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10x Why The Azores Islands Are Europe’s Best Kept Secret

Last summer we discovered what I truly believe is Europe’s Best Kept Secret: the Azores Islands. These islands are part of Portugal, but are essentially a totally different world. It’s Scandinavia, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, and Canada all tucked into one. And all that could be yours after only a 5 hour flight from Amsterdam (or the US East coast for…

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Snapshots From Aarhus, Denmark

Did you know Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, after Copenhagen? Well, I didn’t. In fact, I had no idea where to locate Aarhus, and full disclosure: it wasn’t on my radar at all. But when we took our car all the way from Amsterdam to Norway for our first family vacay, Aarhus was the perfect stop for…

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Our Tropical Island Getaway To Maui

I’ve finally come around to editing the many, many, oh so many, photos we took on our Hawaiian adventure on the beautiful island of Maui. It’s funny how time really goes by so fast since we just found out I was pregnant with our baby boy right before we left, and now he’s already 3 months old. We actually shot…

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Baby’s First Vacay: An Amsterdam Staycation

“So I guess you’re going to stop traveling all over the world after the baby is born, right?”. WRONG. So, so, oh so wrong. Maybe we’re those naive parents who think it’s perfectly doable to travel with a kiddo. Maybe we’re bad parents because “traveling with kids is selfish” and you’re not doing them any favors. I’ve heard it all…

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2017. One Word. Life-changing.

Well that might sound melodramatic. But when I think about all that’s happened this past year I have to admit: it was a big one. The biggest one yet. So many ups. A baby. A puppy. A new house. Quality time with loved ones. Lots of travels. But also some major downs. A burnout (read more here). Quitting my job.…

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Due Date: Final Countdown To Baby & Pregnancy Recap

October 31st 2017. A date that has been on my mind since we found out I was pregnant. My official due date. And it’s finally here! Yay! You know what’s not here yet? The baby. That’s right. That little dude is staying put. So I think it’s safe to say that our baby boy will be a November baby –…

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#Momlife: Our Adventure Inspired Nursery

I never really intended to do a blog post with a full nursery tour, but since I’m so happy (and proud!) with the result and I got a lot of questions following the sneak peeks on my Instagram Stories (@littlelarey), I thought I’d give it a go. Full disclosure: I also really love reading posts like this for inspiration, so…

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Babymooning In Picture Perfect Hvar (Croatia)

September 6th marked our two year wedding anniversary. Say what?! Yes, two years already. It’s crazy how fast they went by. Well you know what they say: time flies when… Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’re definitely having fun. And since we’re always looking for an excuse to get out of town for a few days, we thought our anniversary was a…

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Amsterdam Pregnancy Shoot With Silvia Falcomer

I know the words maternity and shoot probably give you the creeps, right? Those super posy, super bright studio shots, preferably with the parents to be wearing a black and white outfit? Yeah, you know what I mean. That’s also why we never really considered doing a pregnancy shoot. We just thought it wasn’t for us. Mostly because I’m the…

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The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About My Burnout

Yes, that’s right. Here’s another thirty something struggling with a burnout. I’ve been thinking long and hard whether I was going to publish this post, because let’s be honest, talking about stuff that’s difficult and ugly is uncomfortable. But then again, that might be the reason why I felt it was important. For my own road back to recovery, and…

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10x Why San Diego Is My Favorite City In The USA

I recently realized I’ve been to San Diego three times in the past year and a half, and I haven’t written a single blog post about it. Shame on me. Especially since San Diego is probably the only city in the US I would seriously consider relocating to. Yes, I said it. Well, the other San might be the runner…

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Moscow: From Russia With Love

The morning we were going on our trip to Moscow my dad texted me saying that the little baby in my belly would now have been to both the US and Russia after this weekend – already a world traveler! And that’s exactly what we plan on doing, even now that we’re expanding our little explorers’ club. Yes, I know…

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Why I Left My Heart In The Canadian Rocky Mountains

I don’t know why it took me such a long time to write this post. It’s just another trip report, right? Wrong. Our time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains last year was such a deep experience for me. I’m not sure why, but for some reason it really has a special place in my heart. It’s possible that it has to do…

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Puppy Love: Along Came Polly

Confession: if it were up to me, Polly would probably be a cat. The husband and I have been jokingly doing the whole cats vs dogs debate for years. But at some point I did a complete 180 and suddenly I was on Team Dog. Totally out of character might I add, I am usually a stubborn piece of work. Anyway, in the search…

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Spring Vibes At The Carlsbad Flower Fields

We are currently enjoying some relaxing family time in San Diego, where my brother and his family live in the laid-back Pacific Beach neighborhood. It’s our third time here and we kinda feel like locals when strolling around the hood. I will share all my favorite things to do in San Diego soon, but for now you’ll have to do…

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