We drove out of Paris on Day 10. The best way to ease the pain of leaving Paris is to schedule a visit to the Champagne wine region on your way out of town. Trust me on this. However, I also need you to trust me that you should try your very hardest to visit […]Read More European family road trip Part Four of Four: through Champagne, Verdun, Luxembourg and beyond
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.
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
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