Our second book is out! The fastest way to get yours is to grab a copy on Amazon here. You can also contact us directly (Ashley [at] RumbleBooks.com) and we’ll send you one directly.
Our first book, “Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids” focused on how to travel anywhere with kids. “100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe” retains the spirit of educational adventure but focuses on Europe and has lots of destination-specific ideas.
Our tips are organized into three sections. The first, “Ready, Set…,” will help you prepare for your trip. It provides ideas for involving the kids in planning, packing, and setting an itinerary. Where should we go? What should we bring? And, what should the kids do to get ready? The second section, “Go!,” is all about the trip itself—from the plane ride to the hotel room to daily adventures. In addition to safety tips and logistics, you’ll find scores of ideas for places to go and things to do. Is Europe a good place for volcanoes? Actually, yes! How many kinds of boat trips can you pack into a three-week vacation? A lot! Can you bring a toddler to a museum? Absolutely! While we can’t list all of the tourist activities across this exciting continent, we sow the seeds for what your trip can really be. Don’t settle for just the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and Big Ben. Explore Europe! Dance to street musicians, learn about politics, eat seven kinds of waffles, go punting, and see fairy tale scenery (literally!).
“The breadth of information here is incredible … it will change your travels – and the way your family travels together. Add to it the inspiring tips for specific European places and activities, and this is one book you will use so much you’ll crease the corners, have pens and post-its on certain pages, and crack the spine (I did!). Highly recommended.” – Jessie Voigts, Curator and Publisher for WanderingEducators.com Read more
Our new book will be available within weeks! Look for updates and links to review articles at this post. Thanks to everyone who has supported the project along the way.
“An extensive collection of practical tips. This book will help both new and experienced travelers make their family journey overseas unforgettable” – Kirsten Maxwell, Founder and Publisher, www.kidsareatrip.com
“Essential and incredibly useful guide…inspired ideas on helping kids engage with the magic of Europe” – Elisa Murray, Out & About Editor, ParentMap Magazine
Ready, Set…Go! Jam-packed with tips and ideas, this book will help you with every step of planning and enjoying a European family vacation: designing a kid-friendly itinerary, booking fun and interesting lodging, choosing the best ways to get around, packing light, saving money, enjoying the airplane ride, staying safe, and immersing yourself and your family in the many cultures of Europe.
From the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Spain to the Hay Festival in Wales; from Eyjafjallajokull to the Jungfraujoch; from musical street buskers to the Mona Lisa; and from cricket to Calcio Read more
What’s your best family travel tip? What saved your last trip? What makes your kids really have a good time on a family vacation? What awesome kid-centric European destinations have you been to? What fun kid-friendly European activities have you discovered?
OK, OK, OK – we’re adding a destination to our new book. Everybody wants a travel destination with their travel tips so we’re going European this time – art museums, mountains, cultural icons, rural villages, bread and cheese, many languages, castles, history, beaches, music, famous rivers, East meets West, and more politics.
Share your suggestions for a great, educational, and fun European adventure with kids in the comments below! We’ll try to include it in our new book “100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe.” If we do, we’ll include your first name and location so please tell us that information with your tip. You can also click “Read more” for a nifty giveaway!
We held a little contest to solicit feedback from readers. What tips or ideas from our book did you use and how did it work? We out together a fun family travel goody bag for each winner and shipped it off last week. I anticipate that our goodie bags will be arriving at the winner’s homes soon so I had better announce the winners! Our first winner is Camille in Belgium who sent in a super comment about using our packing lists. She said that the packing lists worked well but reminded readers to remind their kids to pack clean clothes rather than dirty ones. Ha ha! The second winner is Nicolle in Norway who followed up with a whole guest post about Making Memories Stick! Thanks Camille and Nicolle! I hope your kids enjoy all the wrapped plane presents, the travel journal, and the custom, limited-edition Family on the Loose travel bag 🙂
To see what’s inside those wrapped plane presents, check out our Facebook Page.
We’re interested in what readers have taken from our book. What has worked and what hasn’t? So we’re hosting a little contest. Please tell us if you used an idea from the book or if you have something new to add. To enter, just submit a comment on this post describing your experience, tweet your experience, or post in on your Facebook page and share it with ours (full details below). One winner will be selected at random from all thoughtful book reports. The winner will be selected on May 15th and will receive a Family on the Loose travel bag full of our favorite fun travel stuff – mini books, a blank journal, wrapped surprise presents, mini art supplies, paper maps, map dots, and more …take the whole bag on your next plane, train, or auto trip! Read more