Palazzo di Varignana – Bologna (Italy)

With no travel plans for the summer, we decided to let the Belgian weather decide whether to enjoy the school holiday at home or abroad. Always a safe bet, since Belgian weather is notorious for spoiling the local summer fun. 😉 It’s not technically cheating, right? It is? Well, then …

How to celebrate the simple life in Cape Cod

The Cape is a very popular family vacation getaway for many Americans living in the North-East. Prior to our arrival we thought of it as just another nice beach destination, like many others we’ve experienced in the US. But we were wrong. It actually ended up being so much more …

What makes the authentic Algarve so irresistible

One of Portugal’s emblems is the ‘Galo de Barcelos’ or ‘Rooster of Barcelos’. According to the legend a dead rooster miraculously intervened in the hanging of a man who had been falsely accused. This famous and colorful emblem of Portugal symbolizes the love of life, a love that we share! So it’s …

The best spots for free summer fun in Boston

Since CosmopoliDad Fatih took on a professional summer course in Boston last summer, we got to spend 2,5 weeks in this cosmopolitan city. Although not exactly the most popular choice for a summer vacation, we enjoyed every minute. And fun doesn’t always have to come with a price tag. So …

How to make the most of your layover or stopover

Anyone prefers a direct flight to that family holiday destination but unfortunately, that’s not always an option. In some cases you have to settle for a layover or stopover in between connecting flights. This scenario is dreaded by most parents and often the reason why they prefer to stay closer …

How to get your kid excited about Boston’s heritage

Boston actually reminded me a bit of our native city of Ghent. Sounds surprising, right? They obviously don’t compare in terms of size or architecture but they do share the same spirit of historic rebellion, student centricity and conviviality. That might explain why the city appealed to us from the …

The most stunning places to visit in Malta

Saying that Belgian weather is not that great most of the year, would be an understatement. Sure, we can handle a few months of colder weather. And, yes, we do enjoy those colourful autumn days and the cozy end of year period. But to us, the rainy days should end …