Places We’ve Traveled with our Kids

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Trip planning without kids can be a challenge when you’re going somewhere new and I vehemently believe there is never a ‘best time” to travel with kids so we try to embrace ALL The times as much as we can.  Here are some of the places we’ve traveled with the duo and the sites and friends that have helped us in our journeys.

Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Family Travel:

We took about a month and a half to travel around Australia.  We took many internal plane flights that we booked through Expedia.  Air New Zealand allowed a New Zealand stopover from Vancouver to Australia and that is how New Zealand became part of this trip.

Australia: Uluru and where we stayed , Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road,

ASIA Family Travel

Hong Kong: rooftop playgrounds, bird market, kid-friendly malls, Lantau Island  Dim Sum with kids

Japan Japan trip-planning with kids , A great Japan guide book for families  An Early Morning in Tokyokid friendly malls, Sensoji Temple,  Okayama, Kochi Japan Kochi Japan with kids, Seeing monkeys in Arashiyama Katsurahama Beach and the Hikawamaru Pom Purin Cafe

Singapore: Singapore Trip Planning kid-friendly malls, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo

Row of phonies at Singapore's Changi Airport makes for a fun picture

EUROPE: our Europe trip-planning with kids

Amsterdam: Nemo Museum

Where we Stayed: Doubletree Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Denmark: Copenhagen with kids , Royal Smushi Cafe, a great breakfast spot an adorable ice cream shop on a cool street,

Where we stayed: Airbnb

Iceland: Our Iceland Itinerary with kids, Another bath to go to other than the Blue Lagoon, Iceland pictures

Where we stayed: Hotel Ranga and A10 deluxe

France: Strasbourg with kids at Easter,  Paris Zoo, Eiffel Tower and Louvre Paris with kids

Where we stayed: we used Airbnb

Switzerland: Riding a Funicular

Where we stayed with kids: EMA house the Zurich All-Suite Hotel


NORTH AMERICA: Trips with kids


Vancouver, BC: this is my hometown so we’ve been a lot of places here.  Places that stand out:  Steveston, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island, Coal Harbour Some yummy restaurants Whistler

United States


Phoenix Zoo, Trainpark, Westin Kierland Resort, Frybread House


Disneyland, Newport Beach, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Awesome San Diego dessert place, Awesome San Diego Kid’s Museum , Crystal Cove


Denver: Little Man Ice Cream, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum. Downtown Denver Aquarium, Dinosaur Ridge


Atlanta: Atlanta coffee shops, yummy breakfast, Children’s Museum Atlanta Zoo Atlanta Georgia Aquarium

Extra Help: Passports and Pushchairs, The Q Family Adventures



Big Island: Greenwell Farms, Coffee Shack (eat with geckos), Pana’ewa Zoo

Oahu: Polynesian Cultural Center, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, North Shore, Dole Plantation, Bishop Museum,  Places we like to eat at

Maui:Sugar Cane Train General Overview, KiheiMaui Ocean Center, Snorkeling with kids on Maui, Leodas Kitchen and Pie Shop, Where to eat Pupu’s (The Seahouse Restaurant), Road to Hana


Atlanta: Batdorf and Bronson Coffee, Zoo Atlanta, Yummy Food

Where we Stayed: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Extra Help: Passports and Pushchairs


Las Vegas: Best Las Vegas Buffet, Las Vegas with Kids, Typewriter Eraser Sculpture,

Extra Help: Pitstops for Kids: top kid-friendly attractions Las Vegas

WHERE WE STAYED: THE hotel at Mandalay Bay

Oregon: Omsi, Portland Zoo Grilled Cheese Grill, Ken’s Artisan Bakery,


Dallas: Fort Worth cows Whataburger

Washington: Bainbridge Island, Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, Suncadia

*Places to camp with kids in Washington: Sequim (camping) Fort Flagler


Mayan Riviera: Isla Mujeres, Muyil Tulum and Cenotes,

WHERE WE STAYED: Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, Na balam

CENTRAL AMERICA: Family Travel Ideas

Costa Rica

Arenal, , Monteverde Zip Lining with kidsChocolate Tour, Serapiqui, Sloth Sanctuary, Toucan Rescue Ranch, Manuel Antonio,Cahuita, Monteverde Trainforest

Extra Help: Global Family Adventures, Travel With Kids Costa Rica

6 thoughts on “Places We’ve Traveled with our Kids

  1. Wow! How fun for you and your family! So many great places. Travel is truly the way to open your mind and your children are learning that at an early age.

  2. Awesome!!! It’s great to know some traveling families out there:) Hope you can follow me and my family too… Happy and safe travel:) Your kids are adorable!!! xoxo

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