Tag: Books

Harry Potter Bookstore: Porto, Portugal

Harry Potter Bookstore: Porto, Portugal

This is one of those Pinterest finds Jeff hates. I send him a random picture and say “We have to go here!” This one wasn’t hard to find. The Livraria Lello Bookshop is quite popular, so popular you need a ticket to enter. If you 

The Illustrated Book of Sayings // Book Review & Giveaway

The Illustrated Book of Sayings // Book Review & Giveaway

“Oh! You’ve got chicken skin” says another mother to me on the school playground. I stare at her blankly.  Turns out she is talking about my goosebumps and thinks I should have worn my jacket. Later, I’m using Google Translate to help me understand a WhatsApp 

Photographs From the Edge // Book Review

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 

The Forest Feast For Kids // Book Review

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 

Hello Bicycle // Book Review

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 

Wonderland Adult Coloring Book // Book Review

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 

Green Smoothies // Book Review

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 

Wandering Books

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 

Happy Cooking by Giada // Book Review

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 

Kids Geography Gear

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