Month: August 2013

After an uneventful flight, we are safe and sound in Amsterdam! We’ve just collected our bags and will be heading to our apartment shortly. We thought we wouldn’t be able to get in until this afternoon, but found out yesterday that we can go straight there – hooray! Time for a shower and then experiencing […]

We’ve been through security, so we are now well and truly secure to fly! Our friend Josh gave us a ride here (thanks Josh!) and we’ve got some time to kill, so why not have a couple of drinks? And by we, I mean me, since he’s having water and I’m having a vodka/Red Bull. […]

Yep, it’s time to check in! Well, past that time actually since I just did it! I love getting the email telling me that I can check in – feels like the last step in the long process of putting a trip together. Now I just have to make it through tomorrow and this trip […]

My bags are packed, today is my last day in the office for the next 3+ weeks, and I get to check in for my flight in T-minus ten hours. The anticipation is killing me! Speaking of which…

I’m happy to report that the empty bags you saw in yesterday’s post are now packed and ready to go! This is one of the moments that makes a trip “real” for me. There are a number of moments like that throughout my travel process, but the big ones are: -When I book the trip […]

My old nemesis – luggage! I don’t mind packing all that much, but it’s just a bit of a hassle. On the plus side, it makes the trip feel that much more real! What are your favorite packing tips and tricks?

I always look forward to trips. I mean, who doesn’t? But I’m particularly excited about my upcoming European extravaganza, both because of the itinerary (more on that in a minute) and because it’s my first big trip with my SO (that’s significant other, don’t ya know). We’ve been planning it for several months now and […]

That’s a pretty dramatic title for the first post in a travel blog, but a tiny amount of drama is festive, right? Let’s get right to it – I’m Jeff, I live in Minneapolis, MN, and I love to travel! Though I’d love to make travel and/or travel writing a job (hint hint, Frommer’s and Rick Steves), I haven’t managed to make that […]