Dutch River Cruise

The Verdict on River Cruises

So, what do I think about river cruises? I dig ’em. The difference between a big ship cruise and a small ship cruise is the difference between boarding a train and boarding a plane. You just walk on a train, no going through layers of security, no arriving hours...

The Bridge Too Far–Arnhem

If you saw or read “A Bridge Too Far,” this is the bridge. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, do. (As a matter of fact, I just downloaded it to read on my flight home). And if you’re ever in Arnhem, do not fail to visit the...

Battling Superstition With Science

On May 8, 1774, a rare conjunction of planets sent the populace into a frenzy; fearmongers predicted that the planets would collide with each other and that the earth would be sucked into the sun and be incinerated. But, it wasn’t an apocalypse and a woolcomber...

Sailing Ships

On my morning run yesterday I passed the Batavia, a replica of a 17th-century sailing shipl Later in the day, we visited the shipyard next to where the Batavia is moored, where workers are building a replica of another 17th-century battle ship. And they’re doing...

Windmills and Wooden Shoes

Yesterday was a total immersion into Dutch icons: windmills and wooden shoes at the Zaanse Schans open air park, a totally quaint park of restored homes brought in from all over the Netherlands to preserve architectural traditions. Can’ wait to post the video...

My First River Cruise

River cruising certainly sounds great to me, and now I get to try it! You travel rivers, the original highways of wherever you are–in my case on this trip, the Netherlands–by river boat. Now, what that means is that you’re docking in the oldest part...

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