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Ann Belle

Travel will always be part of Ann’s life. She graduated with a degree in International Relations and planned study abroad programs at a local university. When she had her first kid while living as an expat in Germany, she combined all of her passions into a mission of encouraging families to travel with intention. Her first step was creating an English-language directory of family friendly activities in her state in Germany. BelleNRW.com was born. However, shortly after the site’s launch she relocated to Charlotte, NC. Now she has a more location-independent site with the same mission: to use books to encourage children to travel and delve deep into the local history and legends. Follow Ann on Twitter: @kidstravelbooks and on Facebook: Kids Travel Books.

Charlotte with Kids | North Carolina Family Vacation Guide

NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY VACATIONS: Charlotte with Kids – Unsuspecting visitors should know: Charlotte is more than just race cars, sports, and barbecue. It’s a cultural hub created by locals who love where they live and continuously strive to make it better. As a new resident, I’m learning more about the city every day. Here are …

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Cologne with Kids | Germany Family Vacation Guide

GERMANY, Cologne with Kids – Want to get your kids excited about Gothic architecture? Then hop on a train to Cologne’s main station and step outside. Once outside they’ll do what everyone who walks out of the train station does– stare up at the 516’ Cologne Cathedral right next door. Let the Cathedral draw them …

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