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Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Belgium’s Hopmuseum, located in the town of Poperinge, is a real treat for any beer lover who ventures to the region on a pilgrimage. It thoroughly covers the history of hop  farming in Belgium, as well as the methods used in the process. When I was there in April of 2013, they had an excellent […]

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

I sprang to life early on the morning of my 10th day, despite having drank Belgian beers long into the night. This was a day I had planned much of the trip around. It was time to cross an item off my bucket list. I’d planned to bike the 6km to The Abbey of Saint Sixtus […]

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 […]

Photo Essay- Flowers of the Keukenhof

Photo Essay- Flowers of the Keukenhof

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 different varieties in the Willem-Alexander Pavilion, conveniently located in the […]

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

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, The Netherlands national gardens and billed as the ‘world’s largest flower garden’. I had read a blog post a […]

East 2014 By the Numbers

East 2014 By the Numbers

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

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.

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 those who aren’t ready to try and navigate the web of streets and canals, there are many guided […]

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 […]

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