Pros and Cons of Guided Tours: Maximizing Your Travels

  We all have different methods of traveling and interests that make our time in foreign lands unique. Many younger backpackers criticize package tourists for not seeking authentic experiences, and to be honest, our early twenty-something selves might have said the same. But fast forward a decade and we realize that like most things in…

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…

How to Spend One Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the Dutch capital, known for its elaborate canal system dotted with narrow houses adorned with gabled facades, a legacy of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District is home to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum (home to Rembrandt and Vermeer works) and Stedelijk modern art museum. Schipol Airport is the third…

Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Tips and Tricks

Europeans are generally more relaxed than Americans on both sex and prostitution. So one of the things Amsterdam has become famous for is the sex trade in its Red Light District (‘De Wallen’ in Dutch). The Red Light district compromises around 300 rooms (kamers in Dutch), where scantily clad women titillate potential clientele behind windows….

Return to Amsterdam, the Prettiest City We’ve Lived In

  We just returned from a 12 day trip across the Atlantic to Belgium and the Netherlands, revisiting Amsterdam for the first time since we lived there 3 years ago. It was a fantastic trip and we already miss being in Europe. Strolling around Amsterdam reminded us that it’s the most beautiful city we’ve ever…