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Alexis Kensey
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Patan: A lesson in Buddhism
** In light of everything going on in Nepal, I have decided to post some of my recaps to remember the beautiful country and think about all the history and lives destroyed in past days. Many of the beautiful landmarks and historical sites in this post have ...

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Round Up: Living in Amsterdam
I spent a month living/nannying in Amsterdam. Here are some of the awesome thing we got up to and did. We did a few day trips: There was Zaanse Schaanz-  a touristy little town. Pretty well done. We also did a few amazing days in Efteling- the oldest amusem...

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Love to Nepal
I woke up to my phone going off like crazy at 4am. I answer to a frantic friend asking if I had heard anything from Nepal. It took her about 20 seconds to fill me in the earthquake and all I felt was complete and utter fear. Kathmandu is poorly built, like ...

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Amsterdam Maritime Museum: Huge hit with the kids
This past summer, when I was a nanny in Amsterdam, we accidentally ended up taking all three kids to the Maritime museum.  Or original plan was to visit a castle that was a bit outside the city (maybe 45 minutes). We got into our Uber and started to go. How...

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Flashback Friday: De Efteling- Oldest theme park in Europe
This is the oldest theme park in Europe and it is perfect. It's a much more quaint, old fashioned, adorable, and commercial disney world. If you are ANYWHERE in Holland, Northern France, or Belgium with kids- get yourself to Efteling.  The four realms, don'...

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Traveling to Nepal: What you should bring
What should you pack when visiting Nepal? The answer: Not too much. You can buy amazing, cheap, and culturally appropriate clothes once you arrive. But here is a rough packing list for a visit to Nepal in the fall/spring.  A note on colors. Nepal is a color...

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Money on Monday: My week of full-time work as a student
Here is a more detailed account of my week of nanny/babysitting work and working 40+ hours a week while in full time school. I'm not doing this to complain or show off but just to give a glimpse of how much travel means to me and how I realistically make al...

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Money on Monday: The numbers
I want to keep better track of what I actually spend on traveling. So I am going to start by logging the specifics of my savings RIGHT now. That means I will be updating with what I have saved, what I expect to have saved, and what I want those savings to g...

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Zaans Schaanz: A touristy town outside Amsterdam.
We did a few really good day trips from Amsterdam but one of my favorites was definitely this place. While this is a clearly a tourist set up, with 3 kids in tow it was such a fun day and a great way to get a taste of the culture of the Netherlands. It took...
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