Traveling in Europe is not cheap. I know. We recently spent four months backpacking around the continent with our two teenage kids as part of our year-long escaping from normal life world adventure. After coming from Asia it was a bit of a shocker on the old budget. That’s why I’m so glad we spent a chunk of our time house-sitting.
Not only did it save us $$$’s, but the kids got to relax and slow down (and, more importantly,) we got to drink delicious wine from the terraces of beautiful properties.
Do you long to get away from the crowds? See Italy as it should be seen? To discover Florenceoff the beaten track means that you will get to experience the best of what this gorgeous Italian city has to offer but without the crowds. And the flag holders.
Visiting European cities with kids, whatever their ages, is exciting.
While it is true that taking little children to grown-up places can seem overwhelming, if you pick the right destination, the best activities (that both parents and kids will enjoy), everyone in the family will be happy.
I have two kids (they’re teenagers now – I get told off if I call them kids) but as a family of four who, before emigrating to New Zealand, used to live in the Uk, (when my kids were 7 and 10 ) we have spent a great deal of time exploring various places throughout Europe.
We have been to Ireland with our kids, France, Spain, Greece and Italy and after much consideration, I think I can safely say which European cities are the best for kids.