• Destinations,  Europe,  Family Travel

    5 Reasons to take your family summer Europe trip by train

    Traveling by train in Europe… we had done it before. Little day trips around the country, weekend getaways to Germany and Belgium. But never had we travelled as a family of 5 for a few weeks through several European countries. Until the summer of 2017. Our car had broken down the year before. We were leaving in October to spend 4 months abroad. So we were not planning on going anywhere during summer, especially since we are not a very big fan of flying. But then our kids took an interest in the WWII. Juul remembered he still wanted to visit Auswitz in Poland. So as true unschoolers/worldschoolers, we thought:…

  • United States

    All Aboard!! Our Amtrak train adventures

    Our adventures on riding the USA rail tracks from NOLA to Washington D.C.   Train travels from New Orleans to Washington D.C. It seemed like a fun idea for our last USA trip: traveling by train from New Orleans to Washington, D.C. We travelled by train last summer through Europe and it was a great experience. The kids played, watched movies and walked around when tired of sitting. Juul was happy  not to drive so we relaxed, read some books, enjoyed the scenery and enjoyed time as a family. So yes, we should do this in the USA also! Keep yourself busy It was not the same though. To save…

  • Destinations,  United States

    Countdown to our next trip!

    Only 7 days to go! We started the countdown to our next trip: in seven days we will take off for almost 6 weeks of travel through the United States of America, Mexico (Cancun area) and Cuba before returning to the Netherlands at the end of January.   Our plans part one: USA train travel Next Monday we will start our travels. First, we’ll fly from Denver to New Orleans. Here we will stay about three days. From there we will travel to Memphis by train, where we will be about two days. In Memphis we will rent a car for three days and travel to Nashville and back. After this…