Long car journeys with children can be a real adventure! It was an experiment for us as a family to drive down to Austria and Croatia for our vacation instead of taking a plane as we usually would have done. Ahead of us was a real long car journey. But despite the heat and the traffic jams I would do it any time again because there are a few tricks to bypass the time.
Family skiing vacations are actually kind of a riddle: how is everyone going to be happy if you just have three days to go skiing? When mum is a good skier ever since her childhood and dad an absolute beginner as well as the kids! We found a perfect solution in Oberwiesenthal which really made each of us happy. Let me tell you how!
Skiing is one of these sports that need a lot of effort. But I don’t want to miss one hour on the boards. I learned skiing properly fairly late fifteen years ago when I was beginning of my 30ies. Today I ski any slope, be it blue, red or black, mogul slopes or deep powder snow and can recommend skiing to anone. Let me tell you why!
Wind tunnel flying fit the the saying that you have probable all heard before: only flying is better! I wanted to try that out. Almost weightless as a so called body flyer! Flying free in a wind tunnel is not only possible for experienced parachuters but a happening for the whole family. Meaning: for us!
Karl’s strawberry farm (Karl’s Erdbeerhof in Elbtal in German) is great fun for the whole family. It is situated not far from Berlin and much more than “just” an amusement village. Every time we visit we return pumped up with adrenalin,our hearts full of nostalgia and our stomachs filled.
Nuremberg opens its traditional christmas market, the Christkindles-Markt in Nürnberg every year. lt belongs to the most popular christmas markets in Germany. But the second biggest city in Bavaria also has a lot to offer outside of the christmas season. I experienced that myself recently. RTL TV Birgit von Bentzel grew up there and revealed some inside tipps to TwoTell.
Abu Dhabi is much more then just 1000 and 1 night flair. It is diverse, up-to-date and a shopping paradise. And it makes children’s dreams come true. Furthermore it is just gigantic! My son and I were so enthusiastic about our journey that we would have loved to reenter the plane right away.
Vacation in the countryside, in the mountains or at the sea? The clou is: vacation! But holidays ON the water are unbeaten in my opinion. To be on a catamaran is recreative and exciting in one. Probably the greatest way to explore beautiful landscapes. All you need is some good planning and a bunch of people you like to spend your time with in a relatively small space. And off we went to Greece!
When I was 17 I visited Porec for the first time. At the time Croatia still was Yugoslavia with the reputation of an insider tip. So this year I returned and found out that a lot has changed. But one thing has stayed the same: the crystal clear seawater and the clean beaches.
I admit that I was quite sceptical when I booked a canoe trip for myself, my husband and our two kids (4 and 9 years old). A mum I am friends with told me that it was totally chaotic when they went to try that out. We were absolute beginners as well. But I can tell you that much: it was great! But one thing at a time.