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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Fécamp & Étretat, France

“I dunno – cliffs and sh*t?” My response when our friend, Michelle, asked what we were going to see on our road-trip through France. It’s been a long and boring summer – well, for me at least. Hence why the blog was dead as a doorknob until Shane came back from Corsica. In all honesty […]

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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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