Dublin is a fun and easy-to-navigate place to take your kids when you want to see a large European city but don't want to deal with hordes of tourists that descend upon Paris, Rome, and London. It is a great way to get the European feel with all of the Irish friendliness! The city itself … Continue reading Dublin (Ireland)
While Alcatraz may be America’s most notorious former prison, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin is Ireland’s most evocative and meaningful former prison. We recently toured it on our way out of Dublin to the Ireland countryside, and it was easily the most impactful historical site that we saw during our whole trip. Read my new post today to see why you should add this tour to your itinerary while in Dublin!
A visit to the Eternal City is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the beautiful and chaotic life of Italy. Rome is full of amazing historical sites, going back to ancient times, and is where your children can walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar or a gladiator. It can be a bit … Continue reading Rome
Colosseum info Palatine Hill/Forum info Seeing the sites of Ancient Rome is one of the must-do items for any trip to Italy. You and your children can walk on the actual stones where Julius Caesar walked or through the gate at the Colosseum where gladiators ran into life-or-death battles. It is truly an amazing … Continue reading Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)
http://pompeiisites.org/en/ The city of Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD, is a fascinating place to take your kids. Not only is it historically significant, the personal stories of the event are so fantastical and amazing that even the smallest child is intrigued. Pompeii is an easy day trip from Rome … Continue reading Pompeii (Italy)
Italy is probably my favorite European destination. History, art, and great food - what more could you want? Italy is also a wonderful place for a family vacation. Life moves at a slower pace here, and it’s a lovely place for all generations to slow down and enjoy being with each other. While visiting Italy, … Continue reading Italy
The World War II sites in Normandy are on many Americans’ bucket lists and rightly so. Seeing the D-Day beaches and the sites of some of the fiercest World War II battles made famous by books and movies is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. We made this experience a day trip from … Continue reading Normandy (France)