Tri-Country Border Labyrinth

The Tri-Country Border Labyrinth was one of those touristy stops that we just had to check out. The corner where The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium all meet is packed with viewpoints and restaurants, but we couldn’t resist the kitsch and fun of the Tri-Country Border Labyrinth. It turned out to be the hardest Labyrinth we’ve […]

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Achieving Swim Diploma A

The Dutch take swimming very seriously. This is quite prudent for a country that coexists with the water, having around 40% of its land area below sea level. Since the moment we arrived we were told about swimming lessons. The Big Little saw others at school getting their diploma, and the freedom that came with […]

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Exploring Wroclaw with Kids

Wroclaw topped my list of Polish cities to visit with kids. It is small and easily walkable. There are playgrounds and open space galore for the kids to run around. This is all before you add in the Wroclaw Gnomes that can be found all over town. Wroclaw lacks blockbuster sights, but that just adds […]

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Trakai & Kernave – Day Trips from Vilnius

Vilnius can easily be a jumping-off hub for your Lithuanian exploration. There are two excellent sites you must see when you’re near Vilnius: Trakai and Kernave. The Trakai Island Castle is a gorgeous, red-brick complex built in the 1400s (10am-5pm, later in spring/summer). It’s similar in design and history to Poland’s Malbork Castle, though Malbork holds […]

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Kaunas, Lithuania With Kids

Kaunas is a hidden gem in Lithuania. It’s compact old city boasts charming accommodations and a thriving foodie scene. The easy parking (0.60 EUR/hour until 6pm, free on weekends) and proximity to attractions make Kaunas an excellent and reachable destination from Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius. Kaunas is just an hour by train from Vilnius […]

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Chateauroux France with Kids

Oversimplifying traveller types to two categories could go like this: Type A travelers want to see things while Type B travelers want to experience things. This dichotomy leads down two very different paths so let’s use Paris for example. The Type As will spend their time ascending the Eiffel Tower and nudging their way past […]

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Finding Gnomes in Wroclaw Poland // Photos

Gnomes.  Elves.  Dwarves. Kabouters. Whatever you call them, these adorable little creatures have taken over the Polish city of Wroclaw. My Littles spent the majority of their time in Wroclaw hunting down the Wroclaw Gnomes. Gnome hunting turned out to be a great way to get the kids to walk around the city without complaint. […]

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