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18 AMAZING Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland (2023)

With easy access to the country’s main attractions, Reykjavik makes a wonderful launching point for your Iceland explorations or a destination unto itself. Although Reykjavik is by far Iceland’s largest city, in geographic size it’s just 1.5 square miles (3.9 square kilometers). Nearly all of this walkable city’s 150,000 residents are able and happy to […]

Sky Lagoon vs. Blue Lagoon (There IS a Winner!)

A dip in one of Iceland’s famous geothermal pools provides a delicious contrast to the country’s chilly climes. The two most popular geothermal spas, Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, invite swimmers to soak up Icelandic bathing culture in mineral-rich waters. Which is best? Read on to find out which geothermal pool reigns supreme in this […]

The Best and Worst of Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona may be the friendliest city I have ever visited. There are many attractions for the whole family to enjoy in the Catalan capital from the green Parc de la Ciutadella and the famous La Rambla pedestrian-only street to a chocolate museum. Would I recommend a visit? Definitely! Would I go again? Probably not. Find […]

Wacky Christmas Traditions in Europe

Although they share a continent, European countries and regions take pride in their own specific Christmas customs. To compile this list of unusual holiday celebrations, I asked travel writers from around the globe to share their favorites. From a gift pooping log in Spain to the golden pig of the Czech Republic, let’s explore 12 […]

21 Spectacular Things to Do with Kids in Seville, Spain

Seville will dance into your heart with its beautiful backdrops, cultural activities, and passion for life. It’s the capital of the Andalusia region, renowned as the birthplace of both flamenco and tapas. The fourth largest city in Spain offers plenty for parents to appreciate and ways for children to play. Discover 21 spectacular things to […]

20 Marvelous Things to Do in Málaga, Spain

Málaga boasts 320 days of sun per year, sandy beaches, historic monuments, and vibrant nightlife. Home to a major international airport and a well-connected train station, this seaside city makes a great launching pad for exploring Southern Spain. Be sure to stay at least a few days to explore Málaga’s attractions before venturing further into […]

Things to Do in Basel, Switzerland on a Romantic Getaway

With idyllic scenery, incredible restaurants, and lots to explore — Basel, Switzerland offers plenty of romance for couples. Enjoy these seven romantic things to do in Basel with your partner. 1. Wander through Basel’s Old Town. With over 2,000 years of history, Basel has much for couples to explore. Best is wandering along the cobblestone […]

In Spain, what color underwear should you wear to bring good luck in the New Year?

Tradition dictates which New Year’s Eve underwear color to wear in Spain to ensure romantic luck and love in the coming year. Think you know which hue to sport under your shorts to ring in a passion-filled New Year? Take a guess from the options below and then scroll down to learn more about this […]

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 Ghent visitor’s guide for making the most of a visit to Ghent with kids. Gravensteen Castle Ghent’s most impressive and well-known structure […]

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 […]

How many steps are there in the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has stood, slightly askew, for hundreds of years. This iconic crooked landmark in Italy was supposed to stand straight. But it gained its famous sideways slant thanks to the unstable soil on which it was constructed and poor planning. This free-standing bell tower accompanies a cathedral and baptistry in the […]

7 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Strasbourg, France

Why visit Strasbourg? I have dreamed of moving back to France ever since I spent my junior year of college studying abroad in this alluring country. But for years I’ve wondered where in France I would make my nest. Now that I’ve visited Strasbourg, though, I know. I wish I could pack my bags to […]