Where to Stay in Barcelona with Kids

Finding a place to stay with kids is typically the most stressful part of trip planning. We ended up trying out two hotels in Barcelona, one was moderately priced and the other was a luxury hotel. Here is the rundown on both! Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments  The Eric Vokel Apartment Hotel BCN is perfect for […]

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Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona is a beautiful city positioned right on the coast which is probably one of the reasons it is overflowing with tourists. Another issue is its status as a cruise port and gateway to the Mediterranean – which is exactly how we ended up in Barcelona. We booked a 12 night Mediterranean cruise with MSC […]

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Whisbear // Review

Traveling with an infant is easy. It’s once they are out of that infant phase and have an opinion that things get crazy. Our Little Little is a great sleeper, once you get him settled. With two older brothers he doesn’t want to miss any of the action. He has always found white noise soothing, […]

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Thermen Museum, Heerlen, Netherlands

The Thermen Museum is built around the Roman ruins of a bathhouse exactly where they were discovered. It is not worth a visit to the area just to see this museum, but it is the perfect place for a stop if you’re passing through. The paid city garage is a 2 min walk and the museum […]

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Ljubljana, Slovenia with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and is completely charming. It was a wonderful city stop after our busy Croatia driving tour for the previous five days. We turned in our rental car at the airport and came into the city by bus. The public bus runs on the hour and costs […]

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

While driving around Croatia this summer we decided to end our trip in Slovenia. Our biggest mistake was not spending more time in this beautiful country. We opted for city days, when we should have tried to spend more time enjoying the countryside. That being said an afternoon at Lake Bled was lovely, although ill […]

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Dutch Language Resources for Expat Children

We’ve been in the Netherlands for over two years now. The Big Little is a fluent Dutch speaker, the Middle Little is well on his way and our Little Little  responds to some Dutch commands. Jeff and I still don’t speak Dutch but we can read and understand enough to manage life. We decided very […]

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2017 Family Travel Wrap-Up

We were able to see so much of beautiful Europe this year! In January we headed to Tallinn, Estonia, took the ferry to Helsinki, Finland and then up to Lapland by overnight train in what turned out to be the kids’ favorite trip of the year. February gave us a quick weekend escape to Brussels. […]

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Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, North Netherlands

If you are looking for a fun steam train ride in the Netherlands then the Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblick route is for you. It combines a ride on a steam train with a boat ride that allows you to see much of the scenic countryside. The route offers amazing opportunities all year long. Even more exciting the […]

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