Basque Country – Pintxos and Wine

April 18, 2019 – April 22, 2019 For the Easter holidays, we decided to take a trip to the Basque Country in northern Spain to experience culinary wonders and wine. We spent two nights in Bilbao and two nights in San Sebastian. Here are some of the highlights of our trip. Bilbao La Rioja Wine…

24 hours in Antwerp

April 6, 2019 – April 7, 2019 We decided to do something spontaneous: make the 2 hour drive down to Antwerp for the night without even booking a hotel. Two of our even more spontaneous friends decided to join us. It’s amazing what you can see in 24 hours, if you put your mind to…

Swiss road trip + French skiing

March 18, 2019 – March 25, 2019 Switzerland is home to a few of my very favorite things: cheese, chocolate, mountains, yodeling. It’s been on our travel bucket list for a while to take a road trip through Switzerland, and we finally made it happen. The route went a little something like this: Fly into…

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…