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The Map Room

Navigating on our cellphones is great but it does have shortcomings. Over the years we’ve collected a number of maps and marked them up with attractions and routes to follow. We have also combined and modified maps before our trip to simplify understanding a place. Here we provide a number of these modified maps that […]

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Europe

Amazing Amsterdam in the Spring

There is something disconcerting as well as liberating about the smell of marijuana smoke drifting through the outdoor café while you enjoy your morning coffee. Welcome to Amsterdam. We were passing thru Amsterdam in the Spring and decided to stay a few days and take in the Keukenhof. We cecked into the Hotel Arena and […]

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For the Love of Bicycles

A photographic collection celebrating bicycles. Basic transportation, art, sport, obsession and a few unusual uses. Some cities couldn’t function without them and others have left them behind…

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Port of Call Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the eastern […]

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Europe Photo Gallery

Photo Essay – The Keukenhof

It’s coming up Spring in Europe and that means it’s Keukenhof  time in Amsterdam. For additional information about the Keukenhof click  HERE. Open 21 March to 15 May 2019 The Keukenhof is unarguably the largest flower gardens and show in the world                   For the Official site […]

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Images of the Keukenhof

Every Spring just outside of Amsterdam a garden comes to life with hundreds of flower displays created with millions of tulips. If you are going to be anywhere near Norther Europe be sure and get to the Keukenhof.

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Europe

Amsterdam in the Spring

There is something disconcerting as well as liberating about the smell of weed drifting thru the outdoor café while you enjoy your morning coffee. Welcome to Amsterdam. We were passing thru Amsterdam in the Spring and decided to stay a few days and take in the Keukenhof. We cecked into the Hotel Arena and right […]

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Europe

The Keukenhof 2018

Amsterdam for the Spring Tulips The Keukenhof is coming and you can save a Euro or two by buying your tickets directly from the vendor, Ticketbar. If you are going to be anywhere near Holland this Spring you should do yourself a favor and look into a visit to the worlds biggest tulip festival, the […]

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Europe

Keukenhof In The Spring

Spring in Holland means flowers and the world’s largest garden and showplace is the Keukenhof Gardens  with over 7 million spring flowering bulbs on display. There are also acres of commercial fields around the gardens growing tulips almost as far as you can see. The gardens are located in Lisse only a short distance southwest […]