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Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brussels

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brussels

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

Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

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: 179 mi. Most in a day: 417 miles (Iron Mountain to Mount Pleasant via […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 7- A Perfect Evening in Brussels

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 7- A Perfect Evening in Brussels

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 beers a few years early, a revisit to Brussels had become a must. In my pre-trip planning, I had been shocked at […]

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 (all 3 of you), know that I am prone to long periods of silence. This last one was caused by a […]

Photo Essay- The Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam

Photo Essay- The Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam

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 commodity imaginable. Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers Eurail Pass- A Great Deal Iceland- Day One- Golden Circle & a […]

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello Amsterdam, My Old Friend

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello Amsterdam, My Old Friend

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 down a large list to four of my favorite activities. So it was […]

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day 5- Haven’t I Been Here Before?

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day 5- Haven’t I Been Here Before?

On the fifth day of my 2013 Europe trip, I returned to Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities, but also one I honestly never thought I would see again.

Iceland’s Bjarnarhofn

Iceland’s Bjarnarhofn

Located a few miles outside of Stykkisholmur, Iceland, The Bjarnarhofn is a family owned farm. It provides a fascinating  look into the history of shark fishing, and also the interesting processes of preparing hakarl, Iceland’s curious fermented shark dish.  The museum contains an amazing collections of artifacts related to the industry, as well as other items […]

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