A Haircut in Paris

I can’t imagine a better gift! I love getting my hair cut. I have crazy thick, wavy hair. Any chance I get to go get my hair done is a total treat. I will move mountains for a great blowout! As a Christmas Surprise Jeff booked a haircut at David Mallett in Pairs for our January […]

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Prison Escape!

Imagine a three-hour trip into the world of prison. Then try to escape, if you dare! Prison Escape is a game (think escape room, but legit) where you willingly report to a now-retired prison in Rotterdam to be locked up. To keep things fun for everyone, I cannot tell you many details, but here is what […]

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Slot Loevestein

Slot Loevestein has everything required for a wonderful outing with the littles. Like many of the great finds in the Netherlands it is part of the Museumkaart program, making it free to cardholders. Slot Loevestein is a medieval castle build in the late 1300’s as part of the Hollandic waterline defense system of the Netherlands. The […]

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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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