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 it is picturesque, there are many…

Amsterdam Singel canal and 17th century guild houses

Exploring Marijuana Laws in Vancouver

By Alex: As former residents of Amsterdam, we’re used to the notion of “tolerated” marijuana in “coffee shops.” But on our recent visit to Vancouver, we were surprised to encounter a similar setup. More US states have recreational and medical marijuana, so I was curious to examine what the cannabis laws in British Columbia were like….