Brussels, Belgium was a quick stop on our way to France, but we managed to pack quite a bit into a day of exploring. We climbed to the top of the Atomium for beautiful panoramic views, then visited the extremely detailed mini Europe setup below, which of course made us feel
I’ve always had a thing for Lilies, but in Amsterdam, I couldn’t help but fall in love with their tulips!! Garet was lovely and bought me a huge bouquet of purple tulips from the floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt) in the center of Amsterdam. I have to admit that I brought
There were so many cute restaurants and cafés that we visited in The Netherlands! A few overlooked either a scenic stream or courtyard that could be leisurely explored after enjoying a kopje koffie ( I assume to work off all of the delicious dutch poffertjes). I will look up which cafes
This was not my first visit to The Netherlands, but it was my first time exploring the towns outside of Amsterdam. Le Zaanse Schans Right away on day one we piled into a rented van and headed for Le Zaanse Schans, where we wandered through an historic village filled with authentic Dutch
The Location: Ucluelet is small, but full of quaint coffee shops and beautiful hikes. Sarah’s backyard opens out into a rocky beach area where the dogs can run freely and tidal pools can be explored for various sea creatures. We actually found some fresh oysters which I tried raw
This was my first time surfing!! I was nervous about how cold the water would be in February, but apparently the water temperature doesn’t fluctuate very much during the year in Tofino. Also, off season surfing gear was extremely affordable, so I was not lacking in the proper equipment.
This past week was reading week in Alberta! School has been so intense lately that it couldn’t have come at a better time. We took advantage of it. Early Thursday morning we started our drive from Lethbridge, AB to Vancouver Island, BC. We made it in one day!! We were