5 Tips For Planning A European Ski Trip

I am sitting here in the heat of summer, melting away and trying to plan activities for this winter.  I promised the family we would experience snow this winter, so I am using it as an exercise to help my mind go to a cooler place.  It isn’t working!  We haven’t taken the kids on a ski trip for about 4 years.  It think it was our trip to Wintergreen Virginia in February 2011.  Look how small the kids were!  So, it is time to hit the snow again.

Kids Ski Lessons Wintergreen Virginia

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Bus Your Way Around Europe

Our family is always scouring YouTube for cool, fun and clever videos.  We are always looking for inspiration to beef up the Wagoners Abroad channel, well I am.  Alan is usually looking for something that will entertain the entire family.  Anya has found a few funny channels for us all. Then there is Lars, he is looking at competitions to enter and become famous.  Well let’s just say “we” came across the winners of a competition for ID Bus.

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You Must Experience A Holiday Park In Europe

You may be thinking “What the heck is a Holiday Park?”.  Not to worry, we stayed at 3 of the Center Parc Holiday Parks and tell all.  We think they are a wonderful family holiday option.

Center Parcs De Eemhof Lake Cottage

Center Parcs De Eemhof Lake Cottage

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Accommodation Spotlight: Sunparks De Haan aan zee Belgium

Growing up with six kids in my family, camping was usually the vacation of choice.  It was great, because all of us kids could run around and just be kids in nature.  Now that we have kids we have taken the kids camping a few times, but found that we are more like a glamping family or a family that likes a real bed.  I know that is cheating for those of you that camp, but we need a good nights sleep with all of our traveling.

Sunparks De Haan Belgium - Biking outside the park

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Have you ever tried Goat Vanilla?

One of the many things I like about traveling around is sampling the different desserts as we drive from country to country.  When we do the obligatory “bio break”, I’ll check out the candy aisle and look for something that you wouldn’t see in your local 7-11.

One of my favorite international snacks is the stroopwafel.  For those who don’t know, a stroopwafel is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

Stroopwafels

Stroopwafels_01 CC BY-SA 3.0 Takeaway – Own work

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