Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi Finland

We spent one of our days in Finland exploring Santa Claus Village.  There is easily a full day of adventures here particularly if you book all your outside activities out of this location. Santa Claus Village is easily accessible from Rovaniemi by bus (#8). The bus is slow and makes lots of stops, but it was […]

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Travel Stroller Round Up

You know by now I’ve been on the quest to find the perfect travel stroller. Turns out lots of people are looking for the right one to fit their family. I had the opportunity to interview some other travel bloggers for a travel stroller round up on the BéBé Voyage Blog.     You can […]

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A Day in Rovaniemi, Finland

One of the main reasons we wanted to book our own trip to Rovaniemi, as opposed to using a pre-packaged deal, was to have the freedom to explore the town of Rovaniemi. The pre-packaged tours tend to have everyone from their tour in one hotel or resort area and then move everyone to activities as […]

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Paint Your Own Delft Blue Pottery

Hands down one of the best, and most underutilized experiences in Delft is to paint your own piece of Delft Blue Pottery at De Delftse Pauw. There are two shops in Delft where you can go see how Delft Blue is made. De Delftse Pauw is the smaller family-owned operation. (Read about our visit here.) […]

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KGB Museum – Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn’s impressive collection of museums and fortifications might make your head spin. There’s not nearly enough time on a weekend trip to Tallinn to see it all. You’ve got to prioritize the types of activities that interest you. The KGB Museum should be near the top of your list in Tallinn. It’s unassuming. It’s just a […]

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Antwerp Blitz In a Day – No Kids

Antwerp with kids is fun (check out what we did here), but the city’s got a lot of interesting sights that would bore young children. When the opportunity to take grandma to Antwerp for the day came around, we thought no kids might be a good choice. In a previous Dutch Dutch Goose post, we […]

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Blow Birthday Cards // Review

I’ve mentioned before that one of the worst parts of expat life is feeling disconnected from home. When I was back in the States, I loved sending mail. It was so easy to do. I could put it the box right outside the house, put the flag up and off it went to its recipient. […]

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Santa Claus Express Night Train

Going on an overnight train has been on the kids’ travel “wish list” for a while now. Finland’s Santa Claus Express night train seemed like the perfect time to cross this off our bucket list. We were so sure it was going to be a good time we booked the train both ways. The 12 hour journey […]

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A Day in Helsinki, Finland with Kids

Helsinki is one of the loveliest cities we’ve had the pleasure to visit. It was incredibly clean and had a trendy feel. Looks aren’t everything though. While Tallinn offered loads to do with the kids, Helsinki had far fewer offerings. A day trip here with kids is enough to cover the basics in the winter months. […]

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Helsinki – Tallinn Ferry with Kids

We view all forms of transportation as part of the fun of travel, particularly with kids. If we can get somewhere on a boat, we jump at the chance. The ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn (or vice-versa) is an easy way to combine these two cities into one trip. We boarded our ferry in Tallinn. […]

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