• 5 Things Not to Bother Packing For Kids

    Whether you’re preparing for a long road trip, a quick weekend getaway or an overseas flight, parents have a tendency to over-stress about what to pack for kids. After lots of travels with our family of five, here are a few things NOT to bother packing. If you do a quick search online for “packing tips when traveling with children” literally hundreds of articles will pop up. Each one promising the best tips, fail-proof methods and must-have products. We tend to think if we over prepare for any and every situation, we’ll be better off. But as someone who has…

  • Host an Amazing Thanksgiving While Living Abroad

    After two years of tackling our favorite holiday here in Spain, Halloween, we’ve really got it figured out. (See previous article Why Halloween in Barcelona is Amazing) . But how in the world do you host an amazing Thanksgiving while living abroad? The food, the football, the family. All a bit foreign here! While our family back home are basting birds, cozying up to Thanksgiving Day parades on TV and putting finishing touches on apple pie, it’s just another normal day here in Spain! We can’t NOT celebrate it. No way! So in continuing our beloved family traditions while embracing…

  • 10 Perfect Gifts for Travel Lovers

    So now that holiday season and shopping is fast approaching, take a look at your gift list. Might you have any gifts for travel lovers to purchase? What in the world do you get the person that has seen so much of the world already? Gift giving can be tough if you have an avid traveler. But don’t fret! These 10 gift ideas (plus bonus stocking stuffers) are perfect for travel lovers this holiday season. Living abroad in Barcelona for the last two years with my husband and three kids, I can honestly say I’d love any of these travel…

  • 4 Unique Ways to Capture Your Travels

    Over the summer, we traveled back to the states to visit family as we do every August. As I was relaxing one morning at my mom and dad’s house, enjoying some American coffee and oversized corn muffins, I came across a drawer filled with DVDs. Home videos (transferred from old VHS tapes of course!) from when my sisters and I were little. As excited as I was to pull them out and show my own kids, I felt a tinge of sadness followed by guilt. My three kids will probably never stumble upon a stack of old home movies. These…

  • Rome Italy Photo Gallery

    Month: November 2019 Accomodations: 3-Night cruise aboard the MSC Divina departing Barcelona, heading to Marseille, France and Genoa, Italy, ending in Civitavecchia, Italy (Port of Rome). Lovely experience! We adored our stop in Genoa and could have spent another full day there touring around. We enjoyed it a bit more than the day spent in Marseille as there was not much to see in this port and visitors should be cautious of certain neighborhood areas. Air B&B 3-night stay at Pantheon in the Window, Rome Italy (Truly an incredible and safe location right in the city center of Rome and…

  • How to Unpack After Your Travels

    Packing for a trip can seem like a daunting task – especially when you have small children to also plan for. But for many, nothing is worse than arriving home from a trip and needing to UNPACK. My husband, love him dearly, is one of these people. As someone who travels frequently for work, he arrives home exhausted. Understood! Typically, he’ll tear open his suitcase and pull out whatever goodies he’s purchased for the kids, which I find adorable. But then his suitcase will make its way to the floor opened….and unpacked – sometimes for days. He’s not a lazy…

  • La Pobla de Lillet, Spain Photo Gallery

    Month: November 2018 Accommodations: Air B&B – Mas Merolla, Gombren Listing link here – https://abnb.me/8r6AAq74L0 Our Favorite Thing To Do: This home is situated deep in the countryside of Catalunya in the heart of tiny Gombren. Surrounded by nature, the smells and sounds of this incredible home are the perfect getaway from city life. We spent our time hiking and exploring the area – little trails, lush meadows and shaded forests. It was a perfect weekend of outdoor simplicity for the kids – technology free! Our Best Tip: The nearest town of La Pobla de Lliet where you’ll find several…

  • Vienna, Austria Photo Gallery

    Month: March 2019 Accomodations: Hotel Ziper – Lange Gasse, 49 Vienna, Austria 1080 Recommendations: Our Favorite Meal of the Trip: Cafe Maria Treu around the corner from Hotel Zipser. We recommend ordering the traditional Austrian dishes “Knodel” (dumplings), “Eiernockerl Nockerl” (little dough balls fried with egg and topped with fresh chives) and “Spatzle” (similar dough balls fried with bacon, onion and cheese) and “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes with apple sauce and icing) Things to Do: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Rathausplatz, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben, 7 Square, St Peter’s Church, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna State Opera, Natural History Museum & Kunsthistorisches Museum,…

  • Bellagio, Italy Photo Gallery

    MONTH: June 2018 ACCOMODATIONS: Hotel II Perlo Panorama, Bellagio Italy RECOMMENDATIONS: Our Favorite Meal During the Trip: La Fontana Bellagio hidden down a quiet alley in the maze of Bellagio streets. We recommend ordering the Lasagne Alla Crema di Radicchio and Risotto al Nero di Seppia. Things to Do: Bellagio Rent a Boat located in The Lido di Bellagio (75 Euro for 1 hour, 140 Euros for 2 hours). This was our favorite activity that we did as a family. Life vests provided for all passengers, you may bring aboard food/beverage as you wish. One word of advice: boats do…