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Vienna, Austria with Kids

Vienna is an amazing European city packed with things to do. We barely scratched the surface with our visit, but enjoyed the nice weather as best we could. It’s on our “to re-visit” list because there was so much more to see and do!   Our flight arrived in the late afternoon into Vienna. Instead […]

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Apenheul Zoo: Where the Monkeys Roam Free

On a rainy Wednesday morning while my sister was visiting, I decided that when the kids got out of school (Wednesdays are half days) we would surprise them by driving to Apenheul in Apeldoorn. It had been on our Netherlands “to visit” list and today seemed like the day. When you translate the Apenheul webpage […]

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The Incredible Machines of Nantes

This was one of those incredible finds that we almost passed by but turned out to be a full day adventure with the kids.  The number one reason we thought about skipping this attraction was its location in a city. We were so nervous about driving through the city in the RV. It was touch […]

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GeoFort: The Worlds Best Children’s Museum

I recently found out that the World’s Best Children’s Museum is in the Netherlands. About an hour drive from us, GeoFort  has turned an old fort into a museum on maps and navigation. GeoFort blends indoor and outdoor exhibits into the perfect outing for kids of all ages. It is also part of the Museumkart program, […]

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Fort La Latte in Brittany France

We are always up to visit a good castle. Little did we know when we set our sights on Fort La Latte that we would be stepping into our children’s dream castle. Fort La Latte has two draw bridges, secret passageways and plenty of space to run around — the perfect stop on our RV adventure. As […]

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Exploring Mont Saint-Michel with Kids

Mont Saint-Michel, a historic fortified town and monastery in northeastern France, has been on our Europe bucket-list since we arrived. This iconic island is something I felt had to be seen. I also had large expectations about its grandeur. I was right that seeing and exploring the island was worth the trip, but it took up much […]

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Monet’s Garden in Giverny France

We opted to spend an afternoon exploring Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. The drive was a bit of a backtrack but sitting in the RV we realized how close we were and that everything would be in bloom. We knew we had to go and in travel with kids, when you get the feeling it’s […]

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A Morning Bike Ride to Jumiéges Abbey

Our first day in the RV was a blockbuster driving day. We hauled out of the Netherlands and headed toward France’s Northwestern coastline. We had a farm picked out for our first farm stay with France Passion. The trip nearly came to an early end as our GPS instructed Jeff to make a hard left […]

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A Morning in Bayeux, France

We spent the night with France Passion at Le Grand Fumichon, Vaux Sur Aure in our RV. The farm also has a B&B with 4 bedrooms, if you’re not traveling with your RV. Thanks to some night rain that lulled everyone into a deep slumber the boys slept in. We enjoyed some breakfast burritos sitting in […]

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Normandy’s D-Day Sights With Kids

When we decided to rent a camper van and stay on farms as part of France Passion, we knew this trip would go against our normal overly-planned style.  Instead of a full itinerary, we highlighted some “must see” sights and went from there. We knew we wanted to see the D-Day sights that lie on […]

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