London

Author: Lisa Berry

Tags : Teens

London, England Attractions

Having studied the intricacies of the city from iconic Big Ben to high fashion, I can say that London is electrified by centuries of history and the energy of its forward-thinking people. Family members of any age will embrace the elegance and breadth of the city and its many attractions. And since there's a lot to do and see in any visitor's presumably short amount of time, allow us to help plan your stay. Here are my favorite suggestions for families visiting London.

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Author: Quincy Lyons

Tags: London

48 Hours in London

Comely cornerside shops selling fish and chips, ancient yet steadfast Gothic architecture among sleek silver skyscrapers, the thick whirl of a gray-tinged Thames - All things so iconic of the sprawling metropolis that has come to symbolize the peak of Western culture. But sky-high photos of the city from the London Eye show only the classic facade of a historic city. Perhaps the best way to understand Old Smokey is by observing the humbling clash of the contemporary and the archaic.

Author: arif18

Tags : Blogs, England, London, Multigen, Museums & Culture, USA, Weekend & Short Break

5 Worst Tourist Traps That I Have Been a Part of

I happened to stumble upon an article, while browsing through the internet, about the worst tourist traps that people have ever experienced in their life. My mind automatically wandered to some of the tourist destinations, that turned out to be a trap for me. I work as a travel blogger for Tours in Abu Dhabi.com and often go on tours at popular as well as isolated places to find out more about the places, and this is how I had some of the worst experiences in my life so far.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : USA

Star Trekking: Thomas Stays at the Hilton

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Museums & Culture

London Sightseeing: Top Family Tours And Attractions

From the roof of a red doubledecker bus or the galleries of a great museums, an organized tour can help you make the most of your London family vacation.  This is especially true during 2012, the summer of the London Olympics, when knowing where to get out of town for the day may be your family's best sightseeing option. 

Here are some favorite ideas, along with links to purchase tickets so you won't find yourself waiting in long lines -- or "queueing up" as the Brits like to say.
 

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Weekend & Short Break

Kidzania Makes Play Out Of Work

Parents (practitioners of the helicopter style or otherwise), often fret about what their kids are going to turn out to “be” and how much influence they will have once they’re grown up.

A company like Kidzania dispels those fears by making play out of work. Each of the 23 Kidzania branches around the world offers children a play space filled with career opportunities, where children can costume themselves, handle tools, and otherwise engage in fulfilling – or less fulfilling – occupations.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Water & Themeparks

Athenaeum Hotel London has Magic Access to Harry Potter's World

Get the hottest and most magical ticket in town -- Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter -- with a stay at The Athenaeum, one of our favorite London family-friendly hotels.  While tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour are sold out months in advance, The Athenaeum Hotel will guarantee tickets to the tour when you book an overnight stay at their hotel.

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Author: Kate Selley

Tags: Vacations

It's a Long Way From the Cook Islands

Sprint Canoeing might not sound like the most engaging Olympic sport to spectate, but every event has some element that captivates the audience. For example, water polo is possibly the only sport played while the athletes wear bathrobes. Skeptical? During Olympic water polo matches approximately half the team stands on the edge of the pool, eager to be subbed into the game. While waiting, the players wear warm, fuzzy bathrobes to keep from catching the chills.

Author: Caroline Duckworth

Tags: Semi Finalist

Becoming a Global Citizen

In the summer of 2014, I had the opportunity to travel to Europe with People to People Student Ambassadors, a study abroad program created by President Eisenhower. With a group of 36 high school students and 4 teachers from Georgia, I travelled to seven countries—Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and England.

Author: Heidi Colwell

Tags: Quarter Finalist

The Day I Opened My Eyes

Travelling lets us explore. It lets us see other parts of the world and how others’ ways of living differ from our own. For me, it was a life-changing experience. I was 15, and straight out of my freshman year of high school. I was still coming into my own, and still a bit intimidated by the world.  This was my second time travelling abroad with The People to People Ambassador Programs; I had been to Australia the summer before eighth grade, but I was much too young to truly appreciate it. This time, I had not only went to another continent, but I went to seven countries instead of one.

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