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Make a custom google map for your next trip - complete with everything you want to see and do, restaurants to eat at, shops to visit, and more.

How to Create a Custom Travel Map

I have a pretty good routine going when it comes to planning trips. I try to balance getting all of the planning doneread more

20 Tips for Flying with Babies, Toddlers or Kids - A must read for any parent!

20 Tips for Flying with Kids

The thought of getting onto an airplane with a baby or toddler is enough to scare a lot of parents out of travelingread more

Trieste - Castello Miramare

My Favorite Things | April 2016

{photo via Instagram} Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful and sunshine filled April. We started theread more

Moving Abroad Survival Tip #3: Learn The Language

Moving Abroad | Learn The Language

Moving Abroad Survival Tip #3: Learn The Language. No matter who you are, no matter what country you are going to,read more

April 2016 Must Read List

On My Bookshelf

My 2015 New Year’s Resolution was to read more fiction books. Prior to that, I had been reading nothing butread more

A Weekend in Trieste - Trieste hotels, restaurants, things to do, travel tips - excellent travel guide to Trieste, Italy!

A Weekend in Trieste

More Vienna than Venice was how Trieste was appropriately described in a book I read a while back. Which is fittingread more

DIY Play Silks - A simple tutorial to dye your own silks for hours of open ended play. These also make the best travel toys!

DIY Play Silks | The Perfect Travel Toy

I am a huge fan of open ended toys for kids, and these Waldorf inspired play silks are my absolute favorite. They areread more

5 Tips for Planning a Trip With Kids - these tips may surprise you!

5 Tips for Planning a Trip with Kids

There is something really exciting about showing up in a new city, without any agenda, flying by the seat ofread more

Spring in Vienna, Austria

My Favorite Things | March 2016

{photo via Instagram} Spring in Vienna is pure joy. After a long gray winter, everything starts coming to life, andread more

On My Bookshelf - March, 2016

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf for March: read moreread more

DIY Dip Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs

DIY Dip-Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs

A few years ago I bought some beautiful wooden eggs, and have been using them as a natural, organic looking Easterread more

Lahaina Maui Travel Guide

A Weekend in Lahaina

Lahaina (or Lāhainā), is a picturesque little former whaling village on the west side of Maui. Once the capital of theread more

A Few of My Favorite Things - February

My Favorite Things | February 2016

{photo via Instagram} Spending all of February in Maui was amazing. Adjusting to life back in Vienna has not beenread more

DIY Upcycled Beach Bags - give your old t-shirts a second life!

DIY Upcycled Beach Bags

You know that stack of old t-shirts you are hanging onto, even though you never wear them? Stained, stretched out, orread more

On My Bookshelf - February, 2016

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: read moreread more

DIY Tic Tac Toe

DIY Tic Tac Toe

When traveling, it is nice to have lightweight, open-ended toys that your kids won’t get bored with. It is evenread more

The NY Times 36 Hours in Vienna

36 Hours in Vienna | New York Times Style

One of my favorite sources for travel inspiration is the New York Times 36 hours travel column. I love the succinct,read more

Lower Belvedere - Vienna, Austria

Moving Abroad | Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Moving Abroad Survival Tip #2: Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. read moreread more

My Favorite Things | January 2016

{photo via Instagram} Already 1/12th of the way through 2016?!? How did that happen so fast? So many plans, so littleread more

On My Bookshelf - January, 2016 - great reading list

On My Bookshelf

I missed December, so I have a lot of books On My Bookshelf this month. read moreread more

DIY Cleansing Oil & Nourishing Facial Serum

My skin does not like the winter. Not that I can blame it, of course. The cold, dry air outside, and the forced heaterread more

Mother Goose Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands

Mother Goose Utrecht

There are some hotels that are over the top luxurious and fancy, but definitely feel formal like a hotel. Then thereread more

Utrecht Travel Guide - Plan a perfect weekend in Utrecht, The Netherlands

A Weekend in Utrecht

Most people visiting The Netherlands go straight to Amsterdam and never look back. I understand why, it is prettyread more

Happy 2016

Happy 2016 everyone! I ended up taking an unintentional break during the holidays to work on some big projects, spendread more

Purbach am Neusiedlersee

Purbach am Neusiedlersee

Purbach am Neusiedlersee is a cute little town in the Austrian state of Burgenland known for its viticulture. Everyread more

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: God Help the Child  |  This is Toni Morrison’s latest book, and at 84, she’sread more

all natural organic wood salve

DIY Natural Wood Salve

If you want to make your own wooden baby rattle, an all-natural, organic wood salve is a must. It protects the wood,read more

DIY Wooden Baby Rattle

DIY Wooden Baby Rattle

I try to surround my kids with high-quality, all-natural toys. Wood always wins out over plastic, and hand-made isread more

Kremnica, Slovakia Travel Guide

A Weekend in Kremnica & Bojnice

Kremnica is a small town in Slovakia, built on top of gold mines, and was one of the richest and most important miningread more

DIY burp cloths

The Very Best DIY Burp Cloths

Nearly everyone I know is either pregnant or just had a baby, so I’ve got baby shower gifts on my mind rightread more

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: Since last month was so heavy and depressing, I went for upbeat, fun, inspiring andread more

Situr Home, Sitges Spain

Situr Home Sitges

Sitges was our favorite stop on our road trip through Spain, and the Situr Apartment Sitges was a large part of theread more

Tossa de Mar, Spain Travel Guide

A Weekend in Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is a very popular beach town on the Costa Brava of Spain, famous for its medieval castle towering overread more