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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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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Keukenhof & Koningsdag

We are just rockin’ and rollin’ on our Netherlands bucket list this year! A few weeks ago, we finally made it to the renowned Keukenhof gardens! We were lucky to have some family visiting the Netherlands, so we met up in Amsterdam and headed about 30 min south to Lisse, where the gardens are located. […]

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The Siberian Bear

IT HAPPENED! The canals (and ponds) froze! We’ve heard rumor of this, but it hasn’t been cold enough for long enough to make it a reality. I don’t think the canals in Amsterdam have been frozen enough to skate/walk on since 2012, so I imagine it’s safe to say that for Groningen as well. But, […]

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The Best Darn Mom & Sis Trip: Video Version

Hi all! Considering we took this trip in September, these videos have been a long time coming. They’ve been ready for a little while now, but I was waiting until after my trip home to the U.S. before I posted about them here. I wanted to share them with my mom and sister first! πŸ™‚ […]

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Groningen Round-Up – 2

Hi blog readers! We head to Berlin in about two weeks for the Christmas markets, but I thought it might be nice to do a little round-up of what has been going on here. First off, it’s my FAVORITE time of year again! All the lights are back in city center! One positive thing about […]

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Summer Send-off (in Belgium !)

I’m not gonna lie. I had a fantastic summer. No work. Lots of travel. Still got paid (thank you bankruptcy settlement). Mid-September I started a new job and you’ll be happy to know that I have been paying the price for my idyllic summer. Nice to meet you up-at-6-am-with-a-45-min-one-way-commute. Long story short, I’m still re-adjusting […]

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