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Photographs From the Edge // Book Review

Photographs From the Edge combines the beautiful photos of nature photographer Art Wolfe with his insights on how he captured each of the photos. This is a wonderful book to add to a travel or photo book collection. Sure, it makes a great coffee table book, but it’s so much more! As a traveler I was inspired […]

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The Forest Feast For Kids // Book Review

The Forest Feast for Kids is a delightful kids cookbook that is a collection of  food photography and cooking. This is the first children’s book from popular food blogger Erin Gleeson. The book is stunning and makes you want to make the food! We eat a vegetarian meal several times each week and this book […]

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Hello Bicycle // Book Review

I never thought I would be someone who was obsessed with bikes. . .but, then we moved to the Netherlands. My anniversary gift, two days after we moved to Delft, was a new bicycle. In late November I received another bicycle, a cargo bike, as an early Christmas gift. Our bike fleet at the house […]

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Wonderland Adult Coloring Book // Book Review

Coloring is one of my favorite activities. When “adult coloring” became a thing it quickly became a go-to quiet activity to do with the boys.  Wonderland by Amily Shen is a coloring book inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy this coloring book.  Wonderland is quickly becoming […]

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Green Smoothies // Book Review

Green Smoothies, a product of Ten Speed Press, did not make me a smoothie addict. It’s 66 recipes and 7-day detox plan made this a comprehensive treatment of the subject but the book failed to change the paradigm in my kitchen. The recipes are easy to use. Each has pictures of the approximate amount of […]

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Wandering Books

I love books. If you read this blog regularly you know I’m constantly trying to find great books that go along with our adventures. Queue a brilliant program I accidentally discovered here in the Netherlands – Wandering Books! We were sitting in a cafe in Breda when H found a whole stack of fun kids […]

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Happy Cooking by Giada // Book Review

  Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count . . . Without Stressing Out is the latest work by Giada De Laurentiis, the Food Network’s darling Italian chef. The cookbook boasts nearly 200 recipes but I found the boasting less than warranted. Spread across 312 pages, those 200 recipes are excessively punctuated by photo after photo of […]

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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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Travel Books for Kids.

This is part 1 of a series of whats in my bag when I travel with the kids.  Planes, trains, boats or restaurants I am always looking for things to keep the kids entertained while traveling. Entertaining toddlers on trips can be so hard! I know books are heavy, but they are one of my […]

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Books In My Bag: Transatlantic Crossing

That’s right! I’m currently under the illusion that I will be doing some reading on my upcoming Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2. Yes. We are bringing the littles. I’m counting on some long naps, early nights, well timed Auntie time and the success of the on board British Nannies. So I’ve just loaded […]

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