To market to market, with kids aged two and three! © Travelynnfamily

Do you fancy being really intrepid with your family or would you rather take a city trip? Our family travel Pathfinders will inspire you on both fronts this month, with blogs on making the most of Italian cities and afternoon tea in London – as well as advice on exploring the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, visiting Mysore in India and meeting animals in Australia.

Mysore with kids – Jenny Lynn

Want to climb over derelict trains? Get chased by monkeys? Haggle for spices in a market? The introduction to this blog piqued our interest, let alone the kids’. There are some truly fun ideas in this piece and it’s refreshing to read about travelling as a family in India as it’s not a country many bloggers cover.

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

Best Australian animal encounters – Keri Hedrick

Whether you are lucky enough to live in Australia or you plan to take your kids there one day, meeting feathered, furry and flippered locals is a key part of any trip down under. In this comprehensive post Keri draws on the experiences of other family travel bloggers as well as her own to give a detailed round-up of options for each state.

An expatriate mum based in Abu Dhabi, Keri shares advice, tips and tried-and-tested family travel products on

What to expect on an Ecuador Amazon tour – Micki Kosman

We like this blog as it reminded us that that you can explore the Amazon in countries other than Brazil! Micki provides insight into some of the things children would find fascinating about a trip to the rainforest. Plus, we do like the shiver we get when we see a piranha with those sharp teeth in tact.

Charles and Micki Kosman have been blogging about adventure travel both with and without kids at since 2009.

Best places to visit in Italy with kids: the urban edition – Nancy Besharah

This blog is packed with specific recommendations and ideas for things to do when visiting Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice with the kids. If you’ve been holding back from taking city trips as a family, have a read and get booking! Now, where’s the rural edition?

With a focus on luxury, Nancy blogs on authentic and inspired family travel at

Family-friendly afternoon tea in London – Jurga Van Steenbergen

This is one for all the parents and carers who love the quintessentially English experience of afternoon tea but worry that children aren’t conducive to the refined environments where it’s usually available. You can take the kids! Let Jurga tell you how.

Jurga’s goal is simple: to help family travellers make the most of every trip. Follow her blog at

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