Giethoorn & Volendam

We participated in a few day tours in the Netherlands, and one of them was to Giethoorn and Volendam. They were two distinctively different towns but both offered unique views into Dutch life. Giethoorn Giethoorn, one of my favorite places to visit the whole trip, was absolutely stunning. Called “the Venice of the North” (although…

Zaanse Schans (windmills!!)

We spent half a day in Zaanse Schans, the most iconic town in the Netherlands…there were windmills everywhere!  There are tours that stop at Zaanse Schans as well as other towns, but we decided to take the bus, as we had already participated in a couple day tours. The bus fare was about €10 per…

Arriving Iceland & the Blue Lagoon!

At about 2:00 pm on a Sunday afternoon, my family and I landed at Reykjavik International Airport in Iceland. We retrieved our baggage and headed for the bus that would take us straight to the Blue Lagoon, one of the world’s most famous geothermal pools, only a short 20 minutes away. The Reykjavik Excursions bus…

The Washington Monument

The many faces of the Washington Monument. May 2015. For a week long trip to Washington, D.C., there were always opportunities to take pictures. Whether it was from above or below, the side or from afar, it was truly a sensational site to see all the different views of our beloved Washington Monument.