New Year’s Eve, the Sugar Bowl, and the Unclaimed Baggage Center – part 3/3

New Year’s Eve

We didn’t do very much on the morning of December 31st. We slept in and wandered around some more around Bourbon St. We decided to get tickets to the Sugar Bowl that would take place the day after. We found a nice pub to eat dinner while we watched Clemson beat Oklahoma. Continue reading

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Christmas Road Trip to New Orleans – Part 1/3

Sarah and I decided on a whim to spend New Year’s Eve in New Orleans, at the Gulf of Mexico. Milestones along the way would be to visit the biggest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, admire the “lucky” USS Alabama in Mobile, and watch fireworks and College Football in New Orleans. Writing this blog post I really can’t believe how much we did in only a few days!

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Behind the Scenes at the National Cathedral

Today, I would be a tourist in my own backyard as I would take the ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ at the National Cathedral of Washington, D.C. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and one of D.C.’s architectural highlights. What sets it apart from all other cathedrals is that it is so young. Its construction was finished only in 1990, a mere 25 years ago.

The National Cathedral of Washington, D.C.

The National Cathedral of Washington, D.C.

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Some surprising things about the U.S. you only notice when you travel there

About 6 weeks ago I moved from the Netherlands to the U.S. Ever since I’ve had a great time living my American Dream. While making a couple of awesome road trips, organising our upcoming wedding, and decorating our new apartment I came across a few things truly American I didn’t know about, despite dating an American girlfriend for a couple of years. Continue reading

Tips for a Cheap Road Trip

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In the past I have had great fun making a number of road trips. In Europe, a three-week trip took me through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. In the U.S. I took two one-week road trips in the U.S., one by myself and one with Sarah. The best part of it was that these trips weren’t even all that expensive!

I’d like to share some of the ways in which I managed to save costs on 4 areas: driving, eating, sleeping, and getting discounts. Continue reading