Tulips & Traffic: Spring in the Netherlands

  Seven years ago, I left the States to study abroad in the Netherlands. It was a semester-long stint in a medieval castle close to the German border—so close, in fact, that we could bike into a new country and be back in time for a hearty dinner of curried chicken and potatoes. But this…

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Travel Inspiration: Dutch Countryside in Photos

Today’s Throwback Thursday post is a quiet look back at the beautiful Dutch countryside where I lived while I was in the Netherlands. The castle pictured is actually owned by Emerson College, and where, for one semester anyway, we lived like royalty. We rented bikes from the local bike shop, ate at the local cafe,…

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A Look Back at Amsterdam

Insanely, this is the five-year anniversary of my departure to the Netherlands—what began a blissful, highly educational study abroad period that showed me a wide swath of Europe, gave me some new friends to treasure, and exposed me to an array of culture, history, and art. (Hey, Holland is the Original Cool, remember?) I try…

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Holland: The Original Cool

This new commercial via VisitHolland pretty much sums up why The Netherlands are the best. Everything you love was probably invented in Holland. Having studied abroad there, I’m of course a stalwart champion of visiting—multiple times, if you can. In fact, I may have to look into booking a trip back myself…Look into it more…

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