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From participating on this forum I am seeing that the crowd is primarily single (mostly backpackers) or a family with no kids travelers. I think that adding more family related travel material would probably add to the sites popularity.

I mean travelling with kids doesn't have to start and end with Orlando and it's theme parks or other amusement parks. Granted that kids are not much for the museums but there are other destinations people with kids can visit.

So how can we attract more of a family crowd here?

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    Good idea for a thematic week -- "Travelling with Kids" – mindcorrosive Jan 28 '12 at 6:59
  • have added as a chat room event day for the 29th of Jan. Users will be notified on the front page, or can register for the event (and others) at chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/591/you-are-here?tab=schedule – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Jan 28 '12 at 7:23
  • I believe there are some travel questions on the Parenting.SE site, as well. And also, I loved planetariums and museums as a kid, but I also just love(d) to learn. :D – Aarthi Jan 30 '12 at 18:32
  • Looks like parenting is down. :( – Karlson Jan 30 '12 at 18:59
  • Traveling with kids is just not "sexy" ;) There are more books on traveling with your dog, then about books about traveling with kids. – user141 Jan 30 '12 at 23:17
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To be fair, it is a site for "road warriors and seasoned travelers". However, seasoned travellers can certainly have families! Also traditionally it's 'easier' for families to book holidays through agents, leaving out the hard work of research online.

However, we have the occasional question about families, and I suspect we will get more as it becomes more mainstream:

so they do get asked, and as far as I can see, every single question tagged as has been answered at least once, which is positive.

One has to recognise that seasoned travellers and road warriors often are single - one doesn't tend to take kids to places like Congo, North Korea, or Bolivia. Not that it can't be done, it's just rarer.

But as long as we continue to answer these questions promptly, helpfully and accurately, we may well find we start to get more traffic of this sort. But it is important to realise that primarily, this site was not targeted at family travel when it started.

  • Speaking of North Korea. Wish someone had translated it into english. :) – Karlson Jan 28 '12 at 21:42
  • As a father of twin toddlers, I kept on researching online and disliking the travel agencies. Researching gives some sense of independence and it is also part of the fun of traveling, but I am afraid that I agree with you on that having children drastically change your travel patterns – user141 Feb 1 '12 at 8:48
  • Yeah, that's what I'd hope to do in the future. I keep telling friends with kids that they can still travel, so I'll have to prove it one day ;) – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Feb 1 '12 at 9:18
  • Certainly I am already in the proving phase. Actually the only disadvantage is that you need to plan your accommodations more and traveling light is no longer an option. For the rest you can keep the travel virus alive. Falling in love with a "house-sparrow" is a better travel killer then kids! So be aware ;) – user141 Feb 1 '12 at 15:41
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I see this as a chicken-and-egg question. This isn't a Lonely Planet guide or Wikitravel that we can 'add' more questions for a certain demographic. Travel.SE will have more questions about family travel when we have more questions about family travel.

  • I am doing my best :) Will do a question later today, where I guess you will be one of the answer givers. – user141 Feb 1 '12 at 15:43

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