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An Update.

Three years in Europe flew by. We grew from a family of four to a family of five. We traded in cars for bikes. We learned to appreciate a slower life. Now, we’ve headed back to the U.S. This was an expected move, but honestly one we have been dreading. We fell in love with The […]

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Delft Photography Tour // Photos

I’ve been charmed by Delft since the moment we first set foot here three years ago. I walk the streets daily and I am still in complete awe of Delft’s charm. Little did I know how much more I would discover about this charming city through the Delft Photography Tour. The Delft Photography Tour is […]

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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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Visiting Europe’s Largest Playground

Europe’s largest playground, Linnaeushof, is located in the Netherlands. We knew we needed to check it out but wanted to wait till all three of the Littles could enjoy it. We woke up one Sunday morning to perfect weather and pulled the trigger for a day of play at Europe’s largest playground. We drove from […]

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Pony Park City, The Netherlands

This post contains affiliate links.  Pony Park City is a Netherlands with kids showstopper. We have really loved visiting vakantie parks around Europe. Each one offers an easy trip packed full of family fun. Pony Park City topped them all. This “wild west” park gives each family their own Shetland pony to enjoy for the length […]

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Hoek-Van-Holland Beach

It is February and we are still firmly settled into the winter doldrums  in The Netherlands. Yet, on a sunny Sunday you can find nearly half the country out on the beaches, dressed in winter coats going for a walk.  I guess we’ve been here long enough to feel like it was a necessary because […]

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2017 Family Travel Wrap-Up

We were able to see so much of beautiful Europe this year! In January we headed to Tallinn, Estonia, took the ferry to Helsinki, Finland and then up to Lapland by overnight train in what turned out to be the kids’ favorite trip of the year. February gave us a quick weekend escape to Brussels. […]

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The Dutch, Dutch, Goose! Christmas Card 2017

Merry Christmas! Since we’ve moved abroad we stopped sending out a Christmas card. (This is partially because we still have not quite mastered the Dutch postal service.) Instead,  I’ve taken to posting my Christmas Message on the Blog. This year I just wanted to take a moment this Christmas Day to say how thankful I […]

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