Expats Move Home: Do We Miss Germany?

“Do you miss Germany?” I get asked this all.the.time, and the answer is a resounding, YES! The more difficult question involves what we miss about Germany, because there are things we most definitely do NOT miss. Hang on to your … Continue reading

Fun (Cheap) Stuff for Families in Edinburgh

Our trip to Edinburgh was one of those trips that came out of a dangerous practice.. browsing the easyJet website. For someone in my position of penny-pinching wanderer, such behaviors are, or (ahem) should be, strictly forbidden. Four fifty-euro-return tickets … Continue reading

Where to Find the Best FREE View in Edinburgh

In most cases, I prefer to write and post about our travels right after we’ve finished them. The details are fresh in my mind; the information is current, relevant. But I also think there’s value in revisiting a trip months … Continue reading

35 Tips to Help Your Family Pack Lighter for Air Travel

One of the main objections parents have to traveling with their kids is all the c.r.a.p. they feel they must bring along.  Four fifty-pound bags, three car seats, one double stroller, four backpacks, and two carry-on suitcases later, you’re exhausted… … Continue reading

Thrifty Travel Mama – 2012 – A Year in Review

Whew!  2012 has been a wild ride, full of experiences and surprises.  “Year in Review” posts are all the rage in the blogosphere, so despite my inclinations to do the opposite, I’m jumping on the bandwagon. In January, I went … Continue reading