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The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids; it's just the beginning. Brought to you by Family Traveller magazine, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away. Let us help you go further. Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place. Hosted by Katie Bowman, mum and editor of Family Traveller magazine, and Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.

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The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids; it's just the beginning. Brought to you by Family Traveller magazine, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away. Let us help you go further. Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place. Hosted by Katie Bowman, mum and editor of Family Traveller magazine, and Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.

    Austria: the Home of Family Skiing

    Austria: the Home of Family Skiing

    We are going skiing! The Austrian Alps are arguably the best place in Europe for family skiing. It’s less expensive than many other countries, the ski schools are excellent and many resorts have been built specifically with families in mind. If you’re thinking about booking a ski trip this year, or maybe just dreaming of some winter fun, this episode is for you.

    Behind The Page
    Award-winning ski writer Mike MacEacheran takes his family skiing to Austria just about every year. He fills us in on what makes it so special from Kinder Hotels and kid spas to his favorite resorts and more. @MikeMacEacheran

    Meet the Expert
    Austrian ski instructor Alice Reeves gives us the lowdown on ski school and shares her top tips for teaching your little ones. Book Alice for your next trip at Ski School Alpendorf – just request her by name!

    20 Questions
    We play a version of the infamous family car game with James Cove, the founder of Planet Ski. He tells us his favorite Austrian resorts for little kids, big kids, the best views, the best après ski, and more. 
    Don’t Take Our Word For it
    Cute alarm! 11-year-old Elise tells us what she loves about ski holidays, from candy bribes and hot chocolates to nailing her first expert runs.

    Bedtime Story
    Host Aaron Millar reads you a bedtime story from one of our favorite Family Traveller articles. Written by Nicola Venning, it describes a recent trip to Sankt Lambrecht with her family … guaranteed to send you off to a blissful winter dream!
    The Lowdown
    Find out everything you need to know about skiing in Austria at www.austria.info

    The resorts featured in this episode are:

    Tyrolean resorts:
    KitzbühelPaznaun-IschglArlberg region with St. Anton am Arlberg and LechSölden in ÖtztalSt. Johann in TirolPitztal GlacierSkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – BrixentalMayrhofen in ZillertalPatscherkofel in Innsbruck Resorts in SalzburgerLand
    Saalfelden-LeogangZell am See-KaprunSt. Johann in Salzburg
    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids; it's just the beginning.

    Brought to you by Family Traveller magazine, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away.

    Find out more: www.familytraveller.com @familytraveller

    Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry. Written and hosted by Aaron Millar. Produced by Brian Thacker. Audio editing and sound design by Charles Tyrie. www.armchair-productions.com

    • 53 min
    Dream Sleeps: Bucket List Hotels 2023

    Dream Sleeps: Bucket List Hotels 2023

    Want to know what it’s like to stay in an overwater bungalow with a slide into the ocean?

    Like watching outdoor movies? How about watching one from a heated pool, under the stars, with a cocktail in hand?

    What’s the scariest ride you’ve ever been on? How about a waterslide through an underwater tunnel with sharks on the other side of the glass?

    This episode is all about dream sleeps. We’ll be highlighting four of our favourite bucket list hotels, in amazing family travel destinations, that won’t necessarily break the bank but will blow your mind.

    Brought to you by our friends at Kenwood Travel, we’ll be travelling from the sparkling turquoise sea of the Maldives to Mayan magic in Mexico, and a hotel that has the world’s biggest waterpark – inside it! That’s right, the largest waterpark on the planet is located inside a resort, and you can stay there.

    Even better, our two guests – Reshmee Rehal and Pam Piera – are not only a lot of fun, they’re also family travel experts, and have stayed in all four hotels so they know the insider tips that will make sure your next family holiday is a dream sleep to remember.

    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids. It's just the beginning.

    Hosted by Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two, the Family Traveller podcast is designed to help you get the most out of your time together. Whether you’re planning your next trip, or just dreaming of what might be round the corner, join us for good conversation, expert insight and a lot of fun along the way.
    Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place.

