June 23, 2017

5 Fabulous Family Travel Books

I had a chance to peruse the top family travel books on Amazon last night, and can you believe that 35 of the top 100 family travel books are in some way related to Disney, whether about Disneyland, Walt Disney World or Disney Cruises? Incredible.

I’ll save my favorite Disney books for another day, but for now, here are my top five family travel books that are pretty popular among Amazon shoppers as well (all are in the top 100 family travel books).

100 places100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life
I posted a book review last month, and it’s still one of my favorites. I loved not only the different places the author recommends, but also the tips on how to most enjoy them. With regard to Paris, the author writes “don’t overdo the sightseeing.” Instead, he suggests taking in just one cultural activity each day.

awesome adventures2Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian
Living in the DC area, I was naturally drawn to this book. We have so many fabulous (and free) museums here filled with fascinating, kid-friendly exhibits. The book features engaging maps, photos, puzzles and games. Kids will even find pages for journal entries to document their museum adventures.

500 places500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up
This is a perennial favorite of mine. Every month or so, I pull this Frommer’s book off my nightstand and start flipping through the pages to see where we should go next. It’s full of museums, castles, caves, historic sites and national parks that are worth visiting with your kids. You’ll also find tips, hotel recommendations and the closest airport to each place.

travel with childrenTravel with Children: Your Complete Resource
I have this Lonely Planet book as well and have found it to be very useful, not just in helping to decide where to go (the book showcases only the most family-friendly destinations) but also in terms of what to do, where to stay and how to stay healthy, safe and happy along the way.

500 disappear500 Places to See Before They Disappear
Here’s another great book from Frommer’s that will inspire travelers of all ages. It’s filled with rare cultural, historic and natural places that must be seen before they are gone forever. A few of these treasures include Kathmandu in Nepal and Pompey’s Pillar in Montana.

Do have a favorite travel or guide book that you like to review from time to time? Let me know in the comments section below.

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