Review: Naturalis natural history museum

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Naturalis Biodiversity Center definitely deserves its spot in the top 10 best children’s museums in The Netherlands. Located in Leiden, this Dutch natural history museum is only a short train ride away from Amsterdam and well worth the visit. The museum has been closed a very long time for renovations, but in September 2019 it was finally reopened. Better than ever! Spread out over almost 6000m2 you’ll find Naturalis’ massive … Read more

Guide to the Coba ruins in Mexico

Visiting the Mayan ruins was high on my list of things to do in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Ancient civilizations have always fascinated me. Experiencing the – very worthwhile! – Palenque ruins in Chiapas wasn’t enough for me and I wanted to see another site, a bit closer to the Mayan Riviera. We chose Coba ruins and were not disappointed. These are definitely some of the best Mayan ruins … Read more

Beekse Bergen – on safari in The Netherlands

An African safari in The Netherlands, is that possible? Yes, it is! Beekse Bergen Safari Park is a unique wildlife park in the south of the Netherlands. Definitely not a zoo in the traditional sense of the word, but an awesome wildlife experience. Spread out over approximately 300 acres (120 hectares) Beekse Bergen gives you the opportunity to see wild animals such as giraffes, buffalos and cheetahs from your own … Read more

Best places to visit in Australia, New Zealand and Samoa with kids

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What are the best places to visit in Australia with kids? And how about New Zealand and other parts of Oceania, such as Samoa? It’s such a diverse region that offers a great mix of beautiful outdoor locations, culture and fun cities. Visit Australia’s famous red center with Uluru and King’s Canyon, go camping in the outback, view the Aboriginal rock paintings and billabongs in Kakadu National Park or stay … Read more

Complete guide for visiting Amsterdam with kids

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Are you planning to visit Amsterdam with kids? With the proper preparations, a family trip to Amsterdam can be a lot of fun! Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, has a bit of a reputation (to put it mildly). Some things on the standard ‘must do in Amsterdam’ list aren’t very appropriate for kids, but is Amsterdam suitable for families? Yes, it definitely is! Let’s take a look at the … Read more

Fun things to do in Haarlem with kids

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Haarlem is our hometown so we know all the ins and outs of this charming Dutch city. Granted city rights in 1245, Haarlem is one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. It has a colorful history and a beautiful historic city center. And family-friendly Haarlem is great for a city trip with kids. Check out all the things you can do in Haarlem with kids! Also read: Family friendly … Read more

Favorite things to do in The Netherlands with kids

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We asked our fellow travel bloggers ‘what are your favorite things to do with kids in The Netherlands?’. The response was quite overwhelming. For such a small country Holland has a lot to offer! From a pancake cruise in Rotterdam to a petting zoo in Haarlem, and from the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to walking the mudflats at Pieterburen. Check out all these fantastic recommendations and then figure when you … Read more

The best places to eat in Dahab

First-time visitors might be a bit disappointed by the variety of food you find on Dahab’s boulevard. It’s a lively place, especially in the Lighthouse area, but the food isn’t spectacular. Although it has become a bit better over the years, most of the restaurants offer almost the same menu of badly imitated European food and one or two Egyptian dishes. The great news is… there are some hidden gems … Read more

20 things to do in Dahab Egypt

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Dahab may be a lot smaller than the big tourist attractions, but it should definitely be on your list of the best places to visit in Egypt. In Dahab you won’t be bored for a minute! Of course, not being overrun with tourists is a big plus in our book. And there are so many things to do in Dahab, from relaxing on the beach to climbing mountains and going … Read more

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

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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 destination both in summer and winter. Mild winters make this the perfect place to escape the cold and enjoy some sunshine, which is exactly what we did! So what are the best things to do in Olhao and is it … Read more

10 reasons to visit Dahab, Egypt

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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 lived there, worked there or just visited for a holiday, everyone loves Dahab. And with good reason! Read on and we’ll tell you exactly why Dahab should be on your bucket list. Even though we generally visit places only once … Read more

Top 10 children’s museums in the Netherlands

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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 go to with our toddler and we’ve already visited quite a few. Since we’re going to homeschool our little boy next year, museums are definitely top of mind. The top 10 list below is a combination of both museums we’ve … Read more

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 a family trip to Iceland has been on our bucket list for ages. And even more so after reading these great tips for visiting Iceland with kids! Iceland is not only one of the most breathtaking countries on the planet, … Read more

Tulip fields in Holland, when and where?

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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 end of April. It’s a wonderful and colorful experience to find yourself in the middle of a tulip field. It’s like being in a sea of flowers, with brightly colored tulips everywhere you look. The Dutch flower bulb fields are … Read more

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 much cheaper to fly there from other European cities (Easyjet often has promo fares). Since Italy has been on my bucket list for a long time, Milan seemed like a good and pretty affordable place to start. Of course, with our little one in tow, we first need … Read more

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 since we last packed our bags, and it was strange to travel carry-on only, but we managed. Our little world traveler was really excited about flying again and was looking forward to our stay in a new city. Also read: … Read more

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 was to Vienna, Prague, and Berlin. That was a great city trip experience, so we decided to book another one. To Milan this time! I was very excited to go to the land of pizza, pasta and Italian ice cream. … Read more