|Family travel 2024.
|Now is the time to make hotel and house rental reservations for summer in popular destinations such as Tuscany, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Switzerland, Yosemite, California coast, Oregon and Washington, etc. Check our listings on Travel for Kids.
|The Olympic Games will be held July 26 - August 11, in Paris and various cities throughout France. Unless you plan to attend Olympics events, Paris is best avoided at that time.
|Extreme weather is now year-round and can result in plane flight delays and cancellations, both domestic and international.
|For any travel at any season, make backup plans. In past year, Eurostar between London and Paris was closed due to flooding, all Munich flights canceled for heavy snow, US Midwest and East Coast flights grounded for wildfire smoke from Canada.
|If you have connecting flights, research hotels near the airport in advance, in case you are stuck overnight. Read blog post below "Stay overnight at the airport."
|Be sure to have your airline app for notifications and changes in your plane schedule, and family carry-on bags with everything you need, in case flight is delayed.
|Another essential app for live flight information is FlightAware.
Before and during your trip, check the weather conditions for your destination. In the United States, website weather.gov has most accurate information.
|Also, check the NPS website or app for alerts.
|2024 Yosemite National Park will require day-use reservations. However, if you stay at a hotel, vacation rental, campground in the park, day-used reservation is not required.
|See the World, find more travel tips:
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|Where to Stay in Yosemite
|Week on the Oregon Coast
|Paris: A Stay in the Marais
|Venice: Best family hotels
|California Deserts - When to Visit
|Stay overnight at the airport
And, read our blog post, comfort and imagination anywhere in the world:
|Pengos Adventures: Traveling with stuffed animals
February 1, 2024