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Day Trip to Haarlem (Corrie ten Boom)

September 25, 2014
Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When my friend Stephanie and I were in Amsterdam, we took a short 15 minute train ride to Haarlem, a quiet town just outside of Amsterdam to visit the Corrie ten Boom house. Haarlem was such a charming little town, and I wanted to share some of the fun shops we found in case you ever have […]

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Corrie ten Boom House

September 22, 2014
Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This is the home of Corrie ten Boom in Haarlem, just a 15 minute train ride outside of Amsterdam.  On one of our days in Amsterdam, we took a day trip here to explore the beautiful, quiet town of Haarlem and take a tour of this historic home. It amazed me to see that it’s still standing to this day, […]

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A New Adventure…

September 18, 2014
9 Day Danube River Cruise on the MS Sound of Music with Gate 1 Travel

So excited to be heading back to Europe this week for another fun adventure! Earlier this week I hopped back on a plane for a ten and a half hour flight to Budapest, Hungary. Yes, Budapest!! I am spending a few days in Budapest with my fearless travel buddy, Stephanie from Plain Chicken. This weekend we […]

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Amsterdam

September 15, 2014
Amsterdam! #travel #amsterdam www.kevinandamanda.com

After a wonderful week in Sweden, Stephanie and I thought it would be fun to add a few extra days to our trip to run around Amsterdam. Neither of us had ever been before, and it was right on the way since our flight had a layover there. We were so excited to check it out and […]

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Cute Places to Stay in Sweden!

September 12, 2014
Where to stay if you're planning a trip to Sweden! Here's a review of the cutest B&Bs! #travel #sweden #welcometosweden www.kevinandamanda.com

We stayed in some of the cutest B&Bs all over Sweden! This fairytale castle by the sea is Villa Sjötorp (pronounced kinda like Where-torp). It was built in 1901 on the coast of west Sweden with a stunning view of the surrounding ocean and islands. In the afternoons they have “fika” — the Swedish custom of taking a […]

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Swedish Countryside

September 10, 2014
A walk through the Swedish countryside in Spiken, Sweden. #travel #sweden #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

After a night at Läckö Castle, we spent the next morning exploring the breathtaking scenery surrounding our little hidden-away hotel. It was a gorgeous sunny day with perfect, 70-degree weather. We could not get over how fabulous the cool breeze and warm sun felt on our faces!! We decided to take a walk through the beautiful Swedish countryside to the nearby port of Spiken, […]

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A Night at Läckö Castle

September 8, 2014
Weekend Getaway in Sweden: Spend a Night at Läckö Castle. #travel #sweden #holiday #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

After spending a few days on the stunning west coast, Stephanie and I drove the Volvo through the quiet, gorgeous countryside of Sweden. We drove past golden wheat fields, red barns with thatched roofs, wind turbines, and beautiful churches as we made our way north to Läckö Castle. Here we had one of the most […]

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Upper House Dining Experience

September 5, 2014
The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden is a major hotspot in Sweden for cutting-edge restaurants and chefs. On one of our first nights in the city, Stephanie and I got to experience Upper House Dining. It’s on the top floor of the Gothia Towers with an incredible panoramic view of Gothenburg. It was hands down one […]

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A Charming Weekend in Sweden

September 3, 2014
THE most charming and picturesque village in Sweden. Perfect for a weekend getaway!! #travel #holiday #photography www.kevinandamanda.com

If you are looking for the picture-perfect weekend getaway in Sweden, the colorful and charming coastal town of Lysekil is the perfect destination! We drove our Volvo up the scenic west coast of Sweden and found ourselves at Strandflickorna, a turn-of-the-century hotel quietly nestled on the shore of the North Sea. I loved every minute of our stay here. How […]

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Exploring Sweden!

