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5 things I wished we knew before moving to a foreign country…

  It is hard to believe we have been living abroad for 11 years. Our kids are bilingual, one trilingual, and our life as an American family has been forever changed. Sometimes it is hard to explain what to expect living life abroad. When reflecting back on our move abroad, there are some things I wish… Continue reading 5 things I wished we knew before moving to a foreign country…

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Round-trip tickets from Europe to San Francisco for under $200

If you are flexible with your holiday planning and destinations you can find some amazing airline deals. Recently my brother introduced us to an email service that emails you incredible airline deals. Sometimes the fares are mistake fares but more than often they are 24-hour promotions. We had no intentions in flying to the United… Continue reading Round-trip tickets from Europe to San Francisco for under $200

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How to fly in Europe for under $50 Roundtrip

  Since we just returned from vacation, I would like to explain how we picked our destination. We frequently let prices dictate where we travel.  About 3 months ago we sat down and searched Skyscanner for our vacations this year. We like to search  Skyscanner for ideas.  It is our favorite discount airline search engine.  Skyscanner has… Continue reading How to fly in Europe for under $50 Roundtrip

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Apotheke, Farmacia, Pharmacie, Lékárna…..

  We've had our fair share with medical emergencies abroad, from a spider fish attack in Portugal, to severe dehydration in Spain, to a staff infection in France, and everything in-between.  No matter what the health issue it can be quite frighting in another Country, especially if you can't communicate. I am going to try… Continue reading Apotheke, Farmacia, Pharmacie, Lékárna…..

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Preparing for your trip: Health Information

When you travel abroad you more than likely will want to know what type of vaccinations are recommended for your visiting country. My family and I have obtained a WHO (World Health Organization) Vaccination card to keep track of all of our vaccinations.  Knowing what vaccinations are needed where you are traveling is important. The… Continue reading Preparing for your trip: Health Information

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Don’t get lost….

Want to avoid getting lost abroad? We've found the best way to navigate through unfamiliar countries is to pre-cache maps onto our phones.  We have 2 different map apps we use, MotionX-GPS (iphone) and Locus Free  (Android).  Before leaving on holiday we pre-load the maps. We use way points to locate our hotel, restaurants, parking,… Continue reading Don’t get lost….