Our first Interrail trip: Europe by train

Two weeks, three countries, seven cities and over 4000 km. Have you ever wondered whether an Interrail trip as a family can work? From experience we can tell trainrides, backpacks and kids go together surpisingly smooth. Our Interrail family adventure started as we boarded the night train from Vienna to Zurich on a mild summer …

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5 things to do with kids in Oostende

If you’re planning a family trip to Belgium and you would love include some a beach, Oostende should definitely be on your list. This coastal city has plenty of fun and exciting things to do with kids and conveniently it’s easily accessible by train, making it the perfect destination for family travel. Here are five …

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Round the World-Ticket

That’s how we booked our Round The World Ticket

For the first time I’ve heard of a Round The World ticket when I was 14. For me it seemed to be superlative of a Interrail or Eurail ticket and something I really wanted to do. Over the years, I did some multi-city flight trips, and I kept considering the options of the Around the World routes.

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Namibia Self-Drive Safari with Kids

In der Salzpfanne von Etosha
Salt lake in Etosha National Park

Namibia… adventure, freedom and safety.

Namibia hasn’t been on our itinerary right from the beginning. When we asked our kids what they wanted to see on our world trip, both kids named giraffes, lions and elephants. So we had to reconsider our route (of course!)  and included Africa as a stop. Spoiler alert about the lions: Gregor heard the lions roar at night, but we didn’t ever see them. They just hid too well.

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Planning a Worldtrip with Kids

How to plan a worldtrip

Streetart in Bregenz, Austria, summer 2019

Two years ago, Gregor had the idea to do a trip around the world. With the kids. As a family. And he had already thought about the perfect time slot: after Sophia’s elementary school, before or at the beginning of high school. We would take one year off, at a time and in a constellation that would not be possible in this way again.

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Home Schooling – Beach Schooling – World Schooling

Sophia und Gregor vor der Mondlanschaft bei Swakopmund, Namibia
Sophia and Gregor watching the stunning ‘moon-landscape’ next to the Welwitschia-Drive, Swakopmund, Namibia

We planned to teach our older daughter Sophia for the eight months of our around the world trip. She wanted to go back to her class after the trip and to support that plan, we had to stay up to date with the curriculum and teaching material.

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Pros and Cons of staying at a Hostel with kids

Most travelers associate hostels with their early, adventurous travels at a younger age. Casual travel friendships, parties and a lot of freedom coincide with crowded dorms rooms, snoring room mates and awkward bathroom stories in many travelers memories. Nevertheless have hostels seen a huge push in terms of quality and offer a great budget accommodation …

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One night in Jakarta Kota Tua

Jakarta was just a short stop-over on our way to Lombok and Gili Air. That was the plan. We arrived early morning after an exhausting 8 hours flight. But how do you plan a day with kids in Jakarta? One of the biggest and most exciting cities in the world.
We just picked a neighborhood: Kota Tua

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