About

Welcome! I started this blog to have a way to document our travels and it is my hope that you will find some help, inspiration, or entertainment here! We started our married life by moving from the U.S. to Germany for almost 3 years. While we were there we traveled a ton and welcomed our first child. From Germany we moved to California where we welcomed our second child and had fun exploring the west coast. Since then we have moved to Ukraine and now to Washington D.C. We have plans to move back to Europe within the next few years. But until then we will be soaking up all that DC has to offer as well as exploring the east coast! Please feel free to comment and ask questions, I would love to hear from you!

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Jessica says:

    I will be traveling with my 10 month old to Paris and the Loire Valley in August. Any tips? Any things that I should bring? I’m really excited, but also a little nervous 🙂
    Thanks!

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    • abroadwife says:

      Sounds like a fabulous trip! In Paris, keep in mind if you plan to use the metro (in my opinion the most convenient way to get around) be prepared to carry your stroller up and down a lot of steps. I took a full-size stroller, but I was with my husband and brother in law who did all the heavy lifting. Consider an umbrella style stroller or baby carrier. I’ve heard many families say they enjoy doing a hop-on, hop-off bus to get around and see the sights. You would still have to fold up the stroller on the bus, but could be another option for you in terms of getting around. In the Loire Valley I baby-wore almost the whole time. For me it was easier (not sure how many of these chateaus have elevators). If you plan to bring a stroller, I’d also bring the baby carrier as a back up in case you aren’t allowed to push the stroller through the chateau. The Loire Valley was nice and relaxing, we didn’t have a built up itinerary, just visited the places that sounded interesting to us and took our time! Here’s the link to my posts on the Loire Valley:

      https://abroadwife.com/tag/loire-valley/

      I’m realizing now that I don’t have our second visit to Paris up, and that is the trip where we had our daughter with us. My favorite place to visit in Paris is Versailles, technically a day trip out of the city. I just loved the gardens there. It is such a beautiful place to walk around. The only other thing I would say is a must bring are snacks! Fruit pouches are my go-to when I have a fussy kiddo. It can buy you some time when they start to get crabby when you’re in the middle of sight-seeing until the next sit down meal time! I hope you have a wonderful trip! It will be memorable for sure, babies add extra work but traveling with them is totally doable and a lot of fun!

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  2. Hailey Domeck says:

    Hello to my Instagram friend and fellow blogger!

    I just wanted to let you know that I referenced your blog in my September edition of “Postcards from Hailey” – my monthly newsletter for my travel blog Global Heartbeat – because I’ve been really encouraged by following your family’s travels as I begin life as a travel momma.

    Keep up the great work!

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    • abroadwife says:

      Oh my goodness, you’re so sweet! Thank you for encouraging me, I have neglected this blog for a LONG time. Now I have some motivation to get back into it 🙂 Congratulations on the birth of your baby!! Excited to see all the adventures your little one gets to do with you!

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