A Wintry Visit to Stockholm With a Toddler

For a weekend break in the winter, we chose Stockholm. The disadvantages are obvious: frigid temperatures, a pittance of daylight and few outdoor activities open. The advantages, however, are a bit more subtle. Flights were cheap (Amsterdam-Stockholm) and hotels were running special winter weekend rates. Plus, what toddler doesn’t love snow play? Stockholm plays host […]

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Keukenhof Tulips in March

Everyone always wants to know “when is the perfect time to see the tulips in the Netherlands?” It is a difficult question, but one I receive every year. The thing is, the tulip bloom is dependent on weather and soil moisture. Unless you live nearby it can be difficult to plan to visit at the […]

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Saint Rémy, France with Kids

With a little but of sunshine warming the otherwise cold day we headed into nearby Saint Rémy to check out what it had to offer. In our experience you can’t go wrong popping into Provence’s small towns and exploring by foot. We headed into Saint Rémy with some French friends who grew up in the […]

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Keokee Organized Travel Bag // Review

This post contains affiliate links. With three littles I have quite a bit of gear I need to have at my fingertips during trips. I’m always looking for a bag that can hold it all and keep it organized. On a recent trip we put the Keokee tote and organizer to the test. I thought […]

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L’Occitane en Provence Factory Tour

With a cold wind nipping at our faces we took refuge at the L’Occitane en Provence factory tour assuming it would be inside and provide us shelter from the cold. It turned out to be fun for the whole family. The boys were endlessly amused by the machinery, Jeff was enthralled by the company’s inner […]

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Exploring Avignon, France with Kids

Avignon, France has so much to offer families. I had an entire day planned in the city involving renting bikes and tooling around Barthelasse Island, checking out a few of Avignon’s historic buildings and visiting the market hall for lunch. Then we woke up and discovered it was the coldest day of the year in […]

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Roussillon, France: The Orange City

Roussillon, France is one of the most picturesque towns in the Luberon mountains. We ended up in Roussillon on our Provence trip because it combined a visit to a cute town with a factory tour and a nature hike. That’s the perfect combo for our family – town for mom, factory for dad and a […]

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Arles, France with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Arles, France is sure to delight everyone in the family. With blockbuster Roman ruins and a Van Gogh trail, you can satisfy historical buffs and art fans during a visit to Arles. The city is home to a Roman arena (think Rome’s Coliseum), a Roman theater, a Roman baths complex […]

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