Ask most people about driving in Rome and their response is that it’s “crazy." My feedback is as follows: think of every driver’s training rule you’ve heard and throw it out the window. If you can get your head around there being apparently no regulations, you’ll be fine! Examples include: 1.) If you can fit, you’re … Continue reading How To: Drive in Rome.
So! Bled! We went to Bled, Slovenia two years ago during my mat leave with Henry on a whim really. We were in Rome for six weeks, were going to nip into San Marino and as our conversations go, "You know, if we're in San Marino anyway, Slovenia is only three hours further" so what … Continue reading Country Spotlight: Slovenia with Kids. (Alternatively Titled: Drop Everything and Stay at Garden Village Bled.)
We made it to our glamping site (glamorous camping) in Slovenia after a six hour drive that turned into seven and a half because of an unexpected detour. Tom screamed for the final 50 minutes as he sat in his own poop (we couldn’t find a safe spot to pull over with the construction), and … Continue reading Road Trip Reality.
About a day after we leave a hotel or Airbnb, I receive an email asking for a review. Having stayed in countless (I started to count and got bored…too many!) accommodations over the past three months, my thoughts are these: If you have an absolutely fabulous time, write the review immediately. Write in detail, explain … Continue reading How To: Write a Hotel Review.
Whilst this was our first time with the kids to Croatia, Tyler and I had been twice before: once on a cruise ship for the whole, one-day-in-Dubrovnik stint, and then on a river cruise to a more Northernly town called Vukovar. For many, Dubrovnik is the real highlight of Croatia (and Game of Thrones being … Continue reading Country Spotlight: Croatia With Kids.
I would guess that Canadians are more likely to be found carrying a drink of sorts (water bottle, coffee, tea) at any given time, than other nationalities. Wouldn’t these lovely fountains be well used at home, in Canada? Likely we don’t subscribe to this because our pipes would freeze in the winter if not properly … Continue reading Potable Water Fountains
As if we didn't already love Montenegro for its warm hospitality, stunning views, and relaxed atmosphere, guess what I found at the grocery store?? (Drum roll, please...) CHEDDAR CHEESE! Henry is beyond thrilled, as you can imagine, to have a grilled cheese sandwich today (and likely tomorrow too, if we're being honest). Better stock up! … Continue reading Good News Everyone…
Despite making it through over 20 countries so far with children, we're still saying "wow, I can't believe we didn't do such-and-such sooner." Here are some of the things we've fined tuned to make our travelling easier. I hope it helps you, too! 1.) Be self sufficient where possible. We bottle feed our baby and … Continue reading How To: Travelling With Small Kids.
This is my basic, how-to-get-through-the-flight/road trip-in-one-sane-piece list of advice. Once you land I have different advice which I will post on Thursday. 1.) Take advantage of having those small kids to get yourself to the front of a line up. Our kids have been to over 20 countries and we have yet to meet a … Continue reading How To: Make the Most of Travel Days With Small Children.
Tyler has had his eye on the Land Rover Defender for a while now. It started out light -- when we passed one in Scotland, or saw one in a film he’d say “Defender” and I would silent-nod in return. The interest grew though, and whilst I can’t pinpoint when it took a turn, slowly … Continue reading The Defender.