Five things to love about Amsterdam

Hands down, Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities so I jumped at the chance to visit it again last week. The weather was absolutely perfect when we visited–which is always a treat–but I promise you can have fun in Amsterdam any time of year. Rain or shine. Bicycles. Amsterdam is one of the most […]

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Where do you find travel inspiration?

I usually get inspired to travel to a new place after reading an interesting article on it. I am a nerdy kind of traveler who likes to know the complete history before stepping foot in a city. You know, so I can rattle off WWII statistics over brunch. I’m charming that way. I can say, […]

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Celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam

When we began researching a trip to Amsterdam, we came across several articles claiming that the best time to visit the city is April 27th–when The Netherlands celebrates their national holiday Konigsdag or King’s Day. Celebrated since 1890, the holiday is in honor of current King Willem-Alexander, who took the throne in 2013. Before that, the […]

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48 hours in Amsterdam

Many “cutesy” stereotypes came to mind whenever I pictured Amsterdam…and after visiting this week, I found most of them were actually true. Tulips are everywhere. Gouda is in abundance. Bicycles are more common than cars. Minus residents wearing clogs, Amsterdam was in many ways what I had dreamt about. But before being written off as a complete fairytale land, Amsterdam […]

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I want to go to there…

…Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Called the “Venice of the North” this canal-built city has always seemed utterly idyllic to me… …maybe it’s all the windmills? …or that tulips is one of their main industries? Doesn’t it seem like a fairy land? But after reading a bit on The Netherlands, I’ve come to realize that this city’s […]

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