Time flew by pretty fast during my period as an au pair. It's been 8 months since I arrived in Holland, and my time as an au pair is coming to an end. I'm not saying goodbye to The Netherlands quite yet, as I will start my new marketing job in May! Before I left, I … Continue reading The Perfect Gift for Your Host-Family
Den Haag is the third largest city in The Netherlands. Although it is not the capital of The Netherlands, it is the seat of the national government, as well as being home to the royal family.
You might be wondering, "Why Marseille?" That was a common question people had when I told them where I was going this past weekend. While we had an absolutely wonderful weekend in Marseille, I'll be honest, I booked the plane tickets there because they were the cheapest!
I went to Thailand this summer for a month, before creating this blog. I only have great things to say about Thailand. It's cheap, friendly, fun, and full of adventure! I've had a few friends reach out to me about what I did on my trip and places I stayed, so I decided to put … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Planning Your Own Thailand Adventure.
London, what a place! I think growing up I'd always kind of had this dream of going to London. It seemed so distant and foreign, but somehow within reach because of the sophisticated sounding English that is spoken there.
I never really considered going to Hanover for a weekend trip. It’s relatively small and 4 hours by train from Amsterdam. But when given an opportunity to check out a new city, I try not to pass that up. My boyfriend plays full-time tennis, which means he sometimes travels to different countries to play in tournaments, and I so happen to be very free on the weekends (au pair perks!). I tagged along for a mini road trip and got to spend a Sunday afternoon exploring Hanover all on my own.
Another week has passed and I have begun to explore Hilversum and the surrounding area a bit more. It's common here for towns and villages to be separated by forest preserves. This means if you need to bike to the next town over, it will probably take you through some very scenic areas. I've started … Continue reading IJmuiden – Beach Day
I'll be honest, before most trips I will do lots of research, reading blogs and watching videos about the place I'm visiting. For this trip, I did almost nothing. I knew that this trip was almost entirely Oktoberfest so I figured I'd had a general idea of what it'd be like. Oktoberfest was bigger and crazier than I could have imagined.
I'm very lucky for the way everything sort of fell in place for me when I was planning on moving to Europe. I've been dating my boyfriend(Nathan) for the past year and a half. We meet at university in Chicago, but he was born and raised in The Netherlands. When I was planning this year … Continue reading Weekend Adventures
You may be wondering how I ended up here, in the middle of Holland, living with a nice Dutch family. When I graduated college I knew I couldn’t go into the workforce quite yet. This is the perfect time in my life to NOT settle down. I’m 22, love to travel, and just wasn’t quite ready for the 9-5. So I started researching my options.