooling her two daughters or attempting to find her long lost Irish ancestor deep in the pages of forgotten history. During her “down time,” Jody enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Doug, a software developer and IT specialist. Follow her on Twitter: @irelandfamtrvl and Facebook: Ireland Family Vacations, and visit Jody's website:
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As Ireland’s largest county, Cork is difficult to place into a specific box. Does it have castles? Yes, in fact one of the most famous in all the land is located here. Does it have sheer stone cliffs that tumble into the pounding ocean? Yes, and the most dangerous areas are topped with picturesque lighthouses. … Continue reading The 411 on County Cork with Kids

The 411 on Milan 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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Visiting Milan with kids is a natural choice: It attracts smaller tourist crowds than Rome or Venice, and it hums with family-friendly activities ranging from hands-on science experiments to sporting events. Yet it pops with the all the artistic brilliance and architectural design that draw travelers to Italy. Milan is also younger than Rome and … Continue reading The 411 on Milan with Kids