Trip Summary: Europe 2013 (Tons of Photos!)

I’ve been back in the US for just over a week now, and I’m finally making headway processing my photos (and my thoughts!) from our mother/daughter trip to Europe. I’m working on more detailed writeups, but for now I wanted… Read More ›


Walking and Windmills

Today we spent the day walking around Amsterdam, including a couple hours each at the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum. We did end the day at the brewery in a windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ. We’re almost done with our… Read More ›


Excited and Exhausted

We’re ending the first day of our two week mother/daughter trip to Europe and so far it is everything we hoped it would be. New, exciting, slightly overwhelming, delicious, relaxing, and exhausting. We left the US late last night, flying… Read More ›


An Engineer and an Artist Walked into a Bar…

Well, we haven’t walked into the bar yet. Once we get to Europe, on the other hand… here’s another bar joke to hold you over until those tales! Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender asks, ‘Can I get you… Read More ›


Mother/Daughter Europe Trip Itinerary Update

Today’s post has to be a quick one, because I’m burning the candle at both ends this week. Despite the busy schedule, I did manage to book a few more lodgings for our trip today at lunch time! Using,… Read More ›


Itinerary Planning Process: Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris

I recently wrote about the rough itinerary for our mother/daughter trip to Europe. We fly into Dusseldorf, and then hop on a train to Amsterdam. This post covers the planning process for the first few cities on our trip (Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris). I’ve been emailing… Read More ›


Mother/Daughter Europe Trip: Saving $405 on Two Nights in Amsterdam

Transatlantic flights – Check! (we saved $1746) Flights to and from Venice – Check!! (we saved 20%) First hotel booking of the mother/daughter Europe trip – Check!!! (we saved $405) A few weeks ago, I heard about upcoming changes to the Priority Club… Read More ›


#16: Rijksmuseum and Sentimentality

The second postcard today is much more sentimental. While the post card subject is Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the text on the back is describing my grandfather’s travels through Poland. My grandfather (Witold) sent this post card to my grandmother (Pauline in… Read More ›


#10: Groetjes uit Holland

Confession time: Not every post card in my giant post card collection was sent to me. My friends and family know about my collection, and if they receive one from someone else, they often ask if I would like it for… Read More ›

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