Learning to make pizzas in Milan © Spring Break Family

Our family travel bloggers have given us plenty of food for thought this month with posts covering a cross section of topics revolving around travelling with youngsters.

In this round-up we’ve got ideas for things to do with kids in Milan, Kanchanaburi Province and Japan, plus inspiration with a list of the top 10 vacation spots in the US for 2019 and a rundown of what skiing teaches children.

Milan with kids itinerary – Montoya Hudson

Milan isn’t a city with a particularly child-friendly reputation so it is refreshing to read this enthusiastic account of the Spring Break Family’s trip. There’s plenty of detail on what the kids liked and why. We want to go and make heart-shaped pizzas too!

Montoya and her husband believe in making the most of each spring break and blog about their travel experiences at springbreakfamily.com.

Japan bucket list for kids – Emily Cole

Emily has pulled together 30 different ways for your family to really get to know Japan during a trip there, whether it is through nature, culture or history, or the crazy, cute and fun. It’s an epic list that is guaranteed to fuel your wanderlust, especially if you haven’t previously considered Japan for a family holiday.

Emily blogs at kidsandcompass.com where she hopes to show other families that travelling with small children is possible, and even fun!

Hiking in Thailand’s Erawan National Park © Family Can Travel

Kanchanaburi, Thailand, with kids – Celine Brewer

Famous as the setting for the award-winning novel (and later film) The Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi may not have made it onto your radar yet but if you are a family who loves the outdoors Celine’s post will change that. Here she details how her young family spent three days cycling, hiking, kayaking and swimming around this beautiful part of Thailand.

Celine shares her passion for travel and exploring the great outdoors as a family at familycantravel.com.

Top 10 best US vacation spots for 2019 – Kimberley Tate

For this post Kimberley has asked other family travel bloggers and writers to contribute their top spot for a vacation in the US. The result is a list of child-focused recommendations based on first-hand personal experience, surely the best kind of advice?

Kimberly shares her family travel experiences and recommendations at stuffedsuitcase.com.

What skiing teaches kids – Liana Moore

Here at Lonely Planet Kids we do like a post that reminds us how we help our kids when we take them out and about exploring the world. Liana has listed nine different skills that skiing teaches children, from learning from your mistakes to the importance of focus. We’re sold.

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

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