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Mondsee, Austria: lakeside charm outside Salzburg

Mondsee, Austria is a charming lakeside village and a popular place for both native Austrians and tourists to visit. Situated about 30 minutes outside the city of Salzburg, Mondsee makes for a great weekend lake escape for locals. It’s also a favorite stop on “The Sound of Music” tour. The town of Mondsee With brightly…

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Oklahoma Wildflowers: Visiting the flyover state in spring

Spring is my favorite time of the year! You literally see Mother Nature change our land from a winter brown to a vibrant color right before your eyes. And we see it all over. Ireland has the shamrock and everything turns green. Texas has fields of Bluebonnets where suddenly the brown grass turns purple and…

Parenthood and Passports - Krakow Poland

Wieliczka salt mines with a baby or toddler

The Wieliczka salt mines are a popular attraction for visitors to Kraków, Poland. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines with a baby or toddler can be done, but parents should be well prepared. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mines Wieliczka is located just outside of town, about a 20 minute drive from Old Town. For visitors to Poland, it costs…

Parenthood and Passports - Krakow Poland

Krakow, Poland: why I loved and hated it

Poland is near and dear to my heart. Several years ago it was just another country in Europe that I kind of wanted to visit. But now, it holds much more meaning to me. Mainly because the love of my life and partner in adventure is Polish-American. That also means when I married my husband,…

Parenthood and Passports - Bratislava Slovakia

Bratislava: why you must visit

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. It has history, castles, charm, and interesting food. Looking back on our last trip to Europe, I wish we would have spent more time in Slovakia. Not only do I have a sister there, but the small part of the country we saw was amazing.Bratislava sits on the…

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Barceló Brno Palace: Affordable and Luxurious

On our recent trip to Czech Republic, we decided to spend a little time in the country’s second largest city, Brno. Brno isn’t really a popular town to visit, but it should be. It is charming, less crowded, and there is a lot to do. Because Brno has yet to be inundated by tourists, it…

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St. Maarten: Perfect Island for a Romantic Getaway

Every couple needs a romantic getaway now and again. If you have kids, chances are you are long overdue for one. My husband and I haven’t taken a trip without our daughter since she was born more than two years ago. With both our families living in other states, it’s difficult to get away sans…

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Travel fails: why I almost quit traveling

Anyone who travels a fair amount is bound to have a few travel fails or mishaps along the way. Lord knows we’ve had plenty of them over the years. Usually we just roll with the punches. That’s pretty much all you can do when things don’t go according to plan. But our recent trip to…

Parenthood and Passports - Brno Czech Republic

5 reasons to visit Brno, Czech Republic

Czech Republic is a popular European destination… perhaps not as popular as France or Italy, but still popular in its own right. Yet, most visitors to the country don’t stray too far from the capital city of Prague. Although Prague has stolen my heart, and would probably be one of my top 5 must-visit destinations,…

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