Travel with children of all ages from infants to toddlers to teenagers.

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Is there any good place to visit between Paddington Station and Grosvenor Square, for a 5-year-old boy?

I am travelling to London with my nearly-5-year-old son this coming Monday. The main purpose of the visit is to get him a new passport. We'll arrive on Monday evening and stay near Paddington Station. ...
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Plane ticket for infant

I am trying to book a flight for my wife and 2 kids from my home country to the country where I currently reside. My oldest kid is 19 months and the other one is 8 months. I tried booking to our ...
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Secondary school in the US just for one month

I am in the process of planning 1 or 2 month long visit to the USA, with my children presumably on J-2 visas. One of the still open questions is, should my children attend a secondary school while ...
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Why do children sometimes cost more than adults when booking vacations?

We are checking out some all-inclusive vacation packages, and we are noticing that in some cases our 2 year old costs more than one of us (the parents). We've found several hotels where this is the ...
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Which floating villages/markets in Cambodia/Vietnam are most suitable for a touring family with small children in February?

We are planning to visit Cambodia and Southern Vietnam in the first half of February. I read in Lonely Planet guidebooks and the Internet that there are various floating villages and markets on Tonle ...
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Why don't travel site allow comparing airline fares for an unaccompanied minor?

We are sending our son to the east coast for part of winter break. My wife shopped for tickets using the flight aggregators we normally use, but they don't seem to allow searches for unaccompanied ...
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How to make a baby sleep peacefully during an overnight Indian train journey?

Indian train berths are quite narrow. Just enough for one person to sleep. My wife and I have a one year old son who sleeps besides my wife on her berth. He does not get his usual space which results ...
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Does an infant under 6 months need their own ticket?

I want to fly with a 5 months infant, from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Does an infant under six months need a ticket?
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How to sterilize infant feeding bottles while traveling?

Does anyone know how one could go about sterilizing infant feed bottles (and teets) while traveling ? At the moment, the plan is to travel with microwaveable bags (where in I can put the bottles and ...
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Using American Airline Miles

I'm trying to book a flight for my mom to Shanghai by using my AA miles but I'm not sure if I should use Anytime Miles or MileSAver Miles. If I booked her Anytime miles would the possibility of ...
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Which parts of Europe I can take my children to without passports but only birth certificates?

Both my wife and I are British and we have valid passports, both my children (3 & 1 year old) have no passports yet because they only countersignatory I know lives in an other city and he is lazy. ...
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Baby with passport from different country than his parents

I will travel with my family, we all have French passports but our 4 months old kid has a US passport and has the same lastname than us. We have his US birth certificate as well. Will we have any ...
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Can a baby travel with Grandparents from US to India?

Can a baby who soon will be 6 months old, travel with her Grandparents from US to India without her parents. She has a valid Passport and Visa and most probably they will be travelling via Virgin ...
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Being separated from one's young children on a flight

I recently flew with Thomson and I was separated from my 3 year old child on the flight home. He was sitting a row behind and across the aisle from myself. I asked several times if we could be moved ...
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Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?

Sometimes we hear stories where passengers who accompany a child are questioned when the relationship between the child and the passenger is not immediately clear. The questions seem intrusive and ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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Do my children need any kind of identification if we are flying inside the UK?

I kind of remember advice about having an ID when you fly even if you are traveling within your home country. My children are still young and have no ID apart from their birth certificates.
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Transiting from the US through the UK on a Child Visitor visa

I have a UK child visitor visa but I have to transit through the UK from USA. Is this possible if I'm going alone?
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How to add a child after booking a train ticket (for India)

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - he is less than 3 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, than ...
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Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?

I recently bought a ticket for my whole family online. I have a daughter who is almost a year old. Everything's fine, but then I noticed that they cut her name short. Here is the example of the name ...
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Which airline offer flying for unaccompanied children (below 12 years)?

If you search for cheap flights with some flights search engines the problem is that you cannot send children alone. Is there a list of airlines accepting unaccompanied minors younger than 12 years?
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Is it possible to make a day-trip to a beach, from Seoul?

I will have to spend some time in Seoul for my job, in late August, early September and my wife and my 2 kids will join me. Now I would like to know if it is possible to make a day-trip to a beach ...
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Is it possible to check-in a double stroller on a flight?

We will be migrating to another country, and want to bring our double stroller to our new home. We will be flying with our two kids on the flight. Our double stroller basically looks like this, and ...
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Buying a return ticket for a child flying with different parent

My girlfriend, our daughter and I will be flying from Montreal to Italy. I'll fly directly there with my daughter, which is 3 years old, and stay a couple of weeks. My girlfriend will first stop in ...
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Budapest Pools Suitable for Children

Apparently Budapest is famous for its pools, many of them in historical builds and grounds. Reading two guidebooks, I am getting the impression that these aimed at adults only, some of them even do ...
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When to count children as guests?

