2018 Zomervakantie – Day 5 Reuttener Seilbahnen

We had a relaxed morning at the lodge and then walked for a short distance to the Reuttener Seilbahnen. Our accommodation gave us a 50% discount card for the return journey making it around 30 euros for a family. What a delight at the top to hear the cowbells as we stepped out of the … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie – Day 5 Reuttener Seilbahnen

2018 Zomervakantie Day 4 – Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

Almost 15 years ago, my husband proposed to me on a walking path overlooking Neuschwanstein Castle. Today, we took our children there! We didn't quite make the exact spot - the girls were hot and tired, and it was very crowded with a queue to get over the bridge to walk further up the mountain. … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 4 – Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

2018 Zomervakantie Day 3 – Lichtenstein castle and the Austrian Alps

We left our apartment this morning and before heading for Austria, went to check out another nearby castle, Schloss Lichtenstein. I had actually never heard of it, but it's lovely! In fact people may confuse it for the more famous Neuschwanstein, which we are visiting tomorrow. Arriving quite early, we bought a ticket just for … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 3 – Lichtenstein castle and the Austrian Alps

2018 Zomervakantie Day 2 – Hohenzollen Castle

After day 1 mostly travelling from Den Haag, we booked two nights in Reutlingen, Germany, so that we had a day to explore. For breakfast, just a few minutes from our apartment, we discovered bread heaven! I'm not a big bread eater but this stuff is amazing! We tested a few different options, all delicious. … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 2 – Hohenzollen Castle

10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Art historian Tea Gudek Snajdar offers special Saturday Art Tours for expats and internationals living in the Netherlands. ‘My idea is that art is here for all of us to enjoy. It shouldn’t be exclusive or understandable to only a small group of art critics. Everyone should be able to appreciate it. That’s why I started … Continue reading 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

A Successful 2016 Keukenhof Season

LISSE -- Keukenhof ends a wonderful 2016 season with 1.1 million visitors. The visitors appreciated the flower show and rated it with an 8.9. The most beautiful spring garden in the world is satisfied with this result. 2016 is the third consecutive year that Keukenhof has attracted over 1 million visitors. The beautiful, cool spring … Continue reading A Successful 2016 Keukenhof Season

Best Family Holidays Near Melbourne Australia

Whether it’s a day at the Australian Tennis Championships, the Cricket, the AFL, NRL or even the occasional State of Origin match, sports are one of Melbourne’s favourite pastimes, but sometimes that's not what your family wants to do with their holiday. Within a couple of hours drive from Melbourne you will find some fun … Continue reading Best Family Holidays Near Melbourne Australia