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About Farrah Ritter, The Nomadic Travel Mama

Farrah Ritter is an adventure-seeking mama to a twin boys and their older brother. Her family of five moved to the Netherlands in 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 TheThreeUnder.com. An Instagram and Twitter junkie (@Momofthreeunder), Farrah loves to see perspectives of others and experience the beauty of old towns and historic places.

Ghent with Kids – Belgium’s Hidden Gem Uncovered

Ghent is quickly becoming the no longer hidden gem of Belgium. Welcoming to families, this city is filled with beautiful buildings and canals to explore as well as tasty treats to try. Use this family-friendly Ghent visitor’s guide for making the most of a visit to Ghent with kids. Gravensteen Castle Ghent’s most impressive and well-known […]

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

Are you dreaming of a vacation in French countryside? (Who isn’t?!) Then I have the ideal bed & breakfast hotel for your family! Located in Dordogne in South West France, Le Chèvrefeuille is the friendliest B&B I’ve ever encountered. It’s more than simply a place to sleep. Le Chèvrefeuille provides a relaxing retreat experience for […]

Tips For Expats and Soon-to-Be Expats

Dreaming of moving to a foreign country and becoming an expat? Then start planning NOW with these expat tips. The more time you have to prepare, the better off you’re going to be. Believe me, as an American expat who moved to the Netherlands with my husband and three young sons, I learned a lot […]

Center Parcs France Trois Forêts – A Nature Resort for Family Togetherness

CenterParcs France Trois Forêts is immersed in nature in the remote area of Moselle Lorraine, France. My American family discovered this retreat to be unlike anything we had ever experienced in the U.S. — and what an amazing experience it was! Set in a forest on over 1,000 acres of land, this resort is a […]

Bicycling with Kids in the Netherlands

Bicycles are everywhere in the Netherlands. I mean, everywhere! In fact, bikes are the most popular form of transportation in the country. From young children to elderly grandparents, you’ll find them riding bicycles in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and in the countryside. As an American expat living in the Netherlands, my family has fully embraced this Dutch […]

Netherlands Summer Family Vacation Fun Spots

The Netherlands in summer offers a wonderful array of activities for kids and their parents to experience. While most visitors, stick to the capital city of Amsterdam, there’s ever so much more to do in this family-focused country. Plus, with the country’s small size and excellent train system, it’s easy to explore the Netherlands with […]

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

As the mom of three young children who adore dolphins, whales and other sea life, I was excited to bring my family to SeaWorld Orlando. I was blown away, though, by the fun we all had and how much my kids learned while exploring this ocean-themed amusement park in Florida! Here are five must-see attractions […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Staying at 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 […]

How to Save Money on Travel with Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

In our family, the almighty budget usually determines where, how and when we vacation. I know that in time it’s going to get more and more expensive to travel with our three children (2-year-old twin boys and their 3-year-old big brother). Don’t wait until the kids are older, take advantage of these five ways to save money when traveling with […]