Tip Toe Through the Tulips — Part 3

Day Three — Tulips 10:00 — Finally made it to breakfast at Pancakes Amsterdam! We just slightly missed the rush, and were seated quickly. Go before 10:00 if you don’t want to wait! Everyone loved their meals. Helen and I both had gluten-free Dutch pancakes. They are a thin cake that covers the whole plate.… Continue reading Tip Toe Through the Tulips — Part 3

Natura Artis Magistra — The Zoo — Part 2

Day Two — Zoo 11:00 — Everyday should start with brunch. Especially when you’re on vacation. Vinnie’s was just the ticket for the start of day two. There are multiple locations around town. The one we selected was full inside so we dined al fresco. It wasn’t our best idea as it was pretty chilly and windy.… Continue reading Natura Artis Magistra — The Zoo — Part 2

Food, Lodging, Packing, and Travel Insurance Tips

Food: Make sure you know how to say gluten free, wheat, etc. in the language of the country you are visiting.  I have found that wheat (and barley and rye when necessary) is the best descriptor. When I sat down at my first restaurant in Spain, I kept saying flour in what I thought was… Continue reading Food, Lodging, Packing, and Travel Insurance Tips