What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Amid controversies over viruses, pollution, and doping, the 2016 Rio Olympics are underway. But for all the criticism and second guessing that Brazil has faced, once the games begin, the spotlight is where it should be: on the athletes and the culture of the host nation. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a…

10 Great Day Trips From Amsterdam

The Netherlands is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with a train system that efficiently connects medieval era villages and beachside towns. Visualize impressionist paintings as you cross scenic landscapes dotted with colorful tulips in the spring, a particularly lovely time to visit Holland. While Amsterdam is a unique city, many smaller Dutch…

day trips from Amsterdam

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…

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…