|My Daughter in the 2011|
New Year's Day Parade in London.
|Jumping for Joy Near the Tower Bridge |
on New Year's Day 2011 .
|New Year's Day 2012 in Front of the Ponte Vecchio|
in Florence. My son trying to steal the scene.
You would think that traveling during the holidays would mean extra crowds, long lines, and that places would be closed. Not true at all. Most people do not travel during the holidays, so there are shorter lines everywhere and fewer people overall. That was a another pivotal reason we decided to start this tradition.
|New Year's Eve in Front of the Eiffel Tower|
|New Year's Day 2013 in Disneyland Paris.|
On our last trip abroad for New Year's we were in Amsterdam, and we visited the Anne Frank House on New Year's Eve. We booked our tour time for 3:15 PM, and the last tour of the day was 4:00. I had done some research in advance and purchased the tickets online so that there was no last minute hassle or stress waiting on line, and THE LINE IS LONG. Blocks longs. Advance ticket purchasing gets you in the side door at your reservation time!
|New Year's Eve in front of the |
Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
New Year's Day was full of fun, too. We visited the Van Gogh Museum with tickets purchased in advance. Once again, we walked straight to the front of the line. These are the times my family realizes how great I am at planning. After the museum, we took pictures next to the larger than life sized letters outside the Rijksmuseum that spell IAMSTERDAM. Coincidentally, my kids' initials are R and D, so it made for a great photo opportunity.
|My daughter on the canal boat ride sporting |
the Amsterdam winter hat that seemed
to be all the rage last year!
This New Year's Eve we will be in Austria! We will keep you posted about our Experienced Time!