Cologne – Our First German Stop

I’ve studied a lot of art history and architecture throughout my schooling. I’ve always been fascinated by architecture and design, even have a degree in interior design. One of the places that came up so often in my studies was the Cologne Cathedral, a breathtaking display of gothic architecture that took hundreds of years to…

Brussels – Waffles, Fries, Beer, & the Grand Place

Last Christmas, Google did a good time fun thing for the holidays–their Christmas “Village.” Each day, a new game or learning experience would be available. One of those days was focused on Christmas celebrations around the world, with pictures of famous decorations, lights, shopping villages, and the like. One of them was the Grand Place…

Amsterdam – The City of Pancakes & Canals

For the past two and a half days, we’ve been touring the beautiful city of Amsterdam. The weather was wonderful, around 75-80 every day with a pretty constant breeze. The downside is that we didn’t have air conditioning in our hostel, so that was different. But most nights, it cooled down to the 60s so…