    This episode is brought to you by Kenwood Travel. They are masters of the art of escape – and they should be! Kenwood have been crafting great value luxury holidays to the world’s most desirable locations for over 45 years. Find out more and speak with one of their travel experts about booking your next dream sleep at www.kenwoodtravel.co.uk.
    Let us help you go further.
    Brought to you by www.familytraveller.com, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away. 
    Find out more:
    www.familytraveller.com
    @familytraveller

    Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry:
    www.armchair-productions.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 40 min
    Snow Much Fun: Planning the Perfect Family Ski Vacation

    Snow Much Fun: Planning the Perfect Family Ski Vacation

    Pile on the mittens, snow-pants, and boots, because this episode we're hitting the slopes! Whether you're an avid skier or you've never set foot on a mountain, this episode will help you to dream up and plan the ideal family ski vacation. You'll hear from everyone from parents to Olympic skiers about the value and joy of skiing with your children. By the end of the episode, you'll be ready to strap in and start carving up the snow!
    This episode is brought to you by Esprit, the UK's Number One family ski holiday company! They're celebrating 40 years of helping families make unforgettable memories together on the slopes. Learn more at www.espritski.com.
    Here are the highlights you can expect this episode:
    Mama Knows Best
    The first segment is chock full of wisdom from an experienced ski mom - Sarah Barrell, a Senior Editor at National Geographic Traveller. Sarah shares advice from her personal experience on when and how to start teaching your kids to ski, pro tips on how to book the best ski vacation - whether you've been on one before or not - and even how to add a little 'beach' time to your ski vacation to get the best of both worlds!
    Find Sarah at www.sarahbarrell.com or on Twitter @TravelBarrell! 
    Pro Talk: Interview with Ollie Davies
    In this segment, you'll hear an exclusive interview with Olympic ski crosser Ollie Davies - recorded live from the chairlift! Ollie shares the journey of how he went from a young skier on Esprit family trips to the Olympics, as well as advice on how, why, and when to take your kids skiing.
    Find Ollie on Instagram @olliedavies_skicross!
    Bedtime Story
    In this mesmerizing and sentimental final segment, hear Aaron narrate a soothing bedtime story about his family's own journey and his daughter's growth from a tumbling toddler to a whip-fast, black-diamond skier - with plenty of board games, hot chocolate, and family memories in between.
    Let us help you go further.
    Brought to you by www.familytraveller.com, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away.

    Find out more about Esprit and start planning your next - or first! - family ski vacation at www.espritski.com.

    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids. It's just the beginning.

    Hosted by Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.
    Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place.

    Find out more:
    www.familytraveller.com
    @familytraveller

    Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry:
    www.armchair-productions.com

    • 35 min
    Exploring Canada's Capital: Sleeping with Wolves, Zip Lining to Quebec and the Ultimate Ottawa Weekend for Families

    Exploring Canada's Capital: Sleeping with Wolves, Zip Lining to Quebec and the Ultimate Ottawa Weekend for Families

    This episode we are exploring a fun and unique family travel destination: the capital of Canada – Ottawa. We sleep with wolves, go on a hunt for the best ice-cream (and an escaped skunk), zip-line between two provinces and skate on the longest skating rink in the world.

    Mama Knows Best
    We join Julie Findlay, writer of award-winning blog ‘Momma in the Know’, the ideal person to take us on a perfect family weekend in Ottawa, filling us in on the best museums, hotels, neighborhoods, restaurants, ice cream and more.

    Don’t Take Our Word For It
    We’re throwing the kids in with the wolves. Well, kind of … We’re joined by Keira, 11, and Cailin, 14, as they tell us about a truly unique experience sleeping with the wolves at Ottawa’s best wildlife experience Parc Omega.

    Families Asking Questions
    Who’s the best person to ask questions for a family podcast? Kids, of course! Two kids show up our presenters in an interview with a wildlife expert from Parc Omega. Want to know what to do with a runaway skunk and how a bison beats a snowstorm? You’re in the right place.

    Bedtime Story
    Brace yourself. Local writer Laura Paquet, author of the Ottawa Road Trips blog, takes us step-by-step on zip-line ride across the Ottawa River. It’s the only zip line in the world that crosses two provinces from Ottawa to Quebec and is the best way to see both cities in a single spectacular trip. We also hear about the best day trips and weekends away from Ottawa’s capital.
    Let us help you go further.
    Brought to you by www.familytraveller.com, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away.

