Ait Ben Hadou to Sahara Desert, Morocco: Adventure Day (Part 1)

Ait Ben Hadou is a famous Bedouin village, for the fact that something like 16 movies have been filmed there. Most recently for the Game of Thrones! It’s a beautiful ancient village, that about 15 families still live in, approximately 75 people. Five years ago a bridge was put in, so that when the rains […]

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Brussels, Belgium to Ait Ben Hadou, Morocco: Travel Day

Ty has been eager to get to Morocco for a couple of years. So we planned 9 days of exploring in Morocco this year. Leaving Brussels was relatively smooth. – Security was a breeze. Why can’t we get family lanes in the US?! We enjoyed a snack break in the lounge before getting on our […]

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Bruges, Belgium: Adventure Day

So we typically like 3 days in a city, anything after that we usually have too much down time. Knowing this, Ty found us cheap train tickets to Bruges, for the day. It’s apparently the “Venice of Belgium” 🙂 To us, it’s what we think Amsterdam will look like. It was beautiful, everywhere you turned! […]

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Brussels, Belgium: Adventure Day 2

So we spent a bit of a chilly night in the apartment. I slept in my down vest for part of the night. Ty quickly realized we had no hot water, which is everything for this place! No hot water means, no heat in the radiators. So it was about 30 degrees outside and we […]

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Brussels, Belgium: Adventure Day

Another day of everyone awake by 6am. Oh well, it’s better than when L woke us all up by 2:30am. The nice thing about vacation is we all just take our time getting up. Reading books in bed, snuggling under covers, maybe watching a travel show. I love vacation mornings like this! Ty is our […]

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Frankfurt, Germany to Brussels, Belgium: Travel Day

We’re off to Brussels! We woke up at 6am so we had plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast and packing, while trying to keep our kids voices quiet in the hotel, this morning. We’re all looking forward to having an apartment in Brussels so we can have more room, and not be so noise […]

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Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day 3 Christmas Day

After having L and R awake from 12:30am – 2, we were all a little loopy Christmas morning. But the kids were overjoyed that Santa brought them such a haul. They have complained before that Santa doesn’t bring them any big toys. But we explained Santa knows we only have limited room in our suitcases. […]

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Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day 2 Christmas Eve

To recap, we missed the Christmas Markets, it’s Monday and not much is open. We decided to have a nice slow morning at the hotel, and didn’t have any plans till hopefully watching a movie in the afternoon. We walked to a playground, of course. – Then we went to try and find a Catholic […]

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Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day

Alternate Title: The time we missed the German Christmas Markets… So jet lag is hitting us hard this time. L woke us up about 2:30 this morning. 😳 We let the kids watch some shows, read, and basically tried to kill time while being as quiet as possible, until 6:30 for breakfast. In case you’re […]

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Anchorage, AK to Frankfurt, Germany: Travel Day

So for our 6th Annual Hampton Family International Christmas trip Ty found us some awesome tickets back to Europe. There are so many different countries to explore over here, that this is our third Christmas in a row, and we’re still visiting new locations! We got a United flight from Anchorage, to Denver. We were […]

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