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The Philae Temples in Egypt. Photo by Alexandra Regan.
The Philae Temples in Egypt

Family Travel Guide

OK, you've done Disney World, now what?

Whether it's dog sledding or safaris, exploring ruins of ancient civilization, swimming with dolphins on an unspoiled island or taking off for a 'round the world adventure, GoNOMAD offers a wide new world of independent and alternative options for travel with kids.

Discover kid-friendly destinations, alternative programs, cruises lodgings, tours and tips and introduce your kids to the thrill of travel the GoNOMAD way.

Our intrepid GoNOMAD writers have found great ways to have fun all over the globe and learn about history, geography and culture in a way that goes far beyond classrooms and schoolbooks.

In our Family Travel Section, they share their stories with you.

Family Travel Stories on GoNOMAD


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Stowe, Vermont: A Classic New England Town

Winter & Summer Adventures in the Idaho Panhandle

Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE: Desert Island Discovery

Cyprus: Motorbiking Through the Land of the Gods

Summiting A Swiss Mountain With Your Kids

New York, New York: Taking a Bite of the Big Apple

New Hampshire's White Mountains: Family Fun at 6,288 Feet

Bisbee, Arizona: Mining, Fine Dining and a Little Ghost Hunting

The Holy Family Mission in Saku, Japan: A Peaceful Sanctuary

Baltimore Attractions Won't Break the Bank

GoNOMAD's Top Ten Family Vacation Destinations

Enjoying the beach in Bermuda. Photo by Kate Cosme.
Enjoying the beach in Bermuda. Photo by Kate Cosme.

Cruising from New Jersey: An Easy Departure for Families

Lititz: The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country

A Family Vacation in Egypt: Exciting and Relaxing

Chicago's Top Ten Places to See and Things To Do

Babymoons: A Time For Relaxation and Reconnecting for Expecting Couples

Holiday Getaways in Austria and Switzerland

Tips on How to RV All Over the World

Love the One You're With: How to Travel Together Without Killing Each Other

A Visit to the Bavarian Alps: Christmas Markets and Pagan Spirits

Magnificent Maine: Hikes and Lobsters in Mount Desert Island

Tips for Living Abroad with Kids

Montgomery, Alabama: The South’s Capital City

Galveston, Texas: The Indomitable Island

The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Photo by Shady Hartshorne
The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands: The Best Snorkeling in the World

Hiking Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s Highest Peak

Birmingham, Alabama: A Visit to The Magic City

Exploring Peru With My New Family

Toronto: Fun for Kids and Parents Alike

Houston, Texas: A Great Place to Be Yourself

Peru's Manu National Park: A Family Adventure in the Amazon Jungle

The New Jersey Coast: Finding the Twilight Down the Shore

Huntsville, Alabama: Family Fun in The Rocket City

Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland: Summer Fun with Wild Ponies

Family Fun: The Texas Gulf Coast Has It All

Scotland's Orkney Islands: Pondering Ancient Feats of Architectural Genius

A Family Fun Blast-off in Huntsville, Alabama

Portovenere, Italy: A Great Place to Vacation with Kids

A Three-Generation Moms' Getaway on Cape Cod

Glaciers, Lattes and Stupid Salmon: A Family Cruise through Alaska

'Coasteering' in Wales: It Only Sounds Dangerous

Natural rock sculptures in Goblin Valley, Utah - photo by Emily Fagan
Natural rock sculptures in Goblin Valley, Utah - photo by Emily Fagan

Italy's Phlegraean Fields: A Family Excursion to the Gates of Hell

Strasbourg, France: A City to Enjoy with the Kids

Family Fun in Goblin Valley, Utah: A Rare Jewel of Nature

Dijon, France: Full of Kid-Friendly Surprises

Buzios, Brazil: A Family Adventure with Brigitte Bardot

Christmas in Edgartown: Fun for the Family

Exploring Peru With My New Family

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: Quintessential California Camping

Wild Thailand: Elephants, Cobras and Tigers

Vancouver, BC: Slow Food and Fast Sightseeing

Oman: Baby goes to Salalah

Boston With Kids: A Real Family-Friendly Destination

Kayaking in Buzios, Brazil - photo by Andrea Bailey
Kayaking in Buzios, Brazil - photo by Andrea Bailey

