Mother-daughter trip to Amsterdam

As you may know, we try to spend some quality time with our girls individually every year by taking them on a city break with either mom or dad. This was five-year-old Jade’s first weekend trip abroad where she had me all to herself. We always try to get the …

The best of Luxemburg with kids in 48 hours

Our travel bucket list is filled with destinations far away and because of that, we sometimes neglect to give some destinations closer to home the attention they deserve. Therefore, we were happy to learn that my parents were organizing a multigenerational trip to nearby Luxemburg. Just a 3-hour drive from …

Behind the scenes in vibrant Bologna

Still a bit off the tourist radar, vibrant Bologna managed to keep its authentic flair. It’s the biggest city in the north-Italian region of Emilia-Romagna and renowned for its university, which is the oldest one in the Western world (even predating Oxford). This important student population creates a lively vibe. …

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 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 …