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F for Florida in the United States | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019

The Sunshine State of the United States, Florida has so many activities and places exclusively for kids. Those activities are related from educational to fun-filled activities, everything in between. The best thing about this place is that if you spend weeks here and still you will never run out to discover something totally new in Florida with kids.Explore Florida with Kids

Best Time to Visit Florida with Kids

Between the month of November and May is considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in Florida. Let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids during your visit to Florida.

Things to do in Florida with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Florida. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • If you are going to Florida, visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando is a mandatory place to go with your kids.
  • Watch your favorite stunt shows live on the silver screen of the Universal Studios in Orlando.
  • If your child is fascinated about the spaceship, rockets and NASA mission, then surely check out Kennedy Space Center in Orlando.
  • Get a personal close view on the alligators and tons of other wildlife creators at the Anhinga Trail at the Everglades National Park.
  • Do kayaking or watch the mermaid show and the other underwater performances only at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  • Say hello to the aquatic species by scuba diving into the first undersea park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo
  • Your kids can get a chance to hold a baby alligator and learn about crocodiles as well, at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in St. Augustine.
  • Get a chance to swim with the manatees in the warm Gulf water at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Go down for the tremendous water slides soaked with numerous experiences at the Adventure Island in Tampa.
  • Keep your eyes peeled at the rare and exquisite species only at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa.

Popular Places to Dine in Florida with Kids

Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Florida.

  •   Victoria & Albert’s in Orlando

Experience the Victorian styled luxurious dining experience topped with the tremendous services and apt for families as well.

  • Cheezious

Play the classic board games with your family in this restaurant while munching on the creative sandwiches of the town.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Florida

If you are planning to visit or currently in Florida, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort (4/5 ratings)
  • Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4/5 ratings)
  • Plaza Resort & Spa (4/5 ratings)
  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (4/5 ratings)
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (4/5 ratings)

It is near to impossible to visit everything and all at once in Florida with kids, but it’s a worth traveling to this place and meeting new species of manatees and dolphins. Lather up your sunscreen and dive into an array of oceanside activities.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Florida with your kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of  #BlogchatterA2Z  April Challenge 2019.

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E for Edinburgh in Scotland | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2019

 Entering a huge fairy tale lookalike castle or visiting a spooky dungeon, Edinburgh is sure to be on your travel bucket list. The city has a variety of tourist attraction for children all ages and for the parents as well. Due to the entertaining list of activities and places, your munchkins will definitely perceive this city from a different lens for sure. Let’s check what all activities you can do in Edinburgh with Kids.

Travel Edinburgh with KidsBest Time to Visit Edinburgh with Kids

Between the month of June and August is considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in Edinburgh.

Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Edinburgh. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Learn a bit more about Scottish history and the witness the glorious Crown Jewels by taking a tour to Edinburgh Castle.
  • Take 287 steps to the Scott Monument, if you want to witness the most enthralling view of the city.
  • Stroll around souvenir shops in Royal Mile and catch the sight of the talented street performers in the evening.
  • If you or your children are Potterheads, then you wouldn’t want to miss the inspiration behind the story and characters of Harry Potter at The Potter Trail.
  • Discover the first Apple computer or Robots exhibition, National Museum of Scotland has so much more.
  • Get to know the darkest history of the city and experiencing the spookiest story at the Edinburgh Dungeon.
  • Plan your visit to the mysterious room and lay your eyes on the moving images of the city at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

Edinburgh CastlePopular Places to Dine in Edinburgh with Kids

Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Edinburgh.

  • Café Hub

 Not just the delicious food they also bestow a kid’s toy which makes them even happier than before. Decorate your own cupcake is one of the activities held by the cafe for the kids.

  • La Favorita

No one can say no to pizza and they serve the best pizza as well as pasta in the town. Also, you get a lot of varieties to choose from.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh

If you are planning to visit or currently in Edinburgh, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Novotel Edinburgh Park (4/5 ratings)
  • Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street (4/5 ratings)
  • Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Murrayfield Hotel and House (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile (4.5/5 ratings)

If you want to make the most of your visit to one of the beautiful cities in Europe and the historic capital of Scotland, then surely tick off all the thing to do in Edinburgh with your kids.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Edinburgh with your kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

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D for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019

Rather just ultramodern and jaw-dropping architecture and luxury shopping, this city of gold in UAE have countless things to do with your family. Dubai is truly bursting with lights and lots of entertainment. The kid-friendly spots and shopping malls will never miss a chance to add joy to your vacation time in Dubai with kids.

Travel Dubai with kidsIn this chapter, I will tell you about all the famous things to do in Dubai with kids. So, be ready to experience plenty of new things in a whole new different city.

Best Time to Visit Dubai with Kids

Between the middle of the month of November till early of December or the middle of the month of March is considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in Dubai with kids.

Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Dubai. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Put on your comfortable shoes and get ready to take the thrilling rides at the world’s largest indoor amusement park in Dubai.
  • Either collect some unique shells or sit back and enjoy the enthralling view of Burj Al Arab, Kites Beach will never disappoint you.
  • Let your little munchkins expand the horizon of their imagination at the Kid’s interactive and play museum, OliOli.
  • Shop your heart you and let your kids perceive the virtual gaming experience at the most modern mall in Dubai, City Walk.
  • Now, your kids can swim with Dolphins and make them their best friend at Dolphin Bay.
  • Relish an unforgettable ice skating experience at the Olympic sized ice rink in Dubai Ice Rink.
  • Take a memorable ride to Desert Safari through the Arabian Desert and enjoy your dinner or a great show as well.
  • Time to glow in a park and trigger your happy hormones to next level at the Dubai Garden Glow.

DubaiPopular Places to Dine in Dubai with Kids

Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Dubai

  • Sumo Sushi & Bento

If you or your child is a fan of Japenese cuisine, then you should try Poke Bowls and Sumo Fried Rice.

  • Markette

From pasta to cheesy grilled sandwich that every kid will love to munch. Also, not to forget the amazing view from the window, well what else you can demand.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Dubai

If you are planning to visit or currently in Dubai, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Le Meridien Dubai Hotel (4.5/5 ratings)
  • FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Roda Amwaj Suites (4/5 ratings)
  • Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai (4/5 ratings)

Dubai will never to surprise you and it will surely spellbind you with its majestic beauty. Just enjoy the stay up late culture in Dubai and discover new things in the city.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Dubai with your kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

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C for California in the United States | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019

California is known as the Golden State in the United States. Visiting California with kids is considered as a life-changing experience. Going to San Diego or Los Angeles, this place has so many adventures and places that is no less than a roller coaster ride. To be honest, it is almost impossible, to sum up, each and every place but, I will be surely mentioning the place that won’t afford to miss it.California with kids

Best Time to Visit California with Kids

Between the month of May and October or August and October is considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in California.

Things to do in California with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in California. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • If your kids love animals, then take a tour with your kids in the open air bus all around the Zoo in San Deigo Zoo.
  • Don’t miss to click photos with Dinny as well as Mr. Rex at the Cabazon Dinosaurs.
  • You cannot afford to witness the Hollywood studded sign on the Mount Lee in Los Angeles
  • Let your kids shake hands with their favorite Disney characters in the Disneyland theme park at Anaheim
  • Build sandcastles with your kids or just enjoy the family time at the Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach
  • Explore the wild side of the earth and get to know about the volcano power only at the Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Go on waterpark rides with your little ones and enjoy your vacay period at Legoland California
  • Catch the glimpse of Wizarding World of Harry Potter or explore more about behind the scenes of your favorite movies at Universal Studios.
  • Your trip is totally incomplete if you don’t walk across to the bridge with your family at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate BridgePopular Places to Dine in California with Kids

 Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to California.

  • Julian Pie Company 

Don’t forget to try out Pecan Pie and Apple Pie, you and your kids would surely be oomph about it.

  • California Donuts

Your kids will be loving the original glazed, colorful, fluffy donuts for sure at the famous one shop stop in Los Angeles.

  • Hodad’s

Your kids will surely be licking the dripping cheese from their cheeseburger at this famous food chain in San Deigo.

Kids Friendly Hotels in California

 If you are planning to visit or currently in California, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • SeaVenture Beach Hotel at Pismo Beach (4.5/5 ratings)
  • The Waterfront Beach Resort (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Surf & Sand Resort (4.5/5 ratings)
  • The Cliffs Hotel and Spa (4/5 ratings)
  • Paradise Point Resort & Spa (4/5 ratings)

Immerse yourself in the gorgeous sights of the third largest state of the US. Grab your family and kids (and your passport of course!) and show them this list of things you must do on your trip to California.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling California with your kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2019.

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Here’s why growing up with siblings is a great experience!

#SiblingStories is a blogging train hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with the Brand Ang Tatva. In this blog train, thirty esteemed bloggers from the logging fraternity have joined hands to participate in the Blog train for #SiblingTalk reviving the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings. It is best to revive the golden memories of the past with our siblings. Dive in to read the blog!

The best relation in the world, we can say is that of Siblings. Siblings relationships are said to be one of the long lasting relations right from birth to death. Other than Parents, Siblings are the one who understands each other in the best possible way. The relationship of Siblings outlast marriages, survive under all the circumstances of life, have lots of love, quarrels but still at the end they are always together. This relationship whether it is between two sisters, two brothers or between a Sister and a brother, it flourishes with time and distance.

Growing up with siblingsIt is saying, “No matter how old you become but when you are with your siblings, you will definitely revert back to your childhood”. The best memories majority of us cherish lifetime are that of Siblings stories, Siblings talk. Some silly talks, stupid ideas executed by either of our brother or sister, studying during exams, playing together, enacting like others, etc are some of the common Siblings stories which every adult wishes to live again and again in their life.

