If We Were Having Coffee & Apple Pie

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Holland

My favorite book blogger, The Perpetual Page Turner, has a reoccurring post series called If We Were Having Coffee and I thought I’d borrow her format for this post. So grab your favorite cuppa and join me! If we were having coffee and apple pie, I’d tell you… I’ll actually have tea instead, thanks. English

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Contemplate the Fragility of Life for Free at Amsterdam’s Art Museums

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Holland

This is part 3 in Museum Hopping in Holland. Read Part 1 to find out how to save on museum entrance fees with the Museum Card. I have to admit, that I’m actually not a fan of Van Gogh’s work, but when in Amsterdam and you have the opportunity to see the original works of

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Museum Hopping in Holland, Part 2: What are Amsterdam Canal Houses Hiding?

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Holland

This is part 2 in Museum Hopping in Holland. Read Part 1 to find out how to save on museum entrance fees with the Museum Card. Dutch houses are famous for having large windows at street level, possibly to show that the family had nothing to hide. With your Museum Card, you’ll be able to

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How to Save on 5 Days of Museum Hopping in Holland, Part 1: Delft

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Holland

Judging from all the blog posts I read before my trip, Amsterdam’s biggest tourist draw seems to be its Red Light District and its several not exactly legal “coffee” shops. What I didn’t learn is that Amsterdam is actually FULL of museums. So if you’re up for some history and culture, stick with me. This

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October Round-Up: Book Suggestions & Travel Tips

Happy Halloween! Hello Wonderful Reader, As the Prince Edward Island post series is drawing to a close (the final post will be out next week!) and the Chincoteague Pony Penning 2016 series is about to start, with a few odds and ends in between, I thought it a good time to catch up with you!

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Travel: To Prepare, or Too Prepared?

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

How much travel preparation do you do? Do you make sure you have housing for every night? Do you just wing it and hope you find a place? As you may have gathered from my last post, I have been preparing for my upcoming trip by doing my homework. I have used tourism websites and

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5 travel planning sites that might make you ditch the books!

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

Hello! I have returned! If you’ve been following this blog, you may have noticed it and related social media sites have been fairly quiet for the past few months. Unfortunately I can only blame this on sheer mental exhaustion caused by bullying coworkers. And I don’t mean the other librarians attempted to shush me one

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5 Tips for Safely Enjoying the Alaskan Wilderness

The tourist season has started in Alaska, and that means the cruise ship passengers are up to their usual yearly antics. Namely, wearing white sneakers and then acting surprised to find mud on the Alaskan rain forest trails! This annual performance of visitors to the Alaskan wilderness always reminds me of Jon Krakauer’s Into the

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