Flying into Schiphol International Airport, it was quite easy and fast to get to the historic heart of Amsterdam. A short train journey, and I arrived at the edge of the old city.  I headed to my hotel by tram, a convenient option for getting to the various neighborhoods and squares throughout the city.   […]

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Mary on November 18th, 2010

I’ve never traveled over Christmas and New Years.  We live within driving distance of both sides of the family, and we always have a lot of family events to attend.  That doesn’t keep me from dreaming of Christmas adventures.  So I’ve been thinking…what are some interesting, unique places to spend Christmas?  Several places immediately sprung […]

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Mary on July 12th, 2010

I arrived on New Year’s Day, having spent the actual countdown to the new year in the air over the Atlantic. Hmmmm…I didn’t even know when the new year officially arrived, as I had no idea what time zone I was in at any given time during my journey. It was intriguing to see the […]

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