Beek-Ubbergen, Netherlands in PIctures - Beek-Ubbergen Center Square - JetSetting Fools

Beek-Ubbergen, Netherlands in Pictures: a photo essay

During our time housesitting in the Netherlands, we’ve seriously buckled down to accomplish some much needed work on our blog and social media. We’ve spent way too many hours staring into computer screens. Thankfully, we have a dog to walk twice a day and that is forcing us out of the house.… Read the rest


Dutch Cuisine - Kaas Cheese

Dutch Cuisine: 17 things to eat in the Netherlands

The Dutch word ‘lekker’ doesn’t have a direct English translation, but is closest to ‘yummy.’ After sampling a variety of Dutch cuisine, we can attest to it being quite lekker, actually.

Before arriving in the Netherlands, the only thing we knew about local Dutch cuisine was cheese and Dutch apple pie.… Read the rest


Nijmegen Netherlands in Pictures The Weigh House on Grote Markt JetSetting Fools

Nijmegen, Netherlands in Pictures: A Photo Essay

Nijmegen, Netherlands in pictures is a compilation of our 13 best photos of Netherlands’ oldest city. During our two-month stay in the nearby village of Beek-Ubbergen, we made several trips into the city – and were able to capture the beauty of Nijmegen, Netherlands in pictures.… Read the rest


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3 Christmas Markets near Nijmegen, Netherlands

What is it about vendors selling local wares from huts clustered together in a central square that is so appealing? Is it the twinkling lights that are draped on the trees? The sound of music that fills the air? The chill that is warmed by wood-burning fires?… Read the rest


Housesitting for the holidays: Stories from around the world

Housesitting for the holidays: Stories from around the world

Housesitting for the holidays is a new concept for us. From the moment we agreed to housesit near Nijmegen, Netherlands from mid-November to the end of January, we began pondering how we would celebrate (American) Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. What are the local traditions? Will we get a tree and decorations?… Read the rest


Nijmegen, Netherlands Old City Young Vibe JetSettingFools.com

Nijmegen, Netherlands: Old City, Young Vibe

Nijmegen, Netherlands. We wouldn’t be surprised if you had never heard of this city; we certainly hadn’t before agreeing to housesit in the nearby village of Beek for two months. Since then, however, our knowledge of the city has increased exponentially. Most importantly, we can now locate it on a map – which was a necessary first step!… Read the rest


One day in Amsterdam Self-Guided Walking Tour: 15 sights to see

Amsterdam is a city that is both historic and progressive, elegant and bawdy. There are 17th-century canals and trendy cannabis coffeeshops. Grand, gabled houses line the streets, while a neon glow eminates from the Red Light District. Bicycles outnumber the human population and the city’s long history of beer is being revolutionized by craft brewers.… Read the rest


Amsterdam first impressions: How our perception stacked up to reality

Amsterdam first impressions: How our perception stacked up to reality

Before we visited Amsterdam, we had an idea of what the city would be like. The name invoked images of canals, bicycles and two popular beers: Amstel and Heineken. A vague knowledge of the liberal laws regarding pot and prostitution also sifted to the forefront.… Read the rest


Thanksgiving dinner (with a side of rant)

New places, new people, new food; I crave trying new and different things. Thus, a lifestyle of travel – constantly being in new places, meeting new people and tasting new food – suits me well. But, when it comes to holidays, I have a deep desire for traditional celebrations.… Read the rest