On Day Four (catch up on days 1-3.5 here) of our great Western Europe road trip we departed Belgium, and drove in to northern France. We drove through bright sunshine, over rolling green hills, with steeples from tiny villages decorating the landscape, a chateau or two, and union workers striking on the highway. We were […]Read More Euro road trip family edition. Part Two: Normandy, France. A region beyond the infamous beaches.
Day One: travel day. Now, before anyone goes off and starts thinking this was some sort of fairy tale adventure, I want to assure you that we have two children who like to keep us firmly grounded. Max did his part by vomiting in the car, a whole 40 minutes down the road. After that, […]Read More A family European Road trip in four parts. Part One: Amsterdam, Brugges and all stops in between.
The laws of physics apply to all of us, but they especially apply to 13 month olds. Objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force… mommy, for example. Or gravity, which seems to have stronger pull on this age group, making them more prone to tipping over and/or falling off […]Read More six good reasons to not travel with your kids
We now live an easy two-hour train ride from Berlin. We visited for 48 hours, as a warm up adventure abroad. Well, it was going to be 48 hours, but then we took the train home (Polish hotel home, let me be clear) two stops in the wrong direction, navigated three local trains back to […]Read More weekend family foray in Berlin
If you want to get off the grid, Oceanside, Oregon is a good place to go. Its a speck of a town with houses stacked up from the beach like stadium seats with ocean views. There’s no cell service in town, which was part of the appeal. I wanted us all to unplug and to […]Read More off the grid in Oceanside, OR
Last week we had a crash course in minimalist living. There are a few things moving does for you in this regard. As my husband stated “we have no extra junk.” It felt soooooo good to pare down and get rid of excess. If you don’t think you could prepare your household to move to […]Read More Our final New York adventure: glamping and Watkins Glen
It’s especially important in this day and age, when our world can feel like it’s growing smaller and a little more scary, to raise our children to learn to love the earth and the people on it. By showing our kids how beautiful and fragile this planet is, and teaching them that all people share […]Read More Raising Explorers
We had a big weekend over here! I blinked and Miles turned THREE! A lot has changed in the past few years. But nothing has changed more than the shift that occurred in the moment he came in to the world. I think probably any mother could tell you that upon giving birth, everything changes. […]Read More when an adventure girl becomes an adventure mama
What I really want to share here today are some reflections on, and tips for, traveling as a family with a small toddler child and/or infant. Granted, I am no expert. But, what I do know is that while yes, it is work, and yes, it is different than it was before the little tag […]Read More 5 hopefully helpful tips for family travel
We just got back from a much needed vacation. My husband was recently away on an extended work trip, while I was home solo parenting (with my Village backing me up! Thanks Village!). It was a long winter, and we needed to relax, recoup and reconnect from the time apart. We flew down to the […]Read More Family Vacation! Playa Bonita, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic