Olhao Portugal: things to do (with kids or without)

Olhao Portugal: things to do (with kids or without)

Olhão (pronounced Ol-ee-how) is the largest fishing port in Algarve Portugal. It’s located right next to Faro, the region’s capital. With its temperate Mediterranean climate, Algarve is a popular tourist…

10 reasons to visit Dahab, Egypt

10 reasons to visit Dahab, Egypt

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like Dahab. And we’ve met surprisingly many people on the road who know this little coastal town in Egypt’s South Sinai desert. Whether they’ve…

Sun Sinai Villa & an update about Dahab

Sun Sinai Villa & an update about Dahab

For a lot of reasons we didn’t visit our holiday house in Dahab, Egypt in over two and half years. The longest we’ve ever been away since Sinai Sun Villa…

Top 10 children’s museums in the Netherlands (suitable for toddlers)

Top 10 children’s museums in the Netherlands (suitable for toddlers)

Before I became a mother, I never knew there were so many cool children’s museums in The Netherlands. I have a huge list of kids’ museums I still want to…

Iceland with kids – 9 fantastic things to do

Iceland with kids – 9 fantastic things to do

When Travel-Wise contacted us about a guest post exchange, offering to write an article about family travel to Iceland, we jumped at the opportunity. We’ve never been there ourselves, but…

Visiting the Teylers Museum with a toddler

Visiting the Teylers Museum with a toddler

When I was a kid, we used to visit the Teylers Museum in Haarlem as a school outing. I was fascinated by all the history and the weird and wonderful…

Tulip fields in Holland, when and where?

Tulip fields in Holland, when and where?

There’s nothing more Dutch than a tulip, right? Well, besides windmills, cheese and wooden shoes of course… Tulip season in The Netherlands lasts from the end of January til the…

6 top things to do in Milan Italy with kids

6 top things to do in Milan Italy with kids

Fashion city Milan is often overlooked for more romantic or historic Italian cities such as Rome, Florence or Venice. It is however very cheap to fly there from other European…

City trip Milan – the journey

City trip Milan – the journey

On Wednesday 22 March it was time for our city trip to Milan. We booked only 2 weeks in advance, so short notice. It had been almost a year since…

Our city trip to Milan, some basics

Our city trip to Milan, some basics



Although we often talk 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…

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…

Fun things to do in and around Haarlem part 1: Animals

Fun things to do in and around Haarlem part 1: Animals

Since we’re not traveling right now, we have lots of time to rediscover our own hometown with our toddler. In this series we’ll be looking at fun things to do…

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…

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…


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