A Day in Malmo, Sweden

While spending our May break in Copenhagen we decided to take a Mother’s Day day trip to Malmo, Sweden. I mean, why not? We headed out over the Oresund Bridge by car. The journey over this 10 mile bridge/tunnel combo will run you ~ €50 each way.  (You can also take the train, which is much […]

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Kasteel Hoensbroek in South Limburg

Kasteel Hoensbroek is known locally as the “the most lordly stronghold between the Rhine and Meuse.” It also has a reputation for being kid-friendly and is a part of the Museumkaart Program, so we had to go check it out. The castle sat on an important trading route near Maastricht, Aachen and Cologne existing in some form […]

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Quick Stop in Kolding, Denmark

We made an afternoon stop in Kolding on our driving day from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Parking turned out to be a bit of a problem since the city was having a large market. We found some street parking though and ventured through the market to Koldinghus, which actually had its own parking lot we could […]

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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

A trip to Copenhagen would not be complete without a trip to Tivoli Gardens. This old school amusement park has been around since 1843, making it one of the oldest operating theme parks in the world. Despite reading great reviews of the park I thought Tivoli was going to feel more like a fairgrounds than […]

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Zuiderpark, Den Haag

This morning we headed to Zuiderpark in Den Haag to check out International Steam Days. This model railroad showcase is something to be seen due to its amazing location in Zuiderpark. The park hosts an incredible model train club that has railroad tracks in all sizes. The largest set of tracks holds trains capable of […]

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A Dutch Palace: Paleis Het Loo

I’m embarrassed to say that Paleis Het Loo made it onto my radar when we visited Madurodam.  I snapped a photo of the palace and gardens, in miniature, and added them to my must visit list. When the perfect spring day presented itself we enlisted some friends to join us and made the two-hour drive […]

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Green Smoothies // Book Review

Green Smoothies, a product of Ten Speed Press, did not make me a smoothie addict. It’s 66 recipes and 7-day detox plan made this a comprehensive treatment of the subject but the book failed to change the paradigm in my kitchen. The recipes are easy to use. Each has pictures of the approximate amount of […]

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Kings Day in Delft

On April 27th, the Netherlands celebrates Kings Day wishing King Willem-Alexander a happy birthday. The holiday has a reputation for being one big crazy party, but my experience here in Delft was quite different. The reputation may hold true in Amsterdam, and perhaps even in the evenings in a student dominated town like Delft. The […]

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The Delft Windmill

One of the top questions I’m asked is about visiting windmills. A trip to Kinderdijk or Zaanse Schans are popular tourist stops, but there are one thousand working windmills all over Holland. One of my favorite little finds in Delft is the Delftse Molen. This windmill has been in Delft since 1679 but reopened its doors […]

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