Post Tagged with: "Amsterdam"

River of Food, Wine and Chocolate
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River of Food, Wine and Chocolate

Vibrant tulips, buttery coffee cakes and local wines were just the beginning as I was welcomed on board my river cruise. 7 days ahead and I was ready to partake of as much as possible, and why not? It was vacation and more highlights were about to unfold. Usually boarding […]

River Cruising A Balance of Quality and Quantity
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River Cruising A Balance of Quality and Quantity

The magic of Paris and the intrigue of Amsterdam are worth every minute the lucky traveler can muster. The histories, rich cultures and culinary delights are abundant in all ports of interest where we travelers find ourselves. As always there is so much to see and too little time. Traditional […]

Alternative Amsterdam
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Alternative Amsterdam

Years ago, a phrase like “alternative Amsterdam” may have conjured up the expectations of more edgy and non-traditional attractions and entertainment. Excessive publicity about legalized commercial sex and drugs tends to divert attention away from the outstanding water-centric and cultural attractions in this city, where I can walk from one […]

The Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam
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Hostels: Not Just for Young People Anymore

Forget the Van Gogh Museum. At the Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam, you can see brightly colored murals depicting a dog tipping back a green glass bottle and a monkey holding a joint. And who needs those fancy toiletries provided by hotels when you can fall asleep with the faint […]

David Gilbert, 2012 IFWTWA Emerging Writer Scholarship Award Winner
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The American Apprentice

Editor’s Note: David Gilbert won the 2012 IFWTWA Emerging Writer Scholarship Award with the following story, “The American Apprentice.”   New Continent, New Country, New Language The twelve-hour flight provided me the solitude to mark up my Lonely Planet guide book and to become familiar with the local food, history […]