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Our Life in Bags…Again

If you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that when we started this life, one of my first blog posts was called Our Life in Bags. I thought it was only fitting that at the start of this new journey I would start with the exact same topic, with some tips and tricks, I've learned along the way. As a disclaimer, some of the links in this blog may be affiliate links... but I promise I love all the items I'm recommending and personally own them myself! The first set of movers came and they took 1,000[...]

The Beginning… Life in Lithuania.

It's been a week since we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania. I can't believe I'm typing that... it's crazy how quickly time flies when you're having fun and trying to figure out life in a different country. Our first week looked like Moving into our new house! We got super lucky and were able to be picked up at the airport and moved right into our new house. Our air shipment was actually waiting for us in our garage! We had great sponsors they packed our frig full of great food and brought some things ove[...]

Gilroy’s U-Pick Cherries

Today the boys and I went on an adventure to Gilroy, CA U-pick cherries. We've been strawberry and apple picking many times, but we've never been cherry picking. So when I saw the advertisement for U pick cherries I loaded the boys up and headed to Gilroy. (If you're new to Monterey that's about a 45-minute drive to Gilroy) This is the first time that this farm has offered U-Pick Cherries and they'll be open the next two weekends Thursday-Sunday (June 20-23) and (27-30) at 5920 Frazier Lake, Gilroy CA mak[...]

Venice, Italy

  Tyler's parents came to visit us in Slovenia in October, and the one thing that they really really wanted to do was go to Venice, Italy. We were lucky enough to only live 2 hours away, and it was so close I honestly couldn't say no.  Below is everything I did/wish I would have done. I hope this list makes visiting Venice with your children easier. It's so crowded! I feel like Venice has more Americans squeezed into that tiny city than any city in America! I'm not even kidding, it was like I drove[...]

Home Is Where My Family Is

Hello! I've been super silent as this move from Slovenia back to The United States has been challenging! I'm super used to moving... this is my 8th move in 8 years, but what killed me this time was the amount of time our stuff took to get to Slovenia (74 days); we got our property, and our home in Slovenia felt like home FINALLY! Just to pack it all back up and send it back to The United States for it to take another 105 days to get back to Monterey. You don't realize how exhausting moving is until you've mad[...]

Budapest, Hungary

When we travel with our children, we do things that are educational and fun with our children. Tyler loves to go to museums and tends to do these things while the children are napping during the day. During the day, while the children are up, we try to do something as a family that we would all enjoy! Budapest, Hungary, made this very, very easy! Budapest, Hungary, is the one place in Europe next to Spain that I wanted to visit! Sadly we could not make it to Spain this year, but we made it to Hungary, an[...]

5 Things You Should Bring On Your Family Holiday

Taking a break from everyday life can be good for the whole family — but what if it doesn’t feel like a break? What if you come back from your holiday needing another one? You can’t control everything, but you can boost your chances of actually getting a breather by packing some key essentials. From speeding up travel times to keeping an eye on kids who like to wander, we’ve got you covered. (Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash) Essential travel documents You’d be surprised how many[...]

Bratislava, Slovakia

We made a quick stop in Bratislava, Slovakia on our way from Vienna, Austria to Budapest, Hungary. We were told not to stay the night in Bratislava as it was a small, boring town! I wish now I would not have listened to them, and I wish we would have stayed the night! I did not expect to fall in love with this city, and enjoy myself as much as I did!  We didn't get to stay in Bratislava very long at all only 2 hours, and I didn't get to see half the things I wish I could have seen. We walked around[...]

Why My Kids Love Vienna

Last month we were lucky enough to travel to Vienna, Austria. I honestly wasn't too excited to visit Vienna, I'm not the type of "traveler" that enjoys seeing things that every American comes to Europe to see. (Make sense?) I like to be the person telling the stories of the "unknown land" I guess that's one reason why I loved Bosnia so much, it's not a big American tourist spot, and it makes telling my traveler stories that much better.  We arrived in Vienna, after a short 3-hour drive from Salzburg.[...]

Salzburg, Austria 1 Day with Kids!

Wolfgang Mozart and The Sound of Music are some of the first things I thought of when we decided we wanted to visit Salzburg. I, however, had no idea at how beautiful the city would be too. I loved seeing all the history, and walking the same streets that Mozart walked down... what a surreal experience to look at a building, and see a street and know that the famous musician that I studied and learned about all through elementary, middle and even high school once walked down the same streets I was curre[...]