On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

What’s a European Vacation if You Don’t Visit a Castle? – Our Day at Muiderslot

I’ve always felt that if you’re going to go to Europe, not only do you have to immerse yourself in the culture, eat all the wonderful food – but you also have to absorb the history. And the best way to do that is to visit historical places. With this in mind during our trip Read More

Pannenkoeken - Heaven on Your Tongue in Holland

Pannenkoeken – Heaven on Your Tongue in Holland

A pannenkoek or pannekoek is a Dutch style of pancake – one that you absolutely must partake of if you ever visit the Netherlands. Pannekoeken are traditionally much larger (up to a foot in diameter), and thinner than they are in the good old U-S of A. Not just that, but they also add just Read More

Getting Up to Mischief in the Red Light District in Amsterdam

Getting Up to Mischief in the Red Light District in Amsterdam

This week, my sister in law volunteered to babysit so Hubs and I could do some adult type activities in Amsterdam. We rode our bikes into the train station again, but missed the first train by two minutes (luckily they come every half hour). We hadn’t purchased our tickets in advance, but there was a Read More

On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet and Bataviawerf

This week we went to the mall in Lelystad, Holland – it’s an outdoor mall called Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. There are a lot of high end stores at the mall. So far, it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to an American mall. It was a contemporary town square though – with cobbled stones walking Read More

On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

How We Got the Golden Ticket in Amsterdam

We rode our bikes to the train station and caught the train to Amsterdam on our fifth day in the Netherlands. My in-laws live about an hour outside of the city. It was an overcast day, but the rain held off until we went home. When we arrived, the train station was bustling with people Read More

On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

What Good is a Food Vacation if You Don’t Try the Food the Country is Famous For??

Wednesday, we decided that our food journey was lacking something traditionally Dutch. Cheese!! So we decided to pay a visit to the Dutch city that’s famous world wide for it’s cheese – Edam. The city is by far one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The narrow, winding cobbled streets, the quaint Read More

On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

Our Day at the Zuiderzeemuseum

Yesterday we visited a town called Enkhuizen (ank-hous-en) in Holland to see an open air museum (similar to your local pioneer village) called the Zuiderzeemuseum (z-ider-zay-museum). Enkhuizen was one of the most important harbour cities of the Netherlands in the mid-17th century. But as the harbours silted up, it lost it’s top spot to Amsterdam. Read More