Europe

Remembrance: the Centenary of World War I

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The fields of Belgium and France are green and bucolic, filled with quaint villages, farms and church spires. It is nearly impossible to imagine the stripped trees, bombed-out towns and mud quagmire of those same fields, as they would have looked one hundred years ago. The year 2014 marked the centenary of World War I. It was one hundred years since the beginning of the Great War, the War to End All Wars. Tens of thousands of British and Canadian soldiers died…

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Everyone knows and loves Switzerland in winter. These 7 tips to enjoy summer in the Swiss Alps in Adelboden will have you yodeling a new tune on your alpine travels | thetravellingmom.ca

7 Tips to Enjoy Summer in the Swiss Alps in Adelboden

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I love Switzerland in the winter time – the snow, fondue and skiing! – but my absolute favorite time to be in the Alps is in summer. There are so many reasons to love Switzerland in summer; the vast miles of hiking paths, the clear, alpine air and warm sunshine, fresh Alp cheese and chocolate sandwiches on mountain picnics, and a delicious Is Kaffe or Zwetschekuchen {plum tart} after a busy day of trottinette or mountain biking. The wonderful, idyllic village of Adelboden holds a…

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There are so many incredible family-friendly things to see and to in England's bustling capital city. Here are 13 great things to do in London with kids. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best 13 Things to Do in London with Kids

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London is an amazing city. It’s big, busy, and so packed full of culture, fun, food, and wonderful things to see and do, it’s almost overwhelming. We certainly had a tough time organizing ourselves during a whirlwind long weekend visit in London-town, but it IS possible to get a real taste of the city, even if you only have limited time. Here are our best bets for thirteen great, family-friendly things to do in London with kids. 13 Things to Do…

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When you think of Switzerland, do you think of chocolate, cheese, and cuckoo clocks? Here is Switzerland through an Instagram lens. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Switzerland through an Instagram Lens

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When you think of Switzerland, what do you think of? Chocolate? Cheese? Cuckoo clocks? Like many countries, Switzerland has its share of ‘icons’ that bring the country immediately to mind for tourists and local citizens alike. During our recent holiday in Switzerland, I thought it would be fun to play with some of the typical Swiss icons through an Instagram lens, to take you on a Instagram Travel Thursday journey. Zermatt Seeing Zermatt and the Matterhorn for the first time felt as awesome as I…

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Rome is a family travel dream destination with history, food and culture. Live la dolce vita with these top 10 things to do in Rome with kids and families. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Top 10 Things to do in Rome with Kids and Families

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What can one say about a city that has existed for thousands of years? Rome fits our criteria for an outstanding, educational family travel adventure that combines art, history, architecture, food and culture. You can spend a few days or an entire month exploring the glory of Rome, as it exists today and as it was in ancient times, and leave amazed and enlightened about this wonderful, mad city. When in Rome with children, do as the travelling mom has done….

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