Is Amsterdam a Good Move for You?

  As we’re about to embark on yet another international move, this time from Dublin to Boston, we wanted to reflect back on the move that took us from Tampa to Amsterdam, where we lived for 3 and 1/2 years. Amsterdam is one of the best preserved 17th century cities in Europe, and the city…

Happy King’s Day Netherlands!

  This marks the first in many year’s that the Netherlands will be celebrating King’s Day (Koningsdag), the biggest celebration in the country. 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…

Happy King's Day!

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

Top 10 cities in the world to love and hate

The world is fully armed with epic beauty. It’s also full of a lot of annoying nonsense, often co-existing simultaneously. With that in mind, here is our list of the top 10 cities in the world to love and hate. If you’ve been to any of these places, we’re sure you’ll find a few things…

Unique Pubs in Amsterdam

Spending 3 and 1/2 years living in Amsterdam spawned a deep appreciation for Dutch and Belgian craft beers. Our top 5 list of unique pubs in Amsterdam offers a recommendation for beer enthusiasts of varying tastes (unless you just like Budweiser). Some of the pubs listed here draw quite a few tourists, but none are…

unique pubs in Amsterdam