New Year’s Eve – Disneyland Paris

Ringing in the New Year. In Canada – before kids – New Year’s with my family always consisted of a huge fondue supper surrounded by tons of family and friends. When my kids were here, but not able to eat adult food, New Year’s consisted of my husband and I having a huge lobster seafood…

19 countries in 18 months!

Grateful. That is the best way I can describe my last year. Over the last eighteen months, we have visited and traveled more than I ever could have thought. Living in Canada, the urge to travel was never there. Sure, you always want to “see the world”, but the opportunity never arises. Life always gets…

Paris – #3 (and just as good as before!)

Paris! Man how I could come all the time, and not get fed up. I just love Paris! We had now been twice, both times with hot weather, so we figured another time to see it around Christmas would be nice.  We had already spent 3 cold days at Disneyland Paris, so we hoped today…

Hurghada, Egypt – All Inclusive with Kids!!!!

When my husband and I originally were trying to find where to go on vacation for Christmas, so many countries and cities were brought up. I didn’t know what I was looking for exactly, but names like Budapest, Salzburg, Warsaw, Bucharest, etc, just weren’t doing it for me. Flights were reasonable, but it just wasn’t…

Island Boat Trip

As our German weather is getting rainy and quite depressing the more into winter we become, I am brought back to Croatia, where the weather was hot and sunny. We took a boat trip I will not anytime soon forget. The man whose apartment we are staying in, gives boat rides to people who visit…

Magical Maastricht

When I first made my “list” of Christmas Markets for this year, Maastricht was not one of them. It’s a small town, John and I came to the city a month or so ago as a “date day” when the kids had school, so why go back. Boy was I wrong! This market was added…

Christmas in the Caves 

One of our very first outingswe did when we moved to Germany was to the Velvet Caves in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Only afterwards did we find out that inside the caves, every Christmas, was a market. How awesome!?!?! Last year we didn’t make it, so this year I made sure we got it asap. Friday the…