Category: Europe

Benelux Lockdown

My cousin recently approached me asking about where I’d recommend he spend a year living in South America. Since I’m a “fast traveler,” I wasn’t really in a position to advise him about where to spend such a long time....

Walking 25 Miles in Edinburgh

Since I’d been working in Northamptonshire for the week, I thought I’d tag on a quick trip to Scotland for the weekend. As you probably could tell from my last post, I’m an unabashed Anglophile. But, I’ve never been super...

Strolling Through the English Countryside

In all of my travels, my favorite place to visit is Southwestern Virginia. I’m sure part of the reason is because it’s where my family is from. It may also be because I’ve been visiting that part of the world as long...

(Few) Spanish Surprises

(Un)fortunately, this trip to Madrid and Tenerife proved relatively uneventful. I woke up with a sore throat thinking about the long flight to Madrid.  This wasn’t going to be easy. I rarely get sick, but when I do, it’s usually...

The Kennels of Amsterdam

The guy next to me on the flight from Cape Town was very talkative. At some point during the flight, he was complaining about his three hour layover, which prompted me to counter with the 11 hour stint I have...

Reflections on Copenhagen

As I’m typing this, I’m sitting in the KLM Club at the Amsterdam Schipol Airport watching men standing in line for a service desk to zealously guard their frequent flier miles. My journey is about 38,000 miles. Jeeze. That’s a...

Oh Copenhagen, How I Love Thee.

When I woke up this morning I had no idea where I was. As I stumbled out of bed I remembered when I stubbed my toe — hard — on the door jam of the bathroom. It seems like nearly...

Believe it or Not, it’s Copenhagen

As soon as I landed in Copenhagen, I was ready to head to the National Museum. I’d read about its collection and the interesting history of Denmark that it celebrates. So, I hopped in a cab, checked into my room,...

Reflections on Paris

My time in the first city of this RTW adventure is coming to a close. Ironically, as I write this, I’m hearing what I write in a French accent in my head. The city has gotten into my brains. I...