Packed with features on all things family, yes on the more luxury side, but if you dig around you are likely to find relevant information that will help you research your holiday. Take your pick from culture club info on European city rental apartments, all inclusive hotels luxury resorts with the extras included in the rate , How to Travel with Children tips on what to research, ask and what first aid to pack, and for those happier to pack the car full of snacks and book in a ‘valet steam clean’ on their return read up on the 10 child friendly UK country retreats.
A website winner of various awards, the site has over 850 family-friendly hotels, B&Bs, city apartments and house rentals.They split the choices into Boutique hotels, Family villas, City Apartments, and School Holidays, then select locations specialising in Babies, Toddlers, 4-12 years, or Teens. Their personal touch means that you will always be able to contact a ‘real’ person at I-escape when booking or making enquiries, and every one of their sites has been visited by someone on their team – maybe they offer summer work experience ?!
The site was set up by freelance food and travel writer Cass Chapman. Kodomo (and its team of fabulous writers) gives you well-researched, personal, and detailed information on hotels, villas, and restaurants across the world, with much-needed detail on when to visit, what to do once you get there, and essential need-to-know information specific to each destination. It is a simple, beautiful and smart site where you can browse via Country or Holiday Types, and essential reading for life-style lovers is the blog, which is full of Q+A’s from well-heeled style icons and cool travel features.
A site run by parents, that has the best pick of child friendly hotels in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. They also offer sister websites for Bridal boltholes, and Boutique boltholes. Check their list of ‘10 Best Boltholes in the UK or Overseas, Romantic, Chicononic or Boutique‘. A handy read is the BFB Blog, covering a range of useful posts featuring travel experts, holiday tips and parenting gossip. It’s worth signing up to the site to keep ahead of the offers they run, as well as the competitions, and their special discounts on the shopping page.
A wide range of travel guides with suggestions for child and teen-friendly holidays, travel reviews, news and expert advice, with a specialist section on family trips of a lifetime. There are also various offers, and an impressive picture gallery, to get the whole family inspired about where to choose for their ‘lottery winning’ holiday. Search online with any keywords, and you are 99% likely to find some information to help guide you to making a decision, as well as provide you with a whole lot of ideas of holidays you may never have considered.
What are your travel tips ?
This 5 Best list is just the tip of the iceberg. If you dig deep out there in the online wilderness, there are lists of travel blogs written by well-travelled parents. I’d love you to share your favourites with the Bus Stop readers. Or, just share a few of your travelling tips; the best and worst airlines, airports or cities. What toys or apps do you travel with ? Which are your favourite campsites ? All and any tips would be great to have.
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