How to organize your own road trip

Does it seem daunting to organize your own road trip? It really shouldn’t! Follow these steps and make it your perfect holiday. Going on a trip or vacation is exhilarating, the prospect of time off, new experiences, different weather and spending it either alone or with your family is the bomb. Well, for me it is. Booking it, however, often is tedious and rife with ifs, buts, and maybes. You’ve decided where you want to go but you can only go on particular days of the week. Or a specific…

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 Best Walking Routes around Loosdrecht

Whether you’re tired of boating, there is no wind to sail or you just fancy doing something else, these 3 walks around Loosdrecht are worth trying. After our lovely weekend get-away and the walk around the tri-border area, I was reminded of the many walks this summer around Loosdrecht. The area is mostly known for its watersports and all that goes with it, but not everyone has a boat. Or, you might just want to visit one of the many small and historic towns. If so, here are some ideas…

Fast-Track around Monaco

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When you have just one day to visit Monaco with a couple of petrol heads, here’s our fast-track around Monaco. Last month during the fall break, we headed for southern France in hopes of catching some late season sunshine. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be but as we were close to Monaco, we knew that that was on the agenda for when the rain let up. And it did! It took four days and most of the DVD collection in our rental (movie marathon, here we go!) but then we were…

8 Great Reasons to Visit Manitoulin Island

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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…