Ah the Netherlands. Mecca for cyclists and public health professionals who dream of a utopic world where bikes reign supreme, where infrastructure exists to support two-wheeled travel, and everyone frolics happily. When my sister and I decided to visit the Netherlands, rather than take the bikes we love (and that are very suited for a … More Dutch scoot boogie: Kicking off in Fryslân
I have a billion things to do prior to flying to Portugal tomorrow morning, so obviously, I figured I would post my year-in-review before I peace out for the next two weeks. This has been quite the year, for so many reasons, not the least of which being ALL THE GRAND ADVENTURES I got to … More ALL THE ADVENTURES: 2016 travel roundup!
My blissful time in the Netherlands was coming to an end, but thankfully I had one final day to savour a few last sips of South Holland. I rode back through Wateringen, where I met a crew of friendly, inquisitive livestock. On my way, I met this super friendly flock of sheep and goats. Well, curious … More NordZee route to Hook of Holland
I woke up bright and early, packed up my pannier, was ready for a day trip to see some tulips. I stopped to chat with a member of the hostel staff, and as he made me a coffee, he mentioned that there was a severe wind warning in the region for the day. According to … More Early blooms in Keukenhof
Throughout my trip, I had the really incredible chance to ride around the towns in which my grandfathers grew up. It was one of the best days on my tour and I think it will always hold special meaning to me. Delft & Delftgauw: The first stop was Delftgauw, where Grandpa Dykxhoorn grew up. Much … More Riding to my roots: Delft & Wateringen
After passing the relatively sleepless night, the cold paired with unusual bedfellows, including some very chatty birds and these furry guys, I was up and on the road shortly after 5:30am, quickly passing the 10 miles/16km (left to get to the ferry dock in Harwich. The 7.5hour ferry ride was pleasant – I napped, sipped passable … More Boats and buildings of Rotterdam