125- Tapped Out Travellers
Today on the show we have Christine from the blog Tapped Out Travellers. She and her family moved to Germany 3 years ago with Army from Canada. Since then they have gotten to travel all around Europe using Germany as their home base.
Her son is in school there on base so it’s the same holiday time as her husband. Time, they use strategically to go explore more of Europe. In the last couple of years they’ve been to 7-10 countries and plan to see a couple more before their contract in Germany is up. Since Europe is close together is makes transportation and getting around more simple. In the past, they’ve taken the train to Italy and drove to Switzerland twice.
Check out her blog for tons of resources (and occasional giveaways!) including an expat guide for living in Germany! Christine shares lots of tools and tips from her experience living in Germany to make the transition a little easier for others.
Advice from this Episode:
-The little ones make it harder to travel but embrace it and make it fun for them too! (Maybe an Ice Cream stop in between museums)
-Good way to travel: Pick a city and make a trip to and from there. Hotel hopping let’s you see more on the way.
Travels with little ones, requires patience. Also listen to the cues….to avoid the meltdowns.
Christine loves using booking.com for accommodations. They have an free cancelation feature which is a huge bonus for travelers who may or may not know where they’re staying for the night. Or if your plans change frequently.
Family Travel Reminder:
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