• Featured Photos: Riding in Amsterdam

    I’ve been looking back over some of the photos from my vacation to Amsterdam and Copenhagen recently. It’s been nice to remember what it was like to ride comfortably in the sunshine. These days the closest I can come to those warm, sunny rides is have a glass of fresh mint tea.

  • Portland versus Amsterdam

    After returning from Amsterdam, most of my friends were asking, “What’s the coolest thing you saw over there?” That’s a hard question to answer; so much was new, exciting, and interesting that it’s difficult to pick one solitary thing that stood out as the “coolest” or best memory. As I look back, it’s some of …

  • Bikes are Everywhere in Amsterdam

    When I first stepped of the train in Amsterdam, the number of bicycles on the road was overwhelming. In my normal daily routine I quickly sense any bicycles present in my vicinity and, if possible without being too creepy, take a couple of pictures. This habit proved a bit of a problem in Amsterdam as …

  • The Humanizing Streets of Amsterdam

    While I was over in Amsterdam I was constantly amazed by how safe, comfortable, and pleasant it was to be in the city. I had heard that Amsterdam was one of the densest cities you’ll find anywhere, but most anywhere you walk it feels like a small, quiet, residential neighborhood. One factor that seems to …