September 1, 2014
Hidden Treasures of Gothenburg, Sweden. Where to find the best food and shopping! www.kevinandamanda.com #travel #foodie #photography

Two weeks ago my friend Stephanie and I took an incredible road trip through Sweden. We started in the big city of Gothenburg, drove up the stunning west coast, explored the quiet countryside, and came back to the city again. We experienced unique and fabulous food, fun shopping, and explored some of the most picturesque and charming villages I’ve […]

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New Orleans Girls Trip, Part 2!

August 22, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Lauren and I had a fabulous first two days in New Orleans, and had some of the best food we’d ever had in our entire lives. On our third afternoon in NOLA, we went to one of the most amazing bakeries I’ve ever been to in my entire life. For two food bloggers and dessert-lovers, […]

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New Orleans Girls Trip

August 20, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Right after I got back from LA with Kristen, I turned around and hopped back on a plane to New Orleans with my amazing friend Lauren. She has a wildly popular recipe blog at Lauren’s Latest, where she turns everyday ingredients into extraordinary meals. At the last minute, another one of my friends from New Orleans invited us […]

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Celebrity Week in LA!!

August 18, 2014
Girls Week in Hollywood Resulted in MAJOR Celebrity-Sighting Experience!!

Oh my goodness. You guys. I don’t even know where to begin. I am so excited to finally tell you this story. I feel like I’m finally getting to sit down at the kitchen table and chat with a girlfriend I haven’t seen in forever. And I have a good one to share today. :) It involves […]

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BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami

August 11, 2014
The BEST Places to Eat in Miami!! #sobe #miami #florida #travel

Happy Monday! So excited to finally be sharing a little recap of my weekend in Miami for the BlogHer Food Conference this year. This was my 5th year to attend the annual conference. It’s always so much fun seeing all of my food blogging friends that I talk to and keep in touch with on […]

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Swimming with the Dolphins in Cancun

August 8, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins in Cancun, Mexico. #travel #cancun #mexico

One of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had was on our last full day in Cancun. We took a ferry to Isla Mujeres, a beautiful tropical island famous for its rich heritage of Mayan civilization. We did a day trip with Dolphin Discovery to swim with the dolphins and explore Garrafon Park. Garrafon is known worldwide for […]

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Isla Holbox, Cancun

August 6, 2014
Incredible travel photos from the enchanted island of Isla Holbox off the cost of Cancun, Mexico. You must see this island once before you die. #travel #cancun #mexico

Our girls getaway to Cancun was genuinely like experiencing a little slice of heaven. One day we took a day trip to explore the enchanted island of Isla Holbox. At just 2.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, Isla Holbox (pronounced HOL-bahsh) is a tiny tropical island located about 40 miles northwest of Cancun. It’s quiet, secluded, and perfect for […]

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Girls Week in Cancun!

August 4, 2014
These incredible travel photos from Cancun will make you want to book a trip immediately!! #travel #cancun #mexico

Back at the beginning of summer, Kevin had to do some traveling for work. While he was away, I was extremely fortunate to be able to spend a little quality time with friends on some fun trips and girlfriend getaways. One of my favorite trips was to Cancun, Mexico with two of my favorite food bloggers, Sommer and […]

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Going Back to Sweden!

August 1, 2014
Sweden Roadtrip Day 1, Fjallbacka

Hey guys! In just two short weeks I am heading back to Sweden again. A couple of years ago my dad and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a road trip through Sweden with Volvo and the West Sweden tourism board. I shared our incredible experience here on the blog. Volvo has an amazing program called the Overseas […]

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Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove

July 21, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

Finally it was time for the big event… swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove!! :) If you missed part one of our experience at Discovery Cove, be sure to check it out here. For as long as I’ve known him, Kevin has always wanted to swim with dolphins, so I was so, so excited to […]

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Kevin’s Anniversary Surprise

July 17, 2014
Swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. #travel #florida #orlando

For the past couple of years at Christmas, Kevin has surprised me with some sweet, amazing, thoughtful trips. The first time to Savannah, Georgia, and the second time he surprised me with an incredible 15 day vacation to Scotland, London, and Paris. So this year, for our 12 year wedding anniversary, I decided it was time to […]

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