Poznan, Poland with Kids

One of Poland’s oldest cities and the fifth largest in the country, Poznan, is a wonderful place to visit with kids. While visiting the city we were blessed with nice warm weather, which allowed us to do lots of outdoors activities including visiting the city's war memorials, famous parks, zoo, and, one of our favorite activities, the local water park!

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Tips for Driving In Italy if You’re Absolutely Unprepared

Italian Highways

We had not done any research on driving in Italy before we arrived.  This was, of course, a bad decision.

We made a few rookie mistakes at the beginning of our journey and if you are planning on driving in Italy here are some tips we learned that will hopefully help you avoid our mistakes.

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Hoi An, Vietnam with Kids

Rice Paddies in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam, is located around 25km east of Danang International Airport.  Rather than flying in, we travelled up to Hoi An from Nha Trang (where enjoyed a wonderful mud bath at the Thap Ba Spa), taking the overnight train leaving at 9:30pm and arriving at 8 am in the morning. Overall the train ride was fine and we all slept well which let us start or exploration of Hoi An on the right foot.

Our six nights were full of many amazing activities that we all enjoyed, from our youngest to oldest.  The following are a collection of the best.

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Thap Ba Spa – Go For the Mud Bath Spa

Morgans Go Travelling at the Mud Spa in Nha Trang

Before arriving in Nha Trang we had caught wind of a mud spa experience. We visited a travel expo located near the backpacker street in Ho Chi Minh and picked up a brochure and were happy with the prices of the packages. Upon arriving in Nha Trang we talked with our guesthouse owners about what activities we wanted to do while here and they kindly gave us an extra 5% discount card to use.

The Thap Ba Spa is the oldest mud and hot spring facility in Nha Trang. It is famous for it’s therapeutic healing powers of the mud and hot springs and we were excited to partake. We decided we would leave early in the morning and arrive at opening time hoping that it would be quieter at this time in the morning.

The taxi ride was about 15 minutes from our guesthouse out the back of town and through some local villages. We arrived just after opening time and decided we would take the communal mud spa and mineral bath option. It cost around $35 USD for all 6 of us which included a communal mud spa experience, mineral hot pools and entrance to the four other pools in the complex.

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