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A visit to Fort de Roovere, Netherlands

In anticipation of our move to the Netherlands I’ve been pinning things I wanted to see around Europe. One of those pins was the so-called “Moses Bridge” at Fort de Roovere. (The bridge’s actual name is the “trench bridge.” You can read more about it in this Daily Mail article from the bridge’s opening.) On our first non-unpacking […]

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Kinderdijk on Bike

Windmills. Quintessentially Dutch. There are under one thousand historic windmills left in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 19 historic windmills. These windmills were used to pump water out from the land, which rests up to 7 meters below sea level. A diesel/electric pump hooked to an Archimedes screw now does the […]

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Sail Amsterdam

Sail Amsterdam (SAIL) happens once every five years. It is one of the largest tall ship festivals in the world. The 2015 date happened to fall on our first full week in the Netherlands. We couldn’t resist the chance to see it because we won’t be living here the next time it comes to town in 2020. […]

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Tips for Toddlers in NYC

Here are a few tips for traveling with the kids in NYC. – Bring a collapsible stroller. We loved having a stroller in NYC. Carting the children’s accessories hands free kept everyone happy.  Most of the places we went to eat cannot accommodate your stroller. Our small umbrella stroller easily folds and stores. We’ve thrown it […]

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Queen Mary 2 Crossing – Top 10

Here are my Top 10 favorite (or favorite) things about the Queen Mary 2 crossing. 1. Watching the ocean. I assumed there would be nothing to see. I was wrong. The ocean changes colors with the weather. The waves increase and decrease causing entirely different patterns. Spotting another boat is thrilling. After not seeing any […]

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Three Days in NYC with Toddlers.

I have a love, hate relationship with NYC. I love all the things there are to do in the city. I hate how crowded it always feels. I love all the architecture. I hate all the smells. I love all the languages I hear walking down the street. I hate how expensive everything is. In […]

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Queen Mary 2 – Embarkation Day with Kids

Day 1: Embarkation Day Well done Cunard! I applaud the speed and efficiency of your embarkation procedures. We are in no way cruise experts. Jeff and I have been on a few cruises together before we had kids: Western Caribbean on Carnival, Alaska & Baja Mexico on Princess Cruises. I also cruised in the Caribbean […]

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