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Keep scrolling down for a full list of travel destinations on our website. Where do we fit in the travel blogger market? We’re not just about travel with kids, we were, but our kids are almost grown now, and travelling with them is super easy. They’re still expensive, as I’m sure your kids are, but they can do anything and go anywhere adults can. All of the destinations on our site, we visited with kids of varied ages, between birth and the teenage years. Some, like Thailand, we visited dozens of times, with our kids from two to sixteen years old. Our travel guides work for families, or for anyone. Look for specific “with kids” posts for child-focused destination information.

Family Travel Destinations for Families Who Love an Adventure
Family Travel Destinations for Travellers Who Love an Adventure

World Travel Destinations, for People Who Love Adventure!

Travel style should depend on need, independent travel, budget, backpacking, independent tours, group tours or luxury, depend on destination. We cover it all on this site.

Destinations. A Video Introduction

A short video to show some of our favourite travel destinations and why we love them. If you let them, all of our videos will play, from Tibet to Sarawak, to London. If you hate video, stop them and they’ll go away. We only have videos on some pages of this site, those where we, usually my son, took the time to make a dedicated destination video. Every cent his videos earn, go to him.

We travel to find the education, but what makes our travel blog unique? I think it’s adventure. We love a challenge and we love going to the places not so many families go.

Our destinations work for long term travel, shorter adventures and vacations. You’ll find summer holiday tips, backpacking tips and all manner of travel information on our site.

Do you like to explore and learn from cultures, food, history, mountains, adventurous activities, unusual destinations, and incredible ways of life? Then you’re in the right place. Jump straight to a place in our round the world travel blog below. Places and travel destinations, some easier, some harder, some cheap, some expensive.

Sri Lanka

Child on a beach in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka as a travel destination
Boy on a beach in Sri Lanka. My son, Boo.

One of our very favourite countries, we’ve spent weeks and months touring Sri Lanka, from the popular tourist beaches, to the historic sites to the almost tourist-free north. We’ve been taking the kids from 6 years old and they always ask to go back. Sri Lanka is a popular family vacation destination and an easy country to travel around as independent travellers. Culturally there are rich rewards to be found here, in some ways it’s very cheap ( transport) in others crazy expensive ( admissions). Your travel style will set your budget. Read all about Sri Lanka with kids. or head to our main Sri Lanka travel guide.

Nepal

Lodge in the Himalayas Nepal as a travel destination
A typical trekkers’ lodge in the Himalayas of Nepal. My husband, Chef.

Yes, we’ve been to Everest Base Camp and can tell you all about that along with other treks in Nepal and cultural highlights including Chitwan and Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini.. The kids were 12 and 14 when they made in to Base Camp but they started trekking younger.

Difficulties you could face in Nepal with kids, are in our post. We’ve also trekked Annapurna and spent weeks in Pokhara and Kathmandu, possibly my favourite city in the world (but I also say that about Bangkok and London). If you want to find a truthful guide to gear and what to wear, see our Nepal trekking gear post.

Nepal is fascinating, spiritual and breathtaking, it’s possibly our most challenging country to date. We’ve been pre and post Earthquake and can tell you than Nepal is most certainly open for tourists. Our main Nepal travel guide is here, if you’re only interested in Trekking in Nepal, try this one.

Tibet

Yes, you can take your family to Tibet, we did, but we waited until the kids were older and we’re glad we did. I describe Tibet as advanced level travel for many reasons. Tibet was one of the most incredible and moving travel experiences of my life. Click through to access our Tibet travel blog content fully.

Bhutan

I’m so excited to finally be able to add Bhutan to our travel listings. It was my dream destination for decades and we finally made it. But did Bhutan live up to my very high expectations? Find out here.

Thailand

Train going through a market in Thailand. Thailand as a travel destination for families
I took this photo at the famous Maeklong railway market, it’s not far from Bangkok and very close to our favourite Thai floating market, Amphawa. It’s all on our site, including video of the train passing through the midst of the stalls. Thailand is an amazing destination!

The easiest country in Asia for travellers or holidaymakers, we think, is Thailand. It’s cheap, beautiful and accessible. Bangkok is one of my favourite cities in the world and a global must-see.

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations and we visit often. In 2018 we took our 23rd trip to Thailand. We have a lot of Thailand content and we try to see and do it all while avoiding animal exploitation.

Start exploring our site’s Thailand content, Thailand with kids is here, or go to our main Thailand travel guide. We have guides for most places in Thailand, from Bangkok to Phuket, to Sukhothai. We’re big fans of Northern Thailand in particular.

