Perfect Girls Weekend in Paris via the neighborhood of Le Marais

A weekend in Paris. I know, on the one hand it sounds like a total dream but on the other it sounds like a total nightmare, because how can you see Paris just for the weekend!?  Well, even if a [...]


Tracing the steps of WWI American Soldiers in France with kids

It all began with an invitation. The French government was in the middle of the centennial celebrations of World War One (1914-1916). My family and I were invited to trace the American soldiers’ [...]


Why I’m going to Greece to help Refugees through Servant Group International

I am going to Greece in March. This may seem like a simple statement, especially from someone like me. I regularly jet off to far off lands with and without my kids. It’s my job to travel. My [...]


5 Tips for Seeing the Northern Lights in Winter and Summer

Some years are better than others. Bad things happen, the world changes, but for our little family (me, my husband, and two kids who are now 9 and 7), it was a magical year all because we saw the [...]


Searching for the best hidden places to visit in Italy

Etruscan villas, Roman palazzi, Renaissance castles and even coastal campgrounds all prove one thing: those Italians sure love their vacations! We’ve been exploring the hidden corners of this [...]


WWI Mine Warfare at the Butte de Vauquois France with Kids

Many battles hold significance in the heart of France, but the Butte de Vauquois would probably be towards the top of that list for residents of the Meuse region. The village of Vauquois was [...]


Trekking through the WWI trenches of La Main de Massiges in France

Wandering through the chalk-filled trenches of La Main de Massiges, I thought this was the last place I would spend a few weeks in the summer with my children. Who brings their kids to [...]


Trailing Harry Potter in Scotland to discover JK Rowling’s Edinburgh

<<< Guest post by Eileen Gunn of FamiliesGo! >>> We planned a trip to Edinburgh simply because we’d never been there and have long been curious about it. The bonus, given that [...]


Day Trips from Florence: Off the Beaten Path in Italy

Tuscany has been inhabited for millennia, farmed and occupied and traversed, it’s a well worn yet endlessly enchanting landscape. It is named for an ancient, mysterious civilization, traces of [...]


Where to stay in the Champagne Region of France

Traveling through the champagne region of France is an off-the-beaten track adventure for couples and families looking for WWI history, art, regional cuisine, and yes, champagne. Chain hotels, [...]