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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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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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Texel’s Lighthouse in Texel, Netherlands

The  Texel Lighthouse on the far North end of the island was our first stop after departing the Texel Ferry. It’s just a 20-minute drive along the island from the ferry to the lighthouse (paid parking lot). There is small walking path that leads up to the base. The lighthouse is a symbol of Texel. You’ll […]

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Dinant, Belgium

Dinant, Belgium sits along the Muse River. It is a city lodged into the river valley giving it unbelievably pristine views. We stopped in Dinant to break up the drive between Luxembourg City and Delft, Netherlands. Instead of driving the RV into Dinant’s narrow streets we parked at the top of the Citadel. Be careful […]

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