August 2016

The Taste of De Librije on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam

August 31, 2016

This orange flower, lying on our table perfectly arranged in a unique glass “stem” vase, gave us a hint that this might be an interesting, colorful dinner. While sailing on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam cruise ship in July, we decided to try the specialty dinner that’s offered one evening per cruise in the Pinnacle Grill. Located in […]

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We Found a New Way to Access Mobile Wi-Fi in Europe with a GlocalMe G1S

August 25, 2016

When we travel internationally, we find mobile Wi-Fi often difficult to locate and/or expensive to use. While on cruise ships, internet access tends to be both slow and expensive. For our July trip to Amsterdam and a Norwegian Fjords cruise on the Koningsdam, we decided to try a new mobile Mi-Fi device. Frankly, the Glocalme® Mobile […]

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Carter Bar & Kitchen, Amsterdam

August 22, 2016

During our post-cruise stay at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, we set out to explore the neighborhood and look for a spot to enjoy a late lunch. A few blocks from the Hilton Amsterdam hotel, at the corner of Valeriusstraat and Emmastraat, we found the outside dining area of Carter Bar & Kitchen. The place looked popular, […]

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A Look Inside the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel

August 21, 2016

In July, we enjoyed a 2-night post-cruise stay in Amsterdam at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel. Located at 138 Apollolaan near the Vondelpark in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter, the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel is famous as the location of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 ‘bed-in for peace.’ Today hotel guests may reserve the 538sq. ft. “John and Yoko Suite” filled with […]

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