Travel with Kids

After nearly four years in Germany, we finally made it to the highly acclaimed themepark of Europapark. We have heard and seen numerous advertisements and promotions for the place, but the boy was never old enough for us to make the trip until this fall. He is almost three (so his admission […]

Europapark: Europe’s #1 Theme Park, Germany

Ooo-la-la-Lake Constance (also referred to as the Bodensee)! This recreational lake and natural beauty is Europe’s third largest lake surrounded by Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland. I love, love, love visiting this place! The massive, bright blue lake is surrounded by fruit groves, farms, vineyards, and some of the most picture perfect villages […]

Lake Love in Sipplingen, Germany and the Bodensee

Every year the family Weiß in the town of Renningen hosts an elaborate and humongous corn maze. I grew up in a suburb in Northern Virgina, spent college years in the mountains, then spent ten years in San Diego prior to moving to Germany so as far as corn mazes go, I know […]

Renningen Maislabyrinth (Corn Maze)

After a history soaked week in Normandy, me, my husband, his ex-wife, their teenage son, and our two and a half-year old son (whew!) headed out to Bastogne to tour the Bastogne War Museum in Belgium. As I mentioned in my previous post, this trip was mostly planned by my husband […]

Bastogne War Museum, Belgium

The catchphrases for this trip were “Thank God there’s whiskey!” and “Damn Tour.” Out of the many trips we’ve taken since living in Germany, this road trip has been the most complex, historical, and emotionally moving. We covered historical sites ranging from Joan of Arc to WWII while traveling through France, […]

Road Trip to WWII Normandy, France

I’m typing this tanned while still feeling some sand and salt in my now much blonder hair. However, outside of my window I see nothing but gray skies, intermittent rain showers, and people slugging around with jackets, scarves, and umbrellas. Germany sure knows how to welcome a gal home! Due to […]

Sun Soaked in Algarve, Portugal

I spend a lot of time researching trips and over time I have found my favorite ways to book everything from accommodations to transportation. Below are some of my favorite booking sites.  I use two main sites to book most of our travel and this is my favorite.  You can get […]

Booking Flights and Accommodations

From what I have noticed in Europe, most countries and regions are family friendly in that they take the entire family into consideration. I have spent very little time in America with my son, but the time I did spend with him I noticed many places and events do not do […]

Enjoy Family Friendly Germany, Stuttgart Region!

June 2015 We almost cancelled this trip because my husband had flown home for some family issues, and vacationing wasn’t exactly on the top of our minds.  However, after talking with family who encouraged us to keep our plans and take the trip as a distraction, we packed up and headed […]

Aegean Sea Cruise with Royal Caribbean