Merry Sinterklaas!

I don’t think that’s a thing people say, but ya know what? I like it so I’m going with it. It’s December 5th which means it’s pakjesavond (present evening) and if you were a good little one throughout out the year, maybe Sinterklaas replaced that carrot in your shoe with some treats! Tonight is the […]

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Utrecht, the Netherlands

Guys, we did it. It’s taken us 5.5 years, but we made the long and treacherous 1 hour and 56 minute train ride from Groningen to Utrecht! I know our days in the Netherlands are numbered, so I have an unofficial Dutch bucket-list running in my mind. We’ve hit a number of the major Dutch […]

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Château du Val: Saint-Just, France

When your friends invite you to their wedding in a literal castle, you say yes! Ok, so we would have said yes even if it wasn’t in a castle. Not the point. Our road trip culminated at Château du Val, which is located just outside the tiny town of Saint-Just in the Brittany region of […]

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Dinan, France

A small French town you’ve probably never heard of! Heading in to the final few days of our road trip through Normandy & Brittany, I wanted a place to stop over on our way from Mont Saint-Michel to Saint-Just, where the wedding was located. A few blogs suggested this “Disney-esque” town (pronounced: dee-naan) in the […]

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Mont Saint-Michel: Normandy, France

Ah, Mont Saint-Michel, you tourist-trap beauty! 2.5 million – that’s how many come to Mont Saint-Michel per year, and we were one of them. Well, two of them I suppose. I honestly had never heard of Mont Saint-Michel until we started planning this trip, but I’m a sucker for a good castle and a great […]

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D-Day Landing Beaches: An American’s Guide

First, I’d like to start out by wishing us a Happy Anniversary! It was a coincidence that this trip coincided with our third wedding anniversary, andddd… this is the only picture we took together all day. Why? Well, apparently spending holidays learning about wars is our thing now: Christmas at the Vietnam War Remnants museum, […]

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Corsica, France

“Are you going to blog about your trip?” “You never blog anymore.” “You’ve been home a month and a half!” “The blog is dead. It needs your contribution on account of I have nothing.” ….maybe I should write a blog post about my trip to Corsica? I spent the entire month of June on an […]

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