Watching Soccer in Europe, a Raucous Great Time

  The Netherlands got off to amazing start in the 2014 World Cup by avenging their 2010 World Cup Final loss to Spain, shocking the Spaniards 5-1 (after an apparent second half siesta). We happened to live in Amsterdam in 2010 and along with 100,000 others dressed in orange, watched the Dutch lose that heartbreaker…

Happy King’s Day Netherlands!

King’s Day (Koningsdag) is the biggest celebration of the year across the Netherlands. The day celebrates King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. From 1890-2013 the nation’s biggest party was known as Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) as the previous monarchs have been women. But last year on Queen’s Day, April 30th, 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne to her son,…

Happy King's Day!

5 Ways to Save Big Money on Travel

There’s no doubt travel can be expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. Some people believe that in order to have a good time they have to spend a lot of money, and for some this is true, but for many it isn’t. In many cases a champagne experience can be had on a…