Happy Birthday Anne Frank

I know what I want, I have a goal, I have opinions, a religion and love. Happy birthday Anne Frank! So touching that we got to visit the Annex while in Amsterdam this past spring break. JMF

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Amsterdam Day 2

Our second day in Amsterdam was pretty relaxing, we didn't have too much on the radar at the start of the day. But here's what we ended up accomplishing: Free diamond tour at Gassan Diamond factory Wandered Vondelpark Popped into a secluded begijnhof Joined a river cruise Downed some jenever (Dutch gin) Walked around the gorgeous [...]

Amsterdam vs Venice

Two famous cities of canals! Although they are initially similar in their city planning, in truth, these cities could not be more different. Each one is beautiful in its own way, it just depends on what you like. Here is my opinion on these two curious canal cities! Getting Around  In the simplest sense, Amsterdam [...]

Amsterdam: Day 1

We took a morning train from Brussels to Amsterdam which was a little more than 3 hours; perfect time to catch up on reading, napping, and blogging! Once we arrived in Amsterdam we hopped on a city tram to Hotel Van Gogh (despite the name, it was a hostel). Our hostel was on the opposite side of [...]

Tulip Mania!

Tulips are my favorite flower. Don't know why, don't know how but I do know that I asked my boyfriend in 7th grade for tulips for Valentine's Day so this has been a life-long love. I was so excited to see tulips "in their natural setting" while in The Netherlands. Unfortunately we were a bit [...]