UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)

Castelgrande (Grand Castle) Bellinzona is only a 30 minute drive away, but somehow we never went. I was under the impression it would make for a nice indoor activity, it being a castle and all: roaming the rooms and halls, seeing what castle live used to be like. Boy was I wrong! It was the total opposite: outdoor and no rooms and halls to visit, but it made for a truly wonderful afternoon nevertheless! Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage site: Castelgrande Bellinzona, Ticino (CH)”

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Berlin With Kids – Berlin (DE)

Berlin with kids, is that possible? Yes, absolutely! This huge city lends itself perfectly for a nice getaway with the whole family. Continue reading “Berlin With Kids – Berlin (DE)”

Hunting Chestnuts Near Lugano – Arosio, Malcantone, Ticino (CH)

A beautiful walk during fall with something to do along the way? Discover the Chestnut Trail and collect all the chestnuts you can carry! Continue reading “Hunting Chestnuts Near Lugano – Arosio, Malcantone, Ticino (CH)”

Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)

Amsterdam, my hometown. Though I really love living in Ticino, Switzerland, I do miss having the variety of a big(ger) city. A big zoo, kids friendly cafes, a library with kids books in your own language, museum and theater activities for kids. Continue reading “Family Fun In The Dam – Amsterdam (NL)”

Child Friendly Restaurants – Ticino (CH)

Though the Italian part of Switzerland is really child friendly in nature, finding a place where you can entertain the kids before and after lunch or dinner is not always easy. We pulled a few suggestions together, kindly suggested by readers of our facebook page family Discovers – ticino edition  Continue reading “Child Friendly Restaurants – Ticino (CH)”

Boating The Day Away – Lugano (CH)

One thing I love about Switzerland are the mountains, but hiking those mountains with small kids might not be so ideal as you will most likely have to carry your sprout up that mountain you’re planning to hike. You probably wish there would be a better solution allowing the whole family to view the mountains in a fun and relaxing way. Well, what if instead of going up a mountain, you take a few steps away from it so you can see it in all its glory: Why not step on to the water! Continue reading “Boating The Day Away – Lugano (CH)”

A Relaxed Day Out With The Whole Family – Ascona/Locarno (CH)

We love some change of scenery every now and again, without doing something really pricey and where my son can have a great time, but also we as parents can enjoy ourselves. This is why I was very happy to discover a few things in the Ascona/Locarno area we all love. Continue reading “A Relaxed Day Out With The Whole Family – Ascona/Locarno (CH)”