European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, TravelTuesday Q&A

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Terrific Tips for a Teen Trip to Paris

trip to Paris with teens

Q: Hi Playground — If you were taking a 14 year old girl to Paris in April, where would you stay that isn’t too expensive but has charm and is close to chocolate soufflés and other amusements? Any other advice is welcome, too. Thanks! ~ Suzanne

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Believe Your Eyes! $99 Flights to Europe with the Norwegian Airlines Super New Year Sale

Norwegian Airlines New Year Sale

Who wants to take their family to Europe? Us, too!

Norwegian Airlines, Norway’s budget carrier (and the world’s top, low-cost, long-haul carrier according to Skytrax), has dropped airfare prices to Europe from New York-area airports — including JFK, Newark, and Westchester’s Newburgh/Stewart. they are offering some of their lowest prices we’ve seen this year, starting from $99 one way!

The catch? You have to book by midnight January 4, 2018 and travel between January and May 2018. That  includes Easter and spring breaks!

Here’s how to get the great deals:

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

$50 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now, WOW!

WOW 50 percent off Airfare to Europe

You may remember we tipped you off to an amazing airline sale on WOW airlines recently, when the low-priced carrier based in Iceland offered $99 sale to Europe from select US cities as part of their “Purple Friday” sale.

WOW is now putting on their Santa hat and offering 50% off ALL fares December 22 and 23. That means their $99 tickets to Rejkavik are now less than $50, and there’s more amazing deals to be had, too!

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

The WOW $99 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now

WOW $99 Airfare to Europe

You may remember we tipped you off to an amazing airline sale on WOW airlines last month, the low-priced carrier based in Iceland (congrats to our lucky readers who snagged the awesome deal). If you missed out the first time, you’re in luck: WOW just announced another $99 sale to Europe from select US cities as part of their “Purple Friday” sale. Travel dates go through May, so you might be able to snag Spring Break!

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, TBT: Travel Scrapbook

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

leaning of tower of pisa Italy family travel

#TBT: Playground reader Julie Earl shares this photo of her daughters at the Leaning Tower of Pisa from their Italian family vacation last summer.

Want to see your family on Playground? Send your travel photos here.

Happy travels!

 

Baby, Let Us Take You on a Sea Cruise, European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures

The Ultimate Guide to a Rhine River Cruise

Rhine River Cruise AmaWaterways

A cruise down the Rhine River shines a spotlight on everything that’s great about river cruises in Western Europe. While you float along one of the most important waterways in the world, you’ll touch land in four different countries—the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland—visiting big cities such as Amsterdam and Zurich, smaller centers like Cologne and Strasbourg, and the tiny towns that give the river its heart and soul (but that big cruise ships could never get near), such as darling Riquewihr in France’s unique Alsace region.

I rolled down the river on AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine” itinerary, and got the inside scoop on the myriad charms of the Rhine River’s ports of call and castle-laden scenery. (Note: Adventures by Disney uses AmaWaterways for its family-friendly European cruise itineraries, but Ama is comfortable for families who like to travel on their own as well.)

Read on for the A to Z highlights as you sail from Amsterdam to Zurich (note that river cruises also do the reverse Switzerland to Netherlands trip).
Ready to set sail? Let’s roll!

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

WOW, $99 Airfare to Europe! (Yes, You Read That Right)

WOW $99 Airfare to Europe

WOW airlines just announced $99 one-way fares to Europe, in November and December no less! If you’re thinking of taking the family to Europe for the holidays, you want to book RIGHT NOW.

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