Kids Geography Gear

I am always searching for ways to keep the kids engaged in our travel and planning.  I try to surround them with maps, landmarks and books about the world. When a question about where we are going or a memory about somewhere we have been comes up the resources are close at hand. A Globe. […]

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Open Monuments Weekend in Delft

Open Monuments Weekend is our new favorite weekend. I’ve already marked it on the calendar for next year! It is a wonderful way for our family to pop into attractions and not feel guilty doing “just the overview” tour. Our kids often will not tolerate more than that. We saw a little bit of a bunch […]

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Kasteel De Haar with Kids

Sunday morning we all woke up a little bit sluggish. The cold weather has come in and the cool evenings are leaving us a bit drained. Jeff rescued the morning and made French Toast. We were sitting around the breakfast table chatting when it dawned on me that we only have 150 weekends in country, so […]

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Open Monuments Weekend in Utrecht

Its Open Monuments Weekend, which means that about 4000 monuments all over the Netherlands are open to the public for free. Some of the places can be visited year round for a fee and others are private and only viewable for this one weekend. My aunt had just sent me this great article from EuroChepo’s Budget […]

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A Day at Plaswijckpark

There is nothing in the U.S. that is quite like Plaswijckpark. It is part petting zoo, part indoor/outdoor playground with a few rides and a boat tour thrown in. Seriously, its your kids’ perfect day. Coming from the U.S. I’m continually amazed at the sort of things kids can do here in Europe. There was […]

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Mighty Mug // Review + Give Away

You know I love my coffee. It is basically a necessity with the boys being on the go from sunup to sundown. With two kids running around and all the travel we do, my coffee gets spilled a lot. The Mighty Mug is designed to prevent those spills caused by bumps. It has “smart grip” […]

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Visiting Valkenburg with Kids

It seems that every town we find our way to these days is cuter than the last! Jeff once again had some work in the southern part of the Netherlands. We booked two nights at the TownHouse Hotel in Maastricht. (Read our review here.) This trip we had two days to spend in the area so […]

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Scheveningen Kite Festival

Each fall Scheveningen, the largest of the Dutch North Sea beach resorts, hosts the Kite Festival. Scheveningen is just about 10 miles from our house. That’s 16 kilometers for the rest of the world. We decided this was a perfect family outing and a great excuse to head to the beach. Since parking can be […]

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