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The Miffy Museum

The Miffy Museum in Utrecht has been on the top of our “to do” list for a while, but the timing never seemed right. The museum is small and gets crowded. Reservations are strongly recommended. Although we love to plan, our local weekend adventures are typically a bit more spur-of-the-moment. With six weeks of summer […]

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A Day In Montreux, Switzerland

This post contains affiliate links.  We arrived in the afternoon to Montreux Station by Swiss Rail from Geneva. The train is such a great way to get around Switzerland. The journey was truly part of our trip as we watched the lake and small towns pass outside the windows. The cars are spacious and have plenty […]

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A Day in Geneva, Switzerland

Our 10-day trip by train around Switzerland began in Geneva. Honestly, organizing the trip to Switzerland was completely overwhelming. The country is teeming with amazing train rides, hikes and things to do. Switzerland is also really expensive. In the end I turned to Google Flights. I put in our desired travel dates and booked the […]

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iGo Stories Travel Books // Review

After traveling, reading is our favorite activity. We recently discovered the iGo Stories travel book series. These personalized books place your child in the middle of a traveling adventure full of famous landmarks. My Big Little is completely obsessed with London. The “Adventures in London” book was the perfect fit for him.   You start […]

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Ecomare: Texel’s Sea Life Rescue Center

Texel’s Ecomare is a cornerstone to the island. This sea life rescue center is crucial to helping the sea life that depend on the island for survival in addition to serving as a major tourist draw for the island. While seals are the most popular of the rescued animals at the Ecomare sanctuary, the facility […]

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A Family Afternoon in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia may not be on your radar, but it should be. If you are visiting Vienna you’re only 34 miles, as the crow flies, from Slovakia’s capital city. An hour on the train, bus or boat will land you in Bratislava. (We took the scenic Twin City Liner hydrofoil.) Bratislava is an 18th century […]

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Go By Boat: Vienna to Bratislava

Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia are two of the closest capital cities in the world. The two cities are historically linked by the Danube River making a boat trip the perfect way to see them both.  You can now easily take a train (1 hr), car (1 hr) or bus (1 hr) between them, but […]

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Center Parcs Vossemeren in Belgium

This post contains affiliate links.  Although we have been in Europe for almost two years now, we’ve yet to really experience a large Vakantiepark. Vakantieparks are a European must. The parks typically offer a variety of activities all in one spot. The Dutch are known to visit these Vakantieparks with their whole extended family or […]

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Farm Activities on Texel

If your kids are like ours they love seeing farm animals. I’ve mentioned before that our life in the Netherlands involves interactions with loads of animals. It has become one of our favorite things about life here. In our neighborhood alone, we have sheep, goats, chickens, swans, ducks and pheasants. Texel, was no exception, offering […]

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