About Farrah Ritter, The Nomadic Travel Mama

Farrah Ritter is an adventure-seeking mama to a 4-year-old son and twin 2-year-old boys. Her family of five moved to the Netherlands in October of 2012. Originally from Michigan, she and her husband relocated to the South in 2006 and jumped over the pond with their boys in tow. She blogs at The Three Under when she can and is looking forward to documenting and sharing their European journey with anyone interested in travel with multiple small children. An Instagram and Twitter junkie (@Momofthreeunder), Farrah loves to see perspectives of others and experience the beauty of old towns and historic places.

Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids in Winter

Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids in Winter

Prices, crowds and temperatures drop in Italy’s famed capital city during the off-season. Got your heart set on a Roman holiday, family-style? Here are some tips for visiting Rome with kids in winter. Take advantage of winter crowds and prices. Crowds of tourists in Rome are next to nothing during winter. Additionally, many lodging and […]

Malta Girlfriend Getaway

The Azure Window on Gozo

Looking for a girlfriend getaway in Europe? The island country of Malta is small enough to explore over a weekend and offers up oodles of shopping, sumptuous seafood, and gorgeous architecture along with history lessons aplenty. My fellow expat friend, Ace, and I had the extreme good fortune to escape our adopted homes in the […]

Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year

One of our Europe maps

As expats in Europe, trying to live by the mantra of “collect moments not things” isn’t always easy. You can imagine all of the fun and unique keepsakes that we stumble upon during our various European excursions. The biggest challenge is keeping our three young children on board with this mentality. For every birthday and […]

Center Parcs Park Bostalsee, Germany – A Family Focused Vacation Destination

Walking up to one of the playgrounds at the Bostalsee Center Parcs

My American family has fallen in love with Europe’s Center Parcs. In fact, if we let our three young boys plan every vacation, I’m pretty sure they would choose to visit nothing but Center Parcs for the rest of our time overseas. And why not? As far as I can tell, they’re the best thing […]

Ghent with Kids – Belgium’s Hidden Gem Uncovered

Ghent with kids

Ghent, Belgium is quickly becoming the no longer hidden gem of Europe. Welcoming to families, this city is filled with beautiful buildings and canals to explore as well as tasty treats to try. Here are some things to look for during your visit to Ghent with kids. Ghent Fest When planning our trip, we had no […]

Le Chèvrefeuille – An Idyllic Bed and Breakfast for Families in Dordogne, France

Le Chevrefeuille - An idyllic bed and breakfast in Dordogne for families

If you are dreaming of a trip to the South of France (and who isn’t?!), I have the ideal bed and breakfast for families in Dordogne! Le Chèvrefeuille is the friendliest B&B I’ve ever encountered. It’s more than a place to stay; Le Chèvrefeuille provides a relaxing retreat for families. The Dordogne region makes a great choice […]

Netherlands Summer Family Vacation Fun Spots

Netherlands Summer Family Vacation Fun Spots

The Netherlands offers an astounding array of activities for kids and their parents to experience on a summer family vacation. While most visitors to Holland stick to its capital city of Amsterdam, there’s ever so much more to explore in this family focused country. As American expats living in the Netherlands, this summer my family […]

Bicycling with Kids in the Netherlands

Bicycling with kids in the Netherlands

Back in the United States we lived in a typical subdivision and I drove a minivan. Such is life when you have three small children still in car seats in America. We cruised on our daily errands, to and from preschool, up to drive-through fast food joint windows, and we stopped at more gas stations to fill […]

Staying at Hostels with Kids in Germany

Hostels with Kids in Germany

When we told friends that our family was planning to stay in hostels throughout our five-day trip in Germany, it became clear that most people still associate hostels with youthful backpacking adventures, not family vacations. Hostelling isn’t just for college kids, though, as our family of five discovered firsthand while staying at two of Hostelling International‘s hostels […]

Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

Tips for Expats & Soon-To-Be Expats

If you’re considering moving to another country and becoming an “expat” like I did, start planning NOW. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. My husband and I moved with our three young sons from South Carolina to the Netherlands last year. Here are nine tips for expats […]