Best family travel blogs: September 2018

This month our family travel Pathfinders are taking us well and truly off the beaten track, with posts on Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Stavanger in Norway and the Greek island of Schinoussa. There are tips for taking children on a hot-air balloon ride and, in case that’s not inspirational enough for you, another 34 ideas for family adventures.

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Will your children love going in a hot-air balloon as much as you do? © Liana Moore

Are you hankering after a hot-air balloon ride? Have you thought about taking your children with you? This post covers a few practical details (eg basket height, noise and unusual landings) you might not have thought of.

Liana blogs with her daughter at where they cover travel and exploration from the perspective of both parent and child.

With museums on petroleum and canning (yes, really) and some incredible hikes (one involving 4444 steps) Stavanger has some unusual features. Nicky’s post provides lots of inspiration and ideas as well as useful practical details for families wanting to explore this little known corner of Norway.

The Williams family travelled the world for nine months in 2016/17 and continue to blog about family adventures at

Clare’s post transports you to a relaxed part of Greece and paints an enticing picture of a small and relatively undiscovered island with plenty of beaches, tavernas and interesting features but not too many people. It sounds perfect for families wanting some space and down time from the daily grind.

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

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota © Comstock Images / Getty Images

Tamara has not only introduced us to a lesser-known national park, she has given us plenty of reasons to visit. As well as the bonus of sharing the park with fewer people, there’s easy wildlife watching, a variety of different hikes and a fun night’s entertainment at the Medora Musical.

Tamara likes to blend a bit of education, cultural exploration, adventure and good food into every trip. Follow her blog at

We love that Kate has split her suggestions into mini, medium and mega family adventures. This approach, plus useful links for further reading, means there’s no excuse to wait for your next family adventure.

Kate blogs for adventurous parents at which covers the fun for kids AND parents.

Find out what else the Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to by checking out the Travel Blogger forum on Thorn Tree.

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