In the first three months of 2015, Maps and Grammar PhD student Lotte Hendriks made a trip to the east coast of the United States. She stayed in Philadelphia to cooperate with Charles Yang of the University of Pennsylvania. There she attended courses about syntax and psycholinguistics, and presentated her work on variation in verb clusters in Dutch dialects. Lotte also made a tour in the region, presenting her work at four other universities: NYU (in New York City NY), UConn (in Storrs CT), Yale (in New Haven CT) and MIT (in Boston MA). During her stay she talked with many other well-known linguists about topics related to her research: Raffaella Zanuttini (Yale), Susi Wurmbrand (Uconn), Anthony Kroch (UPenn), Beatrice Santorini (UPenn), David Embick (UPenn) John Trueswell (UPenn), Richard Kayne (NYU), Noam Chomsky (MIT) and David Pesetsky (MIT) and others. It was an interesting and useful trip!