LP Pathfinders: top family travel posts from February 2017
This month’s round-up of family travel blogs takes us to Yellowstone National Park, Wales, the USA and Tasmania. We’re also ensuring your wanderlust is thoroughly piqued with a post on the best family travel Instagram accounts to follow.
Best things to do in Yellowstone with kids – Jurga Van Steenbergen
Is a visit to Yellowstone National Park on your family’s bucket list? It’s definitely a popular destination whether you're travelling with kids or not, so Jurga's advice on how to handle the queues and get off the beaten track is essential reading. It helps that there are some amazing photographs in here and we like the ‘what to pack’ sections too.
Jurga’s goal is simple: to help family travellers make the most of every trip. Follow her blog at fullsuitcase.com
Seven family-friendly holidays in Wales – Jamie Edwards
Wales is having a ‘moment’ in travel circles with a range of exciting new and revitalised attractions. This post provides an overview of the many different accommodation options for families, including specific recommendations. It’s a useful starting point when planning a family trip to Wales, but be warned: you may come away inspired to try the family on a narrowboat for a week's adventuring.
Jamie is keen to provide a resource of affordable, family-friendly travel experiences in his native Wales. Follow his blog at explorewithed.co.uk
Cascades Female Factory : exploring a UNESCO Site with kids – Leah Smileski
‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there’. Leah's outline of a day spent exploring an 1820s workhouse for female convicts highlights the wonderful ways historic attractions can bring the past to life for children. It made us think about how important it is to take the opportunity to teach our kids about history as we travel.
Leah’s blog is based on a premise we thoroughly approve of: every child should have a travel bucket list. Follow her blog at kidbucketlist.com.au
Tips for planning a family dude ranch vacation – Tamara Gruber
Visiting a dude ranch for your family holiday can result in amazing memories for your kids but it's also a trip which needs careful planning. This informative post covers all the essential info and gives you some useful tips and links to take your research further. Tamara reminds us how useful it is to be able to learn from the experiences of others.
Tamara likes to blend a bit of education, cultural exploration, adventure and good food into every trip. Follow her blog at we3travel.com
My favorite family travel Instagram accounts – Vanessa Hunt
This simple blog post does what it says on the tin, providing a comprehensive list of Vanessa’s favourite family travel Instagrammers. It’s captivating reading, not just because of the inspiring imagery but because it reminds you how many families are out there having adventures with their children. You’ll probably find some new people to follow too – we certainly did.
Vanessa charts the experiences of her family of six as they wander the globe, world-schooling as they go. Follow her blog at wanderlustcrew.com
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