Tag: travel

Home for the Holiday

In light of having a turbulent life this fall, my totally awesome family bought me a plane ticket home for the holidays. I know, right? I’m almost 30 and still get spoiled rotten. I’m almost 30. *shudder* As an expat, I have loads of friends from all over the world. I think that my experience is also unique because I…

Dutchification of the innocent American

Hail to the king! We have officially been Dutch-ified. We Queen’s night-ed…and Queen’s day-ed…and just wow. I’m fairly certain there isn’t a quirkier country on earth. Unless you know of another country that hosts multi-day parties to celebrate a monarchy? I didn’t think so. We came up with a cleaver way to stay gluten-free (read: no beer) as well….whiskey (and…

Keukenhof: Land of beautiful flowers

It’s that time of year where beautiful flowers are popping up everywhere. When cycling to work, I pass loads of Narcissus…but nothing can compare to the flower park monster…the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof is a short drive from Amsterdam and an extremely popular tourist destination in Holland. Why shouldn’t it be? It is the world’s largest flower garden planting over 7…