London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. I first combined these cities during Christmas break of my senior year in college in 2000. Since then I’ve made many repeat trips to London and Brussels and even lived in Amsterdam for 3 and…

guild houses of the Groke Market, Brussels

Reasons Not to Visit Amsterdam

We lived in Amsterdam from 2008 to 2011. It’s a beautiful city with an easily walkable UNESCO World Heritage historic center. Unfortunately, these days it’s frequently overrun with tourists. During our previous visit in 2015, we were shocked at how packed the city was over a September weekend. While Amsterdam is picturesque, there are many…

Ultimate Tips on Visiting Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We were fortunate to live in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city center for over three years, and have written about Amsterdam many times. I even guided a small group tour through Belgium and Holland. Here are our ultimate tips on visiting Amsterdam! Don’t Stay in the Red…

Happy New Year! And What’s in Store for 2016

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you brought in 2016 in a fun way surrounded by those you love. We recently recapped our American travels in 2015 that saw us visit 16 states, some of them multiple times, and two visits to Washington, D.C. We also traveled in five other countries and want to recap…

10 Awesome Day Trips From Amsterdam

We lived in Amsterdam for over three years and were able to experience a lot of the country. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated nations in the world. So they have an efficient train system that connects many lovely towns and villages as you cross a scenic landscape filled with colorful tulips in…