The Great Challenges of Living Abroad

To some friends and family our lives look awesome- they see us jetting around the world to beautiful locations, lapping up scenic vistas and sipping delicious drinks. Others see us as crazy for not owning a car, shopping frivously or saving for a house. Life is about priorities, and for years we’ve put the freedom…

Cliffs of Moher in County Clare

What to Expect on Queen’s Day in Amsterdam on April 30th, 2013?

UPDATE: in 2014 this celebration moved to became King’s day and is now celebrated on the 27th of April, we have not made it to celebrate King’s day, but the traditions decribed below are still occuring, just on a slightly different day! Every year on April 30th, Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag), all across the Netherlands, the…

Navigating currency exchanges for the best deal

One of the most annoying parts of traveling is navigating currency exchanges. You’ve just gotten used to converting Korean wons and now you’re jetting off to Thailand to deal with bahts. Even in Europe, where many countries use the euro, you still might find yourself having to trade money. Northern Ireland is part of the…