Budapest with Kids: 3 Day Family-Friendly Itinerary with Top Things to Do

“Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East”, M. John Harrison, in The Course of the Heart. Budapest evokes images of a city that overwhelms you, excites you and indulges you all at the same time. Budapest has something for everyone. Hungary’s […]

More than Canals & Tulips – Discover Amsterdam with Kids (Top Things to Do)

Canals, bicycles, museums, cheeses, cafés, and need I even mention tulips or the infamous Red Light District! These are just some of the images that the mere mention of Amsterdam conjures up. Amsterdam is also a family-oriented city with numerous activities for children. With the endless waterways, welcoming residents, delicious food and lush green landscape Amsterdam quickly cemented a place in my heart as a city that will remain special forever. Here are some of my top picks on what to do as a family.

Venice, Italy with Kids: Top 9 Things to Do, Top Attractions & Places to Eat At

Venice with Kids, Things to Do & Attractions

Venice. An enchanting city built entirely on water; a city unlike another; a city that offers art, history and culture by the truckloads, and is as dreamy as it gets with all the water and the sunset gondola rides. Venice can be as enchanting for the kids as it is exciting for you. Before you go, tell them about the magical city built on water, where you cross a bridge every 5 minutes, which has gondolas instead of cars and vaporettos instead of buses, and best of all ice-cream around every corner. And once you get there, here are some things to do in Venice with Kids.

Aqua Palace Hotel, Venice – A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Castello

Aqua Palace Hotel Venice, in Castello

Aqua Palace is a luxurious hotel situated in the Castello Quarter of Venice. Overlooking a typical Venetian canal, Aqua Palace is housed in a historic palace dating back to the 1700s. Spread over four floors, Aqua Palace hotel offers a grand view of the Venetian Canal and even has a private Gondola Pier.

South of France: Travel to Provence

Travel to Provence: Gordes

Originally Published on Urbandesis.com, Nov 2014 The second half of our vacation took us deeper into the heart of Provence (The first half was in The French Riviera, you can read it here). We stayed a week in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, in a small village called Maussane Les Alpilles. Another week, another town, another 4-bedroom […]

South of France: Travel to The French Riviera

Travel to French Riviera

Originally Published on Urbandesis.com in Nov, 2014 Once upon a long time ago (yes, sorry folks, this article has been a bit too long in the writing), as we were trying to shortlist some destinations for a 2-week vacation with my sister-in-law’s family, she sent us a webpage that mentioned a place with beaches, nature, […]