Dubrovnik with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Dubrovnik is unbelievably beautiful. It is like nothing else I’ve seen in our travels. Its history as a walled city is nearly unparalleled. It is no wonder that everyone is flocking there. Our early August visit was hot and crowded. I’d honestly put off writing this post because, although we […]

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Kid Space in Rotterdam – Villa Zebra

Villa Zebra was a zonk for our kids. Jeff found it cramped, underdeveloped and boring. This small exhibition space and activity center across the Nieuwe Maas from downtown Rotterdam has loads of potential but fell flat. Tickets cost 7 EUR per person – adults pay – so a few hours at Villa Zebra can add up. […]

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Riga, Latvia – A Low-Cost, Kid-Friendly Gem

We can’t fathom why more families aren’t taking trips to Riga! As the capital of Latvia, Riga is filled with delights that are both kid-friendly and quaint. It’s a manageable city of just over 600,000 inhabitants boasting a small airport near the city and ferry services to take you around the Baltic Sea and Gulf […]

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Fall in Delft with Allocacoc

This post contains affiliate links.  I love fall. Living in The Netherlands I’ve come to appreciate the true fall days. Nestled between endless rain are a few perfect days full of crisp air, changing leaves and just enough sunshine to keep you warm outside. I’ve partnered with Allocacoc to bring you the perfect fall day […]

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Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris

Le Jardin d’Acclimatation is well known in Paris but perhaps not to tourists. We visited the park on a Sunday in Paris, though should have gone earlier in our trip as we could have easily spent all day here. The garden is easily reached. You can drive and park, take the Metro or take a […]

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Walter + Ray Travel Accessories // Review

This post contains affiliate links.  Walter + Ray make some amazing space saving travel gear. They first caught my attention when I was searching on Pinterest for anything that might increase the usable space of the seat back pocket. As you probably know, when you’re traveling with kids there are just a lot of little […]

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Monkey Forest Playground, Meijendel, Den Haag

Dunea, our water company, manages three areas of dunes in Meijendel that are part of the Dutch National Dunes National Park. Unique in the world, they use the sand dunes to clean the water we drink. The land surrounding the dunes, and above the aquifer has been converted into recreational use. Expat friends of ours […]

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Landal, Coldenhove: A Vakantiepark Weekend

The Vakantiepark is a European vacation staple which we’ve come to appreciate and enjoy. The Dutch call it “camping.” In reality,  it’s a small equipped cabin with pay-per-service amenities and all the activities you could ever want. Although Europeans often book a week or more at these parks, we’ve found they are best suited for […]

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Amsterdam Canal Boat Rental with Kids

As part of our staycation in Amsterdam we wanted to take to the water and explore by boat. On our winter Amsterdam visit we took one of the generic boat tours through the canal. They had a kids tour and we pumped the kids full of snacks to keep them quiet so we could enjoy […]

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