Hidden Gems of Paris

Requiring a bit more work to find than the Grands Jardins of my previous post, the following beautiful spaces are found around a corner, through a courtyard, down a path

Art and Inspiration in the Netherlands

Our flight from Berlin to Amsterdam was at the crack of dawn and we were transported from the frenetic electric energy of Germany’s capital to the serene green pastures and beautiful light of Holland.  Our Airbnb in Holland is located in Naarden, about 30 minutes east of Amsterdam so we can enjoy both city and rural…

Biking in Holland

From tandem-riding to babies in buckets, from stand-ups to pile-ups…biking is the way of life in Holland 🙂  

A feast for the eyes in Berlin

A glimpse at some of the art available for viewing in Berlin…from the Berlinische Galerie, to the East Side Gallery and ending with a Street Art tour. So much to feast your eyes on!

Impressions of Berlin

Our airplane tickets were purchased four months ago, and finally, on September 4th, we landed in Berlin to start our journey! We are excited, not too jet-lagged and ready for adventure 😉 Mixed first impressions We have to admit, our first impressions of Berlin were jumbled – though this was probably coloured by jet-lag fog…

Holland here we come!

To prepare for our trip to Amsterdam, we have assembled a few books and movies related to it and some of the other Dutch cities we will visit

First-time visit to Berlin

As the count-down continues to our departure to Europe on September 3rd, preparations and research continue with books and movies related to our destinations. Last week’s post was on Paris, where we will be for the month of October…but first we head to Berlin, where neither Doug nor I have been, so we are trying…

8 Ways to Prep for Paris

To get in the mood, prepare ourselves for our trip to Europe, we are trying to read books and see movies set in the different cities we’ll be visiting. Here’s Paris…