DFDS mini cruise to Amsterdam – our review!

DFDS mini cruise to Amsterdam – our review!

We’ve just recently returned from a nice little break on a DFDS mini cruise to Amsterdam and wanted to give a bit of a review of it since we struggled to find out much about it before we went. What is the mini cruise? DFDS do a couple of different mini cruises – you can do one like we did from Newcastle to Amsterdam (and vice versa) or there’s also one that goes from Denmark to Norway (one to try…

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Last days in NY and the end of our adventure

Last days in NY and the end of our adventure

As promised, I wanted to just share some more of our pictures from the last days in New York which also happened to be the end of our adventure.  Afterwards we flew back to the UK, James got a job and we rented a house back in Sheffield – all back to normal.  I prefer to think of it as us having a holiday from our nomadic life though and I’m sure we’ll get back on the road soon.  It’s…

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Housesitting in New York and our first Xmas away from home

Housesitting in New York and our first Xmas away from home

After our introduction to New York in Brooklyn, we had one night in Manhattan before we headed to our housesitting assignment over in Staten Island. Our night in Manhattan was so different to Brooklyn (which in turn was so different to Staten Island) and I’m really glad we saw a couple of different faces of New York City. Some highlights for us as we wandered round fifth avenue and up to Central Park were: seeing the Empire State Building up close….

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Our favourite children’s books about New York City

Our favourite children’s books about New York City

Every time we go somewhere new we strive to learn about the destination through books.  It’s one of our favourite ways of world schooling!  These are some of our favourite books about New York City for kids.  (See here my other book guides for kids) Picture books about NYC Most of theses picture books are way more than just basic stories and pictures – they’d be suitable for all ages of young children, not just toddlers!  They are a mix between…

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Things to do in New York with kids

Things to do in New York with kids

New York City is an amazing place to visit and even more so with kids.  It’s such an iconic place, somewhere that we’ve all seen at some point on the tv or in movies and to be there in real life is something else!  There are many things to do in New York with kids and contrary to what you might think not all of them will break the bank!  As you know I do like my free activities so…

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