Clogs, cheese and windmills are the quintessential symbols of Holland, and all of them can be found in the charming area of Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam.
I travelled to 10 countries in 2014, and my adventures included a Galapagos Islands cruise, an Indian wedding, Oktoberfest and glamping in Slovenia.
While you could easily spend a week simply wandering around Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, here’s a guide to the main highlights you simply can’t miss.
My sights are set on the central European countries, and will include some pretty bucket list-worthy adventures. On top of all that, we’ll be renting a car as we navigate through five countries—hopefully we’re still on speaking terms by the end of the trip!