Category Archives: world travel

Pancakes! | Amsterdam, Netherlands

We received a lot of recommendations to visit Pancakes! Amsterdam. They have a huge variety of homemade Dutch pancakes with delicious toppings- you can even make your own combinations! As seen above, Charles tried the banana and Belgian chocolate with almonds. There is also a traditional ham and grated Dutch cheese […]

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Twilight Canal Houses | Amsterdam, Netherlands

I remember these moments of twilight in Amsterdam so vividly. The air was chilly, but not too cold. The colors were absolute perfection. You could see warm light coming from the canal houses as families prepared dinner. Laughter and smells of Dutch cooking filled the air. I felt so lucky to […]

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Belgian fries | Amsterdam, Netherlands

French fries are holy for me. They are basically my favorite food. Enter Belgian fries. Game. Changer. They are cooked not once, but twice, to crispy perfection. Not only are they the perfect crispness, but they are served with a variety of sauces from mayo to curry to peanut sauce. Our […]

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Metropolitan Waffles | Amsterdam, Netherlands

You can’t visit Amsterdam without enjoying waffles, right? They are best warm and crispy. This was our favorite spot in the city… Perfect for walking home on a chilly night! I day dream about the texture and taste of these waffles.

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City Scenes | Victoria, British Columbia

You can probably tell from my last few posts how much I enjoyed my first visit to Canada and the lovely Victoria, British Columbia. I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from exploring the city to cap off my experience. (p.s. If I look a little green… […]

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The Butchart Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia

The Butchart Gardens (just outside of Victoria, British Columbia) feature floral displays and landscapes covering over 50 acres of expansive grounds. It is no surprise that they are also a National Historic Site of Canada and get over a million visitors each year. We don’t get anywhere NEAR this kind […]

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Butterfly Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia

Happy Tuesday/first day of November! I am busy nesting like crazy and trying to maintain some sense of normalcy! How about everyone else out there? It felt like the first 2/3 of my pregnancy dragged on soooo slowly I could barely stand it, and now I am clinging to the […]

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Tea at the Fairmont Empress | Victoria, British Columbia

So here’s the thing. I’ve kind of had a mental block keeping me from getting back into blogging. When I look at photos from our trip earlier this year (in my first trimester), I instantly go back to feeling *soooo sick* and promptly give up. Aren’t brain associations such a crazy thing!? But […]

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Albet i Noya Wine Tasting | Barcelona, Spain

When planning our visit to Spain, we had no intention of going wine tasting. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wine, but it just wasn’t a priority for our time in Barcelona. After a tour with a great little tour company, we decide to peruse their other tours. We heard over […]

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Game of Thrones Set | Girona, Spain

While in Barcelona, we took a day trip to the coast and were lucky enough to pass through Girona, Spain. It is a beautiful city by the River Onyar with a medieval walled Old Quarter. Best of all, we visited when they were wrapping up filming for the current season of Game […]

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