• To show the view on Dubrovnik from afar. day in Dubrovnik
    City,  Croatia,  Dubrovnik,  roadtrip,  summer,  walking

    A day in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is a city crowded with tourists, and this is understandable: it’s a beautiful city well worth your time. We visited Dubrovnik as part of our European roadtrip in 2016 and spent one day in Duvbrovnik. In one day you can see the highlights of Dubrovnik, but you could easily spend more time in Dubrovnik. What to visit on a day in Dubrovnik With one day in Dubrovnik you start by walking on the medieval walls of the city. Then explore the inner city; admire the Onofrio fountain and stroll over the stradun. Below I will elaborate further on these things, first some background on Dubrovnik. Background on Dubrovnik Dubrovnik…

  • To show something of the Fort Worth stockyards. Fort Worth with kids.
    City,  Fort Worth,  Kids,  museums,  roadtrip,  summer,  Texas,  USA

    What to do in Fort Worth with kids

    Fort Worth in Texas is a fun city to visit with kids, there’s plenty to do, so getting bored isn’t an option. This blog gives a list of things to do in Fort Worth with kids. We visited Fort Worth a few times while staying with friends who lived an hour away. Fort Worth with kids Fort Worth is a city in Texas, it’s adjacent to Dallas. It’s the 5th in population, coming after Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. It’s the 13th largest city in the USA. The city was established in 1849, and has historically been a center of the longhorn cattle trade. There’s plenty of history and…

  • To show one of our lunches. Eat in the Dordogne
    Camping,  Dordogne,  eating out,  France,  Kids,  restaurants

    Where to eat in the Dordogne with kids

    France is a country known for its excellent food. From haute cuisine to croissants, they have it and came up with it. The Dordogne region is no exception to this. But with all the choices, where can you best eat in the Dordogne? Which places are suited for kids? Read on for the restaurants where we ate together with our son and our experiences at those places. Restaurant Maleville/Hostellerie Maleville Our top place to eat in the Dordogne is Hostellerie Maleville in Beynac. Your kid(s) do have to be able to sit here for a while, but you get excellent food. It’s a hotel with a restaurant and they have…

  • To show a funny picture from Christmas in Jordan. A camel head with a Santa hat on it.
    Aqaba,  Christmas,  desert,  Groupstour,  Jordan,  Kids,  Wadi Rum

    Christmas in Jordan

    We usually spend Christmas with family in Germany. But in 2015 we did Christmas a little bit different. We were in Jordan, so had whole other surroundings, people and weather. We loved our Christmas in Jordan. Christianity in Jordan First some background. Jordan is a country in the Middle East. Neighbouring to Israël, Palestine, Syria, Irak and Saudi-Arabia. Christians have been living in Jordan for centuries. About 6% of the population are Christians, among them Roman Catholics, Syrian-orthodox, Armenian-orthodox, protestants, Copts and Melkite Greek Catholics. Islam is the state religion. There’s no freedom of religion; muslims aren’t allowed to convert to a different faith. Christians are however free to practise…

  • To show the first glimpses of the Treasury. A small canyon, rocks rising high. In front through the opening part of a building. In front lots of people walking. Tour through Jordan.
    Groupstour,  Jordan,  Kids,  Mountains,  Petra,  walking

    A dream come true: visiting Petra

    Ever since I saw pictures of Petra in National Geographic years ago I wanted to go there. In 2015 that dream finally came true. Visiting Petra was everything I expected it to be and more. We visited Petra as part of our tour through Jordan. Visiting Petra: some history The start of Petra goes back to before Christ. The Nabataean, nomad people from Western Arabia, took over caravan routes. This way they founded a sort of ‘caravan kingdom’, with Petra as the blossoming capitol. Most of the buildings in the centre of Petra were built between 9 BC and 40 AC. The water plumping through the Siq is from the…

  • To show a picture from one our 2019 travels. In the back the Eiffle tower. Trees in front of it. Then the river Seine. Cosette and Yuri standing on a bridge with a lot of locks attached to it.
    City,  Couples,  France,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip,  summer,  winter

    2019 travels in review

    We had a good travel year, last year. We traveled in Europe, mostly the western part. We had trips in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Spain. Our 2019 travels were fantastic in one word. January We started the New Year with friends in Almere. Playing board games and watching the fireworks. After this we started our 2019 travels with a visit to Uden on Ice our with my sister and nieces during Christmas break. Ice skating and tubing is so fun to do. On a weekend we went to the Open Air Museum in Arnhem, we did the ‘Elfstedentocht’ route. It was a winter only event.…

  • To show a picture from a thing on our tour through Jordan. The shadows of 2 camels with people on them. Red sand and some grass.
    Groupstour,  Jordan,  Kids,  Mountains,  Petra,  walking

    Tour through Jordan

    We went to Jordan on a grouptour with a tourcompany called Koning Aap. We went with a group, not because you can’t go on your own to Jordan, because you definitely can, but because we wanted Yuri to have some friends. We imagined Yuri would look for 5 minutes at Petra and then have enough of it. While we would be fascinated longer by everything there was to see. Our tought was that if Yuri had friends to play with, he wouldn’t mind us staying longer at the places. We were right. Petra was already a long time high on our bucket list. So when we had the money and…

  • To show the color there's in the city center. You see a street at the end is part of a colorful chucrh visible. On the sides are yellow and white plastered houses. There's an olds mobile car parked on the side of the street. Afternoon in Zagreb.
    City,  Croatia,  summer,  walking

    An afternoon in Zagreb

    We only spent one afternoon in Zagreb, but loved the inner city. We have to go back someday to explore more of this beautiful city. It doesn’t have the laid-back vibe Ljubljana has, but it has it’s own old city with surprises around corners vibe. Arrive by train for an afternoon in Zagreb We pitched our tent on a campsite on the outskirts of Zagreb. We went into the city center by train. Which is a perfect way to arrive in the city. First you see all those gray monoliths, colossal buildings housing people. This gave the idea of a gray, boring city. But this isn’t the way the city…

  • To show a picture of our 2018 travels. An overview of Cesky Krumlov, a river flowing through in the middle. The roofs and streets covered in snow.
    City,  Couples,  Czech Republic,  France,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip,  snow,  summer,  winter

    2018 travels in review

    2020 has already started, and we already made some trips. But in this post I want to take you back to 2018. We did a lot of trips, mostly in The Netherlands. It wasn’t the easiest year for us, but we got through it and we were still able to travel. Here are our 2018 travels per month. January A quiet month, we only took 3 trips. With Yuri’s class we went to castle de Haar and had a guided tour here. It was fun and informative. On a good level the kids learned a lot about how the owners have lived in the castle over the centuries. We went…

  • To show something popular from The Netherlands near the campsites. The windmills from Kinderdijk in a row. The river flowing in front of them. Campsites in The Netherlands.
    Alphen aan den Rijn,  Camping,  Hoenderloo,  Kids,  Netherlands,  van life

    4 fun campsites in The Netherlands with kids

    Since Yuri’s birth, he’s been with us on our travels. We’ve camped around Europe and also a few times in The Netherlands. Most of the time when we’re on vacation in The Netherlands we stay in a holiday rental or a hotel, but luckily there have been a few times over the years the weather was nice enough for camping. Here are the 4 campsites in The Netherlands we’ve stayed at with a tent or campervan and what we think of them. 1.Camping ’t Schinkel The first of the campsites in The Netherlands we visited with Yuri. This fun campsite is in the middle of The Netherlands in Hoenderloo on…