Day 4 in Amsterdam – Visiting the Rijksmuseum!

We started out our fourth day in Amsterdam by visiting the Tulip Museum for a quick visit. We then walked south through the city to visit their flagship art "quarter". The section of the city has several museums, and on this day we visited just one of them: the Rijksmuseum. I'd read about this museum…

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Day 4 in Madrid: A Full Day of Museums

When we woke up on Thursday, I knew we had to allocate much of the day to visiting museums, and we were particularly interested in visiting the Reina Sofia museum, aka the home of Picasso's Guernica. I'd learned my lesson about waiting in line earlier in the week, and bought our tickets online ahead of…

A Trip to the Algarve – Kevin’s backyard

The moment I¬†told Kevin I'd booked my flight, he went into trip planning mode. Two weeks was a lot of time to fill, but it got booked up fairly quickly. We¬†considered and rejected visiting the North & Porto (too far), some additional castles (I rolled my ankle), another historical town (Heather got sick), and a…

My friend Charlotte is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people on the planet

My last few weeks in Toronto were fun because I was able to spend time with so many different and wonderful people before heading out of the country. On one such occasion, I went to a Fringe Festival Improv show called "I love you Toronto" with two of my oldest and favourite friends, Charlotte and…