8 Kid-Friendly Recipes from Around the World

8 Kid-Friendly Recipes from Around the World

Quick quiz. When you hear the word Italian, what do you think of? When you hear the word French, what do you think of? When you hear the word Chinese, what do you think of? If your answers were something along the lines of pizza, croissants and egg rolls, then you’re...

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A year of holidays around the world

A year of holidays around the world

Remember in grade school when every couple of weeks class would end 30 minutes early because it was someone’s birthday? The whole class would sing, eat cupcakes and goof around? It was usually the best part of the day.  If only our teachers could have turned that...

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What travel means to me

What travel means to me

My 15-year-old daughter, Maya, wrote about what travel means to her. I loved reading her thoughts and hope you do too... When people think of travel, they usually think of planes, tropical beaches, big cities like New York and Paris. Maybe that’s what travel means to...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with kids

Celebrating Chinese New Year with kids

Chinese New Year falls on February 5th this year. There will be family reunions, elaborate dinners, red clothes, fireworks, dragon dances, and the chance at finding a coin inside your dumpling!  There's so much to love about this special holiday, and with kids, there...

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Hygge for families

Hygge for families

I remember my first winter in Copenhagen. We'd arrived in late August and had the perfect Scandinavian fall -- walks in the woods, enjoying the city, playing on the beach. Then the oddest thing started to happen around mid-November, and it seemed so sudden. The...

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Kindness and Light: Celebrating St. Martin’s Day

Kindness and Light: Celebrating St. Martin’s Day

St. Martin’s Day, held each year on November 11th, is not one that makes many calendars outside Europe, but it's one of our absolute favorites. The message of compassion, the making of lanterns, the baking of sweet bread and the bonfire at night are all beautiful...

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Bringing Europe into your New Year’s Eve

Bringing Europe into your New Year’s Eve

We love celebrating the end of the year and marking the new one with traditions we've discovered on our travels. The Danish tradition of smashing dishes on your friends’ doorsteps on New Year's Eve probably wouldn’t go over quite so well here in the US. And not many...

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Story perfect gift guide

Story perfect gift guide

Ah.. the perfect gift! It's something we all aspire to give our loved ones - especially the littler loved ones. We wait for the look on their faces when they open it and the feeling we have when weeks and months later we see our gift being used, loved, worn in or worn...

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Our precarious journey to England

Our precarious journey to England

We’ve arrived in the land of Shakespeare, Harry Potter, salt and vinegar crisps, and clockwise roundabouts. To be more accurate, we’ve settled ourselves in a tiny village in stunning Cornwall, England. We plan to enjoy cream tea (more on cream tea etiquette soon),...

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Stories along the Danube

Stories along the Danube

Two weeks ago, I, along with my husband, our three daughters (ages 8, 10 and 14) and our dog, set out on our newest adventure - biking 340km along the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria. Biking all day, being outside all day — having time to think,...

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About Us

We're taking one year to travel through Europe, and we'll be researching, writing and recording along the way. We've sold nearly everything we own and are trading it all in for five backpacks and a doggie bike trailer, visiting 13 countries with our three adventurous daughters and our loyal Labradoodle. We'll be reporting back about all the places we go and interesting people we meet, while learning more about other countries and their traditions to bring you the most authentic stories possible.
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