Family Travel Guidebooks
Around [Country]… with
Kids series. Fodor's. Easily-carried mini-books
cover things to do in each city. Nearby eats and cautions
for parents round out well-written info on sites.
the Back Door by Rick Steves. Great book
that stresses people as much as places. Buy it at www.ricksteves.com.
(Web Editor’s Note: check out
Advice for Vagabond Parents.) To purchase the
book, go to Rick Steves' bookstore
on his website.
Travel Guides. (Dorling Kindersley). Wonderfully
illustrated European guidebooks, with maps, cutaways,
and photos, covering countries, cities, and regions.
Italy and Great
Britain Discovery Journal by P.L. Byrne.
This 164-page book is not available in stores. You
pay $8.99 and download PDF files from www.kidseurope.com.
Do it, if you’re headed to Italy or Great Britain.
These books are filled with activities and ideas that
will help kids truly interact with and think about
language and culture.
for Kids by Barbara and Michael Pape (Open Road
Publishing). Real parent-tried advice with sections
for Rome, Venice, Verona, Tuscany, Naples & Amalfi,
and Milan & Lakes Region.
Bilingual Family Magazine and Guide to Life with Kids
on the Cote d'Azur. Child friendly restaurants,
the insider information on the tourist attractions,
accommodation for families. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kidookid.com.
Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-on Traveler by
Judith Gilford (Ten Speed Press). Has sections devoted
to traveling with babies, kids and teens plus lots
of other useful information. Reader recommendation.
for Families by Larry and Michael Lain (Interlink
Publishing Group). Comprehensive; even includes info
on short-term apartments and sample letters in French
to help you book.
with Kids by Valerie Gwinner (Open Road). A fresh
spin on Paris, with all the usual sights, some offbeat
ideas, and very useful “side dishes” of
kid-friendly restaurants, restrooms, and parks.
Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler by
Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw (Avalon Travel). Unstuffy
history helps kids (and parents!) better understand
how different historic events relate to each other.
the Kids series.
Cadogan Guides. Includes Amsterdam, England,
London, Paris, Ireland, South of France, and
Short Breaks from London.