The Crazy Horse Memorial: Larger Than Life in South Dakota

Stepping Back in Time: A Visit to Historic Deerfield

Vero Beach Florida: Far From Miami

Limpopo, South Africa: Feedding a Teenage Hippo

Biking Cape Cod: On the Trail of Henry David Thoreau

Pyramids to Panahachel: A Family Vacation in Guatemala

Rockland, Maine: Fine Art and Family Fun

China: A Wonderful Family Destination

Old Orchard Beach, Maine: For Families With Children of All Ages

Riding in Montana Among the Aspens

West Tisbury: A Rural Respite on Martha's Vineyard

Kids learn about colonial America at Historic Deerfield's history workshop 'Tea and Revolution'
Kids learn about colonial America at Historic Deerfield's history workshop 'Tea and Revolution' - photo courtesy of Historic Deerfield

The Family Sabbatical Handbook

De Smet, South Dakota: A Family Visit to the 'Little House on the Prairie'

East African Safaris: A Unique Family Experience

Vienna's Christmas Markets: A Magical Wonderland for All Ages

Florida's Gulf Islands: An Old-Fashioned Family Vacation

Scotland: Tracing Ancestral Trails

Lexington, Kentucky: Where Bourbon, Betting and Breeding Are a Family Affair

A Three-Generation Vacation in Carlsbad, California

Possum Magic: When a Storybook is Your Guide

Taking the Family to Kura Kura Resort, Indonesia

Taking the Kids to Costa Rica--A guide for family friendly fun

Josh Axelrod rides a reindeer in Mongolia. Photo by Lauryn Axelrod
Josh Axelrod rides a reindeer in Mongolia

Batter Up! Take the kids out to see these great East Coast Minor League baseball Teams

Beach Babies: Raising Children on A Remote Pacific Atoll

To Swim With Dolphins: Honduras’ Kid-Friendly Dolphins

Pringles, Coke and Mount Everest: Hiking the Himalayas with Children

Into the Woods: New England Nature Adventures with Kids

Duding With Dad: Dude Ranching Is A Family Tradition

Tips on Traveling with a Toddler

Family Tours


Read about Lauryn and Josh's world tour:

GoNOMAD in North NZ

GoNOMAD in Japan

GoNOMAD in Singapore

GoNOMAD in Hong Kong

GoNOMAD in Mongolia

GoNOMAD in China

GoNOMAD in Belgium, Switzerland & France

GoNOMAD in Paris

GoNOMAD in London

GoNOMAD in Ireland


Lauryn and Josh planning out their around the world trip


Family Travel

Family Travel Ideas in Costa Rica By Lauryn Axelrod, GoNOMAD SENIOR EDITOR Headed to Costa Rica
The Philae Temples in Egypt. Photo by Alexandra Regan. Family Travel Guide
Cosme: Family Travel Expert Kate Cosme is an expert on families: she helps create them
festivals. In AThe Complete Idiot's Guide to the Best Family Vacations," the family travel community
Pringles, Coke, and Mount Everest: Family Trekking in Nepal Story by Ann H. Waigand When
travel with you family. When Mark Mackillop of Charlotte, Vermont took his 13-year old daughter
Schippers A Find lots more ideas for family vacations on GoNOMAD's Family Travel Page A
With: How to Travel Together Without Killing Each Other By Kelly Westhoff Soon after we got married, my
: A Family Adventure with Brigitte Bardot By Andrea Bailey I watch unperturbed as my husband
. WeAve made reservations for most nights; family travel isnAt as conducive to just winging
A Kate Cosme writes about family travel for GoNOMAD and lives in South Deerfield Massachusetts
: A Wonderful Family Destination By Moumita Deb "Oh Mamma, are we really going to see Pandas
Top Family Places in Miami, Florida Pet giraffes at the Miami zoo! Under the sun or cool
The skytrek, a popular zipline in Costa Rica. More Family Travel Ideas in Costa Rica
Ahead By Kyle McCarthy, editor Family Travel Forum After 20 years of sampling family vacations, I



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