Discovering Sottomarina and Chioggia with my Kids

Oct
31

Sottomarina is a picturesque and relatively quiet coastal city, which is located just below Venice, about an hour's drive away. Its beaches, in season, populate many tourists (mostly Italian tourists) and therefore are very organized and include restaurants, clubs, volleyball and soccer courts, and often even playgrounds.

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Chichicastenango: Central America’s largest market, great fun for kids!

Oct
27

The treacherous mountain roads in and out of Lago de Attilan are much more pleasant from a seat on the bus. It’s a two hour ride (one way) to Chichicastenango, a little town in the mountains known for it’s unique religious blend of old Mayan and Catholicism. We got up early and caught the bus to see the Sunday market, one of the best in Guatemala.

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High Peak Station: New Zealand's Best Kept Secret

Oct
22

We spent a full six months in New Zealand. During that time we made loops around both islands and had a lot of adventures, from visiting glaciers, to climbing mountains, to cycling, fishing, hunting for gemstones, finding wild penguins, and so many other things. There are adventures for everyone and we’d love to have another six months some other year. Without question, the best place we went, and the best adventure we had in New Zealand was at High Peak Station. On a whim, my Uncle Dick flew over and we spent six days hiking, hunting and having adventures in the highlands around Mt. Hutt. 

Chalet, High Peak Station
The Hut, High Peak Station
Red Stag, High Peak Station
The Hut, High Peak Station
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10 Tips for Hassle Free Family Trips

Oct
20

We often talk to many of our friends about our trips with kids, and sometimes it seems that some small things that we take for granted are something that our friends consider to be showstopper because they don't know how to deal with this things. That's the reason why I wrote this 10 easy to understand tips to help people what hesitate to even think about the trip with the kids. I hope that you will find it useful.

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Two days in Dijon

Oct
17

The weather in Dijon in February is chilly.  I know, I know, we shouldn’t complain when we’ve not seen a single flake of snow in nearly a year and we were swimming in early December... but we’re cold.  Maybe it is just that we got thoroughly chilled as we left Marseille, standing the the frosty pre-dawn darkness for over an hour waiting for a train we thought would never come. 

Dijon mustards
Dijon market
Dijon market
Dijon museum
Dijon museum
Dijon museum
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The Enchanted Highway in North Dakota

Oct
09

On our summer road trip, we drove through North Dakota. We really wanted to do something awesome in North Dakota, so we would feel justified in crossing it off our list. As it turnsout, there really isn't much to do in North Dakota. Seriously. I kept searching and finally ran across something called the Enchanted Highway. The Enchanted Highway is a collection of sculptures created from scrap metal. They are some of the world's largest scultpures.

geese in flight enchanted highway
kids exploring the geese in flight scrap metal sculpture in North Dakota
kids playing at Deer Crossing
Deer Crossing sculpture Enchanted Highway
things to do in North Dakota explore the Enchanted Highway
North Dakota scenery
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Chutes & Ladders Park

Oct
09

We visited Minneapolis this past summer and discovered the coolest playground we've ever visited!! Some local friends recommended the Hyland Park Play Area (or as the locals call it, Chutes & Ladders). I googled it and knew immediately that we'd have to spend some time there!

kids climbing at the Hyland Park Play Area
spray park in Minneapolis
the coolest playground in all of America
family trip to the park Chutes & Ladders play area in Bloomington Minnesota
kids climbing the ropes at the playground
girl at the playground Hyland Park Area
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Tips for visiting Disney with kids

Oct
06

A visit to Disney World is one of those iconic childhood milestone journeys. I don’t know very many families who don’t dream about that first visit, and I know more than a few who go every year through that “magical” stage of childhood. Who can blame them? Disney does it right, on every level! I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count over the years, as a child and later as a parent. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade and we’ve made some fantastic family memories with the people who matter most. Here are my five tips for getting the most out of your Disney World holiday.

Disney resort
Disney World
Disney World
Disney World
Disney World
Disney World
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Natural Wonders in the Czech Republic: Punkva Caves and Macocha Abyss

Oct
06

The Punkva Caves are a hidden treasure in the countryside north of Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city.  Discovered in 1909 & 1914 these caves extend back into the hills, following the path of an underground river. The stalactite and stalagmite formations are the best we’ve ever seen in both quality and quantity. The mineral deposits that have accumulated over the centuries have been remarkably well preserved due to timed admissions and conservation minded tour guides. The tour is given in Czech, but there are accompanying English language recordings available at no extra charge.

Punkva Caves
Punkva Caves
Macocha Abyss from the bottom
Punkva Caves
At the top of the abyss
Punkva Caves
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Macon, Ga with kids

Oct
02

The small southern town of Macon is only a few hours from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle. It can make a relaxing escape for a long weekend, with plenty to see and do. We visited three exciting Macon attraction that both adults and kids will both enjoy, and a family-friendly hotel to call home base. We have visited places like: Dauset Trails, Ocmulgee National Monument, Candlewood Suites Macon, and Museum of Art and Sciences in Macon.

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