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A day in Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland is another world as compared to the more northern cities we have explored. As soon as our train pulled in we could feel life slow down just a bit. Our biggest regret was not spending more time in this region of Switzerland, we had just one full day to spend in Lugano and […]

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Mt Pilatus, Switzerland: Day Trip with Kids

Sure, Mt. Pilatus is touristy, but it is still a great day trip from Lucerne with spectacular views and a host of activities packed into an easy day trip. Where else can you experience the world’s longest summer toboggan run and the steepest cog railway in the world? Even better – the whole journey is […]

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A Day In Montreux, Switzerland

This post contains affiliate links.  We arrived in the afternoon to Montreux Station by Swiss Rail from Geneva. The train is such a great way to get around Switzerland. The journey was truly part of our trip as we watched the lake and small towns pass outside the windows. The cars are spacious and have plenty […]

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A Family Afternoon in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia may not be on your radar, but it should be. If you are visiting Vienna you’re only 34 miles, as the crow flies, from Slovakia’s capital city. An hour on the train, bus or boat will land you in Bratislava. (We took the scenic Twin City Liner hydrofoil.) Bratislava is an 18th century […]

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Go By Boat: Vienna to Bratislava

Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia are two of the closest capital cities in the world. The two cities are historically linked by the Danube River making a boat trip the perfect way to see them both.  You can now easily take a train (1 hr), car (1 hr) or bus (1 hr) between them, but […]

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Texel: A True Hidden Gem

Texel, Netherlands blew me away with its charm. As the largest of the Dutch barrier islands, Texel provides a perfect getaway for an overnight or a full week vacation. We headed up early on Saturday morning for a weekend on the island. The kids were excited from the moment we pulled into the Texel ferry […]

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Helsinki – Tallinn Ferry with Kids

We view all forms of transportation as part of the fun of travel, particularly with kids. If we can get somewhere on a boat, we jump at the chance. The ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn (or vice-versa) is an easy way to combine these two cities into one trip. We boarded our ferry in Tallinn. […]

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Around Inverness (& Loch Ness), Scotland

Inverness and the surrounding area is full of attractions. It is a tourist hub and therefore crowded in the afternoons as the buses stop here mostly for afternoon and evening adventures. Staying in the area though gave us plenty of time to enjoy Loch Ness without the crowds. When we booked a hotel we had […]

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Around Fort William, Scotland

You are going to think we are totally crazy when we tell you that even with our train obsessed kids we bypassed the Jacobite Steam Train. The Jacobite Steam Train, which was featured in the Harry Potter films as the Hogwarts Express runs out of Fort William. The trip is several hours long though and we knew […]

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Isle of Skye, Scotland

Every time I told someone we were going to drive around Scotland they asked if we were headed to the Isle of Skye. I figured that meant it was a must see. Sure enough, everyone was right! We stayed in Portree at the Isles Inn. The Inn is also the most popular pub in town […]

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