Family travel to Patagonia: two young girls pose in front of a lake and mountains

Taking in the view in Patagonia © Eric Stoen

This April our family travel Pathfinders covered Patagonia, Provence, Fiji and New York, and answered one important question: what essential item do you take when you travel with kids?

Spring break in Patagonia – Eric Stoen

Eric combines beautiful images which make you want to book a trip immediately with useful practical details which make family travel seem so simple. This blog covering one the world’s great remote places is no exception.

Eric wants to inspire other families to take their kids to crazy places too. Follow his adventures at travelbabbo.com

Provence with kids – Château des Baux de Provence – Nadine Maffre

Nadine takes us on a child-friendly historical tour of Les Baux-Provence village and the famous castle – perfect for owners of any small knights in training! The post is packed with useful tips and photos of her son Arthur having fun in his tabard and sword.

Expat Nadine loves to discover offbeat places you won’t find in your first Google search. Read more at lelongweekend.com

Seven awesome indoor activities for kids to do in New York  – Kellyn Jeremy

Live in or near New York, or just dream of taking your kids one day? Either way, it’s great to have a line-up of rainy-day activities up your sleeve. KJ goes big on the pictures and concise on the words to provide a succinct round-up of ideas, based on her own experience.

Kellyn proves you don’t have to quit your day job to see the world. Follow her at kjaroundtheworld.com

A beginner’s guide to Fiji holidays with kids – Kirralee Baker

For those considering taking their children to Fiji, Kirralee’s post is the perfect starting point. It’s well-structured, covers everything you need to know and – most importantly – contains enough pretty pictures to reassure you that even with kids in tow, Fiji is still paradise.

Kirralee hopes to help parents discover that they can still enjoy travel with kids in tow escapewithkids.com

What to pack for your family holiday – Kirsty Hill

Kirsty asked 25 fellow family travel bloggers what their must-have travel items are. While Ergo carriers and portable charging units feature heavily, we liked the inclusion of the French coffee press because, let’s face it, parents need a caffeine hit wherever they are.

Kirsty and her family want to share their travel adventures to help and inspire others. Follow their blog at travelwithmeraki.com

Find out what else the Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Travel Bloggers: your stories forum on Thorn Tree.