Renting a Riad in Marrakech with Kids

After our jaunt into the Sahara we thought it would be nice to have a home base for a few days. A riad is a house arranged around a central garden which is also located inside the medina (walled city). There are many riads inside Marrakech available to rent at all price points. Many are used […]

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Sleeping at Kasteel Terworm

At the beginning of 2016 while Jeff and I were making our “travel wish lists” we asked our three-year-old to list a few things he would like to do over the next year. The top of his list was to sleep in a real castle. As luck would have it the boys and I were […]

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A Day Trip to Essaouira with Kids

Essaouira was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s Medina. The kids were dying for a place to run around uninhibited. I needed some fresh air, a change of scenery and some breathing room. We booked our Essaouira tour through Maroc Excursions. Turns out their office was located just a block […]

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Venturing into the Sahara Desert with Kids

Christmas vacation found us heading to Morocco. There are so many options and itineraries when visiting Morocco. Honestly, we got a bit overwhelmed with the move abroad and life and left most of the planning until a month before our departure date. We knew we wanted to venture out of Marrakech and decided a four-day, three-night […]

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Me & Mine Linkup – January 2016

  I’m continuing my resolution into 2016 to take at least one family picture each month with the help of the Me & Mine linkup. We took this one on our Christmas trip to Morocco. Little O is too busy watching the waves to smile for the camera, but at least his little blonde head […]

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Happy Cooking by Giada // Book Review

  Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count . . . Without Stressing Out is the latest work by Giada De Laurentiis, the Food Network’s darling Italian chef. The cookbook boasts nearly 200 recipes but I found the boasting less than warranted. Spread across 312 pages, those 200 recipes are excessively punctuated by photo after photo of […]

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Papa Kazmi Pure Cook Book // Review

Pure Cook Book is more than a cookbook – it’s a story about a man surrounded by his family, united by a love for good food. The writing project began after Papa Kazmi opened his eatery in Delft’s historic center. Hills & Mills draws a mixture of tourists and locals and is well reputed for […]

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Lunch at Hills & Mills in Delft

We started 2016 with family in town and took full advantage by getting in some one-on-one time with the kids. H wanted to go out to lunch with just mommy and daddy. We had just finished a review of the Hills & Mills Cookbook, so we decided to stop by and give their restaurant in […]

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Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

We have two train loving boys, so we instantly fell in love with the the Utrecht Train Museum. Thanks to the Dutch MuseumKaart we can stop by and check out all their events at no additional cost. Winter Station brings winter favorites to an already spectacular museum.  The entire museum was given a holiday touch. A […]

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Schiphol Flower Auction – FloraHolland

Just a few minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport lies FloraHolland’s impressive flower auction facility . FloraHolland’s Aalsmeer is the world’s largest trading center of plants and flowers. If you want to take in the hustle and bustle of the auction, arrive early. On this January morning it was still quite dark as we arrived at 8am and parked […]

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