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Canal Bike

Sep 30 2011

The Best Way To See Amsterdam is By Water (Part 2) (Part 1 is here, by the way) When people think of Amsterdam, images of…

St. Nicolaas Boat Club

Sep 28 2011

The Best Way to See Amsterdam is From The Water (Part 1) So you arrive in Amsterdam at Centraal Station and walk out to get…

The 9 Streets

Sep 26 2011

Picturesque Shopping District in Central Amsterdam Get away from the crowds near Centraal Station and forget the chain stores along Kalverstraat; this is Amsterdam shopping…

Links We Love – Vol. 1

Sep 23 2011

Nom nom – cupcakes in Amsterdam! – via Brand New Day Food Apps for Airports  – via The New York Times Lovely Limoges – via…

Mercado de San Miguel

Sep 19 2011

Al fresco à la carte in central Madrid The newly renovated  Mercado de San Miguel  is a beaux arts masterpiece housing an amazing assortment of Spanish…

Brasserie Harkema

Sep 16 2011

Hip Restaurant in Amsterdam If you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to splash out on your last night of vacation – go to…

Devil’s Lake State Park

Sep 15 2011

Wisconsin’s Largest State Park Turns 100 This Year About half a million years ago the eastern half of Wisconsin was pummeled flat by glaciers. The…

Boom Chicago

Sep 14 2011

American Improv Comedy in the Heart of Amsterdam Wanna see where Seth Meyers and Jason Sudeikis cut their comedy teeth? Head to Boom Chicago at…

De Beiaard

Sep 12 2011

Restaurant and Bar in Central Amsterdam Located on the Spui, near ABC Bookstore and the Amsterdam Museum , this restaurant  is our go-to choice for…

Red Light District Randy Roy’s Red Light Tour

Randy Roy’s Red Light Tour

Sep 09 2011

Randy Roy’s Red Light Tour is closed! The city of Amsterdam has banned Red Light District tours as of January 1, 2020. Everything You Wanted…

Hortus Botanicus

Sep 08 2011

Greenhouses and Gardens Galore in Central Amsterdam Horus Botanicus is a quiet sanctuary amidst the traffic and noise of central Amsterdam. Located behind brick walls…

Texel: Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

Aug 30 2011

Biking around Texel in the Netherlands Texel (pronounced TES-sel) is an island retreat located off of the north coast of the Netherlands. This is a…

Central Waters Brewery

Aug 26 2011

Small brewery proves it is easy being green Central Waters Brewing Company is just off of US 10 in the small town of Amherst, WI.…

Vleminckx Sausmeesters French Fries

Vleminckx Sausmeesters French Fries

Aug 18 2011

They’re better than fries — they’re frites. You know the feeling: it’s the middle of the afternoon, and you’ve been walking all day enjoying the…


Aug 16 2011

The Best Bakery in the World Bold words, we know, but we stand by this claim. After a transatlantic flight and a train ride into…

South Shore Brewery

South Shore Brewery

Aug 14 2011

Stop for lunch at South Shore Brewery & Deepwater Grille Before embarking on a six hour journey from the top of Wisconsin to the bottom,…

Big Bay State Park

Jul 28 2011

Camping on Madeline Island After our sea kayaking day-trip , we loaded up our car and bikes onto the 3:30 Madeline Island Ferry , and…

Enjoying a Stroopwafel in Amsterdam How to Actually Enjoy Your Vacation

How to Actually Enjoy Your Vacation

Jul 26 2011

Do vacations sometimes leave you wanting…more? Here’s an article by The Washington Post’s Marta Zaraska that explores whether or not vacations make us truly relaxed and happy.…

Stevens Point Brewery

Jul 17 2011

Brewery Tour in the Heart of Wisconsin Here at L&A headquarters, we drink a lot of beer, and since we live in Wisconsin, we drink…

Kayaking Sea Kayaking on Lake Superior

Sea Kayaking on Lake Superior

Jul 13 2011

Explore the red sandstone cliffs and sea caves along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by kayak!