Every year, the gardeners at National Trust Cotehele create a christmas garland in the great hall. The garland is 60 feet long and based on a green base of Pittosporum into which thousands of dried flowers are poked-this year, there are 32,000. The garland is built over a period of 2 weeks each autumn during which the … Continue reading Cotehele Christmas Garland
The most popular type of carry-on luggage is probably the rolling suitcase. Rolling suitcases have many advantages-they are easy to transport through an airport, and they are easy to pack because they are usually semi-rigid, which gives them a nice square space in which to pack things like folded clothes. On the other hand they … Continue reading Carry-on Luggage Options
Today's post is about my hometown of Lansing, Michigan. Lansing is a medium-sized city located in mid-Michigan and is also the capital of that state. It was once one of the centers of the automotive industry; current major industries include manufacturing, education, and of course government. When people ask me what to visit in Lansing … Continue reading Destination: Lansing, Michigan, USA
I think that the Netherlands is seen as one of those highly efficient Germanic countries, and indeed their public transportation system is extensive and generally fast. But boy is it ever expensive! I recently traveled from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the Cruquius Museum, and saw that there were two ways to go-either I could take … Continue reading Experiences with Dutch Public Transportation
I recently flew from the US to Europe but I due to a bad connection I found myself with a six hour layover in Amsterdam. 6 hours isn't really enough time to visit the city itself but it's a bit long for just sitting at the gate, so I looked for some other things I … Continue reading 6 Hour Layover in Amsterdam (What to Do)
I have been home at my parent's house near Lansing, Michigan for the last two weeks, and the other day I decided to explore a place I had never been to before: Hawk Island. I actually don't think that Hawk Island even existed when I was living in Michigan (the website says that it is the … Continue reading Trip to Hawk Island, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Today's post is about travel backpacks. I've actually had two over the years: first, an Osprey Kestrel 38, which I probably used for about 5 years before selling it in order to buy the Kelty Redwing 44, which I have been using for about 2 years. Osprey backpacks are well known and highly regarded, but … Continue reading Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.