Modena – home of culinary genius Massimo Bottura

March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019 Last year Tyler and I tried to unsuccessfully for months to get a reservation at the coveted Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The restaurant of Massimo Bottura has been consistently in the top restaurants in the world for the past few years, and there is no shortage of…

Maastricht Carnival

March 2, 2019 – March 3, 2019 It’s been quiet some time since our last little getaway. As accountants, Tyler and I are usually hunkered down in our cubicles during the months of January and February. Since his “busy season” was particularly strenuous this year, we started out the year pretty slow with travels. I…

Paris: Versailles, Moulin Rouge, and Catacombs

November 23, 2018 – November 25, 2018 I’ll take any excuse I can for a trip to Paris, so when Tyler told me he had a training during the week, we decided to go up early and spend the weekend in the city. It’s a bonus that we can easily and cheaply get to Paris…

Krakow

November 8, 2018 – November 11, 2018 Every November, a group of expats from Amsterdam embarks upon a journey to a foreign land to explore the history, enjoy the local cuisine, and do a little partying. In 2016, we went to Hamburg, the 2017 trip was to Edinburgh, and this year we headed to Krakow….

Berlin

October 25, 2018 – October 28, 2018 Not going to lie, Berlin was never really high on my list of places to visit, for no reason in particular. It was, however, one of my husband’s top priority cities when we moved to Europe 2 years ago, and if I would have known how much I…

Oktoberfest for the second time

September 28, 2018 – October 1, 2018 Last year we had such a good time dressing up in our finest lederhosen and dirndls, that we decided to do it again this year! Although we weren’t on the ball about booking hotels 10 months in advance this time, we still ended up getting lodging close to…

sLOVEnia

September 13, 2018 – September 16, 2018 Upon discovering magnificent pictures of Lake Bled via Instagram, this increasingly popular destination moved up to the top of my travel bucket list. As the temperatures and crowds can be quite high in the peak tourism seasons of July and August, we waited until September to make our…

Alicante – Beach Time

August 30, 2018 – September 2, 2018 As the weather is starting to turn to cold and rainy in Amsterdam, it was the perfect time for a quick weekend beach get away in Spain. After searching for cheap, direct flights from Amsterdam, we settled on Alicante, which is a little bit south of Valencia along…

Africa P4: Victoria Falls

August 11, 2018 – August 24, 2018 Please enjoy the final installment of our trip to Africa. Day 11 (continued) On Day 11, we headed towards our final destination of the Amazing African Adventure, Victoria Falls, which was about a 1.5 hour journey from Chobe Safari Lodge. To get there we took a car from…