Why I Should Have Waited to Marry

Top Eight Things for a Whovian to See in New York City!

Y’all know by now that I am a total Nerd Girl…and one of the biggest fans of Doctor Who there is. And as we’re heading to NYC next week, I thought maybe I’d provide you a list of the top ten things that a Whovian (that’s a big ass Doctor Who fan) should see. The Read More

Why I Should Have Waited to Marry

I Would Have Loved Paris in the Springtime…but…

Having just finished my big Holland trip, I’ve been thinking more and more about Europe. And remembering my last visit to Paris. When one thinks of Paris, various words might pop into your head. There are quotes, songs, movies – “I Love Paris in the Springtime”, “Midnight in Paris”, “Paris Holiday”. How about these words: Read More

Why I Should Have Waited to Marry

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

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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

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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

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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

Why I Should Have Waited to Marry

Bergen aan Zee – A Day at the Beach

On Monday, we ventured out to the sea. Now, prior to leaving, I had planned on packing my swimsuit – but hubs advised we weren’t likely to go swimming. And suddenly we find ourselves on a beach at the ocean. And the water was warm enough to swim. Sigh. Observations? Dutch people are F-I-T. Wow. Read More

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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