Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam, one of the world’s most beautiful cities for romance and great times. We were fortunate to live in Amsterdam’s UNESCO listed city center for over 3 years, and have written about Amsterdam many times. I even guided a small group tour through Belgium and Holland in 2015. These are some general tips on visiting Amsterdam,…

What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Amid controversies over viruses, pollution, and doping, the 2016 Rio Olympics are underway. But for all the criticism and second guessing that Brazil has faced, once the games begin, the spotlight is where it should be: on the athletes and the culture of the host nation. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a…

10 Awesome Day Trips From Amsterdam

  We lived in Amsterdam for 3 and 1/2 years and we were able to experience most of the city and much of the country. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated nations in the world and has a fantastic train system that efficiently connects so many picturesque towns and villages as you…

Guide to Maximizing Travels in Europe

  We spent six years of our lives divided between Amsterdam and Dublin and were afforded the opportunity to travel around Europe extensively. Bell calls me a “hopeless maximizer” because I have a hard time overpaying for things and strive for the optimum experience for our money. This means we usually don’t travel around major…