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Family Travel Dining in Germany – A Word to Know

Please and thank you are the most important foreign language words to learn when traveling; crucial for civil discourse. But there’s one word we did not expect to need to know: Rechnung. In Germany last summer, most service employees at restaurants and cafes helped us with their excellent command of English. But still we practiced…

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Family of 5 in London for 46 Pounds Per Person Per Day

Readers have inquired: How much to budget for a trip to Europe with kids? One big factor is the age of your family members. If you have toddlers, the total will be much less because they won’t need a regular meal, and you’ll probably not be able to visit as many tourist spots because little…

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Family of 5 in Munich for 53 Euros Per Person Per Day

Declared as “the most expensive city in Germany” on wikitravel.org, Munich is not cheap to visit. Affordable Europe leader Rick Steves says you can comfortably eat and sleep there for $100 per person per day, and lonelyplanet.com travelers report spending 50 to 70 Euros per person per day. Based on these figures noted by budget…

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Buy Kids a Nintendo DS Adapter for Europe Travel

We prepared thoroughly for our dream vacation to Germany last summer. Gathered over a period of months: travel books, passports, Google maps, email hotel confirmations, fanny packs, and of course, International Plug Adapters for all the electronics. We knew that nearly every day we’d need to charge the laptop, the digital camera, the second digital…

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10 Tips for Budget Family Travel to Europe

10 Tips for Budget Family Travel to Europe

How to Save Money on Family Vacations Whatever your reasons for taking your kids to Europe, there are ways to be there within a budget. Taking the kids costs more – in airfare, food, hotels, and activities – than if it was just me and my hubby as my sole globe-hopping partner. (I’ll save my…

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Tube, U-Bahn, Subway – Family Travel Safety

Notice the logo used for this blog and our website, sleeps5.com. The image is of a family of ducks on their way. Even before Holly and I constructed our website we consistently utilized a duckling analogy to describe the image of traversing busy sidewalks in big cities with 3 children. You know – the mama…

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