17 Instagram-able Things-to-do with Teens in the Netherlands

Instagram-able things for Teen in the Netherlands

So, you’re thinking of traveling to the Netherlands with your teenagers? Here are 17 Instagram-able things to do and the hashtags to entice them with. Social Media Teens: those not quite children, yet not exactly young adults too. They’re glued to their mobile phone and other screens and, of course, less than interested in anything you suggest. Unless when you unobtrusively can connect them to their contemporaries through social media like Instagram and the use of hashtags. What to go and see or do What can you show them that…

4-Day Itinerary around the Canadian Rockies

4 Day Itinerary through the Canadian Rockies

Here’s what to do in Canada’s southern part of the Rockies over a 3-4 day period. Enjoy nature, culture, and adventure as you travel from the Alberta side through to British Columbia. 1) White Water Rafting Day one of your 4-day trip around the Canadian Rockies is all about water. With mountains comes snow, comes water, come creeks, rivers, waterfalls and thus watersports. Rafting, kayaking, and canoeing, or splashing and swimming, any of these activities. Depending on your time available, age and skill level there are a number of tours…

Details – How to organize your own Road Trip

Details on how to organize your own road trip

Time to fill in the details and decide on daily activities when organizing your own road trip. Last week, we looked at the big-ticket items such as budget and how that relates to when you want to travel, and with how many people. So far, you booked your flights, and rental car (if applicable) and your first night away. Plus, you made sure to do this well in advance, depending on whether you travel with more than 4 people, and if your intended destination is very popular. Details now That’s…

Art Deco, Chocolate & the Task System in Florida

It is a bit of a break in our itinerary, an extra day in Miami. Time to enjoy the weather, swimming in the pool and strolling through town. We’re staying in an apartment that rents out to tourists like us. The building comes with a pool and after we arrive from the Everglades, that’s where we rinse off. A number of restaurants, alongside the beach road we look out on, to choose from for dinner…Life is good. Florida Keys We had plans, great plans to drive to and partly through…

Georgia – Florida 9 Day Road Trip

From Canyon to Winter and Hope Geological and marine nature So you have a week to nine days to fill and are considering Florida? I get that, as we did the same and had a great time. This is the roundtrip we created – boasting nature, tours and beautiful sights. Follow along and see what we decided to visit and do! Our flight from Toronto arrives on a Friday evening, allowing us to pick up the rental car from the airport and to make it over to our overnight hotel.…

3 Easy-Going yet Fun Things to Do around Maastricht

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Nice weather in the forecast plus a couple of days off, time to see which 3 easy-going yet fun things there are to do around Maastricht. The most southern part of the country that feels as if you’re abroad, what’s not to like? Not only will the weather be good and are we looking for a nice get-away, it also helps that we still have a free night to spend. One of the best things of finding road trip accommodation through the same website (hotels.com in this case) is perks…

8 Great Reasons to Visit Manitoulin Island

featured blog image Manitoulin Island

If you’re looking for variation when you’re traveling then make sure to visit Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Canada at some point. We visited the island twice, once in summer and earlier this year, in spring when we had our last visitors over before the move. Did you know that Manitoulin Island… Is the biggest freshwater island in the world? contains over 100 islands itself which in turn have their own islands, one of them called Treasure Island (in Lake Mindemoya) has a rich history that includes indigenous peoples, voyageurs,…

Urban Trail Haarlem- The Fastest Way to See the City

This weekend I took part in the fastest way to see the highlights in Haarlem. What did I do? I ran 10 kilometers as part of the KLM Urban Trail Series. I don’t know about you but I personally love it when an experience is somewhat outside of the box. Sure, it’s great to go see a museum, or a park, or…anything really, but with an added dose of interest, I’m in. It was only Wednesday last week that through a running group of fellow parents, I even learned of…

The Formula to See Teylers Museum

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The overseas move negotiated, it is time to explore and see our new surroundings. So, with the weather being dry (finally), I decided to go to the Netherlands’ oldest museum: Teylers in Haarlem. The museum is located along ‘het Spaarne’, one of the city’s canals and parking is just around the corner at the Appelgaarde underground parking lot. Teylers Daylight Premises The building is original and well maintained. The floors are inlaid marble with high, alcove ceilings. I pick up a map, the handy electronic device that contains multi-lingual descriptions…