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12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that many travelers have never heard of. Located in the Occitanie region in Southern France, this vibrant city bustles with fashionable college students. In fact, Montpellier is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those young students. But it’s been over 20 […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights from a Francophile

The first time I went to Paris when I was a teenager, I fell in love — not with another person — but with the City of Lights herself. Finally, the time has come for me to share my love of France with my children in the place where it all began: la belle Paris. Here are my tips for visiting Paris with kids.

Disneyland Paris with Kids ~ A Disney Park with a French Accent

The only thing that could make a family vacation in Paris even more dreamy is adding a trip to Disneyland Paris with kids! Children may tire of too many museums and monuments. After a few days of exploring French history, culture, history, and art — there’s something so exciting yet comforting about Disneyland Paris. A Disneyland […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Are you considering buying Rosetta Stone to learn a new language with your kids? My family is using Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish in preparation for our upcoming monthlong stay in Mexico this summer. I also used this language program to brush up on my French skills before a recent trip to France. Here’s what you […]

Munich with Kids ~ Beyond Beer and Pretzels in Bavaria’s Capital

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden. Meanwhile my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and I gazed at swans floating in a nearby lake. This scene sums up our glorious week in Munich with kids: […]

10 Best Destinations in France for Families

The focus in France is on living life to the fullest and enjoying things of beauty…architecture, fashion, art and some of the world’s best cuisine. From sophisticated Paris and the swanky Côte d’Azur, to the breathtaking French Alps and beyond, there is much to explore in this proud and diverse country. I asked some family travel bloggers to weigh […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five fabulous Christmas markets around the world to keep your spirits bright and inspire future travels. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets in all […]

The Best and Worst of Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona, the departure city for our 10-night Disney Mediterranean Cruise, just may be the friendliest ciy I have ever visited. Would I recommend a visit? Definitely! Would I go again? Probably not.

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, the main tourist area of the city is relatively small and easily walkable. This introduction to […]

Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Around the World

Is there anything more comforting than a good grilled cheese sandwich? Definitely not, in my humble opinion. As a kid growing up in the U.S., nothing could beat the melty goodness of Kraft American cheese nestled between two pan fried slices of white bread slathered with butter. My love of a good grilled cheese made me wonder […]

Fun New Year’s Eve Traditions from Europe

You surely have your own New Year’s Eve traditions, like celebrating with noisemakers, a kiss at midnight, or watching the ball drop in Times Square. No matter where my family is, we seek out fireworks to watch to usher in the next year. We have been lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve in several different countries around […]

Cornell Hotel de France ~ San Francisco with a French Accent

Savor a taste of la belle pays at Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d’Arc. Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, and easily within walking distance to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, the hotel is ideally situated to stay in European style while exploring the Golden City. A hotel for […]

Wacky Christmas Traditions in Europe You Have Never Heard Of

What do lit candles atop a girl’s head, a cat who eats children, and coal left in shoes have in common? Why, they’re Christmas traditions in Europe, of course! Let’s check out unusual Christmas traditions in Europe hailing from Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden. Christmas traditions in Europe – Iceland’s scary Christmas Considering that the […]