I have a younger brother and I am the elder one. Today after getting marrying, there is not a single day, when I didn’t miss him and his mischievous talks. The way he loves me, the way he fights with me and the way he used to run far away after teasing me on silly things, etc. I just pray God and thank him for giving me such a helping loving and caring brother. Now talking about Siblings talk, Brothers and Sisters can say and share anything and everything to one another that no one else can do.  There is also a saying” Brother and Sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends.” There can be no best friend for a person other than their Siblings. So, it is also always recommended by our elders that one should always be nice to your Siblings because they are the best link of your past and most likely to stay with you in the future. Growing up with siblings is the best gift.

Growing up with your Siblings is a great experience. What kind of person you are…? or How is your nature..? but one thing is true, you learn a lot from your Siblings, they literally shape your life. It is also heard, if you have a Sibling younger than you, he or she protects you from several feelings like loneliness, guilt, fear, self-consciousness etc. Growing up with siblings can be a healing experience in this regard.

Some special moments spend with your loved ones are cherished forever. My personal experience of my journey right from childhood until today with my younger brother is memorable. The time spent with him being his elder sister was more like being a mother to him. He always supported me in my decisions and always stood as a pillar to fight with the problems coming in my way. I still remember the mischiefs done by us during our childhood days when we used to boss around and make our parents listen to our silly complaints. We used to fight over silly and stupid things but couldn’t stay talking to each other for a long time. Our prime time used to be playing with toys and going for cycling and also playing badminton after our school hours. Many times he used to give me the bribe of chocolates for completing his school work. Really, when I think of my Siblings talk, I feel words will not be enough to express my feelings. This is why growing up with siblings is a blessing.

At last, I would like to say “Siblings will take different paths and life may separate them, but the love and bond which they share always remain still and flourishes with time.”

growing up with siblingsDo read the next blog in the #SiblingStories series blog train by Arvind Passey who blogs at Passey.info

#SiblingStories Blog Train is hosted by varmaila in association with #angtatva.

Kids in the Kitchen – Cooking Together and Bonding Together

Children are looking up to their parents since they represent great role models for them. Therefore it’s extremely important to let your child get to know you better and learn from you. After all, a childhood filled with parental love and support is a prerequisite for future healthy relationships and a successful life in general. However, a working parent can’t spend the whole day playing with their children and they must find alternative solutions. Luckily, we have a great suggestion – cooking together.  Kids in the kitchen is a unique concept that increases family bonding. Let the fun bonding time begin!

Benefits of family cooking

Cooking with your children is an amazing way to spend some quality time with them. On top of that, it has been shown to have a lot of benefits for their emotional and cognitive development as well. For instance, you can teach them new vocabulary and show them many exotic ingredients and different kitchenware that they have never heard of before. Furthermore, the kitchen is the perfect place to foster teamwork and show your child how every member of your team is equally valuable and that they need to do their part of the job in order for the meal to be a real success. We guarantee you that your children will feel super proud of themselves because they are trusted with an important task such as selecting groceries, measuring ingredients, peeling the veggies or setting the table. Finally, cooking together with your children will give you an opportunity to teach them about cleanliness. They will become aware of how important it is to keep the kitchen clean and the groceries well-organized in order to prevent potential food spoilage or poisoning. So, exercise the concept of kids in the kitchen more often at your homes.

Set some ground rules – safety comes first

Cooking in the kitchen with your children can be extremely fun and educational, but there are some safety guidelines they must follow in order not to harm themselves. For instance, set the ground rules that they can’t play with electrical appliances like beaters, dicers, hot pans and stovetops. Additionally, keep reminding them that washing their hands is paramount before entering the cooking area in order not to get sick afterward. On the other hand, you can allow them to mix and whisk the ingredients in a bowl or use plastic cookie cutters so that they can shape the dough in any way they want to. Lastly, make sure to invest in high-quality cookware like that made by the amazing Anolon which your children will absolutely love to practice cooking with.

Cooking – fun and educational

Who said that you can’t dress up as pirates with your children and prepare a delicious Caribbean-inspired dish? Sounds fun, doesn’t it? If you truly want to turn your kitchen into a kid’s fun room, you can organize themed cooking evenings for your children’s birthdays or an entertaining night at home. For example, you can even create an international cuisine calendar where a certain week or day of the month will be dedicated to various cultures and their food, so your children can learn about them and have a delicious meal as well. Lastly, the more variety you introduce into the kitchen with different spices, recipes and preparation ideas, the more you’ll promote their creativity and development. So, the concept of kids in the kitchen will bring about overall development.

Invite their friends

Once your children are familiar with the kitchen and all the appliances, accessories and utensils, you can let them invite their friends over for a cooking night. By doing so, your children will create fond memories and develop their social skills. However, don’t expect them to start preparing soufflés and crème brûlées just yet. Instead, stick to something simpler like their favorite cookie, pancake or other easy sweets recipes, but let them decorate and even add their own unique ingredients to the mixture. Keep in mind that kids love to show off in front of their friends so it’s important to supervise them during their little cooking project so they can have fun and be creative. This way, you’ll have a chance to get to know their friends better which will help you create a deeper bond with your children as well.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to turn cooking into a wonderful bonding experience between you and your children. All it takes is ensuring that they are using the items in the kitchen safely and that they have enough different cooking activities that will help them be creative. Bon Appétit.

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