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Mediterranean Babymoon!

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would return to Europe on a Mediterranean small ship cruise. My husband, Kurt and I had the wonderful luxury of exploring Spain, France and Italy on this Europe cruise as part of our Babymoon before child number 2. Read on for my survival travel tips to help you explore the Mediterranean.

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Marissa Jensen
Getting on the flight is bittersweet. I am so excited to see my baby boy after two weeks but so sad to leave my dream come true. It will be nice to get back in the swing of things, but I have a …
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Before we head to Madrid this afternoon, we have to see where Christopher Columbus is supposedly buried. The Cathedral looks like the many we have seen on this trip but it is the bell tower that …
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Its off on another train ride today. I am so relieved when we walk on the train and find comfortable seats and a table. The Train is not very full so we can sit back and relax. It is a 2 hour trip …
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This morning we are up early to visit the Alhambra. The Moorish fortress is so large it is hard to take it all in. It has been passed from ruler to to ruler. We spend the morning exploring the …
Cages for animals and Gladiators
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We finally make it to Granada this morning. To say we are we are exhausted is an understatement. I don't know how baby managed! Our first order of business is to find a hotel. The first one we go …
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Today we are in Valencia. This is where I studied and lived for 3 weeks exactly 10 years ago. I can't believe I am here again. Since I am familiar with the city and want to catch up with my host …
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Today we are in Mallorca and I am so excited because I heard they have great beaches. That being said, we are about an hour from the beaches and there are sights to see right in Palma. We decide …
Colosseum
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Marissa Jensen
Today is a day at sea. I am leery of this because I don't want to spend the day seasick. We do take advantage of not having to be anywhere and it is so nice to sleep in again. We spend much of the …
Our walk to the Colosseum
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Marissa Jensen
Knowing for sure that today was a holiday and that many things would be closed, we booked a shore excursion through the boat. We went to a small family owned vineyard. The property has been in the …
Beautiful balcony in Rome, Italy
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Marissa Jensen
Today we are excited to get off the boat and head to town. A couple we met last night told us we could rent bicycles. So we grabbed the bikes and road into town. My first order of business was to …
Cool Car in Rome, Italy on our way to the Colosseum
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Marissa Jensen
After the early morning, long travel days and stressful hours of work prior to the trip, we take this morning to sleep in. It feels so good to be on vacation and to have a leisurely morning. Being …
Typical Stree in Rome, Italy
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Marissa Jensen
Today we wake up farely early to make sure we are at the Colesseum before the crowds. First we head to the train station to figure out what time we need to be back to get the train to Pt. …
Our room in Rome
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We touched down this morning and I am so happy to be on the ground and off the plane. After going through customs, and being super concerned and disappointed customs officials did not give us an …
View from our room.
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Marissa Jensen
I can't believe this is finally happening. When I was approached with the opportunity to take a cruise in the Mediterranean, I didn't think it would ever be a reality. Through much contemplation, …

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