Tag: Boat

Manatee Springs, Florida with Kids

Manatee Springs, Florida with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Florida has so much to offer in the way of nature and wildlife. Manatee Springs is one of many Florida places that offer the chance to come face to face with new plant and animal life. After several years of 

Rotterdam Hot Tub Boat

Rotterdam Hot Tub Boat

The HotTug boats in Rotterdam are a great way to see some of Rotterdam’s architecture, enjoy a boat trip and relax in a hot tub with your friends.

Girls Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

Girls Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

Our trip to Gothenburg, Sweden was full of Fika, Boat Trips, Swedish Design and blooming gardens.

Strasbourg with Kids

Strasbourg with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Family lore says that at least one side, and possibly both sides, of my family tree originates in the Alsace-Lorraine region of Europe. (Although, perhaps 23andMe will show something different.) This region has bounced between Germany and France for most 

Cruising With Kids on the MSC Orchestra // Review

Cruising With Kids on the MSC Orchestra // Review

We took an MSC Cruise with our three boys (5, 3 and 1), the grandparents and my sister in December of 2017 for Christmas around the Mediterranean. The itinerary looked perfect as did the price. We found that all the annoyances we read about MSC 

Family Embarkation with MSC Cruises in Barcelona

Family Embarkation with MSC Cruises in Barcelona

We don’t have a lot of experience cruising in Europe. We booked with MSC Cruises because the price and itinerary were right for our dates. We wanted to see many of the Mediterranean ports over our Christmas holiday and MSC had a great offer. MSC 

Genoa, Italy with Kids

Genoa, Italy with Kids

We could tell we were going to love Genoa as soon as we pulled into port. The city rises from the water to the surrounding hills. It looks both modern and historic and was teaming with Christmas lights. Genoa is the home port of MSC. 

Marseille, France with Kids

Marseille, France with Kids

Marseille, France was the last stop for us on our MSC cruise through the Mediterranean. Marseille is France’s oldest city and second largest. It has lots to offer. It was far less touristy than other stops and we felt at home with stores we recognized. 

Christmas In Athens With Kids

Christmas In Athens With Kids

Our December cruise ship itinerary had us spending Christmas in Athens. During the planning stage we were concerned that there wouldn’t be much to do on Christmas Day in Athens. Bad weather in the Mediterranean, however put us in port a day early. We ended 

Corfu, Greece by Cruise Ship

Corfu, Greece by Cruise Ship

Corfu was our first stop in Greece. It greeted us with a beautiful city ripe for walking around and exploring. Our MSC cruise was in Corfu from 2pm to 8pm. The late arrival did not take advantage of our kids’ best hours, but we made