Valencia Torres Serranos Fallas

Top 23 Things to do in Valencia, Spain with Kids

“Below is our favorite 23 things to do in Valencia with kids, but this is only part of a growing list of fun family experiences in Valencia we’re compiling. I am sure to return to this post and update it as we get to know the city better.”

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Valencia Torres Serranos Fallas

Top 23 Things to do in Valencia, Spain with Kids

“Below is our favorite 23 things to do in Valencia with kids, but this is only part of a growing list of fun family experiences in Valencia we’re compiling. I am sure to return to this post and update it as we get to know the city better.”

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Don’t fear the creeper: A lesson in overcoming fear

“Once back on the scooters and heading back to town, both kids seemed like different people. Felicia’s only concern seemed to be leaving the snakes behind. All worries about the dark or about getting lost were gone. In fact, Jamie became an active participant in navigating our way back.”

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Don’t fear the creeper: A lesson in overcoming fear

“Once back on the scooters and heading back to town, both kids seemed like different people. Felicia’s only concern seemed to be leaving the snakes behind. All worries about the dark or about getting lost were gone. In fact, Jamie became an active participant in navigating our way back.”

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Cheong Fat Tze Mansion

Penang with Kids: Family Travel Guide

“We’ve in and out of Penang multiple times, and I can say that it is one of our children’s favorite places in Southeast Asia. Below I’ve listed up a few of our favorite things to do on the island, as well as a few favorites of fellow family travelers.”

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Cheong Fat Tze Mansion

Penang with Kids: Family Travel Guide

“We’ve in and out of Penang multiple times, and I can say that it is one of our children’s favorite places in Southeast Asia. Below I’ve listed up a few of our favorite things to do on the island, as well as a few favorites of fellow family travelers.”

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Sanrio Puroland: Japan Times Child's Play

Family flashbacks to a psychedelic day with Kitty

“What comes across as tacky, soulless commercialism in small amounts transmogrifies here into an ornate, sugar-fueled spectacle of near-baroque proportions.”

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Sanrio Puroland: Japan Times Child's Play

Family flashbacks to a psychedelic day with Kitty

“What comes across as tacky, soulless commercialism in small amounts transmogrifies here into an ornate, sugar-fueled spectacle of near-baroque proportions.”

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Exploring Omotesando’s cool cultural playground

“Large 8.5-meter-high windows offer a great view of the area, and the curator makes use of the ample daylight, frequently choosing art that emphasizes the bright and shiny.”

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Exploring Omotesando’s cool cultural playground

“Large 8.5-meter-high windows offer a great view of the area, and the curator makes use of the ample daylight, frequently choosing art that emphasizes the bright and shiny.”

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Sumo with kids in Tokyo

A big day out at the sumo

“The short, strenuous fights were a natural fit for short attention spans…”

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Sumo with kids in Tokyo

A big day out at the sumo

“The short, strenuous fights were a natural fit for short attention spans…”

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Fort Greene Makiko

In Tokyo, a Taste of Brooklyn

“The Skatalites are on the record player. The smell of fresh-baked bread wafts past overstuffed bookshelves and crates of vinyl. It’s like visiting the loft of your most eccentric aunt.”

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Fort Greene Makiko

In Tokyo, a Taste of Brooklyn

“The Skatalites are on the record player. The smell of fresh-baked bread wafts past overstuffed bookshelves and crates of vinyl. It’s like visiting the loft of your most eccentric aunt.”

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Flipping Japanese

“…these burgers are the antithesis of traditional Japanese cuisine: big, greasy, and impossible to eat without making a mess.”

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E.A.T. sauce burgers

Flipping Japanese

“…these burgers are the antithesis of traditional Japanese cuisine: big, greasy, and impossible to eat without making a mess.”

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Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

“In France, tradition and innovation are always battling,” he says. “In Japan, however, there was no battle”

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Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

“In France, tradition and innovation are always battling,” he says. “In Japan, however, there was no battle”

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Second Helpings: Nostalgic Japanese foods

“Most kids may not be connoisseurs, but they’re never afraid to tell you what they like on the table.”

