Haarlem Day Trip from Amsterdam

Haarlem, The Perfect Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Haarlem is a small city that neighbors Amsterdam. With cobblestoned lanes, Gothic cathedrals, and a bustling main square, Haarlem is a joy to visit. We spent an afternoon in Haarlem and loved it. There is a different vibe here than in Amsterdam. Haarlem is like a laid back, relaxed version of Amsterdam, without the tour groups. If you are looking …

Detroit Travel Guide

Detroit Travel Guide: Plan Your Perfect Trip to Detroit

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In early June, I spent several days exploring Detroit. Tim had to travel here for work so I tagged along, just to see what Detroit was all about. I wasn’t expecting much and then I spent two days wandering around Detroit in the pure bliss that occurs when a place totally blows away all of your preconceived notions. Maybe it …

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

10 Day London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

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A trip to London, Amsterdam, and Paris…sounds nice, right? With 10 days you have just enough time to visit these three cities, although it will be a bit of a whirlwind tour. There is a lot to see and do here, and our London Amsterdam Paris itinerary will help you manage your time so you can have the best experience …

Best things to do in Paris

Paris Bucket List: 45 Must-Have Experiences in Paris

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If you are planning a trip to Paris, how do you decide what to do? There are the places that people dream about visiting on their first visit to Paris, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, but there are also neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try. This Paris bucket list contains 45 of the best experiences you …

Venice at Night

Where to Stay in Venice: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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Choosing where to stay in Venice can be exciting yet challenging. Venice is made up of neighborhoods, also called sestieri (singular sestiere), and each neighborhood has its advantages and disadvantages for travelers. Some sestieri contain Venice’s most popular sites, but with that comes huge numbers of tourists and expensive prices. And in some sestieri, you will have a quieter experience, …

Netherlands Trains

Netherlands Train Travel: How to Book Your Tickets and Use the Trains

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One of the best ways to get around the Netherlands is by train. Trains are cheap, fast, and a very convenient way to travel. Plus, they make day trips from Amsterdam a piece of cake. In this post, learn all about Netherlands train travel, how to book your tickets online, and useful tips for using the trains and storing your …

Southeast Asia Itinerary

3 Month Southeast Asia Itinerary & Travel Planning Guide

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Southeast Asia is the land of ancient temples, tropical beaches, metropolitan cities, mountain villages, and an endless supply of cultural experiences. This 3 month Southeast Asia itinerary allows you not only to see the highlights of this part of the world, but to also to fully immerse yourself in the local culture. On this Southeast Asia itinerary, explore the temples …

One Day in The Hague

One Perfect Day in The Hague, the Netherlands

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The Hague, also called Den Haag in Dutch, is the International City of Peace and Justice. It is here that some of the world’s worst crimes are prosecuted. But there’s more to The Hague than criminal courts and palaces of justice. In The Hague, you can see famous works of art by Vermeer, stroll down quaint Dutch streets, visit a …

Gorgeous Views of Italy

10 Gorgeous Views of Italy and Where to Photograph Them

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If you are researching where to go in Italy, without a doubt you are finding gorgeous, vibrant photos of Italy’s top destinations. Would you like to know how to get these same gorgeous views of Italy? In this post, find out how to get a bird’s eye view over Venice, where to get one of the best views of the …

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

10 Day Amsterdam Brussels Paris Itinerary

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On this Amsterdam Brussels Paris itinerary, visit three of Europe’s best cities. Start in Amsterdam, where you get to stroll along the canals and visit the world class Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Travel by train to Belgium where you will spend two days dining on chocolate, waffles, and beer and exploring the fairytale towns of Bruges and Ghent. And …

Florence for First Timers

10 Best Things To Do On Your First Visit To Florence

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Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to climb, great places to go shopping, and lots of gelato to eat. Here is a list of our favorite experiences, a good starting point for your first …

Amsterdam Itinerary

Two Days in Amsterdam: The Perfect Itinerary

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Amsterdam is the perfect European city to visit if you only have a few days. After you visit the main museums, you get to stroll the canals and parks, take your pick from trendy restaurants, and simply enjoy this European experience. With two days in Amsterdam, you have enough time to see the must-see sites and still have plenty of …

Best Views of Paris

Best Views of Paris: 15 Brilliant Spots to Try

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Paris is one of Europe’s loveliest cities. Without a doubt, a trip up the Eiffel Tower or a stroll down the Champs-Elysees tops the list of best experiences in the city, especially for first-timers. But getting a magical view over the city is also an unforgettable experience, and there are a lot of magical places to try. If you want …

Luxembourg City

One Perfect Day in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City is easy to visit if you only have one day, since it is a compact city with just a few big sites. With one day in Luxembourg, visit the old town, tour the old fortifications of the city, walk the Chemin de la Corniche, and explore the Grund. An Overview of Luxembourg Luxembourg, also called the Grand Duchy …

Rent a Car in Europe

10 Things You Should Know about Renting a Car in Europe

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Having a car provides a lot of freedom and convenience when traveling through Europe. You can travel at your own pace, stop frequently to take in the view, and get to some places that are difficult to reach with public transportation. However, there are some things to know about renting a car in Europe. Knowing these differences in advance can …

Bruges and Ghent

How to Visit Bruges and Ghent if You Only Have One Day

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Bruges and Ghent are two charming, small towns in Belgium, each just a short train ride away from Brussels. In a perfect world, Bruges and Ghent each deserve their own day for exploring. However, if you are short on time, you can visit Bruges and Ghent in one day. We visited Bruges and Ghent in one day from Brussels. It’s …