Traveling with young kids always means traveling with carseats. After paying a fortune for using the budget car rental seats in Florida one Spring Break, we vowed to transport our own. Our regular car seats are heavy, big, and cost too much for me to risk sending through with my luggage. We have a travel seat … More Traveling with Carseats: A Lesson Learned
Having always been an active person, continuing that through my pregnancy seemed like a natural process. Working out is as much for my mental well being as my physical. I was blessed to have “good” pregnancies and just your typical symptoms along the way (nausea, fatigue, lower pelvic aches, etc). I found I felt less nauseous … More Exercise and Pregnancy
After several years of watching my sister and her fiancé spend summer weekends trail running along the Rocky Mountains, we were longing for an trail adventure of our own during our Cape Town trip. With the Grandparents to watch the kids, we had ample time to get away and explore. Table Mountain was an obvious … More Franschhoek Adventure
After planning for and surviving 2 days of travel and about 24 hours of total plane time each direction on our most recent trip to South Africa, we have a few updates and additions to our original post about traveling with kids. The First Class Kid Travel Pillow This was far and away the best … More Traveling with Kids: An Update
Here I sit at my computer yet again after finishing a trip, contemplating how to put such a great time into any sort of words. We spent 2 week in Cape Town, South Africa for the Christmas holidays staying at my in-laws house. My Dad also joined us and we strived for a lot of … More Cape Town 2016
The Clutten family decided 2016 would be our year! My in-laws reside in South Africa (Ian’s parents and younger sister) and England (Ian’s older sister, her husband, and two kids). The entire group had not been together since our wedding in 2009. Nearly two years ago, we all started brainstorming for a European holiday. All … More You are going to Turkey? Why?
After deciding on Dalyan, Turkey as our vacation destination, we booked a 5 bedroom villa to house all 7 adults and 4 kids. Everything I read online said that Dalyan was a small fishing town a few kilometers from the beach, but we really didn’t know much more until we arrived. Pomegranate farms surrounded the … More Our own Turkish Paradise