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  • Our Almost Christmas In Prague

    Our Almost Christmas In Prague

    Dec 13, 2013 Czech Republic

    We have heard tons about Christmas in Prague and while we had already made plans for our 2013 Christmas we wanted to still have a family travel “Christmas” in the Czech Republic while we were there. Check out the Christmassy side of Prague.

  • Peeling Back The Layers Of Mystery Around Stonehenge

    Peeling Back The Layers Of Mystery Around Stonehenge

    Dec 9, 2013 United Kingdom

    In the days before pen and paper, before the wheel, before recorded history dating some 5000 years ago, someone with passion and strength beyond measure, created Stonehenge.

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Nov 27, 2013 Ireland

    Imagine being transported back in time 600 years to a small village in Ireland. A land of kings and knights, heroes and legends. This is all possible now, without a time machine, at Bunratty Castle.

  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

    Nov 26, 2013 Destinations

    The UAE is a federation of seven emirates. We spent a week in Emirates hubcity of Dubai. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. It has the largest population in the UAE and the second-largest land territory. It's super…

  • 10 Things To Do In London With Kids – 5 Of Them Free!

    10 Things To Do In London With Kids – 5 Of Them Free!

    Nov 24, 2013 United Kingdom

    I had never considered London as a children’s destination and was not prepared for the lows (trying to carry a double stroller down underground train stairs) or the highs (two hours in a toy store). Check out our top ten and better yet 5 of them are free!

  • Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

    Nov 17, 2013 Destinations

    A landlocked country in Central Europe, most people have heard of at least one of it's cities - Prague. We got to stay in Prague for a week right before Christmas and enjoy it's unique individuality.

  • Charming Irish Cottage Retreat With Just A Few Clicks

    Charming Irish Cottage Retreat With Just A Few Clicks

    Nov 11, 2013 Ireland

    For 10 nights we had been moving consistently around Ireland. From East to West, West to South, South to North and then we finally found ourselves heading back to Galway. Thankfully we found ourselves in the middle of the Irish countryside in a sweet litt…

  • Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Nov 11, 2013 Ireland

    Fresh from a major facelift launched in June 2013, this iconic landmark in Limerick, Ireland has been turning heads (for all the right reasons). So we had to find out what was going on and had the opportunity to visit this popular destination on our Irish…

  • Cram It: 48 Hours In Barcelona, Spain

    Cram It: 48 Hours In Barcelona, Spain

    Nov 1, 2013 Spain

    15 days had passed since we disembarked our cruise ship in Civitavecchia but it felt like months. We had seen so much in such a short period of time on our Southern Europe road trip. But now it was coming to an end and Barcelona was a fitting finale.

  • Classic Italian Icons Covered In 60 Seconds: Rome, Florence & Pisa

    Classic Italian Icons Covered In 60 Seconds: Rome, Florence & Pisa

    Nov 1, 2013 Italy

    Well, that’s what it felt like by the end of it. In reality we only had about 3 days between all 3 cities so we didn’t fit in everything we wanted to see, but here’s a quick rundown of what we squished into a fun-packed family trip.

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 2

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    Despite not having any kids or husband to wake me up in the morning I still had a reasonably early morning – bummer! I was able to get dressed so quickly without two little ones to dress and a husband to hurry. That was relatively novel, but I missed thei…

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 1

    Oct 30, 2013 Ireland

    Tea & Scones, walking tour in Westport, cycling the coast, a warm place for home & eating overload! My first day without the family visiting the Wild Atlantic Way West, do you think I survived?

  • 10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    Oct 28, 2013 Ireland

    Erin was gone. It was just Miss 4 and Mr 3 with me for 3 whole days. No sweat, I was a very capable, hands-on dad. But this time it was different. I was in a brand new city, a new country, and didn’t know anyone and didn’t know where to go or what to do. …

  • It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    It’s Been A Long Time Between Hugs & Dining In Civitavecchia

    Oct 26, 2013 Italy

    When you have a flight leaving Turkey and heading to Italy, it could be considered exciting. But I wasn’t flying to Italy. I was flying into my parent’s arms. Take joy in my happy reunion and check out our stay in Civitavecchia, Italy.

  • We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    We Found Little Britain In Oludeniz, Turkey

    Oct 8, 2013 Turkey

    If our previous stay in Alacati was the hidden gem that only locals know, then Oludeniz is the unhidden gem that all the British know about. I don’t think we’ve seen so many folks from the UK (outside Australia), than in this one town. Blimey!

  • Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Top 5 Essential Destinations In Istanbul

    Oct 5, 2013 Turkey

    Istanbul is a vibrant city with too much to do in a short amount of time. Our 5 days in Istanbul was simply not enough, no surprises there. But what we did manage to pack into a few days in Istanbul were all highlights for us.

  • 2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    2-Day Whirlwind Tour of Cappadocia, Turkey: Day 1

    Oct 1, 2013 Turkey

    The reputation of Cappadocia, Turkey as one of this planet’s most beautiful regions is not without merit. Here is day 1 of our tour through nature's wonderland. Including Imagination Valley, Hermit Valley, Underground Cities, Ceramic Art & one big bloody…

  • What Can You Do In Just 3 Days In Tel Aviv?

    What Can You Do In Just 3 Days In Tel Aviv?

    Sep 25, 2013 Israel

    We visited Tel Aviv briefly in 2007 and spent a few short hours in Jaffa so I was excited to be heading back, this time for a bit longer. Here’s a brief overview of the things we did in Tel Aviv that you might also enjoy.

  • Italy

    Italy

    Sep 18, 2013 Destinations

    When I first visited in 2001 Italy was my favourite country. Could it live up to this standard on my return? Visiting Italy with my kids and my parents. We hope you enjoy!

  • Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Gettin’ High in Cappadocia: Hot Air Ballooning in Turkey

    Sep 9, 2013 Turkey

    All I could hear was the gentle breeze softly whispering past the hot air balloon and the occasional whoosh of the flame filling the ballon, as we soared on smooth streams of air. The warm sun breached the nearby plateau casting a warm, encompassing glow …

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