1. Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges...

Bruges, Belgium has one of the best reputations in all of Europe. Despite having visited┬áBelgium a number of times in the past, I’d never visited Bruges. A visit there was one of this trip’s priorities, and after a great day...

2. Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around...

Bonding with Brussels through its iconic structures, waffles, and, of course, its beer.

3. Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

This is the next in a series of the “By the Numbers” posts. The others are New Zealand 2012 by the Numbers, Europe 2013 by the Numbers, and East 2014 by the Numbers. Driving Stats: Total Miles Driven: 1976 mi. Daily Average:...

4. Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 7- A Perf...

After spending half the day sightseeing in the Netherlands’ National Gardens, The Keukenhof, it was time to head south to Belgium. I I’d been to Brussels four other times. I’d liked Brussels, but after discovering Belgian...

5. Photo Essay- Flowers of the Keukenh...

As I stated in my Day Seven post- We weren’t able to see very many tulips outside on our visit to the Keukenhof. The long winter in Northern Europe meant they were not yet in bloom. Fortunately, we were able to see many of the...
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Europe 2013- The Netherlands- Day 7- Searching for...

Europe 2013- The Netherlands- Day 7- Searching for Tulips at the Keukenhof
I had saved a very special excursion for my last day in The Netherlands. After dropping my bags at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport, Toni and I boarded a bus for the half hour ride to the Keukenhof,...

East 2014 By the Numbers

East 2014 By the Numbers

The third installment of my popular “By the Numbers” series.

Where I Have Been

Where I Have Been
It’s been over 70 days since my last post, and I’ve been getting quite a few inquiries about this recent blog silence. Well, those of you who have followed this blog since the beginning...

One More Amsterdam Photo Essay

One More Amsterdam Photo Essay

I’ve certainly had a lot of photos to share from the short period of time I was in Amsterdam in May of 2013. It’s one of my all-time favorite cities, and even after I got done separating photos for the other photo essays, I was left with these I felt like sharing.

“That is So Amsterdam” Photo Essay

“That is So Amsterdam” Photo...

Amsterdam is such a unique city- and I shot most of these after shaking my head and saying “That is So Amsterdam”.

Biking in Amsterdam

Biking in Amsterdam

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is, in my opinion, one of the most essential experiences for visitors to the city. The most important hing to remember is that it isn’t nearly as intimidating as it looks. For...
Photo Essay- The Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam

Photo Essay- The Albert Cuypmarkt, Amste...

One of my favorite spots in Amsterdam is the massive, open-air Albert Cuypmarkt. It runs for multiple blocks in the De Pijp, one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods, and contains almost every type of...
Photo Essay- The Flowers of Aalsmeer

Photo Essay- The Flowers of Aalsmeer

The gorgeous flowers of the massive Aalsmeer Flower Market in Amsterdam’s Southern suburbs.

Visiting the Aalsmeer Flower Auction

Visiting the Aalsmeer Flower Auction

The Netherlands’ are known worldwide for flower production. There is no better place to see the scale of the country’s flower business than at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction. The auction is run by...
Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello Amsterdam, My Old Friend

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello...

Being so familiar with Amsterdam, and having so many things there I loved to do, I knew, with only one full day on this trip, I’d have to be selective in what I was going to do with that day. I whittled...

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Europe 2013- The Netherlands- Day 7- Searching for Tulips at the Keukenhof