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…

Belgium and Netherlands Tour: September, 2015!

    There is a new post about this tour, there are still limited spots available but please go here! Looking for a great guided tour of Amsterdam and Brussels to enjoy two of Europe’s most beautiful cities, while indulging in delicious food, some of the world’s best beers and enjoying fantastic day trips? Then…

Leuven, A Great Alternative Stay to Brussels

  Located just a 15 minute train ride from Brussels International Airport, Leuven is a quintessential Flemish university town that isn’t overrun with tourists and bureaucrats. While Brugge is slightly prettier than Leuven, and its abundance of chocolate shops are 100% delicious, it’s a little further from Brussels if you need to commute back and…

Gouda: A Great Day Trip from Amsterdam!

  We previously resided in Amsterdam for 3 and 1/2 years and saw much of the country during our stay. Holland may be flat, but its countryside is particularly picturesque in spring, during tulip season, as flower farms brighten the earth alongside numerous cattle farms, green houses and windmills. And being one of the western…

Twisted Dutch Beach Sculptures That Defy Vacationing

  On our recent trip to the Netherlands we spent 4 nights on lovely Scheveningen Beach, which is conveniently connected to The Hague (Den Haag) via frequent tram service and located about an hour south of Amsterdam. If you’re travelling through the Netherlands and decide you just want to relax for a few days, Scheveningen…