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A Taste of Space at ESA’s Space Expo

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Expo visitor center in Noordwijk is an impressive sight. There’s no comparison to the Kennedy Space Center or Johnson Space Center – both in America – but Space Expo is a great activity for families. The visitor center is co-located with ESA’s facility, nestled up against North Sea dunes. […]

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Delft Blue Days at Royal Delft

One fall weekend each year, Royal Delft opens its doors to the community for Delft Blue Days. During Delft Blue Days admission to the Royal Delft factory is free (typically €13.50) and they host a variety of activities for adults and children. My dear friend Julia made sure we had it on our calendars this […]

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Budapest, Hungary with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  We loved Budapest and were completely charmed by the city. This is one of those places that we did almost nothing touristy and instead stuck to local kids activities. As a result we had an amazing trip, but can’t wait to go back and see more. You will find plenty […]

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GLOW Eindhoven, Netherlands

This post contains affiliate links. Eindhoven, Netherlands is known as a technology and design hub in the southern part of the country. It also happens to be a city we always seem to be passing through, but have never really taken the time to explore. Eindhoven GLOW, a winter light festival, has been on my […]

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A day trip to Sinaia, Romania

With fall all around us we opted to head out of Bucharest on a day trip to the mountain town of Sinaia, Romania. If you read my earlier post on Bucharest you’ll know we were having a bit of trouble there, so getting out of town provided a breath of fresh air. Romania blossoms in […]

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Therme Bucharest Wellness Retreat with Kids

We initially wrote off Therme Bucharest as just another pool. We figured that after the spa time in Budapest we would be done with swimming but as we grew weary of being in the city of Bucharest Therme popped back onto our radar as a family retreat. It was fun but we had some disappointments. […]

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Bucharest, Romania with Kids

I was sitting here trying to digest my Romania trip and almost decided not to write about it at all under the old adage “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” The thing is Bucharest showered us with beauty. We were there at the height of the leaf change […]

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Searching for Street Art in Ghent

Ghent has a vibrant street art scene. As it turns out viewing street art is an incredibly family-friendly activity. You can be as loud as you want and viewing street art inherently involves a bit of seek-and-find and the subjects are usually quite amusing. We started our Ghent street art viewing on foot on Graffiti […]

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Ghent, Belgium with Kids

Ghent should be on the top of your Belgium visit list! It was our favorite of the large Belgium towns and made us wonder why we didn’t get here sooner. We made an Autumn weekend visit, driving down on Friday and heading home on Sunday. We had ample time to enjoy the city, but were […]

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