Best family travel blogs: April 2018

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Making new friends while exploring Malawi © Travellyn Family

Our family travel Pathfinders have been exploring far and wide this month, making for an eclectic list of destinations in our list of best blogs. It’s a whistle-stop tour including Brooklyn street art, an itinerary for Malawi, the best English country cottages and Canada’s famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, all with a family travel twist. And to bring us back to earth we finish up with a useful post on tips for flying with kids.

We’ve said it before and we’ll no doubt say it again but it’s not often Sub-Saharan Africa ends up on a family travel blogger’s site. Bravo to the Lynn family who have produced an excellent post on their Malawi trip complete with plenty of family-specific advice. Time to put Malawi on your family’s bucket list?

Jason and Jenny love to travel and believe that having young children shouldn’t change that. Follow their adventures at

Street art is a lovely way to explore a city with kids as it’s accessible, fun and imaginative. For older kids, it can also be a good way to open up discussions about the issues facing a city. This post will inspire your family to focus on street art next time you visit NYC, as well as giving you plenty of examples to whet your kids' appetite for it.

Laura is based in Switzerland and loves the fact that travelling always triggers the curiosity of children. She blogs at

A lesson in bravery? Capilano Suspension Bridge Park © Peter Adams / Getty
A lesson in bravery? Capilano Suspension Bridge Park © Peter Adams / Getty

Here at Lonely Planet Kids we like posts that show us how to explore a world famous site with kids in tow. Marcie’s post is full of useful tips and advice for how families can tackle this amazing bridge, as well as plenty of images to encourage you to make a visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge one day.

Marcie blogs at where she shares tips and tricks from her travels with her two boys.

If you dream of exploring England using a quintessentially English cottage as your base, this post is for you. Based on her own experience as well as input from fellow UK-based bloggers, Clare provides a comprehensive list of different cottages covering most of the areas in England that you might want to explore.

Clare blogs at where she aims to inspire travellers to slow down and take the time to appreciate and enjoy a place.

Tips for flying with kids - Christine Knight

Blogs which provide tips for flying with kids are not hard to find but we liked Christine’s because of its structured approach. Taking each age group from babies to school children in turn, Christine has provided detail on where to sit, what to bring, what the airlines will and will not provide and so on, but without information overload.

Christine blogs about her home cities of New York and Sydney and any travels in between. Follow her blog at

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