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.
I was recently on a flight from Rome, Italy to Detroit, Michigan when I started thinking about the environmental impact of travel. I think that it's pretty common knowledge that air travel is one of the worst ways to travel from a sustainability point of view. The best ways are obviously walking, horse riding, and … Continue reading The Environmental Impact of Travel
"Unfortunately you are unable to check in online at this time because there is a problem with your ticket. Please see a gate agent to check in." I get a message like this almost every time I fly internationally, especially when flying between the USA and Europe. I'm a complicated passenger-I have dual citizenship, and … Continue reading Flying to the USA as a Nomad
There are many different ways to travel around Europe. The most common are probably by train, bus, or plane, and each of these ways has its own advantages and disadvantages. My favorite way to travel is by train. Train travel in Europe ranges from very expensive to dirt cheap, but in a lot of places … Continue reading Traveling in Europe: Train vs Plane vs Bus