Tag Archives: Netherlands

Trial and error travel planning

Traveling with others is always a bit of give-and-take. So it went when we flew to Amsterdam with our two pre-teen grandchildren.  We put aside our usual travel style for one that would accommodate them.  Not everything worked, but when it … Continue reading

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The Humiliating Ride

We planned to take our two oldest grandchildren to the Netherlands.  We envisioned them delighted to be in a truly beautiful country, enjoying the arts, the food, the biking. So, you wonder, what could go wrong? When we arrived in … Continue reading

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New travel companions

We’re picky about who joins us as we travel.  After all, we have things we want to see and our own routines.  We require enthusiasm and openness, ability to walk (and then walk a little more), and good company.  Twelve … Continue reading

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A look back

We traveled half-way around the world in 2013.  We celebrated New Years Day 2014 in Cambodia and continued on to Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Tanzania, Istanbul, Rome, Madeira, Porto, Netherlands, Morocco, and Barcelona. At the end of October we boarded a … Continue reading

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Money, good taste, and an eye for great art

One hundred years ago, Helene Kröller-Müller had money (lots and lots of money), very good taste, and acquired art because she loved it, not as an investment. If this sounds familiar, we just read the obituary of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, … Continue reading

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Will threatening skies stop us?

Rain poured down through the night. Our Sunday outing would have to be cancelled if this weather continued. By morning the rain had stopped, but grey clouds overwhelmed the little patches of blue almost hidden in the sky. We decided … Continue reading

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An erratic turn north

No question about it. We were avoiding northern Europe – but not because we don’t love it. Oh, we do, we do. We’d been traveling in southern Europe and Africa for the last three months. The expense of too many … Continue reading

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