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Don’t You Want To Sail Away…

Our first week of our French exchange was so much fun!  From Monday to Friday, Mikhaila, Zoe, Juline, Clelia, and I were in a rowing and sailing summer camp in Annecy Lake, right up the street from Jacques and Virginie’s house.  In the morning we learned

All About Annecy!

After spending seven hours in an airplane, it was a relief to land  and meet up with the Lenoble family.  Although we were a bit nervous about travelling without our parents and pretty jetlagged, we were excited to start our French adventure!    The family

Let the Independent Adventure Begin!

It was only two short years ago when we first met the LeNoble family from Annecy, France.  Virginie, Jacques, Zoe and Juline were spending three weeks in Beijing, China.  We just happened to stay at the same awesome hutong. Our families both had two daughters and we

Vimy Ridge… 100 Years Later

“It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.  I thought then… that in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.” This is the famous quote by Brigadier-General Alexander Ross talking about Canada’s role in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during

Europe Bound – On our way to Vimy!

As some of you may know, this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.  What some of you may not know, is that April, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during World War 1.  To celebrate these two important anniversaries, my

And Last, But Not Least

Sadly, South America was where we parted…. But not for long! We love sharing our adventures with you so much that we have decided to have one final Global Fieldtrip night.  For this night, we would like everyone to be involved! Date: Saturday July 23, 2016

Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe!

What do France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland all have in common?  They are all amazing places to visit and were featured in our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night – Engaging Europe! Back in September we presented our first Global Fieldtrip night featuring the Uplifting UK, and

Global Fieldtrip Night – Announcing Engaging Europe!

Our last Global Fieldtrip Night – Uplifting UK, was a great success with almost 40 people from different parts of our blogosphere attending an enjoyable evening of food and photos.  If you’re interested in viewing our photo slideshow, you can check it out here: Preparations are

Royal Tombs and Greek Mythological Floors

While taking a week of relaxation in Cyprus, we thought it was important to go to the UNESCO World Heritage sites down the street from our resort.You may have seen my Mom’s post on Aphrodite’s birth place and temple which were the first sites we visited.  Let me

Happy New Year!

What a phenomenal year 2014 has been.  We feel blessed to be on the road as a family, seeing and experiencing the world around us. Having had an amazing experience throughout Israel, we were ready to move on to our next destination – Tanzania.  However,

Special Report – Car Rentals!

We have had a number of questions about how we are getting around in Europe, so I put this post together to share our approach and experiences with respect to car rentals.  You can also find this on our “RTW Planning Resources” under “Ground Transportation

Back to Shore!

Today is also the last day of our cruise. We have really enjoyed our time on the Norwegian Jade Cruise ship. It was a great way for us to travel to Greece and Turkey without all the driving. Of course, we would have loved to


Our last port on the cruise was in Naples where we visited the Amalfi coast and Pompeii. It was a lot of fun and I want to go back again in the future. Positano This is a beautiful little town right on the Mediterranean Sea.

A Bizarre Bazaar!

When I heard “Grand Bazaar“, I thought of a small market being run in the basement of a church. Was I in for a surprise when I visited the bazaar in Istanbul! It was more like a small city full of shops, vendors, shoppers, and