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Second Helpings: Nostalgic Japanese foods

“Most kids may not be connoisseurs, but they’re never afraid to tell you what they like on the table.”

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Tokyo’s best high-tech kids’ activities

For children interested in science and technology — or for parents eager to spark that interest — Japan’s capital is the place for kids to get neck-deep in high-tech.

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Tokyo’s best high-tech kids’ activities

For children interested in science and technology — or for parents eager to spark that interest — Japan’s capital is the place for kids to get neck-deep in high-tech.

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Fukagawa Enmado

Down By the River

“…between glitzy Ginza boutiques and the humble suburban sprawl of Chiba prefecture; between rustic postwar tenements and the gleam of Odaiba’s futuristic architecture.”

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Fukagawa Enmado

Down By the River

“…between glitzy Ginza boutiques and the humble suburban sprawl of Chiba prefecture; between rustic postwar tenements and the gleam of Odaiba’s futuristic architecture.”

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Pop goes the cash register

“Pop-up retail has been around for a while. Long enough, in fact, that scenesters like Kitsune now feel they need to differentiate themselves from the concept. “

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Pop goes the cash register

“Pop-up retail has been around for a while. Long enough, in fact, that scenesters like Kitsune now feel they need to differentiate themselves from the concept. “

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dog boom

Who let the dog boom get out of control?

“…when pets are treated as fashion accessories, they can more easily be disposed of when trends change”

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dog boom

Who let the dog boom get out of control?

“…when pets are treated as fashion accessories, they can more easily be disposed of when trends change”

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Tokyo venues thinking outside the box

“Each member of the audience is provided a champagne tasting and a pair of headphones.”

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Tokyo Venues

Tokyo venues thinking outside the box

“Each member of the audience is provided a champagne tasting and a pair of headphones.”

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Haikyo: exploring abandoned Japan

“…there is something very Japanese about seeing these man-made objects returning to nature: trees growing in kitchens; vines swallowing roofs; storms washing away years of paint…”

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Haikyo: exploring abandoned Japan

“…there is something very Japanese about seeing these man-made objects returning to nature: trees growing in kitchens; vines swallowing roofs; storms washing away years of paint…”

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Recession wedding (bring your own champagne?)

“Was my friend’s stripped-down ceremony indicative of a movement spurred on by the recession, or was Japan’s “Marital Industrial Complex” unaffected by the economy?”

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Recession wedding

Recession wedding (bring your own champagne?)

“Was my friend’s stripped-down ceremony indicative of a movement spurred on by the recession, or was Japan’s “Marital Industrial Complex” unaffected by the economy?”

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Grandmaster Flash

Interview: Grandmaster Flash

“The Japan Times says you don’t know who I am,” he bellowed to the crowd, “So let’s tell them: WHO AM I?”

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Grandmaster Flash

Interview: Grandmaster Flash

“The Japan Times says you don’t know who I am,” he bellowed to the crowd, “So let’s tell them: WHO AM I?”

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Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Terry Richardson x Jackass

Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Grupo Corpo

Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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Grupo Corpo

Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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Interpol

Interview: Interpol

“Journalists,” he says, searching for the words, “don’t . . . often . . . portray you in the way you thought you came out in an interview.”

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Interpol

Interview: Interpol

“Journalists,” he says, searching for the words, “don’t . . . often . . . portray you in the way you thought you came out in an interview.”

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Interview: Luna

“Earnest, to me, is a bad word.”

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DEan Wareham : Luna

Interview: Luna

“Earnest, to me, is a bad word.”

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Sado drummer

Shaking it up on Sado

“Roughly six hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen and ferry, Ogi’s remoteness, he says, is both physical and psychological.”

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Sado drummer

Shaking it up on Sado

“Roughly six hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen and ferry, Ogi’s remoteness, he says, is both physical and psychological.”

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Robert Randolph

Live Music Preview: Robert Randolph

“…these riffs are searing, unadulterated joy — too hot for heaven and too sweet for hell.”

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Robert Randolph

Live Music Preview: Robert Randolph

“…these riffs are searing, unadulterated joy — too hot for heaven and too sweet for hell.”

