Author Archives: Kirsty

Housesitting in New York and our first Xmas away from home

After our introduction to New York in Brooklyn, we had one night in Manhattan before we headed to our housesitting assignment over in Staten Island. Our night in Manhattan was so different to Brooklyn (which in turn was so different to Staten Island) and I’m really glad we saw a couple of different faces of New […]

Our favourite children’s books about New York City

Every time we go somewhere new we strive to learn about the destination through books.  It’s one of our favourite ways of world schooling!  These are some of our favourite books about New York City for kids.  (See here my other book guides for kids) Picture books about NYC Most of theses picture books are […]

Düsseldorf Christmas Market – any good?

One of the best things that we did when visiting Germany was to see Düsseldorf Christmas market.  It’s not included in the top German Christmas markets if you read any of the ‘top’ lists around but as we’d never experienced any before in Germany, we had nothing to compare it to and as such had a […]

Our Texas to California Road Trip including 1000 miles on Route 66

road trip from texas to california

We were very excited to be doing a road trip in the USA, a Texas to California road trip – so no short trip for us!  It was about 1250 miles from Dallas TX to Needles CA according to Google, but I imagine we did slightly more with the few detours that we partook in. […]