Category: On the road

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    “Born“ Moms: Preparing for All Life’s Challenges

    The phenomenon of “born” mothers Do you know this as well or do you even feel addressed yourself? I’m not talking about helicopter or lawnmower parents (at least that’s what we‘re calling over-protective parents in German). I’m talking about mothers who are prepared for any – really any – situation. And make the whole thing…

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    Overnight stay in family room

    Family room vs. parents’ holiday and hotel restaurant vs. self-catering. Two issues we’ve had to deal with over the last five days. Fridge: we asked the hotel for a refrigerator and lo and behold: no problem at all to get a minibar-sized refrigerator for our room. So nothing stood in the way of self-catering, at…

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    About traveling with children: Day trips and travel essentials

    Many things on the following list only come to mind when you write them down, as I did. It’s quite a lot that comes together when you’re traveling with children -be it babies or toddlers – which for us means 9 and 28 months respectively. At almost one or two years old, the little ones…

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    Kirklees Light Railway train ride: A fun day out in Yorkshire for the littlest ones

    The attraction, a cute little narrow-gauge railroad, runs from Kirklees past Cuckoo’s Nest and the village of Skelmanthorpe through a long, dark tunnel to stop at Shelley. At the end of the line, which was once used to transport mined coal from the nearby mountain road to the wash site (probably not narrow gauge at…

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    Chatsworth House

    Ich bin großer Downton Abbey Fan (im realen Leben bekannt als Highclere Castle), aber dieses „House“ toppt es noch mal. Zwar war ich vor zwanzig Jahren schon einmal hier, allerdings sieht man die Welt durch Kinderaugen doch etwas anders. Neben dem Fakt, dass der echte Duke, also ein Herzog, einfach an uns vorbei“geschlufft“ ist, als…

  • Cannon Hall Farm – pigs & playground perfect for a family day out

    Cannon Hall Farm – pigs & playground perfect for a family day out

    Our trip to a farm, known from the English TV, with lots of outdoor activities such as a sheep race or ferret race and a great playground for all ages.

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    Our roadtrip begins: Taking the ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle

    Hamburg – Ijmuiden (Amsterdam): 503 km | Ferry from Ijmuiden – Newcastle: 17:30-09:15 (+1 day) The resolution to leave at a certain time is usually not kept with small children. Even if you have packed the car almost completely the night before and only have to “throw in” the things you can’t do without during…

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    Brexit travel

    Entering England by ferry from Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) to Newcastle upon Tyne with a DFDS Seaways ferry It’s not as bad as getting out of Egypt again (see our trip here), but still we had to show the red passport booklet three times (after we had to upload it compulsorily to DFDS, the ferry provider, in…

  • Tipps zum Reisen mit Kindern – Traveling with children

    Viele Dinge der folgenden Liste vergegenwärtigt man sich erst, wenn man sie, wie ich nun, aufschreibt. Es ist doch einiges, was da zusammenkommt, wenn man mit Babies bzw. Kleinkindern reist – was bei uns 9 bzw. 28 Monate bedeutet. Mit fast einem oder gut zwei Jahren haben die Kleinen mehr Gepäck als wir und unser…

  • Six weeks of working in Japan, a review

    What I like and what makes it easy for me to come back What I miss or what I can’t really make friends with