    Find out more about our new favourite Canadian city by visiting our friends at Ottawa Tourism

    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids. It's just the beginning.

    Hosted by Katie Bowman, mum and editor of Family Traveller magazine, and Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.
    Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place.

    Find out more:
    www.familytraveller.com
    @familytraveller

    Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry
    www.armchair-productions.com
     
     
     

    • 46 min
    Florida Special: Secret Beaches, Jurassic Rides and Fish Rodeos

    Florida Special: Secret Beaches, Jurassic Rides and Fish Rodeos

    This episode we are exploring one of our favourite family travel destinations: the Sunshine State of Florida, USA. 

    Five local experts give us the lowdown on five Florida destinations, from  exposes on lesser-known gems like Destin Fort Walton Beach (home to some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the state) to in-depth guides to popular places like Kissimmee (balloon rides over Disney and airboats in the Everglades).  

    Plus, all the usual banter, fun and games ... here's what's coming up
    Behind The Page
    We head to Pensacola for perfect sunsets, glow kayaking (!) and the historic culture of America's oldest settlement.

    Holiday Top Trumps
    We battle it out in an epic game of Universal Studios Orlando Top Trumps ... which ride will come out on top? Spoiler alert: it's brand new and it packs one hell of a roar!

    20 Questions
    In this quick fire game, we hear about all the family fun in Destin Fort Walton Beach, one of our favourite new destinations, and find out what on Earth a fishing rodeo is

    Mama Knows Best
    Who knows the best family travel tips? Mum, of course. We head to St Pete and Clearwater to spend a day with local mum and get all the insider tips

    Bedtime Story
    Cuddle up for a bedtime story about a perfect day in Kissimmee, starting with a sunrise balloon ride over Disney and ending with an airboat adventure in the Everglades

    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids; it's just the beginning.

    Brought to you by Family Traveller magazine, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away.

    Let us help you go further.

    Hosted by Katie Bowman, mum and editor of Family Traveller magazine, and Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.
    Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place.

    Find out more:
    www.familytraveller.com
    @familytraveller

    • 46 min
    City Breaks, Summer Trips and Jeep Camping for Adventurous Kids

    City Breaks, Summer Trips and Jeep Camping for Adventurous Kids

    This episode we discover the best city breaks for families, summer getaways for all budgets and why jeep camping may just be the ultimate outdoor break for adventurous kids.
    Behind The Page
    Family Traveller magazine’s city break expert, Ellen Himelfarb, gives us all her recommendations for the best urban destinations for families and how to get the most out of your next trip (tip: buy them ice cream, lots of ice cream). @ellenhimelfarb

    Don’t Take Our Word For it
    13-year-old Cameron tells us all about his favourite family trip of all time - jeep camping in British Columbia, Canada. Picture a 4x4 with a pop-up tent on top and wild campsites beside hot springs, waterfalls and alpine lakes.

    Are We There Yet?!
    Summer holidays (vacations, US friends!) are one of the most precious time of year for families. But they’re also the hardest to get right because everyone is forced to travel at the same time when the kids are off school. Katie and Aaron have the solution. Get all their expert tips as they battle it out in an epic game of Holiday Top Trumps to see who comes up with the best summer trips for all budgets.

    Bedtime Story
    Award-winning travel writer Kate Leahy tells us a tale of surviving (just!) a camping trip with two baby twins in tow. Spoiler alert: don’t take baby twins camping. @jumbojetsetter, @kateleahy78

    The adventure doesn't stop when you have kids; it's just the beginning.

    Brought to you by Family Traveller magazine, the global voice of authority on family travel, each episode offers in-depth expert advice and all the know-how family travellers like you need to make the most of your time away.

    Let us help you go further.

    Hosted by Katie Bowman, mum and editor of Family Traveller magazine, and Aaron Millar, award-winning travel writer and dad of two.
    Like travel? Have kids? You’re in the right place.

    Find out more:
    www.familytraveller.com
    @familytraveller

    Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry
    www.armchair-productions.com
     

    • 47 min

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