Singapore

A super cool and not-at-all budget destination. We test drive Singapore and Sentosa’s attractions for you here. We stayed under 2 weeks and sampled Singapore at the budget and luxury end, we visited every attraction and tourist draw we could. It’s all in the post.

Guatemala

Want to learn about the Maya? Then go to Guatemala! As my kids will tell you, the Maya are still with us today. Explore ancient sites like Tikal above, visit classy Antigua or hang out in backpacker favourites, Lake Atitlan and Flores. We spent a month in Antigua, a further few weeks exploring more of Guatemala. Our Guatemala travel guide is here.

Wales

Dawn Tenby fishing harbour south wales travel destinations
Wales. It’s where I’m from originally. This is Tenby, Pembrokeshire, at dawn. The crowd was singing the Welsh national anthem and my husband was down there somewhere about to start his Ironman race. My son was competing in Ironkids.

I’m from Wales and it has a lot to offer. We cover much of south and west Wales on this site. I’m always trying to add more but my time is ridiculously limited by other projects. Try our post on places to visit in South Wales. We also have a monster post on Wales for families and with kids with up-to-date post-Covid openings.

Vietnam

Vietnam giant dragon statue
Vietnam is full of surprises. We took this photo on a motorbike tour from Hue in Central Vietnam, just my son and I riding on the backs of scooters with female language students. It was loads of fun and a great way to gain real understanding.

We’ve visited Vietnam for a month as a couple and lived there for 6 months as a family. We’ve since returned, Vietnam keeps calling us back to explore more, to eat, to shop, and to get haircuts.

A wonderful country, kind, happy, people and so much to see, learn, and do.

Vietnam is a top destination for family travel or vacations, and a great, cheap, global travel destination. Don’t forget the amazing food, it’s right up there with Thai and Indian for us.

We are experts on Hoi An in particular after renting a house there for half a year. We’ve travelled the whole length of Vietnam, more than once. Check out living in Hoi An and our Vietnam Travel Guide to get you started on our Vietnam content.

Istanbul

We can’t list Turkey because we’ve only been to Istanbul, but we spent several weeks there and absolutely loved it. It’s one of the world’s truly great cities.

UK

We list the UK, Wales, Scotland and London as separate sections because I’m from the UK. We spend a lot of time in London, with Wales being the country of my birth. There is a lot of content on the UK so it’s easier for you if we split it up. London with kids is a particularly important post with more detailed posts on many individual museums and attractions.  Our Wales Travel Blog is where you want to be if you’re visiting Wales and we have a Scotland Travel Blog to give you some ideas on itinerary.

Malaysia

Rainbow steps and pilgrims at Batu Caves Kuala LumpurTravel destinations for families Malaysia
Malaysia has incredible diversity and so much to offer families. We’ve honestly been just about everywhere in mainland Malaysia and Borneo. This festival in KL was a massive highlight, as well as Kuching and our Iban Longhouse stay.

I think we’ve been to Malaysia at least 10 times and we have a love-hate relationship with it. We always have problems in Malaysia, but we have good friends there too and there is plenty to see and do. You must see Kuala Lumpur, allow plenty of time, there’s loads to do and see there.

On this site, you’ll find coverage on Kuala Lumpur with kids in-depth, Penang, Malacca, Sarawak (Borneo), and Legoland Malaysia. We have been to Langkawi but haven’t posted about it yet as we didn’t like it much.

Sarawak is one of our favourite trips ever and the city of Kuching is magical. We just almost climbed Mount Kinabalu and took a 3-day jungle trek to spot pygmy elephants in Sabah, that content is coming soon. Our Malaysia Travel Guide is here.

Cambodia

You have to go to Angkor Wat. It’s non-negotiable! We cover a few more destinations in Cambodia too. Cambodia and Laos are probably the two hardest countries to travel in South East Asia.

Romania

If you love countryside, mountains, farms and rural living, join us in Romania. Start with our Romania travel guide. The country that took us by surprise, so much so, that we kind of live there, sometimes. We have skiing, bears, wolves and vampires too.

Slovenia

Another winner! Slovenia is so pretty and a nature lovers’ paradise. With endless outdoor activities this one is fabulous for families too. We talk about travel in Slovenia here.

Prague and the Czech Republic

We don’t have a huge amount of content up on Prague and the Czech Republic as yet, but we’ve been several times. Prague is a wonderful city, but some of our best experiences have been staying in country hotels in small towns and villages. Find Prague with kids here.

