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The Queens Guards standing at attention outside the Tower of London
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

Visiting the Tower of London with kids

The Tower of London, officially known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a UNSECO World Heritage Site, one of the Historic Royal Palaces, and my all-time favourite city of London attraction for kids – you could spend a whole day there, walking along crenelated battlements with views out over Tower Bridge and the River Thames. It boasts cafes and shops and bench-fringed grassy areas in this surprisingly large complex. 

As a tourist in London, you probably do not have time to spend an entire day at the Tower of London.  With a little planning, however, you can hit the best attractions over the course of a few hours. Here are answers to the most asked questions about the Tower of London followed by my top 5 favorite attractions.

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London Tower Bridge
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

5 Best London attractions for kids

London is full of attractions great for young and old. As a city that has been around for over two millennia, London has a rich history. It’s inhabitants span the Romans to the Vikings to the Middle Ages to the exciting cultural diversity of today. London is one of the most important cities in the world with respect to culture, fashion, the arts, and commerce. From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, James Bond to Sherlock Holmes, London is a city full of cultural icons. With attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and the Wimbledon, it is no wonder London is a top global tourism destination. But what are the best London attractions for kids?

Of course, it is hard to sort through the best options with all of this choice. Fortunately, we teamed up with UK local, Helen Fletcher, from Holidays from Hels, to do the dirty work for you. We’ve come up with a top 5 London attractions for kids below. Check them out and leave us a comment. What’s your favorite London attraction with kids?

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Rowan at the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica
Central America, International Destinations, International Travel

Everything you need to know before your first time to Costa Rica with kids

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Costa Rica is a top bucket list destination for many families. Planning your first time in Costa Rica can be overwhelming sorting through the sheer volume of information and things to do. We know this because we went through it last year when planning for our family of 5. No matter where you end up in Costa Rica however, you’ll find it is a great value in terms of safety, affordability, and education for parents looking to have a great time together as a family and help develop little global citizens.

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Renting a car with babies and toddlers and this guy in Costa Rica
Central America, International Destinations, International Travel, Travel Tips

Things to know about renting a car with toddlers in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a bucket list destination for many and land of endless beauty. It has a dramatic ecosystem that spans lush cloud forests in the mountains, an active volcano, and stunning beaches on both the east and the west. While a prearranged tour will surely get you from point to point, having the flexibility to pull over to peer over at the alligators under the bridge or extend your conversation with the local Tico at the corner soda really enhances the experience. The only way to really embrace a Costa Rican immersion with your toddler is by renting a car.

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