Turn on the Lights

Turn on the Lights

Acrobats, lights, fire, and funny characters surround those in Dam Square who are there to experience Turn on the Lights. It’s just another fun event that makes Amsterdam--even when it’s cold--definitely worth visiting. In the cold and with...
Sicily – A Peek At Giardini Naxos

Sicily – A Peek At Giardini Naxos

Sicily is special to us. It’s where Sean’s family is from--but a few generations back. So, we have a lot to explore and a lot to learn. This is just the beginning! Today we’re giving you a peek...
Beautiful Bruges

Beautiful Bruges

Getting lost through the streets of Bruges is a treat. While there are well-known landmarks, the joy comes from exploring...and eating chocolate! Did you catch the Godiva store in that picture? hehehe Take your time here and wander....
Fall in Amsterdam

Fall in Amsterdam

I’m from the mountains, an area where people flock to see the changing color of the leaves on the Skyline Drive. We called them “leafers”. People from the Washington, D.C. area, and all over the country, would take...
Leiden: A Charming Dutch Town

Leiden: A Charming Dutch Town

  I’m starting to wonder if all Dutch towns are picture perfect. I’ve been to quite a few now, and it’s just uncanny how beautiful these towns are. Seriously though, have you seen Utrecht, Maastricht, Alkmaar, and Zaanse...
Secret Picnic Spots in Amsterdam

Secret Picnic Spots in Amsterdam

After living in a place, you start to find those spots...those places that are perfect for enjoying the atmosphere. I’m not sure if it’s because tourists are usually in too much of a hurry to find these places,...
Amsterdam City Guide

Amsterdam City Guide

Welcome to your introduction to Amsterdam! You might think you know about Amsterdam. You might think that it’s all about canals, prostitutes, and pot. Or maybe you think it’s all about museums, canal houses, and apple pie. Either...
Amsterdam SAIL 2015

Amsterdam SAIL 2015

If you are in Amsterdam during SAIL, you just have to go! It's known around the world as the biggest free public event in the world. We’ve been waiting for this since we learned about it months ago....