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19 Great European Christmas Markets for Kids

Can Ancestry Travel Explain Who We Are?

Taking a Mediterranean Cruise with Kids


Planning a family ski holiday in Austria

9 Things To Consider When Planning an Austria Ski Holiday with Kids

It's time to take your children skiing! There's no better place to consider for ski holidays in Europe than the ...
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Skip the Cities and Head to the Mountains of Austria with Kids!

The first time I strapped on a pair of skis I was so young, I don't even remember the experience ...
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Dyle River Mechelen Belgium

Mechelen, Europe’s Most Family Friendly Destination!

Many destinations claim to be family-friendly but few are able to really live up to the title. When we visited ...
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Uncovering Eastern Europe’s Culinary Gem in Bulgaria

In September of 2015 my friend Sofie and I planned a trip to Bulgaria. She had asked me months earlier ...
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What to do on a layover in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a great layover to take on your to Morocco. This capital of Denmark’s airport is only 17 minutes ...
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Copenhagen by Boat

How we spent 10 days in Norway and Denmark for $1200

Scandinavia is a very expensive part of the world to visit. We had always thought a cruise to the Norwegian ...
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Copenhagen food tour

Going Danish on a Copenhagen Food Tour

The first thing I do when we're going somewhere new is search "CITY NAME + FOOD TOUR" - yes I ...
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The Netherlands

What to do on a Layover in Amsterdam

There are numerous flights from the US that transit through Amsterdam. It is a hub for Delta and KLM flights ...
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Markethal Rotterdam

An Eater’s Guide to Rotterdam

If Rotterdam isn't on your travel radar yet, it should be! This Dutch town in southern Holland is not only ...
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Stand selling Kibbeling and Haring

Where to Eat Dutch Food in Amsterdam

In a lot of countries we’ve been, we’d stumble upon local food at just about every street corner. Pizza and ...
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Tallinn’s Foodie Secrets

What do you know about Estonia? We didn't know a lot, but when we were in Finland, we learned that ...
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Helsinki Cafes and Restaurants

Where to Eat: Helsinki Cafes and Restaurants

What's Finnish food you're wondering? On our visit to Helsinki we set out to answer just that question. Helsinki cafe's ...
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10 Secrets Helsinki Finland

10 Helsinki Secrets to Discover When You Visit

Several years ago, we had the chance to visit Helsinki, a city that was never on my travel radar. I ...
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Think Finnish Restaurants are Boring? Think Again!

I didn't have high hopes for Finnish food. Frankly, what I remembered about it growing up was that there was ...
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From the UP to Porvoo – My Finnish American Connection

The melting pot of America is home to people from every country on Earth. Where I grew up, Italian, English, ...
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What to do on a layover in Paris

Paris! The city of lights, philosophy, art, love, beautiful architecture and haute cuisine. There’s a reason Paris is the topic ...
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Can you taste wine without taking a sip?

Can You “Taste” Wine without Sipping It?

To the uncultured, such as myself, who have very little experience with wine, it can be a surprise to learn ...
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Truffles at Market in Southern France

Provence in Winter with no Lavender in Sight!

When I say “South of France” what image immediately comes to mind? Is it beaches? Fields of blooming lavender? A ...
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What to do on a layover in Frankfurt, Germany

If you’re planning a trip to Morocco, Frankfurt is a wonderful city to have a layover. The Frankfurt Airport is ...
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What to do on a Layover in Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, is home to centuries-old buildings, world-class museums, towering fairy tale castles and breath-taking ...
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Bingen on the Rhine: A Hidden Gem

Researching my family tree unveiled that nearly all of my relatives left small, and in some cases very small communities ...
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What to do in Mainz with teens

The Best Things to Do in Mainz Germany with Kids

The German city of Mainz sits on the Rhine River and is a popular stop for Rhine river cruises. But, ...
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Spending a Day in Darmstadt, Germany

Have you ever heard of Darmstadt, Germany? If you're like me a few months ago, chances are you haven't. As ...
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Guide: Three Days in Berlin with Kids

My first trip to Berlin was when I was 17 years old. It was 1999 and the ten year anniversary ...
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A Guide to Berlin’s Christmas Markets with Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Marrakech we don't have much of a winter. The temperatures might drop but they never reach freezing. We have ...
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Elafonisi pink beach Crete

3 Things to Do in Chania, Crete You Shouldn’t Miss!

Crete is one of the 6,000+ islands that make up Greece. It is the largest and most populated island and ...
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For all of our Italy advice and insights be sure to visit our Italy section!


Cliffs of Moher Ireland

The Emerald Isle: 5 Ways Ireland Surprised Me

People regularly ask me which place that I’ve been I like the most. I don’t really have a good answer ...
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What to See and Eat in Riga + Great Day Trips to Consider

You know that I always try to be honest with you, so here goes. Every time that I have visited ...
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Why visit Gjovik Norway

A Complete Guide to Visting Toten and Gjøvik Norway

You've seen the soaring fjords of western Norway and the glassy ice of the Arctic north, but what about the ...
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Farms in Toten, Norway

Lefse, Lutefisk and Leaving: A Norwegian-American Immigration Story

Tucked in the upstairs of my mom's house is a brown, aging trunk. Opening the lid the smell of that ...
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Copenhagen by Boat

How we spent 10 days in Norway and Denmark for $1200

Scandinavia is a very expensive part of the world to visit. We had always thought a cruise to the Norwegian ...
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Bergen Norway wharf

Create Your Own Shore Excursion in Bergen, Norway

The last port stop on our fjord cruise was to the city of Bergen (or Bryggen). I was really excited ...
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An Art Nouveau Adventure in Ålesund, Norway

Our second cruise in Europe took us to the Norwegian fjords, a trip I had always wanted to take but ...
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Getting Lost in Geiranger, Norway

Anyone that has been to Geiranger knows this title is an intentional joke. Situated at the end of the one ...
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5 Reasons Lisbon is a Food Lover’s Dream

This is a guest post from Marco Santos from Travel Boo. It’s no secret, the Portuguese love their food and ...
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How to Spend a Layover in Lisbon, Portugal

Considering this coastal capital city for a short (or long!) layover on your way to Morocco? Lisbon is sure not ...
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5 Secrets to Finding Great Seafood in Lisbon

Your tickets are booked and you're off to explore the Portuguese capital of Lisbon - you're in for a treat! ...
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Monastery Jeronimos Lisbon

How to See Lisbon in a Day for under 35 Euro

You've heard Europe is expensive I'm sure. It's not a big secret. If you're on a budget but want to ...
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For all of our Spain advice and insights be sure to visit our Spain section!


What to do on a Layover in Istanbul, Turkey

In April of 2019 Istanbul opened their brand new airport. For two days they closed down operations of their old ...
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Ferry on the Bosporous Istanbul

The Giant Guide to All Things Istanbul!

The first time I went to Turkey I was 16 years old and left hoping and praying I’d never have ...
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United Kingdom

What to do on a layover in London, Gatwick

When most people think of flying to London, thoughts of Heathrow come to mind. Though Gatwick isn’t on the tube, ...
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Planning a Tea Inspired London City Break Holiday!

One of my favorite ways to explore a city is there several, shorter visits. I'm really not someone that likes ...
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Planning a Perfect Girlfriend Getaway in London

Who wouldn't love to take a girlfriend getaway in London? This city wasn't on my radar for a long time, ...
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Things to do on a London Layover at Heathrow

Transferring through Heathrow can be a thing of pleasure or pain for travelers. While some dislike the largeness and congestion ...
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