Yes, I left my travel-heavy global position at the end of last year, and have been posting LOCAL photos (mostly) since then. Also, I've used my time off to take care of others after their surgeries, or to have dental surgeries of my own. (INSERT NUMEROUS SAD FACE EMOJI HERE) I haven't taken a real vacation all year... until this month!
I wanted to use miles I earned during my business travels to enjoy myself, booked everything in April and May, coordinated my visits with three friends in three different countries... and then the airline I was relying on had a labor dispute, and cancelled my flights.
I managed to rebook and still take the trip, so I am lucky.
My first stop was The Hague, which has always been famous in my mind for the tribunals where global justice plays out. It is also a charming city. Here are some touristy photos from my first visit, during stormy weather.