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The entrance to the Yotel is next to a McDonald's

Yotel Hotel at Schiphol: A Review

You’ve probably heard of capsule hotels. First developed in Japan, capsule hotels keep costs down for guests by using the available space efficiently. Often stacked one above the other, the capsules are each the size of a single bed. You can’t even stand up in them, making them, as the comedian Jeanne Robertson (video below)…

This is the kind of view you might get when your container ship is in port. This is Piraeus, Greece. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Hall.

Rebecca Hall on 1001 Travel Tales

When Shobha and I decided to interview Rebecca Hall for our podcast, 1001 Travel Tales, what we had in mind was her blog about being an expat in Greece: Life Beyond Borders. But before reading my response to that conversation, go ahead and listen to the podcast. To listen on SoundCloud, click on the image…

Janice Chung. Photo courtesy of Janice Chung.

Janice Chung on 1001 Travel Tales

This week’s interview for 1001 Travel Tales is with Janice Chung, whose blog, France Travel Tips, is full of information for planning a trip to France. Click on the link below to listen to the podcast on SoundCloud, or here for iTunes, or here for Stitcher. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/311584101″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Our conversation with…

Another angle on the "environment" at Electric Ladyland in Amsterdam

Electric Ladyland: hippie heaven

This entry is part 16 of 25 in the series Amsterdam Museums

Electric Ladyland in Amsterdam is definitely one of the weirdest museums I’ve visited yet. (Okay, the Toilet Museum in Suwon, South Korea, was pretty weird too, but this isn’t a contest. At least not yet … ) The museum claims to be the “first museum of fluorescent art.” It certainly includes a lot of fluorescent paint. Whether…

Ceramic cats in a cabinet at the Cat Cabinet, Amsterdam

The Cat Cabinet: another quirky Amsterdam museum

This entry is part 15 of 25 in the series Amsterdam Museums

The founder of the Cat Cabinet, Bob Meijer, named his cat John Pierpont Morgan. Why name him after a 19th century American financier? I don’t know. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of what you spend. Born in 1966, J.P. Morgan received…

The Houseboat Museum in Amsterdam

The Houseboat Museum, Amsterdam

This entry is part 7 of 25 in the series Amsterdam Museums

If you’ve ever wandered the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal rings of Amsterdam, you’ve noticed the many houseboats moored along the canals. Have you ever wondered what they’re like on the inside? What’s it like to live in a houseboat? The Houseboat Museum Amsterdam gives a glimpse of that life: a very quick glimpse, given how…

Coron, Palawan, the Philippines

Trip of a Lifetime: Bloggers Pick their Must-See Destinations

For this collaborative post, I asked fellow travel bloggers about their idea of a trip of a lifetime: If a person who’s never traveled far from home asked you to name the one place they should visit on their one-and-only trip ever, what would you say? I got so many different answers! I’ll start with the…

glüwein: white in this case

What makes German Christmas markets special

Whenever people ask me “How do you like living in Holland?” part of my answer has to do with travel. You see, living in the Netherlands means I can travel to other European countries very easily. In fact, I can drive into Germany in about a half hour. Belgium is about two or three hours…

The Reichstag dome as seen from the roof

Touring Reichstag Dome for a Wider View of Berlin

It’s not the kind of sightseeing I usually do, but touring the Reichstag dome was so highly recommended by a friend that I decided to do it anyway. It was also a bit of a relief after all the grim history I’d been learning about at the DDR Museum, the Stasi Museum, the Berlin Wall…