Austria Think of Austria as a great dessert – a mountain creamy landscape, a three-level castle, a royal rise and fall like a sponge cake in an oven, history like a layered cake that goes back to Roman times. A German speaking country, Austria has a sweet touch, Gemütlich-ness. Traveling with children in Austria, the big decision is what to choose next. Boat ride on the Danube – Boat rides on the Danube are fun for everyone in the family. The most beautiful stretch is the Wachau Valley, between Krems and Melk, where you will pass castles and monasteries along the river, and the city of Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart is imprisoned. To really see the sights, cycle along the river (there are good bike paths), and the scenery […]

Japan Children already know a little about Japan if they like Japanese comics, learn martial arts, or eat sushi. Japan may look very modern, but this is a unique island culture, with a long history of tradition, embedded in everyday life. One tradition is an appreciation of nature – when your family goes around, when children shop for sweets, look for sweets made in colors and shapes according to the season. Tip: A bullet train ride is a must. You can buy daily tickets in Japan, which saves money and also has difficulty determining ticket prices between points. If you plan to take the train frequently, before leaving home, get the Japan Rail Pass (not available once you are in Japan). For more information, click here. Japanese family tourism Take […]