Escape to Rovinj with Kids

Escape. That’s the first word that pops to mind when I hear the name Rovinj. This seaside town in the Croatian region of Istria has always been an escape for us. Escape from the Winter fog and cold of our city, escape from the everyday routine, escape from worries… A few hours drive and the world…

No Photos, Please

I remember squinting my eyes because of the sun. My brother nervously fidgeting. My Dad saying: ‘Just a second, it has to be perfect.’ That’s how we took photos, 20 something years ago. When my Dad had to buy the film for the camera, every photo was special. Today, we can snap a photo of…

I don’t Want to Survive Travel with Kids. I Want to Have Fun with Them.

‘The secret to surviving a long car journey with children.’ ‘Travel With Kids on Long Flights, And Survive.’ ’10 Tips to Survive Holiday Travel With Kids.’ These three headlines and there are many more out there, all contain one word that really bothers me. Survive. Why and when have we started thinking about how to survive travel…

All Aboard! Ferry to Scotland

How do we get from home to Scotland without having to spend the entire 14 days off driving? The answer: ferry to Scotland. More precisely from Amsterdam to Newcastle upon Tyne. But once we boarded the ferry with kids, what was meant to only be a means of making the journey easier, proved to be the…

Time to Say Goodbye

A thin barely visible line. It was all it took to turn my life upside down. Forever. It was a sign. Proof that I was about to become a Mum. From that moment on I would never be the same. I now walk a thin line between fear and joy. Even if birth and constant…

A Lazy Parent’s Guide to Travel

This is probably universally understood: my day consists of work, home and kids. Then repeat. Keep repeating. Indefinitely. You get me, we are probably in it together. Bottom line, when I have the days off, sure, I want to travel, but at the same time I kind of wish the travel would be switching from…