Tag: Holiday

Cologne Christmas Markets

Cologne Christmas Markets

There are so many amazing Christmas Markets to choose from in Europe. Last year we launched a grand tour hitting markets in Nuremburg, Heidelburg and Trier. This year we decided to stay closer to home and do a two-nighter down to the Cologne Christmas Markets. 

Santa’s Beard Book // Review & Giveaway

Santa’s Beard Book // Review & Giveaway

We’ve unpacked the Christmas decorations already this season.  We did not bring many of our decorations with us but the holiday books all came along. The books are able to transport us into so many fun holiday worlds, and inspire many great crafts for the littles. They 

St Martin’s Day in South Holland

St Martin’s Day in South Holland

The Feast of St. Martin is celebrated each November 11th with children going door to door singing and carrying lanterns. Much like on Halloween, children are given a treat at each house they visit. St. Martin is known as a friend to children and a 

Kings Day in Delft

Kings Day in Delft

On April 27th, the Netherlands celebrates Kings Day wishing King Willem-Alexander a happy birthday. The holiday has a reputation for being one big crazy party, but my experience here in Delft was quite different. The reputation may hold true in Amsterdam, and perhaps even in 

Marrakech With Kids

Marrakech With Kids

We booked a riad before doing any real research on Marrakech or thinking about what we would want to do. We ended up with 6 days booked in a riad. This turned out to be a bit too much for us. We like to be 

A Day Trip to Essaouira with Kids

A Day Trip to Essaouira with Kids

Essaouira was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech’s Medina. The kids were dying for a place to run around uninhibited. I needed some fresh air, a change of scenery and some breathing room. We booked our Essaouira tour through Maroc 

Venturing into the Sahara Desert with Kids

Venturing into the Sahara Desert with Kids

Christmas vacation found us heading to Morocco. There are so many options and itineraries when visiting Morocco. Honestly, we got a bit overwhelmed with the move abroad and life and left most of the planning until a month before our departure date. We knew we wanted 

Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

We have two train loving boys, so we instantly fell in love with the the Utrecht Train Museum. Thanks to the Dutch MuseumKaart we can stop by and check out all their events at no additional cost. Winter Station brings winter favorites to an already spectacular 

New Years in the Netherlands

New Years in the Netherlands

Happy New Year! Jeff and I have rung in the New Year in quite a few places. In Hawaii we watched lava flows instead of fireworks. We spent a random New Years in Canada at an Irish Pub near some glowing oil refineries. (It was 

Eulenbis, Germany

Eulenbis, Germany

How does one randomly end up in Eulenbis, Germany? Well, you have an amazing friend, lets call her A, from Colorado who is willing to let you and your crazy family come stay at her house. (Let this be a warning that if you invite us,