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Top Picks Penang

Penang offers more than just the best street food in Asia: take your gang to experience dreamy jungle-fringed beaches, kaleidoscopic butterflies and the eclectic charms of heritage-listed Georgetown.
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Egypt Top 10

Desert winds, teeming cities, mummies, ruins and camel rides...we're in love with Egypt, that North African belle, an easy-peasy family destination with soft adventure thrown in.
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Jaipur Destination Guide

Ancient forts, luxury palace stays, elephants aplenty, and the world's largest sundial: explore the whirlwind of colour and chaos that is Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, India.
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Top 20 + 1: Mumbai, India

Chaotic, crumbling, charismatic and charming in equal measure, don't shy away from mammoth Mumbai, one of India's biggest cities. Our top picks of what to see, do, and - all importantly - eat, with your little ones in tow.
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Venice Top 5

It's not all Vivaldi and Valpolicella: there's lots to entertain diminutive visitors to glorious Venice, amongst the myriad gliding gondolas and picture-perfect piazzas.
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Seven Suitcases Asks: Oakland, CA

Suki Gear is a freelance editor and writer, formerly the commissioning editor for Lonely Planet’s western USA titles. She lives in Alameda, an under-the-radar kid paradise on the bay just southwest of Oakland. Until recently, she lived in the sunny port city of Oakland – a quick 12 mile (18km) drive from San Francisco – and sniffed out all the best spots with her eight-year-old son, Coleman, and four-year-old daughter, Tessa.

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What do you love most about Oakland as a place to spend time with your children?

People don’t generally associate Oakland with nature, but a large part of Oakland is in the hills and green. When I lived in San Francisco, I would come to the East Bay on weekends frequently to escape the fog and frenetic city life. Some neighborhoods like Rockridge and Montclair have walkable commercial strips with loads of eating options, shops, and playgrounds. Another thing I love about Oakland is its diversity. Like any city, it has its problems, but by and large the residents get along swimmingly and are exceptionally open-minded.

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