Lydie's Passport


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About Me & My Family

We are a French family who has been living in the US for 15 years. We spend all our summers in France, visiting our family as well as other European countries. I write travel books and I am having lots of fun doing that. So far I published two: 'Your Guide to Visit Paris for Free' and 'Your Guide to Visit San Francisco for Free', both available on
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, structured, independent, energetic, scheduled, artsy
We Just Got Back From
Venice, Italy, Paris, France
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
Australia. It just felt perfect and we got to see Ayers Rock: a dream come true.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Thais having a very smelly bowel movement in her diaper while listening to our guide at the Sydnedy Opera House and throwing up right after that on the beautiful Sydney Opera Floor (she was 4 months old)
Websites I Like:

20 Best Themed Restaurants to Take Kids to

Children LOVE to go to themed restaurants. The family will never forget the special touch and the whole experience behind that special lunch or dinner. They are perfect to celebrate a birthday or a milestone.

Because these restaurants are geared towards families, you will find high chairs, booster seats, changing tables in the bathrooms as well as kid menus.


145 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, California

Welcome to the world of gorillas, elephants, fish, and other animals that you can find in the rainforest café, all that in a very realistic decor. Every 30 minutes, there is a storm that lasts for minutes, and would be the highlight of the experience.

reviewed on: April 28 2010

"Entertaining with average food"
My daughters decided to take me to the Rainforest Cafe for my birthday several days ago. The setting is wonderful with aquariums full of colorful fish, trees, animals, and the feeling of eating in the Rainforest (kind of). Every 30 minutes (approx), the Rainforest wake up and you are treated with animals 'waking up" and a storm. it is very entertaining and actually very fun.
I took out 2 stars because of the very average food and a not so average bill at the end.
If you can get over it, it is a fun place to go with the family.


1150 W Magic Way
Anaheim, California

This is the restaurant you do not want to miss while touring the park. Goofy, the cook and Pluto will welcome you in the restaurant and at least 5 Disney characters will join them and will make your children smile as they tour the tables. Every hour, children will get to dance with Goofy and his friends! Make sure you make reservations if you do not want to miss the fun!


7600 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California

Imagine eating on board of one of 6 pirate ships and being embarked on a battle, maybe being one of the 150 guests who will get picked to be part of the action. Thrilling isn’t it.


Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #99 Universal City, California

This is the perfect place for tweenagers and teenagers with every hard rock café full of rock memorabilia. This particular one holds a pink Cadillac, Elvis Presley jumpsuit, Mick Jagger scene costume, and a Motley Crue guitar among other things.


100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, California

This is kitsch at its best and definitely a not miss at Chrismas time. At that time of the year, the dining room is decorated with mostly pink Christmas decorations.

reviewed on: March 23 2009

"My kids still talk about it"
Staying at this hotel was a surprise for my husband's birthday. We stayed in the Safari Room, that has a Waterfall shower. The room was really big and very kitshy (but that's why you go there). My children are still talking about the room and are dreaming of going back and try the Pony Room. The swimming pool with the waterfalls and view of the valley is soothing. We had dinner at the restaurant. It was Christmas and the whole place was darling. The food was average and expensive though. I will definitely go back there one day (but will skip the dining experience)

7300 Fun Center Way
Tukwila, Washington

The fans of Bullwinkle and Rocky will be in Bullwinkle heaven in that restaurant that features animated robotic performances by Bullwinkle and Rocky themselves.


1665 N. Newport Rd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Children will enjoy eating in a plane (and not having to eat airplane food) in an aircraft that was given a second life!


6715 W Colfax
Lakewood, Colorado

If your children can handle mariachis, flame jugglers, and a 30-foot waterfall with cliff divers, and still manage to eat the plate on its food, this is a place to experience. Should I also mention the puppet theater, the Black Bart's Cave and an arcade? Looks like not much food will be eaten there!


2001 N. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinois

Be the guest of King Philippe and his daughter-in-law, Princess Leonore, and enjoy a four-course feast while watching an authentic medieval tournament with horses and knights.

26880 Rochester Rd.
Richland, Missouri

Feel like the Flinstones as you are eating in a cave. Bring a sweater as the temperature can be cool!


350 East U.S. Route 30
Schererville, Indiana

Another train themed restaurant! In this one, children will actually get to play with the trains. Once they are done playing and eating their food, the arcade is waiting for them for even more fun.


101 E 1st St
Dawsonville, Georgia

Dads will feel at home in this restaurant dedicated to NASCAR and Bill Elliott. Several accessories are reminders of Bill Elliott and his career as a racer.


156 East 64th Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

Time for tea, scones, and proper manners in this cute little tearoom that will make a nice stop during a busy day in New York. Young ladies will appreciate the sweet surroundings and young men will be able to practice their British English.

240 Sullivan Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

This is the paradise for the peanut butter lovers out there, everything on the menu is prepared with peanut butter. And to add an extra flavor to your outing, you can buy more peanut butter on their adjacent shop.


91 7th Avenue South
between West 4th Street and Barrow Street New York (Manhattan), New York

This is not for the faint of heart and definitely a restaurant for tweenagers and teenagers who will appreciate dining in strange company.

25 Hudson Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

A Japanese castle, Ninjas serving your food, no need to say more, your little ones will be delighted to enjoy sushis and other Japanese delicacies.


3081 Arabian Nights Boulevard
Kissimmee, Florida

This is a show coupled with a dining experience. Follow the story of Scheherazade while being blown away by lights, acts, lights and horses!!! If you have never seen gypsies leaping on horses, now is the time.


1676 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Children will be amazed to dine by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a stegosaurus or a triceratops. For the toddlers who may be afraid of these dangerous creatures, the woolly mammoths will be welcome. Kids will also get to hang out in the Paleo Zone while waiting for their meal. Keep in mind that the restaurant can be impressive for younger children.

Universal Studio Resort
Orlando, Florida

This is for the basketball lovers who will definitely enjoy a special meal in this NBA mecca.


15001 Captiva Drive
Captiva, Florida

Full of memorabilia from the 30 to the 60s, the Bubble Room is a bubbly restaurant with so much to see and enjoy that you will be there for a while!