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    Spring Break on Cape Cod with Kids

    If you have lived in New England for any length of time you have probably spent a weekend on Cape Cod, or simply The Cape if you are a true New Englander. We had the opportunity to spend a 3 day weekend on The Cape with our family and I am convinced spring is the best time to visit Cape Cod. If you are a Massachusetts parent looking for a great way to enjoy your April school vacation, look no further than Cape Cod Did you know Cape Cod has over 600 miles of conservation trails, 130 different beaches and over 40,000 acres of national seashore? With so much open…

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    Ice Castles With Kids

    It will strike most toddler parents as a miracle that we have successfully managed to avoid the movie Frozen. Based on what I know, Ice Castles feels like a fairy-tale magical world created by Elsa. The pale blue towers of icicles were breathtaking, even for someone who had already seen tons of pictures online. If you are looking for a great way to get outside and enjoy the winter cold with your toddlers, this is it! There are crevasses, tunnels, slides, princesses, and twists and turns in a stunning environment like I’ve never seen before. You might just forget that it is bellow freezing and gets dark at 4:30! We…

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    3 Days in Montréal with a Toddler

    When the week our daycare was closed coincided with my husband’s transition between jobs, we decided to take a brief, last-minute vacation to spend some quality family time together. With little time to plan a getaway within driving distance, I researched a few options and landed on Montréal. I had only been once before as a teenager visiting with my family, and all of Craig’s recent trips were for bachelor party weekends. We figured it would be a great spot to explore as a family. It is less than 5 hours away from where we live, just north of Boston, and even closer to where we were dropping off our…

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    3 Reasons Why a Campervan Is the Best Way to See Iceland with a Toddler

    Soon after I bought our tickets to Iceland, I quickly realized renting a campervan would be a convenient way to see the country and provide a new adventure for our family vacation. I looked at just about every campervan rental company to compare prices and options and I ended up renting a Go Camper 3 Pax for our week-long trip around Iceland. The major concern for us when choosing a campervan was a seatbelt in the back so that we wouldn’t need to strap in Benton’s car seat in the front seat and turn off the airbags. I realize that many European manufacturers expect that a car seat might go in…

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    Tips for Iceland on a budget

    Iceland is known for its epic waterfalls, stunning landscapes, & geothermal hot springs. It is certainly not known for its wallet-friendly prices. Every family has their own travel budget strategy and knows what you are willing to splurge on and where to skimp. Here are some tips on how we traveled around Iceland for 7 days without breaking the bank. Flights – We flew the super-budget Icelandic airline, WOW. WOW has some unbeatable prices on flights to Iceland, which is part of the reason we wound up visiting in the first place. Flying budget airlines is only a budget option if you avoid all the extra fees. WOW allows you…

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    7 Days in Iceland

    Iceland had been on my bucket list for years so I couldn’t pass up the cheap flights I found in January leaving Memorial Day weekend. We figured a vacation exploring the magical outdoors in the land of ice and fire would be right up the alley of our rock loving two year old. Day 1 – Reykjavik, Oxarafoss & Geysir – The flights from Boston to Iceland are surprisingly short, so our overnight flight landed at 4am local time.  We were getting picked up by our campervan company, GO Campers, at noon so we had 8 hours to enjoy Reykjavik on 5 hours of restless airplane sleep. We set up…

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    10 Days in France

    I know I just started this blog but I aready have the most definitive advice on traveling with a baby: bring a grandparent with you!! Let me back up a minute. In October, my dad sent the family an email coordinating Thanksgiving and Christmas plans, saying the my step-mom’s family was having an extended family reunion in France and they would be attending. Craig immediately responded with a (half) joking email that he and Benton had been learning French and would love the chance to practice in country. Before we knew it, we had been invited along to a family reunion that we were only peripherally connected to. I was…

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    A Toddler Free Weekend Getaway in Waterbury, Vermont

    Craig organized a couples weekend for us to spend time with our friends Wayne and Kerry in Waterbury VT. Craig and I have gone on date nights before, and we have both spent time away from Benton for work related reasons, but we have never been away from Benton at the same time, together, alone, with no childcare responsibilities. Granddad and Chema came up to spend quality time with Benton while we went up to Vermont to have a weekend to ourselves. Benton has spent a ton of quality time with all his grandparents and loves them dearly. He is generally the most easy going little dude and has never…

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    7 Days in Ireland with a Toddler

    I booked tickets flying in and out of Dublin after I found great tickets and a brief Google search of “is it a terrible idea to go to Ireland in January”. It makes a ton of sense to fly in and out of different airports so you are not back tracking if you plan on driving around the country, a tip I’ll keep in mind for my next trip to the Emerald Isle. We knew that we would need some good family time together after my crazy busy holiday sales season for me, which means a crazy busy parenting season for Craig. Ireland seemed like as good a place as…

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