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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Karlovac, Croatia: An Authentic Experience

The stop in Karlovac, Croatia was the most authentic Croatian experience of our Croatian driving trip. Dubrovnik was beautiful but crowded and touristy. A coastal resort provided a wealth of amusements at our fingertips. But Karlovac was laid back and authentic. I had low expectations for this town, but in the end it was sad […]

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Clara Maria: Cheese Maker & Clog Factory

Clara Maria is a cheese farm and clog making demonstration just outside of Amsterdam that completely charmed us. Jeff and I are not fans of the touristy stops (like Zaanse Schans) when we’ve been able to find so many authentic experiences in the Netherlands. When I kept being asked about Clara Maria by readers, I […]

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Renting a Boat in Croatia – With Kids

The highlight of our Croatia trip was renting a boat and seeing the coastline and surrounding islands. We loved the freedom to explore and be on our own schedule. The prices are reasonable and boats are plentiful, so no matter where you are getting a boat is possible. Like many of the other aspects of […]

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Solaris Resort, Croatia

As part of our time in Croatia we opted to spend a few days at the Solaris Resort in Croatia. The resort has a ton to offer and seemed like a nice break for the family between busy city visits. The drive from Dubrovnik to the resort in Sibernik takes about 3.5 hours, drive time. […]

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A Morning Walk in Montmartre with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Although we’ve made several visits to Paris, Jeff and I have never walked around Montmartre. When the opportunity to pop into a friend’s apartment in Paris while their family was out of town came up, we set our trip itinerary around walking Montmartre and enjoying the parks of Paris. We […]

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Exploring Paris’s Parks in Summer

Our Paris friends were heading out of town for the summer, as Parisians typically do, and offered their house for a summer visit to the City of Light. We couldn’t pass up the chance to enjoy some of Paris’s amazing parks. We hopped on a Thalys in Rotterdam and were in Paris two and a […]

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TRAYblecloth // Review

This post contains affiliate links.  We spend quite a bit of time on planes. I’m far from being a germaphobe but there is something about the tray table that just irks me. Turns out, I’m not off base because a host of articles (like this one from CNN Travel) tout the dirtiest places on the […]

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