I have always been a city girl. I grew up in Rome and I thrive in the busy, buzzing vibe of the urban environment. Busy streets, infinite hidden corners, sightseeing opportunities: cities are to me like a treasure chest, challenging me to rummage through its content and enjoy my finds.
so far I have lived in three European capitals (Rome, Brussels and Dublin) but have visited as a tourist many more, both in Europe and overseas. The vast majority of my travels happened before I had children and when they came along I just presumed I could keep travelling the way I had always done: I know more planning would be needed, but surely a quick google search could tell me what to do with kids pretty much anywhere, right?
It turns out, this is not the case. the web is full of great family travel content but none of them seems to cover what interests me most, to give me the answer to my big travel question: how do I sightsee with kids? How do you go about urban exploration with small children in tow, how do you make them interested in city attractions that are not just for them? Sure, if we are in Rome I will bring you the children museum, but I also want to visit the forum: how do I go about that, with kids?
So the idea of coming up wth my own city guides happened.My city guides follow our own family travel experiences and I write them on the basis of the research I put in before our trip and our own experience of the place. Since we are in Dublin, many of the cities we cover are in Europe and can be visited as a city break from here, but during the summer holidays we are able to travel farther afield and new destinations are added all the time: each city contains our best advice and practical notes about visiting with children and has links to local day trips we have taken and recommend.
here are the cities we are covered so far:
Rome, Dublin, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Florence, Montreal, Toronto, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm