Weekend Getaway: Amsterdam

Weekend Getaway: Amsterdam

Although I live in Friesland, I’m in the capitol quite a bit. I travel there to meet up with those who are visiting me from the states, to wander through the many museums Amsterdam has to offer, to wander around aimlessly with newly found friends,…

Weekend Getaway: Utrecht

Weekend Getaway: Utrecht

I LOVE UTRECHT. Like really. It’s a lot like Amsterdam but it’s also completely different. Have you been to Amsterdam? It’s wonderful. It’s an amazing European capitol. It’s vibrant and fun and busy and there’s so much to see. But it isn’t fully Dutch. It’s…

A Day in Giethoorn

A Day in Giethoorn

Otherwise referred to as The Venice of the North (along with at least 10 other northern European cities), this Dutch town is so quaint we felt like we were walking into a fairytale. My mom and I went to Giethoorn as a day trip while…

Weekend Getaway: Den Haag

Weekend Getaway: Den Haag

Den Haag (The Hague but in Dutch) is where my dream job is located: the International Criminal Court. So, it was about time that I finally visited this city. A friend of mine from Italy and I met in the central train station in town and…

Moving to the Netherlands

Moving to the Netherlands

Barely six months after graduating from UCSB, I decided to become an au pair for a year in Europe. I had done previous research about au pairing as it’s a convenient way to travel with low- costs, but when I was browsing through families on…