Your family travel adventure awaits

Your family travel adventure awaits

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Inspiration
Follow along in our footsteps as we travel the world. Find out all there is to know about the family-friendly destinations we visit and get inspired to start your own family travel adventure!
Travel for less
We show you how to stretch your family travel budget when it comes to booking tickets and accommodation. Are you ready to add some glam to that well-earned family vacation?
Tips & tricks
Don't let the (un)practical side of traveling with kids scare you. We're here to offer you some priceless advice on minimizing the hassle so you can enjoy every moment of your family travel!
Family hotel picks
No idea where to start when it comes to selecting your family travel accommodation? Let us point you in the right direction by sharing some of the family hotels we love most!

Why you should travel with kids

Are you ready for a family travel adventure? Do you want to conquer new territories together? If your answer to both is ‘yes’, then you’ve come to the right place!

Hi, we’re the CosmopoliClan and traveling with kids is our passion. Scroll down or click here to find out more.

We have a track record in family travel and it’s great to see that the kids are enjoying our adventures just as much as we are. These shared experiences take our mutual bond to a whole new level. Our international adventures have taught our children to be curious and open towards new cultures and to deal with unforeseen circumstances. Traveling with kids facilitates contact with locals and as this world keeps getting smaller, boundaries are fading so they will definitely benefit from this intercultural mindset in the future.

Benefit from our family travel experience

Did things run smoothly from the beginning? Ha! We wish! It was a process of trial and error but along the way we’ve learned some valuable lessons… The hard way, at times. It’s exactly this experience that our Clan wants to share with you because it will help you to start off on the right foot, with realistic expectations and the best possible preparation.

Make friends around the world

Another thing we love about traveling, is that it allows both us and the kids to make friends everywhere we go. Insider-knowledge on a destination is priceless when you’re on the road. The best part is that our girls keep in touch with some of the children that we met along the way. These long-distance friendships enable them to revisit the memories of our travels.

Start your own family travel adventure

Are you feeling the wanderlust vibe yet? Then stop dreaming and start creating your own family travel memories! We’ve got you covered.

Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on social media!

Family travel - travel with kids for an added dimension - happy kids in Barcelona - hands up on Plaça Reial

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The Clan

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a travelholic. Travel has always been on my mind and I eagerly shared it with my husband Fatih. At the time I used to work as a front office manager for an international hotel chain allowing us to stay at employee rate in hotels around the world. We definitely wanted kids but would never compromise on  traveling. We just had to make it work and so we did. Our daughters Alegra & Jade, who are now 8 and 5, have been flying intercontinentally from as early as 6 months.

CosmopoliClan family picture in front of Faro's historic town

Traveling has become a true passion, also for the girls. But in our everyday life we keep both feet on the ground, just like you. On weekdays you’ll find me in the International Office of a university college – where else? Our girls attend school in our homebase Belgium. During extended weekends and vacations you will hardly ever find us there as we then crave a change of scenery.

Our travel adventures are often a source of inspiration to friends and family. Now this blog enables us to share these travel experiences with you.

The map shows our homebase (yellow flag) as well as the destinations we have explored so far without the kids (blue flags) and with the kids (pink flags)


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CosmopoliClan's family travel philosophy

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the World within
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the World within
Lillian Smith
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground
Judith Thurman
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places
Roald Dahl
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be
Danielle Laporte
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live
To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live
Hans Christian Andersen
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures
Lewis Carroll
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes
Marcel Proust
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag
Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things
One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things
Henry Miller
Travel is still the most intense mode of learning
Travel is still the most intense mode of learning
Kevin Kelly
I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere in the world. Then I ask myself the same question
I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere in the world. Then I ask myself the same question
Harun Yahya
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling
Shanti
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Ralph Waldo Emmerson
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal
Paul Coelho
Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they’ve been told to
Alan Kneightly