Christmas in Norway, Winter in Norway, Norway, Oslo, Scandinavia, Europe, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, misadventures traveling standby, Christmas, Scandinavian Christmas
Our Christmas in Norway was not as uneventful as we had hoped for and certainly did not plan, and not in the good way where Santa surprises you with something you didn’t realize you wanted but absolutely have to have now that you’ve got it. It was wrought with missed flights, a stinky airbnb, and a birthday celebration that...
Creepy Road in Ireland
In the ancient kingdom of Mide in Northern Ireland, the legend of three brothers, Bres, Nár and Lothár weave a tragic story through time compelling the world to offer sacrifices each year as winter settles over the land. In America, we call this Halloween.  Halloween in Europe is a little different than what we are used to in the United...
How Not to Celebrate the 4th of July in Korea as an American Expat
We have had some pretty epic 4th of July celebrations! One year, we flew to NYC to take the kids to the hallmark 5th Avenue FAO Schwarz store for a spontaneous 24 hour trip; another year we spent the summer in Annecy, France and pushed our celebrations out 10 days to match up with Bastille Day; one year, we...
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Celebrating New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is absolutely unreal. There are no rules, no laws, and certainly no common sense. It was one of the most bizarre experiences we’ve had, and also one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable! New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is a celebration of epic proportions where every single person is a part of the...
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We traveled to Norway with one purpose in mind, and that was to see the Northern Lights.  Hurtigruten Review with Kids: MS Kong Harald  Northern Lights Cruise When we first started planning, the first result that popped up in Google was for the Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise. The advertisements for the Hurtigruten were compelling, enticing, and romantic. We were desperate to see...
Trukkar Og Tæki, Books in Iceland, Children's Books, Children's Book in Iceland, Christmas Traditions, Christmas in Iceland, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
We started a tradition the year we went to Iceland: Buy a book in each place we visit. We started this tradition in Iceland, specifically, because we celebrated Christmas here and it is an Icelandic tradition to give or get a new book on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading it. This practice is called jólabókaflóð. We absolutely...
Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Book of the Trip, Iceland, Christmas Traditions, Icelandic Christmas Traditions, Iceland Books, Reading, Iceland Authors, diapersonaplane, holidays, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
One of my most favorite Icelandic Christmas traditions is the exchange of books on the evening of the 24th of December. After a feast, which begins promptly at 6p, presents are opened by all. Included in the gifts is always the traditional gift of a book. The rest of the evening and the entirely of Christmas Day is spent...
Christmas in the Netherlands, Sinterklaas, Dutch, Dutch Christmas, Netherlands, Kerstman, Zwarte Piet, Marzipan, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
Sage Scott of Everyday Wanderer is guest posting for us today about her Christmas spent in The Netherlands! Sage spent her youth abroad in The Netherlands and Germany with her family over the span of 7 years. They traveled throughout Europe taking advantage of every opportunity. She's also lived coast to coast in the United States and has spent most of...
Volcano House, Iceland, Eyjafyallajokull, Reykjavik, Christmas in Iceland, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
The Volcano House in the city center of Reykjavik doesn’t sell batteries, but they are open on Christmas Day. They are the only place we could find open on Christmas Day in Iceland, when my insulin pump ran out of batteries and we were desperate. That is just the how of why we came to the Volcano House, (you...
Ice skating, tjorin pond, reykjavik, iceland, city center, ice, snow, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
In the winter, Tjörnin Pond, in the city center of Reykjavik, is a gathering place to play ice hockey and soccer, and to go ice skating. This can be done formally or informally, as there is no where to rent ice skates for the pond. This means you’ll want to either bring your own skates or step out in your boots...