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

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How to avoid toddlers on a long-distance plane flight?

I have recently taken a London - San Francisco (12 hour) flight, with a toddler in the seat directly behind me. His parents actively encouraged the kid to speak out in that typical proto-speech, while ...
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3-4 months infant travel: 1 long trip (13 hours) or 3 medium trips (6+6+4 hours)

I need to travel with an infant 3-4 months old. I have no experience, and need some advice here: Would you take a) 13 hour direct flight b) 6 hours flight, stay in a hotel, then a 6 hours flight, 4 ...
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Advantages or disadvantages of triple citizenship? [on hold]

Are there any advantages or disadvantages of having triple citizenship (or beyond that) that is not the case with dual citizenship? Does the third citizenship add another dimension to the case in any ...
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Best place to visit in Australia with children [closed]

I would like to bring my 3 children's ages 2,5,8 to Australia this December for 8days holiday.Any good suggestion which part of Australia is a must not to be miss? Would like them to hv a fun, see n ...
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Scared he won't come back! [closed]

My sons father is from the Domican republic and he has primary custody of my boys. He has given me a hard time during our separation that I had to move to Florida and leave him with the boys. Now he ...
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Is the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park toddler-friendly?

I'm planning to go to Joshua Tree National Park with my wife and 2.5 year-old daughter. I would really like to go to this Hidden Valley Nature Trail. It has great reviews all over the place, it's ...
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UK visa fees when traveling with a minor?

I am filling out an application for a UK visitors visa and I am planning on traveling with my child who is a minor. What visa fees am I required to pay?
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Cycle holidays with kids in Poland

I would like to plan cycling holidays with kids in Poland for the summer. Because the kids are still very small I have pretty restrictive requirements: We need to avoid public roads with car traffic ...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied child visa now that I am over 18?

I got a visa with my mother when I was 17 years. And it was stated that, valid unless accompanied by my mother. But am 18 years now. My question is can I travel to the uk alone? Now that am 18 years? ...
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Child-Friendly Castles in Switzerland and Germany

Traveling between Geneva, Switzerland and Kempten, Germany. What are some recommendations for castles that would be entertaining for kids 7-10 years old? Ideally, I would like to find something ...
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What sightseeing options are amenable for taking a 2 year old on a one day layover in Paris? [closed]

I'm an American traveling internationally and on my way back we'll have a long overnight stopover in Paris. We're arriving late at night and departing 5pm the next day. My wife is a designer and ...
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Are there any “extended stay” or “multiroom suites” in hotels in England?

I'm from the US, and here there are a number of options for staying in a hotel which offer more than one adjoining room. Residence Inns are a great example where I can get a bedroom and a sitting ...
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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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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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Why do airlines prohibit having two infants in the same row?

If a family is travelling with infants under 2 years old, these infants will not need a seat (of course you can buy them a seat if you want), and they can just sit in their parents' laps. Given that, ...
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Male using change tables in female restrooms in Japan

Next month I'll be traveling to Japan with my wife and two children. Our youngest (1yo) is still in diapers. I read a few guides about traveling in Japan, and saw mention that change tables are ...
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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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Where to hike overnight around Paris?

I would like to take my children to a one-day, one-night hiking somewhere around Paris, within ~1-1.5 hour drive from Versailles. This would be a first-time for them (9 and 12 yo) so I am looking for ...
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Are there hotels where children are not allowed?

Are there hotels that don't accept children? I must admit that this question is a case of reverse psychology. I am more interested in the opposite. Children tend to raise quite some emotions with ...
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Folding strollers allowed as hand baggage on Norwegian?

Norwegian's checked baggage policy mentions that travelers with children and infants may check a car seat or stroller free. They also recommend putting your stroller in a Stokke PramPack to avoid ...
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The Atomic Testing Museum: Suitable for small children?

A friend of mine is going to California this summer. Since he is generally very interested in science and technology he is considering visiting The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. He has two small ...
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Travel with an 3 years old children in Disneyland Paris [closed]

Our godparents want to travel this year in West Europe with their little girl. They will only have 5-6 days to enjoy a perfect vacation. Me and my husband think that Disneyland Paris would be a great ...
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Accompanied Visa (Child) Travelling Without Parent

i am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). I just wanted to know if i am going to be allowed ...
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Where to go in Morocco with toddlers?

We would like to go to Morocco. It seems like a very interesting destination. Unfortunately most travel guides suggest traveling with children over 6. Should we postpone visiting Morocco until they ...
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Seating and tickets for children under 6 on all-reserved trains in Japan

In Japan, the JR companies in their grandmotherly kindness permit children under 6 to travel for free on all trains... except: Fares and Charges for Infants and Babies Infants and babies ...
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What can I do to stop my 4 and 6 year old kids from falling out of a bunk bed on a cruise?

I've got a balcony room booking on the Sun Princess. We're travelling for 1 week, and there are bunk beds for my kids. My kids roll around a lot at night, and they have a 'bar' that restrains them ...
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Child travel consent for Lima, Peru

My wife and son will be traveling to Peru next month and will return in 45 days. They are both Peruvian citizens, my son is a US citizen and wife is a US green card holder. We've read that a single ...
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Gare du Nord to Montparnasse walking tour [closed]

In August, I've got a 3.5 hour gap between arriving at Gare du Nord and my onward train from Montparnasse. I have two toddlers and would like to walk between the two stations. What are the best sights ...
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Too ill to fly, visa ending, Cruise line also refusing - what can I do?

I'm an American citizen living in the UK. My 7 month old son was born with a collapsed lung and sustained an injury to his lung as a result. He's been given clearance to travel by boat but not to fly ...
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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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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.
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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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Where in Thailand should I be cautious about malaria?

We have found a magnificent offer to go with our children to Thailand. It is a two week holiday starting in Bangkok going south ending at a beach resort. It all looks very promising. A friend who is ...
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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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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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How to travel with a (small) child in Vietnam?

My partner and I have done quite a bit of travel with each other over the last few years and are now expecting a baby. We realise that we probably won't be able to travel in the same way that we have ...
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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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Birth while traveling on-board an airplane

Yesterday, a friend of mine who works as a purser (chief flight attendant) helped a lady with delivering her baby during a flight to Manila, Philippines while over the ocean :) I know that pregnant ...
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Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?

So, I have a timeshare in Cancun, and I want to take my two children, both underage minors. Obviously, they are going to need to have passports. Their mother and I are separated, but not yet ...
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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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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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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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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?

We are going to have our first flight with our 6 month-old child. The flight will be 12 hours long. Is there anything we need to pay special attention to? Anything we might overlook? FEEDBACK Ok, ...
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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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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 airline/alliance have cheap children's fares?

Most airlines charge almost adult fares to children over 2. I have twins, who turned 2 last year and looking into ticket prices, really hurts. I know of airlines in South America that charge per ...
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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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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 ...