While searching for hotels, the major sites such as Expedia, explicitly as the number of adults and children, including their age or age-range, but many minor sites just as for number of guests. Does ...
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Bringing carseat on flight

I'm going to be flying with my 2 and 3 year old children (and my wife) on a Lufthansa flight from US to Germany, and we'll need carseats when we arrive. We'd like to bring our carseats with us, but ...
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Reserving a bassinet for a flight not bought directly from airline

I want to book a transatlantic flight and reserve a bassinet for my newborn. I've noticed that I can get a significantly lower price if I buy the tickets online, from a website like Expedia or Orbitz. ...
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Accompanied child visa returning alone [duplicate]

My nephew and his mother travelled to the UK on family visitor visa. My nephew has accompanied child visa with his mother's details on it. Does anyone know if there would be any issue if he were to ...
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Are there any children's traveling bed designed for travelling in a motorhome? [closed]

I am planning a journey with my family (I have got two kids one is 1 year old and the other is 3) across Tuscany with a motorhome. We will be travelling by the end of June or so. This is my very ...
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How old does a child need to be to sit separately from parents when flying?

I just took a transatlantic Aer Lingus red eye flight with my 4 year old. When checking in the agent gave my child and I seats that were on opposite sides of the plane separated by about 5 rows. When ...
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Having a pleasant dining experience in a hotel with a baby?

I am a new parent looking to book a stay in Paris and am worried want a pleasant dining experience that does not endanger my 10 month old. Since the Madeleine McCann story I don't think it is ...
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Cruising with an infant

I'm looking to go on a cruise leaving from New York but have a concern because if I go I will be traveling with a 4 month old infant. The question is whether the cruise ships are actually equipped to ...
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Walking the Caminito Del Rey, or part of it, with children

I have noted with great anticipation that the refurbished Caminito Del Rey will open this week. The opening was originally scheduled for today, but has been delayed because Spain is in mourning for ...
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Schengen visa refusal through German consulate

My husband being a cardiac surgeon was going to attend a conference in Berlin, Germany in June. My husband, my two kids and I applied for a tourist visa through the German embassy from Islamabad ...
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Long Haul flight with 9 month old with potential no Bassinet

I will be flying with my wife and daughter to the US and back again from New Zealand. Going there should be no issue, we should be able to use a bassinet but there is no guarantee we will get one on ...
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Any tips for travelling LONG journey with 5 month old [duplicate]

I'm travelling to New Zealand from London on Friday with my little one. Slightly apprehensive! Its two days of travelling. Anyone got any tips for keeping him occupied/sleeping/eating etc... Ive ...
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How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?

How does one go about booking a ticket for an infant who isn't born yet ? Planning to fly from Darwin, Australia to Dubai and bub's on the way in a month. Looking to fly in November/December and want ...
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When South Africa's new regulations for travel with children begin, would a certified copy of unabridged birth certificates be acceptable?

The South African government is introducing new requirements for travel with children in 2015. I went through a lot of trouble getting my children's unabridged birth certificates, and I would prefer ...
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Japanese train etiquette: Is it acceptable to take a baby in the Shinkansen Green Car?

The green carriage is of course first class. This would be our first preference with our 5 month old baby in lap, because of the presumably larger toilets for changing and whatnot. However, the baby ...
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Activities to do with children in and near Jerusalem in the summer, especially to avoid the heat?

What is there to do in Jerusalem in the summer months with 4 year old and 10 year old boys. I am looking for activities to avoid the heat and sun that is present much of the day. I will be evaluating ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm ...
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Choosing a car for travel with kids in Florida USA

I'm planning a 3 week family trip to USA Florida (from Europe) and we already have numerous locations we want to visit. To name a few in no particular order, West palm beach, Miami, Everglades, ...
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Cheap and convenient way to travel with kids around US

I'm planning a family trip to US (from Europe) and although we're going to stay in NY most of the time, I'd like to go to Washington DC and around for couple of days for example. I assume renting a ...
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Arranging temporary childcare during a conference in an unfamiliar city

Next year, I will be attending a conference in an unfamiliar city. The conference that offers a partial reimbursement for child care services rendered at the conference city during the conference ...
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Is notarized consent letter from father is mandatory for mother to accompanying infant while traveling out side USA? [duplicate]

My wife is planning to travel our home Country(India) for a period of 4 months. We have 9 months old Son. He has Valid US passport and valid PIO(Person of Indian Origin) Card . I am aware if any one ...
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Why do some hotels in Mexico charge more when there's a child? [closed]

Why do hotel charge more when there is one adult and a child, than a double adult occupancy when you are traveling to Mexico.
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Can you use an Ergo baby on a Singapore Airlines flight?

We are about to undertake an adventure on a Singapore Airways flight with a 22 month old. I have found no formal information to the contrary. Has anyone successfully used an Ergo Baby carrier on a ...
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Can I travel alone on a UK Child Visit visa?

I am 16 years old. I have got UK visit accompanied with my parents only. Now I have to travel alone to UK next week. Can I go with the same visa? Kindly advice me.