Israel and Jordan: The Trip of a Lifetime

This blog post is the hardest to start. How do I begin to describe the impact this trip had on my life? But, here goes! Our group (Bill & Melissa; Jacqueline & Alex; Bryan and I!) arrived in Tel Aviv at the crack of dawn on Thursday morning, and caught a few zzzs  before starting…

B.A.D. gals weekend: Amalfi Coast!

In early May, we had our B.A.D. gals weekend; a bachelorette weekend celebrating our favorite gal, Brooke Annette Davidson, and her upcoming nuptials. One of my most fun friends in Amsterdam, Brooke, picked the Amalfi Coast to celebrate. We were thrilled! The winters are long and cold in Amsterdam and so we all needed a warm weather trip. Our…

Czeching out Prague!

Caroline and Kyle landed on a sunny and beautiful day in April. I promptly put them on bikes and we spent the afternoon riding around Amsterdam, and sitting outside at one of my favorite breweries in the city. Bryan joined us for drinks and dinner in our neighborhood that evening. We jetted to Prague on…

Birmingham, England (not Alabama!)

This post is long overdue. I will likely never catch up on this blog, but I love trying! You may notice while reading the content below, I stole a significant portion of my content for this post from my friend Natasha’s blog: http://www.thosedamscotts.com. Why? 1) She is better at blogging and faster than I am…

Dahl Family Trip to Londontown

Convincing my Dad to visit Amsterdam was a triumph! As you may know, Kent Dahl does not love traveling overseas, so I couldn’t  have been more thrilled to host him in our city. My dad loves soccer, or football as it is referred to on this “side of the pond.” So, we decided to go to…

Profound Poland

I will not be able to adequately share how much our trip to Poland impacted me. I went into the weekend knowing it would be intense on many levels — of course, touring Auschwitz,  but the entire experience of visiting Kraków blew me away. Kraków is not only the second largest city in Poland, but…

Magical Florence: Italy Part 2

I know you have been waiting on the edge of your seat for the part 2 of our time in Italy: beautiful Florence! Mary Mac studied abroad in this lovely city, and so it was special getting to spend time in Florence with her — as our guide. Bryan and I have spent some time…

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…