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Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik, North Netherlands

If you are looking for a fun steam train ride in the Netherlands then the Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblick route is for you. It combines a ride on a steam train with a boat ride that allows you to see much of the scenic countryside. The route offers amazing opportunities all year long. Even more exciting the […]

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Budapest to Bucharest by Train

This post contains affiliate links.  As you likely know if you read this blog you know my boys are train obsessed. As a result we try to use trains to travel around Europe when it’s possible. So, when my husband suggested we tag along on a work trip to Bucharest, Romania I suggested we fly […]

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GLOW Eindhoven, Netherlands

This post contains affiliate links. Eindhoven, Netherlands is known as a technology and design hub in the southern part of the country. It also happens to be a city we always seem to be passing through, but have never really taken the time to explore. Eindhoven GLOW, a winter light festival, has been on my […]

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A day trip to Sinaia, Romania

With fall all around us we opted to head out of Bucharest on a day trip to the mountain town of Sinaia, Romania. If you read my earlier post on Bucharest you’ll know we were having a bit of trouble there, so getting out of town provided a breath of fresh air. Romania blossoms in […]

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Bucharest, Romania with Kids

I was sitting here trying to digest my Romania trip and almost decided not to write about it at all under the old adage “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” The thing is Bucharest showered us with beauty. We were there at the height of the leaf change […]

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Exploring Paris’s Parks in Summer

Our Paris friends were heading out of town for the summer, as Parisians typically do, and offered their house for a summer visit to the City of Light. We couldn’t pass up the chance to enjoy some of Paris’s amazing parks. We hopped on a Thalys in Rotterdam and were in Paris two and a […]

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Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris

Le Jardin d’Acclimatation is well known in Paris but perhaps not to tourists. We visited the park on a Sunday in Paris, though should have gone earlier in our trip as we could have easily spent all day here. The garden is easily reached. You can drive and park, take the Metro or take a […]

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Landal, Coldenhove: A Vakantiepark Weekend

The Vakantiepark is a European vacation staple which we’ve come to appreciate and enjoy. The Dutch call it “camping.” In reality,  it’s a small equipped cabin with pay-per-service amenities and all the activities you could ever want. Although Europeans often book a week or more at these parks, we’ve found they are best suited for […]

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One Dutch Week – The Perfect Itinerary

We constantly grapple with building perfect itineraries. There’s a juxtaposition between trying to ‘experience’ the Netherlands and ‘hitting the highlights.’ Luckily, Amsterdam is an amazing city that oozes Dutch charm. However, it’s sad to see visitors who only make time to see Amsterdam. We so love the Netherlands that we are always trying to get […]

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Zurich Stopover with Kids

Our time in Zurich was much too short to accomplish anything. We arrived late in the evening and were leaving late afternoon the following day. I had a sponsorship meeting to attend and we were tired from our whirlwind trip. Instead of trying to check off must sees we opted to embrace the summer heat […]

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