This Halloween season, skip the commercial haunted houses populated by zombies, werewolves and chainsaw-wielding actors, and go in search of actual ghosts instead. Most haunted places — from buildings to battlefields — conduct family-friendly ghost tours. Some even equip you with paranormal equipment so can search for ghostly evidence of your own.
There’s no better way to enjoy the complicated and rich history of Russia than through a good tour. But dragging small kids from one ancient ruin to another restored church can become tedious, and children feel tortured instead of enlightened. Keeping that in mind, when we visited St. Petersburg and Moscow with our two boys, 9 and 11, we looked for companies that presented their cities in ways every member of a family could appreciate. Here are the ones that did it best.
You want to learn about the land you’re visiting but your kids couldn’t care less about the history of the Moroccan marketplace or the crusade in the Scottish castle. Add another museum to your day and you’ll definitely start a mutiny. There are tour companies that know this about your kids and have created programs to engage them where they are and even teach them something while they’re at it.
By Hainan Airlines