Houseboats of Amsterdam

Houseboats of Amsterdam

Amsterdam. What do you think of when you hear about Amsterdam? No, not that... Canals. Did you know that Amsterdam has more than 100 km of canals, about 90 islands, and 1500 bridges?   Houseboats. Located along some of these canals are houseboats. In fact, there are around 2,500 legally moored houseboats in Amsterdam, and [...]

Doors of Amsterdam

Doors of Amsterdam

Doors. Keepers of mysteries. Releasers into the great unknown. As I walked along the streets of Amsterdam, some doors would catch my eye. Whether it was the door itself or the architecture surrounding.   Doors of Amsterdam. Ready to start the tour? Let's stroll along and take in the views of some doors found along [...]

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Street Corners of Amsterdam

Travel. One thing that I've noticed about traveling to new places is that around every corner there are exciting things...unfamiliar and yet, exhilarating.   Street Corners of Amsterdam. So today, I thought we'd take a stroll around the street corners of Amsterdam. Amsterdam was the first place that my feet trod on foreign soil (outside [...]

Visiting the Anne Frank House

Visiting the Anne Frank House

Amsterdam. When I traveled, along with my husband and our three teenagers, to Amsterdam in April, I knew our time there would be brief. Less than 36 hours brief. Factoring in that I had no idea what to expect from my first overseas trip and that jet lag is rough...way too brief! But the one [...]

What A Trip To Oude Kerk In Amsterdam Taught Me About Experientialism

What A Trip To Oude Kerk In Amsterdam Taught Me About Experientialism

  Visiting Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. And A Lesson Learned. Experientialism. First things first. What in the heck do I mean by experientialism? This is not a lesson on apologetics or whatever else may come to mind when hearing this word. Experience vs. Materialism. This is about experience vs. materialism. Experientialism is the term used [...]

Inside the Palace of Versailles

Inside the Palace of Versailles

Versailles. As promised, today I'm sharing some of the photos of the interior of the Palace of Versailles. ย If you missed my last post where I shared exterior photos and some helpful hints about touring it, you can check that out here.   Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it [...]

Tips for Visiting the Palace of Versailles

Tips for Visiting the Palace of Versailles

Versailles. I still have a lot to share about the Amsterdam portion of our trip to Europe, but for today I'm jumping over to Paris. My daughter has been learning about World War I and was asked to bring in photos from her visit to Versailles, which means that I am editing those photos first. [...]

Amsterdam – Bike Town

Amsterdam – Bike Town

Amsterdam. I've returned from my first journey overseas. While technically my first stop was Frankfurt, Germany for my layover and also my first passport stamp, Amsterdam was the first city in which I got a view of more than just a runway. Weather. The weather in the spring can be fickle, and it proved so [...]