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9 Reasons to Visit Japan with Kids (+ Reasons You Should Skip a Visit)

I’ve just come back from a visit to Japan with my 9-year-old, and I’ve already got the wheels spinning for a return trip with my two younger children. Why? Because Japan’s an amazing place to travel with kids – from toddlers to teens! Our family of five has enjoyed travel in some incredible places in …

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Father and three boys swimming in shallow, turquoise water in the Maldives. Sunny day with a few puffy white clouds.

Planning a Family Trip to the Maldives? Important Questions to Ask Your Resort BEFORE You Book!

If you’re planning a trip to the Maldives with your family, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the resort options and possibilities. I know I was when I planned our first trip! I’ve put together this list of questions that you may want to ask your resort, which cover topics like: …

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Overwater Villa vs Beach Villa – Which to Stay in on Your Family Trip to the Maldives

Are you trying to decide which type of villa to stay at an island resort in the Maldives? We recently vacationed in the Maldives with our kids, and after researching our options, we chose a beach villa. Most resorts offer both options, although many resorts limit families to stays in beach villas. Some resorts, like …

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30+ Maldives Family-Friendly Resorts – Compared by a Mom (Includes Table & Research Notes)

My family (me, my husband, and boys ages 3, 6, 9) just returned from an amazing 10-day family trip to the Maldives – and we already want to go back. We had an amazing time at our resort. The hours (and hours) I spent researching paid off – it was a magical visit! We decided …

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Sand, turquoise water, and palm trees on a sunny day in the Maldives.

Maldives with Teens – Is it the Right Vacation Destination for Your Teen?

While the Maldives is known as a honeymoon destination, it’s also an excellent destination to visit as a family. I’ve just returned from a family trip to a fabulous resort in the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives with my husband and three young boys. While there, I saw mostly babies, toddlers, and kids up to …

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Father has son on his shoulders and they're walking down wooden jetty at Iru Fushi in the Maldives. The water is turquoise and you can see white sand and palms in the background.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Review – Family Paradise in the Maldives!

Are you trying to decide where to stay with your family in the Maldives? There are hundreds of options for places to stay in the Maldives – from casual guesthouses to mega-luxury resorts and everything in between. Look no further! I’ve just returned from a magical 10 day trip to Iru Fushi with my family …

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Three boys swimming in shallow water in the Maldives. You can see the white sand beach on the left and water villas in the background.

7 Reasons You Should Book a Family Vacation to the Maldives

If you’re like me, you probably always pictured the Maldives as a destination just for honeymooners or those looking for a romantic vacation. Luckily, the Maldives have plenty to offer for families with kids of all ages. There are plenty of family-friendly resorts scattered throughout the island nation – from budget properties to the most …

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