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The best family hotels in France

Finding accommodation that suits both adults and children isn't always easy. Leonie Glass suggests 50 hotels that everyone will enjoy in five of France's most family-friendly regions.

If you're keen to avoid the drudgery of self-catering family holidays, but are fed up with frosty greetings when checking into hotels with your children, you need to find somewhere to stay where you will all feel comfortable. Not a snooty place, where staff or other guests shush your children if they run down a corridor, or somewhere full of low-lying precious objects that invite disaster. And not a hotel where the accommodation is so basic that all of you have to squeeze into a tiny airless box. Here are some genuinely family-friendly places in France that parents and children can both enjoy. Unless stated otherwise, prices are for a double room, including breakfast, in high season.

How to Travel Internationally With Kids

Even for young children, travel offers many benefits. They remember more than you realize (researchers at Harvard University have shown that children as young as 17 months retain long-term memories), and exposure to different cultures, languages, and even food can influence young minds for a lifetime.

In an age when screen time is increasingly taking the place of outdoor play, travel is the opposite of digital distraction. It’s teaching your children the art of paying attention, finding the novelty in everything, and treating life as a grand adventure. You might be going to look at old churches or ancient rice paddies, but what you’re really showing your children is that being present in the moment has value. Being present is nearly a lost art in our modern lives and carving out that time when they are young will be one of the most important gifts you can give them—even if you travel no farther than your own backyard.

With practice, patience, and perspective, it’s possible to raise happy travelers. 

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Hong Kong Street Food

Hong Kong is known for its street food and no other area showcases this amazing cuisine better than Sham Shui Po on the Kowloon side.  The chef's kitchen sits directly on the street.... It's a true local culinary experience.

Outcast in Hong Kong

Outcast has landed in Hong Kong and absolutely loving the fabulous city of endless adventures.

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Superior Wellness Hotel - Krallerhof

The Krallerhof is a fabulous Wellness & Family Hotel in Salzburg County, Austria, located on a sunny plateau in Leogang.  The hotel offers wellness, ski, and summer holidays of the highest level for the entire family.


Things to Do in Hong Kong With Kids

The Four Season magazine lists the top activities for families traveling to Hong Kong.

Part of Hong Kong’s charm is its extreme contrasts, one of the many reasons why the city is a fantastic family destination. Itineraries that combine visits to ancient temples and world-class theme parks on the same day are the norm, while romps through nature await just minutes from an energetic urban core. Add in mouth-watering cuisine, efficient transportation and shopping that even the kids will adore, and you have an unforgettable holiday.

Hong Kong Science Museum