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We are parents, too. We think traveling well and traveling with children shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We have limited vacation time, and we’re not spending our few days of freedom in lousy hotels eating bad food. We know the world is full of wonderful resorts, cool urban escapes and far-flung lodges that can make our time with our kids count. We want it all, and we don’t think it should be so hard to find. So we’re going to share it with you.

 

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Travel Journal

Travel Journal

Dispatches from around the world

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Our Insider's Guide to Forte dei Marmi

Henley Vazquez

One of Tuscany’s most popular seaside towns, Forte dei Marmi attracts a loyal mix of summer visitors for its laid-back beach clubs, family-friendly hotels, and upscale restaurants. At the heart of the action is Hotel Byron, an elegant, kid-friendly sleep with views across the Ligurian Sea and Apuan Alps. We spoke to owner, and Forte dei Marmi expert, Salvatore Madonna about the highlights and hidden gems of this quintessential northern Italian beach town.

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Mini-Guide to Puglia's Restaurants and Towns

Henley Vazquez

Passported's Monique Thofte is the office expert on Southern Italy, and we're all regularly asking her advice on everything from where to eat in Positano to where to stay on Capri. She recently visited Puglia's Borgo Egnazia (one of the best spots to book this summer) and shared her tips on what to see in the area and where to eat while exploring this special part of Italy.

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Where to Eat on the Amalfi Coast

Henley Vazquez

Last week we shared some of the best hotels for plotting a romantic escape to Italy. This week, we're focused on where to feed your love. In other words, these are the best spots to binge on fresh pastas, fish straight from the sea, and just about every other delicious delicacy that brings us back to Italy year after year. Bring the kids, book a sitter, do whatever it takes to live la dolce vita to the hilt (and worry about the diet later).

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Ultimate Italian Honeymoon (even if you're already married)

Henley Vazquez

Whether you're getting hitched or celebrating a few (or more) years of surviving marriage, few spots top Italy's Amalfi Coast for its combo of romantic hotels, drop-dead views and fantastic food. And though this Mediterranean paradise may be booked to capacity already for much of the summer, we're still squeezing in couples sneaking away for that perfect Italian escape. Here's how to do it up right.

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3 European Beaches You Probably Haven't Been to Yet

Nicole Rubin

Think you've been to everywhere? Well read on for three European beaches we are guessing you haven't been to yet. From Basque country to Montenegro, these beaches are the ultimate escapes for those who feel like they've done it all. 

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Tuscany for 500 Euros Per Night

Henley Vazquez

Waited too long to book a summer trip? Yeah, us too. But that’s no reason to give up, or to assume that you’ll need a second mortgage to afford something nice. Just head to Tuscany, where  it’s not only possible to book somewhere gorgeous that fits a family for 500 euros per night, but you’ll actually have choices. Here’s what we turned up.

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Hottest Hotel Takeovers For Your Next Big Bash

Henley Vazquez

For a destination special event50th birthday, anniversary, massive family reunionwhy not make the destination your very own? Consider Passported’s picks for the best hotel takeovers to hole up and have the run of the place.

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Passported HQ: Italy Intel

Henley Vazquez

This week at the Passported HQ, we've been fielding questions left and right about what to do in Italy this summer. Some clients are looking for over-the-top destinations for big-number birthdays and honeymoons, while others are families seeking to unwind in style. We love la dolce vita, so we have no problem chatting all day about Tuscan villas and Amalfi coast getaways. Read on to get the scoop on what we've been buzzing about all week. 

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European Winter Family Adventure

Henley Vazquez

A New York family reports back from a ten day journey to France and Italy, including stops in Chamonix and Venice. Traveling with another family, they explored the winter sights from snow-capped mountains to small shops along the canals. Check out her take on the hotels they loved and how you can plan a winter European getaway. Writer Jill G. is a stay-at-home mom who calls NYC and Montauk home and the world her oyster. 

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Hotel Takeover in Tuscany

Henley Vazquez

Why rent a villa if you can have an entire hotel? A family planning a multi-gen Italy adventure in honor of a grandfather's birthday thought the same and is taking over Tuscany's La Bandita for a week next summer. Find out why this is the perfect country pad for a big family trip.

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Rome My Way

Henley Vazquez

Context Travel's Petulia Melido is our go-to resource for fantastic family guides in London, but this Italian-born mama is an equally good advisor on exploring Rome with children. She returns frequently to her home town and recently shared her favorite spots for sightseeing, park playing and gelato eating. 

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