Not stroller-confined – hiking in Transylvania

Unless you have been reading willtravelwithkids since its inception over three years ago, you probably missed the post about confining kids to strollers on outings.  This week I’m in Transylvania, interspersing language school with adventurous outings in the area around Sibiu.  This afternoon, during a secluded hike meandering with the children along a groomed path… Read More Not stroller-confined – hiking in Transylvania

“Frozen” on a rural Romanian road

Before we arrived in Romania, Romanians and foreigners alike warned us of the poor quality of the roads.  After expecting the worst, I have been pleasantly surprised.  Perhaps compared to more developed (and not post-communist) European countries, the roads leave much to be desired.  Few markings, no shoulders, ditches and drop-offs are a hazard at… Read More “Frozen” on a rural Romanian road

Cinderella – an unexpected lesson

My mother-in-law and I took my five and three-year-old to see Cinderella.  After reading reviews and checking with friends who had seen it, I decided it was suitable.  Honestly, the romance, charm, character development, theatrical costumes, sweeping soundtrack, superb acting (think Downton Abbey) and fitting simplicity of the story line will be grossly under-appreciated by… Read More Cinderella – an unexpected lesson

Charleston, South Carolina (Part II): Photographic Highlights

Fort Sumter.  Familiar to all students of American history, the fort is located in opening to the channel across from Charleston.  The first shots of the American Civil War were fired by Confederate forces firing on the fortress in April 1861.  But this is not Fort Sumter.  Ubiquitous signs in Charleston direct visitors to the… Read More Charleston, South Carolina (Part II): Photographic Highlights