A favorite fun fact you've learned during your journeys?
It may not be a fun fact, but I have a fun story about the time we visited the UK for the first time. We traveled by car, 3 kids (age 5 to 10) in the back, taking the eurotunnel from Calais, France to Folkstone, UK. We wanted to make the trip exotic and exiting for the kids, so we made everything we saw along the way sound super interesting and special. When we arrived in England, we went: “Wow kids, we’re in England!! Isn’t this exciting? Look! We have to ride on the wrong side of the road now!” The kids were indeed very interested, watching everything they saw through the windows and then suddenly my son exclaimed: “Wow, look!!! English people!!!” Just as if he’d seen a lion or a tiger, that’s how interesting English people can be ☺☺.
What I learned from this is that kids are easily excitable and you don’t have to spend loads of money on exotic far-away places to please them. If you’re on a low budget, you could take a trip around the neighborhood and still make it interesting. Traveling is what you make of it and if you start noticing the little things, any place will have something to excite you.
Favorite souvenir you've ever picked up along your travels and why?
I always love to look for seashells and beautiful stones wherever I go, but my best find ever must be this old razor, complete with vintage razorblade supplies stored in a beautiful box (pictured below). I found it at an antique market in Germany and I paid €0,50 for it!