Lovely Leiden: A Field Guide to the City of Discovery

So you’re in Amsterdam for a few days, but you’re looking for something to do outside of the city. You’ve seen the Van Gogh museum and taken a boat tour, and now you’re ready for some real Dutch life, like the locals do. Or maybe you just want something a little quieter, and it turns out that

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Read More: How to Go From 1 to 100 Books Per Year

Like everyone else, I’d like to read more. I used to be a voracious reader. I’d often finish entire books in a single sitting, much like I later learned to devour boxes of Triscuits in a single afternoon. In elementary school, I fought my parents to read at the dinner table (and always lost), and

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My Uncurated 2017

Welcome to the twenty-fourth day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. I’ve documented this year pretty faithfully on the blog, but today I’d

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Coming Into My Own

Welcome to the twenty-third day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! I’m not an especially confident person. If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, then you’re familiar with my

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6 Lessons From This Year

Welcome to the twenty-first day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! 2017 wasn’t an easy year for me. There were definitely great things about it: I was able to make new friends,

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A Night on Leiden’s Floating Christmas Market

Welcome to the nineteenth day of Blogmas with Sara Laughed, where I’m blogging every day ’til Christmas Day. Head over to my Blogmas calendar to see the full collection, or click on the gift tag below! American Christmas is difficult to compete with. From the piles of presents to the omnipresence of “All I Want For Christmas

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