Busch Gardens Tampa with Kids

Lessons learned from visiting Busch Gardens Tampa with kids over Spring Break. The single biggest question we’ve been asked since coming back from spring break in Tampa is if visiting Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with kids was worth it. It completely depends. As a military family our tickets to Busch Gardens were free. (You get […]

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UPICKTOPIA, Florida Fruit Picking // Photos

The Ultimate U-Pick Experience This post contains affiliate links. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring the kids to U-Picktopia. An hour north of Tampa, this farm allows you to pick just about everything if you time it right. Farm visits play a large role in our homeschooling. We like to give the kids […]

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Manatee Springs, Florida with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Florida has so much to offer in the way of nature and wildlife. Manatee Springs is one of many Florida places that offer the chance to come face to face with new plant and animal life. After several years of touring Europe’s man-made attractions we are embracing our new home […]

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Making Lunch Time Easier

This post contains affiliate links. Lunch time can be total chaos, particularly with a homeschool schedule. Homeschooling means that most days I have everyone at home for three meals a day. It often feels like the kitchen is always open. In the Netherlands the kids came home for lunch. I had one hour to bike […]

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Tampa Children’s Museum

Visiting the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida This post contains affiliate links. We love a good children’s museum! Although we had nice weather during our visit to Tampa we still found time to visit the Glazer Children’s Museum. (They have a reciprocal membership with the Atlanta Children’s Museum which reduced our visit price.) The […]

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The Playroom

This post contains affiliate links. If you watched our House Hunters International episode you will know that I’m a bit obsessed with having indoor and outdoor play space everywhere we live. The Playroom at our current house takes up the largest room in the house because child development specialists have shown that kid space is […]

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Boggle Hole, United Kingdom

Hiking & Fossil Hunting in North Yorkshire Boggle Hole stands out in my mind as one of the best places we visited during our three years in Europe. It is one of those places where you can’t help but slow down and just enjoy time with your family. We were charmed by the family hostel […]

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Winterlude with Kids // Ottawa, Canada

This post contains affiliate links. There is nowhere better to celebrate winter than in Ottawa, Canada during the Winterlude Festival. This festival highlights winter with a plethora of activities and great food. We didn’t need much convincing to leave Florida in early February to find old man winter. We happily took our friends (Poole it […]

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