Category Archives: The Netherlands

2016 – Another Year Gets Wrapped Up!

December 2016 ~ At home in Southern California Whew, I feel like I am sliding into home plate after a ninth inning Grand Slam. Our year was once again filled to the brim with exciting travel and memorable moments. We managed … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Canals, Van Gogh, Cheese and Windmills of Zaandam

August 8th ~ Amsterdam, The Netherlands Did you know that Amsterdam is a conurbation? Well, I learned one more term today. In case you too need a little help with that one, it means that she is:

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Amsterdam Canal Boats, Making Cheese and Clogs, Volendam

Tuesday, July 14th ~ Amsterdam and Volendam We have officially started our Gate 1 tour. The Ramada Apollo Hotel offered up a decent buffet breakfast which is included in our stay. It is always nice to start the day with … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Anne Frank House

Monday, July 13th ~ Amsterdam Everyone had warned us about the LONG lines to get into the Anne Frank House. Our hotel encouraged us to go first thing in the morning or suffer the consequences which would probably translate into … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum

Sunday, July 12th – Amsterdam I was like a kid on Christmas morning pawing through my newly reunited suitcase this morning choosing fresh clothes. After living in the same jeans and t-shirt for the past 48+ hours, I was almost … Continue reading

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Amsterdam ~ Bikes, UNESCO canals, color, and a bit of debauchery

Saturday, July 11th ~ Amsterdam We had a rather slow-paced day today due to limited sleep last night. I initially seemed to pass out and got a solid four hours, woke up at 12:30 this morning, wrote yesterdays blog post, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam – Two people and zero luggage

Friday, July 10th ~ Amsterdam Well, I guess the travel gods got a good laugh this time. Tim and I have boasted for the past several years that we can travel with carry-on luggage only. And we do, or at … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, Here we come!

It seems like forever since we have traveled. But in reality it has only been a few months. I’m so excited to be on our way again. In case you missed my “planning” post, you can click HERE to get an overview … Continue reading

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The Netherlands, Belgium and France!

My long-time dream is to see the lavender fields in bloom… I am hoping to make that happen this summer. We are now finalizing plans for our next big adventure and can’t wait! The trip will begin with us flying from Los … Continue reading

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