Bridges and Balloons - Family travel blog

I’M VICTORIA.

I HELP PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES TO MAKE EVERY TRIP COUNT – CREATING MEMORIES THAT LAST FOREVER.

I don’t believe you have to entirely sacrifice your own taste when travelling as a family. And I’m here to show you how.

Explore our handpicked itineraries and travel guides, filled with beautifully designed places to stay and ways to experience life like a (somewhat hipster) local.

I’ve travelled solo, as a couple or as a family to nearly 60 countries. And my guides suit everyone who appreciates character and creativity, whether or not you’re travelling with kids.

ITINERARIES

We create detailed travel itineraries of our trips, featuring all the info you need to copy our trip entirely or adapt it to suit your tastes. From Japan to California, we have itineraries from across the world, including lots of epic road trips. Our itineraries can be adapted for all ages. Find inspiration for your next trip now.

CITY GUIDES

Our handpicked city guides feature curated collections of the best things to do in the world’s most exciting destinations. We look for things beyond the “must-sees”, like street art, indy bookshops, farmers markets, hipster coffee shops and everything creative. We have family travel guides and others that suit everyone.

FAMILY TRAVEL

We don’t believe you have to sacrifice style when it comes to family travel, and still look for creativity, style and beauty wherever we go. Explore our family travel guides for gorgeous road trips, city breaks and surprisingly stylish family hotels. Plus we have plenty of family travel tips for making things run more smoothly.

Special places to stay

SPECIAL STAYS

For us, one of the joys of traveling is the places you get to stay. We love creative boutique hotels, perfectly styled Airbnb’s, magical treehouses, cosy guesthouses, cool family hotels and anything that can be described as special. Explore our guides for some of the most special places to stay around the globe.

USA TRAVEL

We’re huge fans of travelling in the USA and return every year for mega road trips around the States. We especially love California and the West Coast, which feel like a second home. And New England is our latest obsession. Copy our detailed USA road trip itineraries and follow our cool city guides.

BRISTOL

Bristol is the place we decided to make home after many years on the road. And we embody our traveller spirit here, always out exploring all the city’s hidden gems and latest openings. Follow our guides for all the top Bristol restaurants, cafes and things to do. And also see our UK section for city break inspiration.

PLANNING A TRIP?

I’ve made a mega list of everything that makes our life easier (and cheaper) when travelling.

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Complete guide to Universal Orlando with toddlers and little kids

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Trentino Dolomites itinerary: an off-the-beaten path adventure

When you picture the Dolomites, the first images that will likely come to mind are the three peaks of Lavaredo, Val di Funes and Lago de Braies. Problem is, these are also the most busy, and come peak season, you’ll be fighting the crowds for a glimpse of those epic views. Some even have limited…