Stonehaven, Scotland

The bulk of day two was spent in Stonehaven. This town is home to a fabulous castle – Dunnottar Castle – out on a rock. We knew we needed to be there when it opened to avoid a long walk and parking on the street. We were some of the first to arrive and got to […]

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Alkmaar Cheese Market

Alkmaar, Netherlands is the city of cheese. They have been trading cheese here since 1365! You can still come see the weighing, loading and sale of cheese on Friday mornings between late March and late September. (Check dates here.) We headed to Alkmaar on a Friday morning to check out this time honored tradition for […]

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Practicalities for Edinburgh with Kids

Here is a rundown of the practicalities of spending a week in Edinburgh with kids. Airport Transfer The transfer from the airport to our hotel was easy. The Airlink (bus 100) leaves every 10 min from the airport and has plenty of space for luggage. The tram also comes into the city from the airport […]

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Exploring Edinburgh with Kids

Edinburgh is just one of those cities I instantly fell in love with. Jeff had a work conference in the city. The kids and I spent a week exploring the city, somewhat on our own, before heading  out as a family on a driving tour. (Check out my practical tips for having kids in Edinburg.) We stayed […]

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We Bought A Boat

Yep. My husband came home with an inflatable boat to take out into the canals with the boys. Since we arrived in the Netherlands he has wanted a boat. “When you live below sea level you should have a boat” he always says. The past year he has been hoping to find a little one […]

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Netherlands Open Air Museum, Arnhem

With my belly quickly growing (33 weeks!) we’ve shifted our travel focus for the next few months to a list of in-country attractions. So on Saturday morning when we heard the weather was supposed to be nice we loaded the car and made the hour and a half drive to Arnhem to check out the Open […]

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Sea Life Center & Other Scheveningen Fun

The boys’ doctor is actually located just a few blocks from the beaches of Scheveningen. Usually we are rushing to make the last appointment after school, but since H is on school holiday we had a chance to combine our doctor visit with some exploration. We drove to the doctor appointment, but Jeff left with […]

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Day Trip to Lourdes, France

As Notre Dame graduates, a trip to Lourdes, France was a necessity. When we realized our northern Spain trip would put us 2 hours away we made plans to spend a day in Lourdes. Some Notre Dame friends who are living in France agreed to drive down and meet us for a fun day. We met […]

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Bilbao, Spain with Kids

Bilbao, Spain is the largest city in Northern Spain. It is built on the banks of the Bilbao river and is in the middle of an economic resurgence. We ended up in Bilbao in early July, accompanying my husband to a conference, held at the new conference center on the river. We had way too much time […]

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