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Visiting Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches with Teens

Reading in history class about the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, doesn’t begin to tell the story that unfolds as your teens see the places where all this happened. Standing far above the sea on bluffs that were scaled to reach Nazi strongholds brings the monumental operation to life. The main sites […]

6 Things Kids will Love in Germany’s Black Forest

As you travel through the deeply wooded hills of Germany’s Black Forest, it’s not hard to picture gnomes and elves hiding behind the moss-covered rocks beside a waterfall. Little villages chocked full of half-timbered houses set at odd angles simply confirm the feeling you’ve stepped into a fairy tale.  It’s not surprising this region appeals […]

Family Fun in Porto, Portugal

Porto, a family-friendly, 2,000-year-old Portuguese destination, is a fascinating and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City, elected Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017. For the past three centuries, the city at the mouth of the Douro River, a.k.a. Oporto, is best known as home to British wine shippers who transport port through the rugged, […]

Visiting Manchester with the Family

Over in Northwest England, rich with industrial history and die-hard football (or soccer for us Americans) fans, Manchester is a city bursting with diverse attractions. The old-world architecture, Salford Quays dockyards and red-brick buildings may be leftover from a time gone-by, but are now alive with new appeal as shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. While […]

Deals on Foodie Tours

Tours through the vibrant cultures and cuisines of Europe are populated regularly by families and travelers, and for good reason — they’re a great way to experience world-famous sites, sounds and tastes without all the work of planning and organizing yourself. In an effort to make it even easier to experience, for a limited time, CIE […]

Southwark, London, for the Family

Staying in the Southwark neighborhood of London? While you’ll likely branch outside of this neighborhood to see some of the major London attractions, when you return to the area, here are the places to play and dine with families of all ages and sizes. See and Do You’ll notice straightaway London’s iconic Shard is located […]