Greece

The Mediterranean is by far my favourite sea and Greece is just incredibly fantastic at everything. The mythology and history here captivates my kids and Greek food goes down well with them too. Just go. We’ve posted about touring Athens and the mainland by car, so much more to add to our tour of Greece.

India

My favourite country! India is hard work, but of course, do-able with the right attitude and plenty of patience. If you take a package holiday or organised tour it should be a piece of cake. Don’t be scared of India. Plenty of opportunities here for beach lovers, cultural travellers or foodies. We wrote up our weeks in India as a sort of rambling day by day adventure rather than a series of destination guides. Our full India travel guide is here, alternatively you can start here with First Day in India – Adjusting.  

Bali & Indonesia

Dawn volcano hike Bali. Bali as a travel destination
With Bali, think outside the busy beaches. This was a dawn volcano hike. My son, Boo.

We’re not experts on the whole of Indonesia but we very much enjoy Bali, Ubud in particular and also showcased an island resort in Indonesia, just off Singapore, Telunas Island Resort and Hotel. There is diversity here for sure and good food if you look for it. We’re were excited to discover more of Indonesia and recently managed to snorkel with the Bali Manta Rays and climb a volcano at dawn. Our Bali with kids post is here.

Australia

Beautiful beach and rainforest Australia
Australia has a lot to offer families and kids. Beautiful, remote, unspoiled places being Australia’s trump card. This beach is not far from our home, taken by us by drone. We use our own photos almost always on this site, along with first-hand information.

My husband, Chef, is Australian and we lived there for 6 years. I’m sure you all know what Australia has to offer so I won’t bore you.

A particular shout out for Port Douglas, up on the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland, home to us. (One of our homes!)

We have a huge volume of content on Australia, start with our Australia travel blog round-up page. We have content for holidaymakers, backpackers, and people wanting to emigrate to Australia, as we did. Check out The Northern Territory, Sydney, Western Australia, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and more on our site.

Dubai

We often spend a few days in Dubai as a stopover between flights. There are a million tourist attractions here, but there is culture and tradition too, if you know where to look. The desert camel safari pictured above is one of my kids’ favourite things to do in the whole world. We have a huge, in-depth guide to Dubai as a destination. Dubai is in the UAE, the Middle East (which includes parts of Africa), and, of course, Dubai is in Asia.

USA

We love Disney, we loved the Everglades, Amish Pennsylvania and New Orleans, we loved road tripping the east and west coasts. Our USA road trip post is here. Most of all, we love Disney Parks. We even visited all four in Florida in one day.

London

We’re Londoners! We love London and I honestly think it’s the best city in the world for kids, so much to do, so much for free. I’ll just direct you to our London with kids guide, it’s huge. We cover most museums and major tourist attractions in London. We also have a guide to the best parts of London to visit. London at Christmas is another popular one.

South Africa

We’ve taken a baby and a toddler around some of the game parks in South Africa. My brother lived out there so we’ve been a few times, but our South Africa content is still very limited. More to come as time allows!

Laos

Another favourite of ours but a slightly challenging one. Long distances, long bus rides, winding roads, it’s tricky but so worth it. Smiling, gentle people, stunning scenery and so much history, ancient and modern. Check out Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

Egypt

One of our best trips of all time, but also a tough one. Almost a month travelling independently in Egypt. I’ve also taken tours and boat cruises in Egypt, it’s where Chef and I met, so we’ve done it in many ways. We feel safe there but the logistics of getting around are challenging. A tour would be best for inexperienced travellers. See our Egypt guide to places to visit.

Other Travel Distinations on our Family Travel Blog

Did you find your favourite travel destinations above? If not tell us in the comments where your family would like to go. Maybe we can add it to our adventure next. Other world travel destinations feature on our blog, for example France, Hungary, El Salvador, Canada, Ireland, Serbia, Scotland, Barcelona Spain, Mongolia, Cuba, Istanbul, and more, but there’s not enough content yet to add a travel guide to the list above. Our favourite world landmarks are here. We’re growing our website all the time, so keep coming back, maybe sign up to follow on to our next destination or go check out our travel essentials page, that’s another good place to start your adventure.

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Alyson is the creator of World Travel Family travel blog and is a full-time traveller, blogger and travel writer. A lifetime of wanderlust and now over 7 years on the road, 50+ countries allowed the creation of this website, for you. She has a BSc and worked in pathology before entering the travel arena and creating this website. World Travel Family Travel Blog has been helping you travel more, better and further since 2012, when Alyson and James first had this life changing idea. On this site you can find endless travel information, tips and guides plus how to travel, how to fund travel and how to start your own travel blog.

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