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May 2012

Travel Tip #28: Pack a Swimsuit

May 31 2012

Travel Tip #28: Pack a Swimsuit I enjoy swimming. Not the lap swimming you see at the Y or the kind that requires deep concentration.…

Our Lord in the Attic Church

May 30 2012

Hidden Church near Amsterdam’s Red Light District The Dutch government has a history of  tolerance. Take a few steps from Centraal Station and smell the marijuana…

Furoshiki Purse Tutorial

May 28 2012

Learn how to make 3 different kinds of cloth bags When we were in Japan, I learned how to fold furoshiki purses at a store…

Furoshiki Purse #1: The Leaf Bag

May 28 2012

Want more? Watch the video  Read Furoshiki Purse #2: The Ring Bag Read Furoshiki Purse #3: The Flower Bag

Furoshiki Purse #2: The Ring Bag

May 28 2012

Want more? Watch the video  Read Furoshiki Purse #1: The Leaf Bag Read Furoshiki Purse #3: The Flower Bag

Furoshiki Purse #3: The Flower Bag

May 28 2012

Want more? Watch the video  Read Furoshiki Purse #1: The Leaf Bag Read Furoshiki Purse #2: The Ring Bag

Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

May 28 2012

Amsterdam’s Flower Market Only in Amsterdam will you find a flower and bulb market floating in a canal. Seriously, how much Dutch imagery can you…

Never Forget

May 28 2012

Thank you to all who have served.

Links We Love Vol. 28

May 26 2012

Time-lapse Map of Europe via kottke.org Japanese Manhole Covers via quipsologies Japanese Symbols via creative roots VW Tent via swissmiss Neat Travel Poster via Grain…

Highway 18 Outdoor Theater

May 25 2012

Old-Fashioned Drive-In Movie Theater In Jefferson Thirty miles east of Madison, just outside of Jefferson, lies a place that will take you back to a…

Travel Tip #27

May 24 2012

Hotel Tip #5 Compare Prices and Availability Between a Hotel’s Website and Online Travel Sites. When planning a trip, saving money before you leave is…

Vondelpark

May 23 2012

Amsterdam’s Central Park is the Perfect Place to Relax Amsterdam has a lot to offer: picturesque canals, impossibly cute houses and quaint little shops, but…

Atomic Interiors

May 21 2012

Mid-Century Modern Furniture in Madison Atomic Interiors doesn’t just sell furniture; they sell an idea that good design is timeless. Yes, they are one of…

Links We Love Vol. 27

May 19 2012

Cockney Rhyming ATMs in England via kottke.org Map of London that is 37 feet long via Brain Pickings Awesome Map Collages via kottke.org Great Advice…

Memorial Union & Lake Mendota

May 18 2012

The perfect Summer (or Spring or Fall) Day in Madison So you are in Madison for a day and the weather is just too gorgeous…

Travel Tip #26

May 17 2012

Hotel Tip #4 Beware of Hotel Cancellation Policies. Most major hotels do not charge you until you check out and will allow you to cancel…

The Color Run

May 15 2012

Well, we’re back from Japan, and will be posting all about it soon – if you just can’t wait and want to see photos right…

Matsumoto

May 07 2012

Taste of Tokyo

May 04 2012

Here are a few photos from our visit to Tokyo:

The Famous Crystal River Canoe Trip

May 02 2012

Canoe Trip In Waupaca, Wisconsin Between Stevens Point and Appleton, just off of US 10 lies a slice of paradise in Waupaca: 22 spring-fed lakes…