Under the Tuscan Sun: Italy Part 1

Oh man, there are innumerable things to write about our quick trip to Italy with Mary Mac and Jack in October. Ever since studying abroad in Italy, I find any excuse to go back. It is a spectacular country with hundreds of miles of coastline, rolling hills and lakes, tall mountains that touch the sea, and…

Tapas, Por Favor: Sevilla, Spain

I am horribly behind on blogging and still posting trips from September! Oh well, I will get to 2018 some day. I am happy to finally share our lovely trip with Megan and David. Before I tell you about our sunshine filled trip to the beautiful southern Spanish city, I want to share two photos…

Oktoberfest!

Attending German parades, eating delicious bratwurst, riding carnival rides, partaking in random singing; and, of course drinking huge pints of  beer is a recipe for a fun weekend. The story I am about to share is of our trip to Oktoberfest: the worlds largest folk festival and quite the cultural experience. My Amsterdam friends have…

Beautiful Portugal

I am writing this post as its snowing outside my window. Oh, how I miss the warm, beachy weather of the Portugal trip Bryan and I took in late August. From its expansive mountains in the north to the untouched beaches of the south, there are endless places to explore in Portugal. When Bryan and…

Norway with KTP

Kate, or “KTP” as we call her, the 4th Dahl girl, is my nearest and dearest friend. As a teacher, Kate has the summer months off; thus, August was, and is, the perfect time for her to visit. Kate and I have done some extensive traveling together in our lives, but were thrilled to have…

Picking Up Right Where We Left Off

I love those friendships where no matter how much time passes or how much life happens in between, your friendship will pick up exactly where it left off. My DC friendships are like that for me. The year after we graduated from different universities, 7 friends moved to Washington D.C. for our first jobs. Our…

Dublin with Kat and Zach

I just wrote about fun adventures with Kathleen and Zach in Germany, and now I will briefly share about our weekend before Germany we spent in Dublin. Zach had never been to Europe, thus we wanted to plan as much as possible! They came to Amsterdam for the first night and then we all flew…

Black Forest Adventures

The black forest of  Germany is filled with magical rivers and waterfalls amidst tall trees and picturesque towns nestled among cascading hills. After our trip, I understand why many fairy tales and children’s stories are set within the black forest: this region is extraordinary. On the first day, Kathleen, Zach, Bryan and I flew to…

A quick trip to Haarlem, NL with Clare

  Gosh, I am so behind on blogging. To kick-off our summer of visitors, our fun-loving and adventurous friend, Clare Lundy, came to visit at the end of June. It was clear through all of our conversations pre-trip, Clare thrives in Europe. And this trip was no exception. Clare made her way to Amsterdam after…

Scotland on Par

I did not mention in my last blog post my cousin Brittany and Aunt Kim came to Amsterdam in May! We had a fantastic time being with them and enjoying wonderful dinners together. We worked while they explored Amsterdam during the days. After Amsterdam, they went off to London and Belgium! I wish they could…

(Gama) msterdam

  This morning I asked the Lord why I was writing about my travels when I should be writing about Melissa and how much I am learning through her. The Lord nudged me to  share our adventures and write about what I am learning. 🙂 Thank you for your overwhelming support and incredible words of…

Road Trip to Luxembourg!

  Ashlyn and DJ (DJ now goes by David, but he went by DJ at Furman :)) booked their tickets to come see us right when we told them we were moving to Amsterdam. So, we looked forward to their visit for a year! Before they ventured to Amsterdam, Ashlyn and DJ visited Paris and…