Europe

Faking It in Cordoba With Kids

Cordoba with kids

Once a capital of Islamic Spain and western Europe’s biggest, most cultured city, Cordoba is today a laid-back, charming Andalusian city that has lots of things to offer. While unraveling the new is always fun, Cordoba with kids taught me that sometimes it would be better to play it safe. Now that I think about …

Worst Family Vacation Destinations for 2018

While everyone is making a list of the best destinations to visit in 2018, I’ll do the list of the worst family vacation destinations for 2018. Here are the places you should avoid, because we want to have them all to ourselves. Worst family vacation destinations 2018: 1.       Scotland It is stunningly beautiful. No scratch …

‘Oh, What Fun It Is to Ride On…’ Katschberg Advent Trail

Katschberg Advent Trail

Away from the crowed Christmas markets but equally impressive Katcshberg Adventweg or Katschberg Advent Trail despite the cold offers a cosier Christmas feel. Though kids might need to be encouraged to feel it. Often. In quest of the true Christmas spirit December is crazy in our household. There are countless events in school, pre-school and …

Visiting Alhambra with Kids? Learn from Our Mistakes

Alhambra with kids

The palace complex of Alhambra is magnificent. We expected as much and we weren’t disappointed. But we didn’t know how hard it was to get the tickets. We should have been better prepared. Here’s what the visit to Alhambra with kids taught us and how you can avoid our mistakes. Alhambra with kids and no …

5 Top Christmas Markets This Season

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas lights, music, food and cheer. If you are still reluctant about it all, here are some of the best Christmas markets in our vicinity – Europe – to get you in the mood. You still have time for a visit. Christmas market in Nuremberg They say Germany …

Great Discoveries at Museo Galileo with Kids

museo galileo

Museo Galileo despite its name is more than just a museum dedicated to one of the world’s greatest scientists Galileo Galilei. With its collection of scientific instruments it is an ode to history of science and the source of inspiration for all visitors, young and old. Where is Museo Galileo? This incredible collection of historical …

Things I’ve Learned at a Concert

Things I learned at a concert

With the enthusiasms of a five year old I jumped at the chance to go to a concert with hubby.  But once we got there, early, had to stand for hours and brave the crowds of millennials, while wondering about their parents’ parenting methods,  I’ve wondered, sincerely: ‘Am I too old or too tired for …

Breathtaking Views of Normandy That Will Have You Daydreaming

I write so much about the beauties of Scotland, you’d think their tourist organization was blackmailing me with something. I think Scotland is stunning, but I am not blind to other great places around the world. And the region that impressed me as much as the Highlands did, was Normandy. Too bad they speak French …