Experiences with Dutch Public Transportation

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

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Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.

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.