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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Accommodation Spotlight: Romantic Getaway In Champagne France

When planning our 2014 Summer European Road Trip, we knew we were going to need some down time.  After scouring the web for the perfect accommodation, we found the perfect cottage.  In France a cottage is often referred to as a gite, and this was named Gite La Chayotte.  As you know we love to share with you where we’ve stayed and give a little love to our hosts as well.

GITE LA CHAYOTTE -Champagne Couvent Lémery - Champagne France

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You Must Have A Private Cellar Tour In Champagne France!

After spending a fantastic week on a houseboat in Amsterdam, we decided to change not just the city in which we would stay, but the country.  That is one of the great things about Europe.  Everything is so much “closer”.

Vineyards in the distance

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Canal Living In Amsterdam Is Sweet!

As you meander the narrow streets and tree-lined canals of Amsterdam, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live here.  To experience canal living in Amsterdam, in one of those tall narrow gable houses, each with a unique feel and personality.  Better yet, to live on one of the houseboats, which line the canals and get the real feel of the city.  That is the picture perfect dream I had over 16 years ago, when Alan and I first visited Amsterdam.

Canal Living Amsterdam GowithOh

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Get Scared At The Amsterdam Dungeon

Do you like to experience that rush of adrenaline when you get scared or startled?  Lars does.  Anya does.  And you know I do.  Where do you go if you’re in the mood to be scared?  Well, if you’re the Wagoners, and you just happen to be in Amsterdam, you get scared at The Amsterdam Dungeon.

The Amsterdam Dungeon Logo

Photo Credit The Amsterdam Dungeon

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How Beer Is Made At Heineken Amsterdam

One of the things I really like about our travels is finding out how things are made.  Well this trip is no different.  While visiting Amsterdam, we were fortunate enough to see how beer is made at Heineken.  Through the Heineken Experience, the Wagoners Abroad crew was able to do just that.

Amsterdam Heineken Experience - Stimulates the taste buds!

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Driving On Our Summer Road Trip Through Europe

As we’ve described many times before, we are a family that prefers to drive when we are on vacation.  We like the flexibility that comes with the ability to get off the beaten path.

So of course, we did a fair amount of driving on our Summer 2013 Road Trip through Europe.  Actually we did a LOT of driving? Continue reading