At the start of a new year, we often like to read about inspiring places. One of the most inspirational and peaceful historical sites that I have visited is Clonmacnoise, an early Christian site in Ireland dating back to the 6th century. I first visited the site as a college student on a study abroad program and I remembered its beautiful crosses and mystical feeling. While planning our family trip to Ireland in 2019, I wanted to revisit Clonmacnoise but wasn’t sure if it would be kid-friendly. I was happily surprised that my children enjoyed our visit to the site and were fascinated by its storied history. Read my new review today and learn why this site is a must-see during any trip to Ireland.
One of the best places to take your kids in Dublin is the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. The treasures displayed by this free museum are interesting and educational, and some are so eye-popping that your kids won’t ever forget it! Read my new review today!
Dublin is a fun and easy-to-navigate place to take your kids when you want to see a large European city but don't want to deal with hordes of tourists that descend upon Paris, Rome, and London. It is a great way to get the European feel with all of the Irish friendliness! The city itself … Continue reading Dublin (Ireland)
A visit to the Eternal City is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the beautiful and chaotic life of Italy. Rome is full of amazing historical sites, going back to ancient times, and is where your children can walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar or a gladiator. It can be a bit … Continue reading Rome
Colosseum info Palatine Hill/Forum info Seeing the sites of Ancient Rome is one of the must-do items for any trip to Italy. You and your children can walk on the actual stones where Julius Caesar walked or through the gate at the Colosseum where gladiators ran into life-or-death battles. It is truly an amazing … Continue reading Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)
http://pompeiisites.org/en/ The city of Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD, is a fascinating place to take your kids. Not only is it historically significant, the personal stories of the event are so fantastical and amazing that even the smallest child is intrigued. Pompeii is an easy day trip from Rome … Continue reading Pompeii (Italy)
Italy is probably my favorite European destination. History, art, and great food - what more could you want? Italy is also a wonderful place for a family vacation. Life moves at a slower pace here, and it’s a lovely place for all generations to slow down and enjoy being with each other. While visiting Italy, … Continue reading Italy