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Summer Holiday: Corfu, Greece

Summer Holiday: Corfu, Greece

August 11th and my holiday was beginning! I had a 05.30 flight Friday morning and a desire to take the train the night before so I wouldn’t 1) miss my flight (it’s happened) and 2) pay a buttload in parking at Schiphol. Hence, why my…

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: Algarve, Portugal

Weekend Getaway: Algarve, Portugal

No offense to the Netherlands but the pretty common clouds and rain are getting to me. I left San Diego knowing that I would miss the weather and the beach but I didn’t understand how much of an impact it would have on my well-…

Weekend Getaway: Gdansk, Poland

Weekend Getaway: Gdansk, Poland

It really amazes me how you can be in one place and then after an hour flight you’re in a completely different culture. In only an hour! So I went to Gdansk, Poland for the weekend. It was my first real solo trip, where I…

A Day in Ghent, Belgium

A Day in Ghent, Belgium

Next up on our mother daughter trip: Ghent. It’s a really cute city that’s much more modern than Bruges is: there was vast shopping options, Starbucks was in the center, there were tons of tourists wandering around. There was even a general strike while we were…

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 Bruges, Belgium

A Day in Bruges, Belgium

The (very late) beginning of spring brought sunshine, warmth, blossoming flowers and my mom! After picking her up at the airport, we started our drive to Belgium. The plan was to make it to our AirBnB in between Brugges and Ghent before too late so…

My Mom Came to Visit!

My Mom Came to Visit!

Four months in and I wasn’t as homesick I was thought I would be, but I did miss my family terribly. Which is why I was so excited for my mom to come visit at the end of April! We had a relaxed itinerary: she…

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…