Expat Life In Amsterdam: 3 Month Update!

Earlier this year Kevin and I moved our entire life from California to… THE NETHERLANDS! And for the past three months we have been trying to live our best Expat life in Amsterdam. We’ve been here for just over three months now and so far and, spoiler alert — we love it! How it happened When Kevin and I first started dating I told him that a dream of mine was to experience the nomad life and travel long-term before I could “settle down”. I wanted to really be immersed in a culture other than the Silicon Valley. And luckily he loved the idea! Obviously there is serious prep work needed to make the dream happen — save up money, can we make passive income, and health insurance, etc. The plan originally was to work for a couple years then quit our jobs and travel. Then maybe when we finished…

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Three Things to Know When Planning a Trip to the Tulip Festival, Netherlands

The tulip fields are now a super popular tourist attraction every year so here are three things you MUST know when planning a trip to see them. When, How, and What to do on your visit. I am so happy that I was able to see the gorgeous tulip fields in the Netherlands in person and WOW they were so pretty! Not only are there tulips — but also orchids, dahlias and daffodils. When To Visit The best time to visit the tulip fields honestly depends on what you want to see. If you want to view them with less crowds I suggest earlier on in the season (early April). However, at this time not all of the flowers may be blooming/ open although they are still super pretty. I do NOT recommend visiting Easter weekend as that is a holiday in Europe and peak time for tourists in the…

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Budapest Guide: 5 Beautiful Things To Do

It’s been awhile since my trip to Budapest but I was going through the photo archives and realized I have so much to share from that trip! To be honest, when we first arrived we were super turned off because of the situation with our accommodation host and ended up scrambling to find last minute housing. BUT ANYWAYS! We tried not to let that ruin our trip and ended up enjoying what beauty the city has to offer. My Top 5 Sights in Beautiful Budapest Fishermans Bastion The Fishermans Bastion was my favorite favorite and in my opinion the most beautiful sight to see and see FROM in Budapest. You can see it’s a photographers dream location. From the white stone and the great views of the city — we spent a good amount of time here. Tip: be sure to get here before the crowds arrive. We got to…

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Berlin: Top 5 Places to See

Heyaaaa! I’m back with another blog post! This time with a blog post on what I did over a weekend in Berlin. It was my second time visiting Germany in a month (German Road trip post here). And I’m sure I will be going there often during my time living in the Netherlands. Honestly I think if you want to do Berlin right – without rushing, you should plan for 3 full days. Touchdown Berlin Five Sights to See Brandenburg Gate Probably the most popular sight in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is super central to all the other places to see in the city. Apparently, people would climb a viewing platform to get a look at life behind the Iron Curtain. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe The memorial is located a short distance from Brandenburg Gate and when we arrived it was filled with people walking between the…

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German Road Trip: Weekend getaway from Frankfurt

Hi lovelies! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted some travel content and I am excited to share with you all my first adventure out of Amsterdam! This German road trip was super spontaneous and unexpected but was so much fun. My friend Tammy (who I met only four weeks ago through Kevin) hit me up and told me she had a free weekend on her whirlwind Eurotrip. So of course I jumped on the opportunity to make a new friend and explore a new country! We decided to fly into Frankfurt, Germany and rent a car to drive to Luxembourg and back. Why, you ask? Well honestly, I looked on a map to see what was around and I saw this little country next to Germany and said yep! let’s do that lol. One of my goals for my time in Amsterdam is to explore places I would not purposely…

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