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Aoki Takamasa, Ogurusu Norihide and Takagi Masakatsu: “Come and Play in Our Backyard”

“…a collection of mixed media varying from delicate to decadent…”

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Aoki Takamasa, Ogurusu Norihide and Takagi Masakatsu: “Come and Play in Our Backyard”

“…a collection of mixed media varying from delicate to decadent…”

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Concert Preview: The Sea and Cake

“Post-rock seems to have been born a genre already approaching middle age. “

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Concert Preview: The Sea and Cake

“Post-rock seems to have been born a genre already approaching middle age. “

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Amon Tobin: “Out From Out Where”

“…adds to a small collection of jungle/techno that still has flesh and blood beneath the circuits…”

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Amon Tobin: “Out From Out Where”

“…adds to a small collection of jungle/techno that still has flesh and blood beneath the circuits…”

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Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros: “( )”

“When Birgisson sings, his mesmerizing falsetto sounds somewhere between a choirboy and a very, very lonely whale.”

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Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros: “( )”

“When Birgisson sings, his mesmerizing falsetto sounds somewhere between a choirboy and a very, very lonely whale.”

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Interview: Masa Hidaka

“…the police hated me, the fire chief hated me, but now, it’s normal.”

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Interview: Masa Hidaka

“…the police hated me, the fire chief hated me, but now, it’s normal.”

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Azure Ray: ‘Burn and Shiver’

“…horns accentuate tracks by letting out the occasional warm sigh, but then tip-toe out before stirring anyone out of their sugarplum dreams.”

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Azure Ray: ‘Burn and Shiver’

“…horns accentuate tracks by letting out the occasional warm sigh, but then tip-toe out before stirring anyone out of their sugarplum dreams.”

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Canyoning: Plunging Into the Abyss

“…the key is to look straight up,” he says with a wink. “That way, you’ll fall straight down.”

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Canyoning: Plunging Into the Abyss

“…the key is to look straight up,” he says with a wink. “That way, you’ll fall straight down.”

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Learning from a neighborhood stroll

“Guests are welcome to step inside the buildings and touch many (but perhaps not all) of the objects they find there. Kids can operate machinery that husked the community’s rice, and then handle the pots that were later used to cook the grains. You can step into the houses (shoes off first please) and peruse some of the now-somewhat-alien belongings that would have been commonplace in their time.”

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Learning from a neighborhood stroll

“Guests are welcome to step inside the buildings and touch many (but perhaps not all) of the objects they find there. Kids can operate machinery that husked the community’s rice, and then handle the pots that were later used to cook the grains. You can step into the houses (shoes off first please) and peruse some of the now-somewhat-alien belongings that would have been commonplace in their time.”

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Workshops to keep the children sweet

“With skill and hard work, however, an artisan can turn sweets into something more sublime. Just like the French patissier, the makers of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) use sugar and other ingredients to make edible art — objects of such beauty that you may feel guilty taking a bite from them.”

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Workshops to keep the children sweet

“With skill and hard work, however, an artisan can turn sweets into something more sublime. Just like the French patissier, the makers of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) use sugar and other ingredients to make edible art — objects of such beauty that you may feel guilty taking a bite from them.”

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Get kids’ education down to a science

“These are the type of activities you find in most science museums in the world. The buttons are worn around the edges and they’re not decked out with iPads and the most recent technologies, but they’re still interactive and educational. They may show their age, but the fun (and the science behind them) is timeless.”

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Get kids’ education down to a science

“These are the type of activities you find in most science museums in the world. The buttons are worn around the edges and they’re not decked out with iPads and the most recent technologies, but they’re still interactive and educational. They may show their age, but the fun (and the science behind them) is timeless.”

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TenQ can stop kids getting lost in space

“I’m not sure how self-conscious it makes these researchers to be presented as an exhibit themselves, but they seem unperturbed by observers, and I like the idea of children observing scientists at work — even if it has the feeling of watching fish in a tank.”

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TenQ can stop kids getting lost in space

“I’m not sure how self-conscious it makes these researchers to be presented as an exhibit themselves, but they seem unperturbed by observers, and I like the idea of children observing scientists at work — even if it has the feeling of watching fish in a tank.”