Experience Amsterdam low-key in a day

By the time I arrived in Amsterdam Central Station last November, it was already dark outside. Bulky luggage in tow, I crossed the station and easily found the free water taxi (yes, FREE!) to cross the channel to my modern hostel in Noord. I felt pretty lame without carting a bicycle though, TBH. When I …

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Bookmark these 11 European craft beer bars for a rainy day

You know you'll enjoy those cathedrals, museums, and landmarks much more after a pint or flight* of delicately created suds. And when you're traveling, sometimes you just need to sit and decompress for a minute or 90...especially if it happens to be a rainy day. Microbreweries and craft beer pubs are now commonplace across the world. If …

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Looking back at ’16: It wasn’t totally terrible…really!

There's no denying earth was a rough place to live this year. We've seen the ever-frightening rise of Trump. Brexit. Horrific and all-too-regular bad news reports from nearly every continent. The countless negative memes. Celebrities gone too soon. Sad friends. Really tough circumstances. I haven't been immune. If you've been reading my posts, you know that halfway …

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If you know me only from ________, you probably think…

High school: I'm terribly shy and awkward. I have close friends but not many acquaintances. Most of my free time is spent in online game rooms or on AIM. I'm also an avid Xanga contributor and will eventually accrue 11 years of almost daily, extremely thorough postings before the website shuts down. I'm staunchly pro-life …

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