Here you’ll find recent posts that make your life easier in terms of logistics. We’ll cover topics such as cell phone usage, passports, getting cash abroad, maps and navigation, etc. If there are other topics you’d like us to address, please let us know here.
Traveling at Christmastime can truly be an adventure. Last year we took the family to Portugal, and you may recall the harrowing experience of getting there after some storms caused flight delays. While it’s true that Christmastime is a busy time to be on airplanes, it can be a wonderful time of year to visit […]
If there’s one traveling companion that should come along on every trip to Europe—without needing an airplane ticket or a place to sleep—it’s a Rick Steves guidebook for the place you’re headed. Hopefully you’ve already experienced Rick’s expertise in your travels, so you know what I’m talking about. While his books may lack the glossy […]
We took our kids to London for a week two years ago and got off to a rocky start. It took us a couple of days to remember a very important principle—not every activity is right for every age, and it’s okay to split up. Here’s how things went down, and how we righted the […]
I spent last week at the World Travel Market in London. It’s an annual event that attracts more than 30,000 participants, including travel agents, tour operators, travel associations, local and national tourism boards, travel technology companies, travel bloggers, museums and cultural sites, airlines, and other categories of attendees I’m forgetting at this moment. It was a […]
Last week I wrote about our visit to Normandy. It was truly a wonderful add-on to our adventures in France. But it sure started out rocky! First there was the car rental snafu, but once we made it out of Paris in the rental, we figured we were home free. If only we’d known at […]
When choosing a vacation rental or hotel abroad, finding one with a washing machine can really make a difference. But as we discovered in France, European washing machines are anything but American-sized. Enjoy the writings and photography of guest writer, Anita Wells, as she shares her experiences with keeping the family’s clothes clean across Europe.
There’s always the risk of flight delays. It really is not new news. But when you add international flights and lots of little kids to the mix, things can get really painful. Not only are there fewer options to get you across the ocean, there are also only certain times of day when those flights […]
When we Wheelwrights were in Paris, we were blessed with good health — for all of us — but that’s not to say you won’t run into illness when traveling. Guest writer Kristy Taylor shares her experience and advice to manage health challenges while abroad. Our third child, Sydney, is our least healthy child. She has […]