London, England with the London Pass

I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love London. So when we were discussing where to go with the family after Shane’s Ph.D. defense, I jumped at the opportunity to go back. The direct flight from Groningen settled it and off we went for 5 days in London! As I mentioned […]

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5 Reasons to Love Groningen, the Netherlands

I can’t quite believe what I’m writing, but this weekend marks our 5th Dutch-iversary! The whole reason we sold all our stuff, packed up the cat, and moved across an ocean was for Shane to start a Ph.D. program at Rijksuniverseteit Groningen (aka: the University of Groningen). I’m beyond thrilled / proud / insert other […]

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Video: Southeast Asia 2018/19 – Part 3

After waaaay too long, the final video of our Southeast Asia trip is complete! Since the first two videos were published some time ago, it might be worth while to check those out first. See them here: Part 1 & Part 2. Personally, I think they flow quite well and really compliment the posts Whitney […]

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Well friends, we’ve made it to the penultimate stop on our Southeast Asia journey: Hanoi! After saying goodbye to Sis and Terry in Hoi An, Shane and I found ourselves back at the airport for another hour flight north to the capital city. Looking at the map this way makes me feel pretty satisfied with […]

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is a big country. Well, a long country I suppose I should say. To make our way from Ben Tre to Hoi An, we needed to bus, plane, and cab to get there. Hoi An was going to be special: we were to spend New Year’s Eve & my birthday here, it was our […]

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Ben Tre, Vietnam

After a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, it was time to escape the hustle and bustle and head to our next stop: Ben Tre. Ben Tre (both a province and a city) is about 2 hours south-west of HCMC in the Mekong Delta. There was no way we were coming to Vietnam without […]

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