Amsterdam may have its renown for sex and drugs, but we were there for other reasons. We were excited to discover Amsterdam as a family destination, not just one for the single backpackers. And we did it. Here are 10 things we found for your next family holiday in Amsterdam...
My mum was born in the Netherlands and so I grew up with a Dutch influence. Every Christmas my Oma (grandmother) made croquettes. And as I grew up we also enjoyed other delicacies that I decided to hunt down during our stay in the motherland (literally).
My mother was born in the Netherlands. I am not sure if you have ever visited the birthplace of your mother, but it’s both moving and profound - it reconciles the elemental self-identity fragments deep within your soul like a scattered jigsaw puzzle finally being made whole.
Going on holiday can be a pretty exciting time for kids and often means the end of a diet (periodically) for adults. In the last 2 years of travel we’ve had to learn to say, “No, we don’t want nuggets.” Again.
The prevalent kids menu tortures our travels.
I am no health expert and I guarantee there are many more healthy alternatives than what I provide here, but here is our cheat list for trying to maintain a more balanced diet for kids who eat out at restaurants more times a year than a travelling businessman.
Seeing the world from different perspectives provides an ideal atmosphere for reflection and meditation on life, society, culture, love and family. These musing are our pondering thoughts down on paper. A sort of therapy if you wish, to help digest the vast number of new experiences. Enjoy!
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Along our journey we meet lots of fascinating folks. This section of the website features stories from other people that we think you'll find interesting. We love learning from their experiences and this is our chance to share those with you.
The ultimate exhilaration that any wildlife enthusiast would love to experience is catching sight of wildlife in their natural locale. In their habitats, animals behave differently to in a zoo. They are awe-inspiring. Here is a list of safari trips that are absolutely incredible.
Teenagers are at the age where they like to go off and do their own thing, without the embarrassment of parents hanging around and holding them back. It can be difficult to reconcile this attitude with keeping things safe on a family skiing holiday, but is it possible for everyone to have a good time?
When it comes to researching flights, I’d say we know a few tricks of the trade. We have looked up thousands of flights over recent years and flight search engines have made this process so much easier. I put the fast-growing flight search engine Momondo to the test to see how it compares.
I’ve heard of them many times. Fellow travellers claimed they made travel easier and more enjoyable. I didn’t understand. So I thought we’d give it a shot and started using eBags Packing Cubes. I can now see that all the attention was well deserved.