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We can help you with trip planning, travel tips for budgeting and a guide on how to save money for travel, family travel packing lists, best tours and where to find discount tickets, suggested itineraries AND a BIG list of the best healthy snack foods for road & plane trips. Start Here


Want to know our top family travel finds these past 7 years?  Top of the list is definitely visiting SANTA in Lapland, staying at the Santa Claus Holiday Village(and going inside the real Santa Post Office where all the Santa letters go). When you go, shop for Lapland souvenirs, and do book the Forest of Joulukkatour to meet Santa’s elves!

Can’t make it to Lapland this year? These are the 21 Best White Christmas Destinations.

Hot tip: Check out these fun Polar Express Train Ride Locations in America and more of our Christmas stories too.


Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. The Gladiator School Tour in Rome. The Art Deco town of Napier in New Zealand. Hamleys Toy Store in London with SEVEN floors of toys galore. Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Bali. Swimming at Camp Cove in Sydney. Harajuku, Asakusa & Odaiba in Tokyo for kids. The kids LOVED the Rotorua Luge and the Hells Gate Mud Spa & Geothermal Park in New Zealand. Disney All-Star Movies Resort at Disney World.

The IKEA museum and staying in the World’s Only IKEA hotel in Sweden!


MORE Disney? Check out Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DISNEYSEA, & Hong Kong Disneyland adventures.  Plus find our best Disney tips including info on Hidden Mickeys in Magic Kingdom, Disney Pixie Dust & creative Disney Workshops you can join in!

“Don’t miss” finds for foodies include Brick Lane Markets London, the complete list of Auckland Farmers Markets, all you need to know about shopping Japanese Grocery Stores (check out these Tokyo supermarkets & Family Mart for starters), best Japanese kitchenware stores & where to find bento boxes in Tokyo and the best Emperor Puffs this side of China in SYDNEY!

Most Popular Shopping & Souvenir Guides

Check out our Fun Shopping Guides from around the globe to find the best souvenirs, gifts, fashion & homewares for family and friends.

Our best finds include: Italian leather handbags, best Japanese furniture stores, a shop in Rome full of Pinocchio toys, where to buy fabric in Tokyo, the adorable Paddington Bear shop in Londonstationery, a round up of shops selling art supplies in Tokyo, a sneak peek inside Harrods London with kids, and American Girl Store NYC.

Hot tip: Check out our much loved Bali Shopping Price Guide too

You can also read our round up guides to the best playgrounds in Paris, New York City, and more cities in Australia – Melbourne, Brisbane, & Ipswich

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