Eric Stoen | Family Travel
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Family travel writer World's #4 Travel Influencer - Forbes 2017 #takeyourkidseverywhere Ambassador for Travelocity & AFAR Next: Galapagos 🇪🇨

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A gorgeous morning at @soreie_az_agricola_bio in Val di Fassa! We met Stephanie and Sebastian at the farm at 6am, explored their fields around the valley, picked vegetables and flowers, met their dogs, sheep, goats and chickens, and had breakfast at the farm. Nice to slow down for a morning! And of course the valley at sunrise was gorgeous! #takeyourkidseverywhere #visittrentino #trentinowow #trentinolife #familytravel #travelwithkids #traveldeeper #travelunplugged #afarambassador #gnomads #valdifassa

The Dolomites are incredible! This is at the top of the tram in Vigo di Fassa. We had an amazing lunch at the top, then did the Fly Line - a twisting zip-line-like 6 minute ride to the bottom. So fun! Crazy that we haven’t visited before. It’s kind of perfect here... With @visittrentino #traveldeeper #familytravel #visittrentino #takeyourkidseverywhere #trentinowow #holidayswithkids #travelwithkids #dolomites #dolomiti #gnomads #afarambassador #mountaintop #italymagazine

Val di Fiemme, Italy from Miola Restaurant above Predazzo. We cycled 16km to get here and it was worth it - one of our top five lunches ever! From spätzle to tagliatelle with deer to polenta to farro/kamut pasta with stinging nettles and river shrimp, everything was excellent. And dessert was a semifreddo with pine sap. Definitely not something that can be found in California! The view was an added bonus. @visittrentino #trentinowow #trentinolife #visittrentino #takeyourkidseverywhere #miola #familytravel #predazzo

We’ve been in Trentino, Italy for the past few days! So gorgeous here! This is at the top of Alpe Cermis. We took a gondola up to the middle of the mountain, played at the adventure park there for an hour, and then rode another lift to the top of the mountain since I wanted to see the view of the Fiemme Valley (Val di Fiemme). When we got off the lift, though, there were cows. So many cows! Check out my current Instagram story for the audio - it was loud! 🐮 🐮 🐮 (where’s the cowbell emoji???) @visittrentino #takeyourkidseverywhere #visittrentino #trentinowow #familytravel #travelwithkids #valledifiemme #dolomites #cowsonskislopes #welovecows

Last month I posted about our road trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in support of @nature_valley’s Summer of a Million Miles Challenge, encouraging families across the nation to get outdoors and hike/walk a million miles. We’ve continued to hike over the past month, and hopefully you’ve gotten a chance do the same! And as a result of this summer’s active wildfire season, Nature Valley has made the decision to immediately commit the $250,000 donation to the National Park Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. This will allow the NPF to distribute funds as needed to parks affected by disasters like wildfires. The Summer of a Million Miles Challenge ends August 31* so I encourage everyone to continue logging your walks, runs, and hikes to see how many more miles we can log this summer. And don’t forget, you can unlock awesome prizes through logging your hikes! *No purchase necessary. Ends 8/31/18. Must be 18. Details at www.naturevalley.com/hikeamillion. #sponsored #naturevalleyhikeamillion #takeyourkidseverywhere

#capitalonepartner I partnered with @CapitalOne to write up everything that we’re willing to splurge on when we travel – things like having hotel transportation waiting for us (pictured, in Venice), kid-oriented walking tours, and Global Entry – and what we’re not willing to spend money on, like fancy restaurants and credit card fees. The post is at https://capital.one/2Je7kCM and is linked from my profile. I’d love your thoughts too. What is always worth paying extra for when you travel, and what do you skimp on? #smartmoney #takeyourkidseverywhere #familytravel

When we began our around-the-world #sliceofadventure project with @oroweatbread, I had no idea what kind of sandwiches we would make at our destinations – except for Singapore! Years ago I saw that Singapore’s ice cream sandwiches were made with a block of ice cream placed into a slice of bread. So I wanted to make it happen! I took a slice of Oroweat’s Organic Rustic White to an ice cream cart near the historic Cavenagh Bridge and asked the seller to use my bread for the ice cream sandwich. No problem! I chose red bean ice cream – one of my favorite flavors, and I rarely see it in the US. It was great! Seriously – if you have some Oroweat Organic and some ice cream at home, try combining them and let me know what you think! #sponsored #takeyourkidseverywhere #oroweatbread

My new favorite place to watch the sunset over Singapore - the jacuzzi at @fullertonbayhotel! #takeyourkidseverywhere #familytravel #singaporewithkids #fullertonbayhotel #rtw #gnomads #traveldeeper #afarambassador #travelwithkids

It seems like we always get into Singapore at night - which works out well since we love walking around the marina and Merlion at night! And getting street food of course. Last year we stayed at the iconic @fullertonhotel, right behind the Merlion, and loved the hotel and location. The Argentinian football team was even there when we were. This time we went for its sister hotel right on the water, the @fullertonbayhotel, and had an amazing view - but too wide to Instagram! Can’t wait to be back in December with the whole family. #takeyourkidseverywhere #gnomads #traveldeeper #afarambassador #familytravel #singapore #visitsingapore #fullertonbayhotel

I’ve successfully unplugged a couple of times this summer - for five days in Brazil and then again for five days in Greenland. But I’m still tied to my camera - documenting everything to record our travels, and because it’s my job. So the next step is going to be to travel without a camera - to simply be in the moment and not mentally framing everything for social media. In Mumbai I tried. India is my favorite place in the world to photograph. But we planned a tour of the Dharavi slums with @realityindia, where photos are discouraged, and I fought the temptation to take pictures elsewhere - other than a couple quick snaps to document my son’s first trip to India, and for my eventual blog post on this RTW adventure. I didn’t even photograph our #sliceofadventure snacks with our @oroweatbread. So this will be my one and only post from two days in Mumbai - swimming at the iconic @tajmahalmumbai. Always a pleasure to be back at one of my favorite hotels in the world! #traveldeeper #familytravel #takeyourkidseverywhere #gnomads #afarambassador #tajmahalmumbai #incredibleindia #rtw

A #sliceofadventure from Abu Dhabi! Hummus is everywhere in the Middle East, so our sandwich choice was obvious. We used our @oroweatbread Organic Rustic White bread, picked up hummus (with a few full chickpeas) from the grocery store, and had open-face snacks before we headed out for late-morning exploration. Perfect! #sponsored #takeyourkidseverywhere #oroweatbread

It’s impossible to capture the amazing exterior of the Louvre Abu Dhabi (@louvreabudhabi) in a single photo! The museum is worthwhile, but then you exit into this courtyard, with its web-like dome, polka dots of light shining through, and turquoise water just beyond, and it’s stunning. Highly recommended when you’re flying through Abu Dhabi - it only takes an hour to see the entire museum. #traveldeeper #louvreabudhabi #takeyourkidseverywhere #gnomads #sliceofadventure #afarambassador #familytravel #abudhabi #rtw