City trip Milan – the journey

City trip Milan – the journey

Whoop whoop! Time for our city trip to Milan! We booked this city break to Milan only 2 weeks in advance, so short notice. It had been almost a year…

Our city trip to Milan, some basics

Our city trip to Milan, some basics



Although we often talked about going abroad, taking a holiday or even a city trip, for a long time it just didn’t progress past the talking stage. Our last trip…

A day trip to Haarlem Netherlands with kids – itinerary

A day trip to Haarlem Netherlands with kids – itinerary

Although a lot of foreigners never make it past Amsterdam, The Netherlands really have a lot to offer for such a small country. Visiting Haarlem should definitely be on your…

Children’s Book Museum – meeting our favourite book characters!

Children’s Book Museum – meeting our favourite book characters!

Recently we visited the Children’s Book Museum (Kinderboekenmuseum) in The Hague. I’ve wanted to go there for a long time, but I was waiting for our little world traveler to…

Flying with infants and toddlers – 10 tried and tested tips

Flying with infants and toddlers – 10 tried and tested tips

Our little boy has been on over 25 flights. That’s more than most people we know… and he’s only a toddler. He’s a proper little world traveler! On his first…

Our lowlights and highlights of 2016

Our lowlights and highlights of 2016

For us 2016 was mostly about transitioning back to life in The Netherlands. Our wish to travel longterm, but not being able to, made it a pretty difficult year. Now…

Best kid friendly places for lunch in Haarlem

Best kid friendly places for lunch in Haarlem

We’re having a lot of fun rediscovering our hometown Haarlem. There’s so much to do and see! The second post in this series about fun things to do in Haarlem…

Why you should never ride an elephant

Why you should never ride an elephant

TripAdvisor announced they will be taking a stand against animal cruelty. They’re stopping the sales of tickets for wildlife shows where people can touch wild or endangered animals. As one…

Sprookjeswonderland, a great day trip from Amsterdam

Sprookjeswonderland, a great day trip from Amsterdam

Recently we visited Sprookjeswonderland in Enkhuizen, located about 60 km from Amsterdam. Our toddler loved it! It’s a great alternative to the Efteling and other Dutch amusement parks, especially with…

7 budget travel tips for short-term travel

7 budget travel tips for short-term travel

Long-term travel isn’t in the stars for us right now due to family circumstances, but we need to satisfy our wanderlust one way or another. Since short-term travel is relatively…

Families on the move: Meeting the Marshalls

Families on the move: Meeting the Marshalls

Since we can’t travel ourselves right now, one way to beat the travel blues is to meet other traveling families. Last week we had the pleasure of showing Jason, Michelle…

6 months home: how are we adjusting?

6 months home: how are we adjusting?

Last week (July 21st to be exact) it was 6 months ago since we came back. We miss being on the road! It was nice to see family and friends…

Berlin: Mauerpark Flohmarkt / Flea market

Berlin: Mauerpark Flohmarkt / Flea market

Even though we didn’t expect too much of it, we were very pleasantly surprised by the Mauerpark Flohmarkt, the flea market at Mauerpark (Wall Park) on Sunday. If you’re going…

Things to do in Vienna Austria with kids

Things to do in Vienna Austria with kids

You will have absolutely no problem finding things to do in Vienna with kids. Vienna is a great city to visit with kids of all ages. There are a lot…

Thai Tiger Temple takedown

Thai Tiger Temple takedown

For many years wildlife activists are trying to rescue 137 illegally kept tigers from the Thai Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Now it looks like it’s finally going to happen!…

A fantastic time in Vienna

A fantastic time in Vienna

We’re on a short trip in Europe and spend the past few days visiting Vienna. It’s our first trip after spending 10 months in South-East Asia and it feels good…

Review: Happy Gecko Dive Resort Bunaken

Review: Happy Gecko Dive Resort Bunaken

We stayed at Happy Gecko Dive Resort, also known as Happy Gecko Resort or Cicak Senang Resort, for a week and enjoyed every second of it. We were very sad…

Interview with the Orwicks from StudioEverywhere.org

Interview with the Orwicks from StudioEverywhere.org

The Orwicks are a family from Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Their international art project Studio Everywhere officially launched with 10 month round the world trip. They’re traveling across Central and South…

Two months after our return: how are we doing?

Two months after our return: how are we doing?

Today it’s been exactly 2 months since we came home from our travels. And I have to say transitioning back into ‘regular’ life has been quite a struggle. We really…

Kids travel accessories – our top 5

Kids travel accessories – our top 5

When you search the internet you will find tons of kids travel accessories. From brightly colored suitcases and lightweight travel strollers to kids travel pillows and kids sunglasses. One even…