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Always wanted to take the kids to Europe but don’t know how they’ll cope – or if a trip like that meets your budget?

In “Europe with Kids – How to travel Europe the easy way”, Carolyn Schonafinger brings you tips, recommendations and first-hand knowledge on experiencing a European family holiday that the whole family will enjoy – AND will suit your budget.

The book covers everything from planning and budgeting, to booking and undertaking a family holiday in Europe, surviving the flight, child-friendly sightseeing and more. PLUS, there’s tips and suggestions from other Aussie families who have holidayed in Europe.

If you’ve ever considered taking your family on a European holiday, “Europe with Kids – How to travel Europe the easy way” is a must read.

"Europe with Kids - How to travel Europe the easy way" is written by Carolyn Schonafinger, owner and founder of www.holidaystoeurope.com.au, an online European travel agency specialising in holidays to Europe.

Having enjoyed numerous holidays in Europe with her kids, Carolyn is passionate about sharing her tips and knowledge with other families and helping them to experience the delights of a European holiday.

The 80 page book is jam-packed full of useful tips and information to help you get the most out of your European family holiday including:

Why take your kids to Europe?
Planning your trip
Surviving the flight
Where to stay in Europe
Getting around
The food factor
Sightseeing
The language barrier – is there one?
Essential travel tips
Highlights and memorable experiences
Packing guide
Budget calculator
Useful resources

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ISBN: 9780987279514
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Once you have made the decision to travel to Europe, the planning and saving has to start or your dream to visit Europe will remain just that – a dream. By deciding well in advance when you are going to travel, not only can you allow plenty of time for saving, you will also be able to give your employer or work colleagues, or others who will be affected by your absence, plenty of notice.

It is a good idea to pre-pay as many of your holiday expenses as possible before you go. This includes accommodation, car rental or rail passes, and even entry fees to major tourist attractions that you know you will definitely visit, such as Disneyland Paris or Rome’s Coliseum. By pre-­paying, not only will you eliminate possible currency fluctuations whilst in Europe, but you will also have more money to spend once you’re in Europe as your entry fees will already be paid for. Pre-purchasing your entry tickets can also save time – it’s not unusual for many major tourist attractions in the UK and Europe to have queues of two hours or more in peak season – just to buy the ticket. Then you have to line up to actually enter the attraction!

The biggest up-­front cost of your holiday will no doubt be your airfares and there are a number of things to consider in order to save yourself money and stress, particularly when travelling with children. The date of your departure from your home country determines the fare you pay, so check the fares for the month prior to and the month after your intended date of departure to see if there are any savings to be made. It may pay to delay your trip by a couple of weeks if it means saving a few hundred dollars per