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 - 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…

Parenthood and Passports - Hotel Beethoven Wien

Hotel Beethoven Vienna: Trendy and Family Friendly

All travelers have that one thing they pride themselves on. For some, it’s budgeting. For others, it’s finding that unique restaurant in every city. But for me, it’s finding the perfect hotel. Hotel Beethoven in Vienna is no exception. It’s moderately priced, ideally located, trendy yet positively charming! Location Hotel Beethoven First, let’s start with…

Parenthood and Passports - Things my Toddler Taught me about traveling

3 Things My toddler taught me about traveling

Before I became a mother, traveling was admittedly a lot different. My husband and I would go 90 miles an hour, trying to cram a million things into a day, then stop for beers at a local pub, stay for a few hours then drag our exhausted butts back to the hotel and crash. The…

Parenthood and Passports - Hotel Eisenhut review

Hotel Eisenhut: A family-friendly review

When looking for family-friendly lodging, there are several things to consider. Does the hotel offer cribs? Are there bathtubs or only showers? Does the hotel’s restaurant offer high chairs? Are the rooms large enough to accommodate a family? And finally, how close is it to local attractions? Taking all of this into consideration, Hotel Eisenhut…

Parenthood and Passports - Rothenburg ob der tauber

5 Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber with Kids

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most family-friendly towns in the world. The colorful, walled city looks like the setting of just about every Disney movie ever made. Roam through the cobblestone streets long enough and you may actually start to feel like Belle in the movie Beauty and the Beast. Children and…

Parenthood and Passports - Open Letter to Pilots

An open letter to pilots and flight attendants

Before I get to the real point of this letter, let me first start off by saying thank you. I realize your primary job is to see to it that the hundreds of passengers sharing the giant tube in the sky with you arrive safely at their final destinations. And I appreciate that. I really…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling makes kids smarter

Traveling Makes Children Smarter

Benefits of traveling for children Our daughter is only 15 months old, so it might be a bit premature to call her a “genius”, but I’m fairly certain she is going to be one smart cookie. No, she isn’t reciting Shakespearean sonnets quite yet, in fact she really only has about five words in her…

Passports - What to do if you leave something on a plane

Planning a toddler-friendly trip to Belize

My husband and I have always been extremely active people. Prior to children, a beach vacation never actually involved relaxing on the beach. We have gone swimming with dolphins, sharks, manatees, sting rays, and sea lions. We’ve also jet skied, snorkeled, boated, and hiked. We’ve always gone exploring to the extreme in whatever island or…