From farm stays in Tuscany to drifting down the Nile in a felucca or donkey treks in the High Atlas mountains, this guide covers them all and more. Here you will find inspiration, advice and ideas for taking your children on holiday pretty much anywhere. The large, colorful format will prove irresistible for browsing, planning and dreaming up your ultimate family holiday wish list. The most thorough guide available offering a wide-ranging insight into the great choices available for parents planning trips with their kids This book will help you make the right decisions, getting it right for different age groups, budgets and styles of travel Worldwide coverage with lots of ideas for North America, Latin America, Asia as well as Europe and AfricaInformation organized and cross-referenced by style of holiday and activities Essential travel information including health and safety; single parent families; travelling with infants and travelling with disabilitiesEach destination includes a map, family friendly highlights, ideas to get children interested in each destination whether its books to read/games to play, a holiday planner for various age groups and the nitty gritty, 'grown-up' stuffFootprint's Travel with Kids is inspirational and informative. You will find plenty of advice, encouragement and reassurance to plan a lifetime of family holidays throughout the world. You won't find exhaustive directories of family-friendly hotels and restaurants or laborious lists of post offices and tourist information centres. Nor will you find every country in the world featured. But you will find a mixture of the most popular, unusual and exciting destinations to take your kids and the best advice available to ensure you have a wonderful trip.
About the Author
It's hard to say which was the more pivotal moment of William Gray's travelling career - surviving his first long-haul flight with toddler twins or clinching the coveted Travel Writer of the Year award in 2002. One thing is certain, however. Few people are more qualified than the 38-year-old writer, photographer and father to compile the ultimate reference book on family travel. Not only did William present several family travel pieces for the 2006 series of the BBC's Holiday program, but he is also the family travel columnist for Wanderlust magazine and regularly contributes features to The Sunday Times in the UK as well as numerous international publications. William is married to Sally, an educational editor and author. Their twins, Joseph and Eleanor, have totted up over 350 hours' flying time, investigated the electrical hazards of countless hotel rooms, destroyed the ambience of several dozen restaurants, thrown up in six different car seats, trekked through the Atlas Mountains, kayaked in New Zealand and made fire with Bushmen. For more information, check out willliam-gray.co.uk.
"Travel with Kids takes much of the stress out of travelling with young ones." Food and Travel magazine
"The bible when it comes to planning a family trip." Escape Magazine