We have visited Europe with our kids several times. We have never traveled with a car seat nor have we ever rented a car. Why? It's simple. Trains are the way to travel in Europe. They are cheap, easy to navigate, super accessible and most are very family friendly.Read More
Paris. The City of Lights. The places where dreamers go to dream, fashionistas go to twirl in dresses at the foot of the Eiffel tower, the place of slow walks through the park and where macaroons and red wine seem endless. So many people dream of their time in Paris. I know I did before my first visit. I was 17 when I first laid eyes on the city; it was fascinating. I returned 3 more times; all different experiences. At 31 I returned for my 5th rendezvous with my old friend. This time, like the other times, I felt comfort in the familiarity and surprise at the differences.
This trip was different because I brought my children. Seeing them explore new places is exciting to me, but this time it felt more exciting and more personal. This IS Paris after all.Read More
In our experience, jet lag can really hinder the first days of your new adventure. We have spent days upon days living with no sleep, trying to enjoy ourselves in a new country, but failing miserably. We have also arrived at a destination 8 hours ahead of our normal time zone with no jet lag at all -- a miracle! Through trial and error, we have found several ways to help overcome, minimize or even avoid jet-lag all together with our kids.Read More
Bern is often one of the forgotten cities of Switzerland; overshadowed by places like Zermatt, Zurich & the towns surrounding the peaks of Jungfrau & Schilthorn. The thing is, Bern is the Capitol of Switzerland. It's central to seemingly everything in Switzerland. It was perfect for us. We booked a 4 night stay in a highly rated Airbnb.Read More
“Fast forward about 10 months and we were on our way. Our day in Vaduz ended up being one of my favorite days of the entire 21 day trip. This little country is a must-see on your European journey.”Read More