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Bedtime Stories for Young Explorers

Bedtime Stories for Young Explorers

By Travelnitch
These travel shorts will keep you dreaming about far-off places all over the world. Snuggle up with mom or dad at bedtime, or just travel solo. Either way, buckle up—these stories are sure to inspire a lifelong passion for exploration!

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The Cursed Cathedral
Written By: C. Nasim Ragus It is not the same to be inside Cologne’s Cathedral on cold winter evenings as it is on a summer’s day. The tale of the Brothers Grimm is more real when you hear the eerie echoed steps of strangers roaming a building illuminated only by candlelight...
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Mexico: Adventure is Everywhere
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November 03, 2021
A Trail of Chocolate: The Missing Pâtissier
Written By: Laura Paquette At the end of the street stands the pâtisserie. It has tall wooden doors painted a soft pastel blue. Hanging on either side, two large windows are filled to the brim with flaky croissants, colorful macarons, and fruit tarts displayed like an edible work of art...
July 15, 2021
A Magic Carpet Ride in Marrakech
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Madrid's Magical Fountain
Written by: Laura Paquette Moving as close as I can toward the fountain’s edge, I toss the coin in. I wish this fountain could come to life. I close my eyes tightly, but when I reopen them, the fountain remains a cold, stone structure.
April 11, 2021
My Field Trip to Ancient Egypt
Written by: Hallie Richter I ran my hands along the wall, stepping quietly into the hall. It was too dark to see but my fingers felt something rough protruding from the hard surface. Just then the slightest hint of light, from what looked like a torch in the distance, cast shadows across the wall. Looking closely, I could now see the mysterious texture was a series of painted pictures and symbols.
November 10, 2020
Mommy and Me in Old Bagan
Written by: Hallie Richter Weaving our way through Old Bagan, we left our hotel early that morning, even before the sun was awake. It was just Mommy and me.
October 19, 2020
Through the Darkness
Written by: Amanda L. Renna Their breathing is faint, muddled by the sound of my sled ploughing through the freshly fallen snow. I can see them working hard, using every ounce of energy they have to keep us moving forward.
January 31, 2020
Lost in the Music
Written by: Jessica Grace Triolo The music pulls me in, and I surrender. Dancing to the beat of the drums, disappearing over the bridges, amid the fountains, and into the second line at Congo Square, I forget about the old man.
October 07, 2019