When Luke and I started planning our trip to Europe I began googling tips for traveling internationally with a child. While there were a few helpful points here and there, the majority of the recommendations were utterly useless or such common sense it didn’t seem fitting to put it in a blog. Things such as “bring toys” or “if you have an outgoing child, pick an aisle seat” actually made the list. In fact, the only truly helpful source I found was an exert from Nomadic Dragons’ book, Travel with Kids: How to Travel with Kids without Losing Your Mind. So, as if the internet wasn’t cluttered enough, I thought I’d join the ranks of ridiculous and create my own list of “recommendations.” Continue reading “Traveling with Kids – A Parody “
Whew! Home sweet home. It’s crazy to think just two days ago we were in Europe. How in the world did a three-week vacation fly by so fast? Take me back!
My attempt to blog regularly while traveling has clearly gone out the window. I’d blame it on the lodging “fiasco” but that wouldn’t explain my lack of posting while in The Netherlands. But today was one of those perfect vacation days and now that Olivia is tucked snuggly into bed I feel like I can finally sit down and write. Continue reading “Beach Babes & Ocean Waves “
When you’ve traveled a fair amount (I wouldn’t exactly call us avid travelers) you come to accept there is no such thing as a perfect vacation. In fact, something is bound to go wrong. Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not saying this with a pessimistic or “Debbie Downer” mentality. It’s just a reality and has to be accepted as part of the adventure. Missed trains, delayed flights, a fussy baby, and in this case, sub-par lodging, are parts of travel you don’t necessarily plan for but you also know may be a factor. Continue reading “Our Perfectly Imperfect Vacation “
It’s a beautiful day in Groningen! They found my purse! I’d thrown out a quick prayer when I lost it but decided to go ahead and cancel my cards. Last night we received a call that it hadn’t been found and although I was trying to keep a good attitude, I was bummed to have lost the other items in the purse and was dreading the idea of trying to get a new Driver’s License when I returned to the U.S. Continue reading “What Was Lost Has Now Been Found! “
We only had two days for activities while in Amsterdam before packing up and heading to Groningen where Luke’s company has an office. The days were cool and crisp with just a little bit of rain; perfect weather for exploring.
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go.
I’m standing here, outside your door.
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye…
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again…
Okay, the last part isn’t true, but our bags are definitely packed and there is a plane (well, tickets) with our name on it! The Tuckers are taking off for a three-week vacation to Europe. Prepare to have your social media channels flooded with photos of the Netherlands and Spain.
I’ve traveled to Europe before, but never with an eight-month old in tow. Olivia is no stranger to travel; she’s already been on eight planes and in three different time zones. But she’s hasn’t been out of the country or on a flight this long. Wish us luck!