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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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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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New Years in the Netherlands

Happy New Year! Jeff and I have rung in the New Year in quite a few places. In Hawaii we watched lava flows instead of fireworks. We spent a random New Years in Canada at an Irish Pub near some glowing oil refineries. (It was more romantic than it sounds.) Last year we were in […]

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Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

This walk-able roller coaster is another stop from my Pinterest travel board. I was positively giddy when I sat down to plan the Germany Christmas Market Trip and realized it would take us right past the Tiger & Turtle in Duisburg, Germany. The public art sculpture is easy enough to find. There are signs and […]

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Groningen in the North

The Bourtange Star Fort was built to protect the only road linking Germany and Groningen. Since we spent the night in the fort we decided to head into Groningen and check out the 13th century trade city. As Jeff said, we wanted to see what was worth all the protection. Parking was incredibly easy to […]

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Rotterdam Half Day with Toddlers

A stormy Sunday seemed like the perfect time for some local exploration. The wind was strong so we ditched the bikes and walked to the bus station instead. The bus takes about the same amount of time as biking to the Delft train station but is decidedly cozier on these wintry days. The train is always […]

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