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Belgium: Flanders Battlefields

Belgium: Flanders Battlefields

Wanting to explore Flanders’ WW1 poppy fields and old battlegrounds? I tapped in the GPS coordinates for Dover – just a stone throw from London only 82 miles away. In Dover I took a ferry which deposited me across the …

5 Chocolate Lover’s Destinations

5 Chocolate Lover’s Destinations

Nothing says love more than chocolate – well, at least for most people. Why not plan a getaway to a destination known for chocolate? Go to a far flung part of the world where the heavenly creation of sweetened food …

Dinant, Belgium

Dinant, Belgium

In a tranquil Belgian town, some 75km south-east of Brussels, set in a landscape of quilted willow green and sage and threaded with a broad aquamarine coloured river, lies historic Dinant, famed for being the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the …

Have a Fall Festival Fling in Ghent

Have a Fall Festival Fling in Ghent

If you want to explore an old city European town with a youthful vibe without bumping into one too many collegiate themed party scenarios, consider booking a fall trip to Ghent. Become infused with the energy of 32,000 students returning …

Celebrity Dreams: A Perfect Day in Brussels

Celebrity Dreams: A Perfect Day in Brussels

After spending some time with three Belgian celebrities, I got insider points of where to go, where to shop and what to eat if all you have is 24 hours in the EU capital.

Elric Petit, Belgium’s acclaimed interior designer, draws …

Taking Coffee in Belgium

Taking Coffee in Belgium

No other brew has the favourable effect that coffee has on the psyche and being. It boosts awareness and focus, recharges creativity, soothes the mind and induces a multitude of other moods and vibes. When introducing a coffee cup to …

The Insider’s Guide to Belgian Chocolate

The Insider’s Guide to Belgian Chocolate

I arrived in Brussels with a half empty suitcase, a few dozen Euros and a mission: to scour the Belgian capital for the best chocolate money could buy and to fill my suitcase with the rich, creamy fruits of my …

Bruges, living in history

Bruges, living in history

Every European country seems to have one: a city that thoroughly encompasses all that the nation holds dear. Bruges is such for Belgium, sitting there all proud and pretty, epitomizing the grandeur and perfection otherwise relegated to storybooks. With canal …

Belgium – Europe’s Best Kept Travel Secret

Belgium – Europe’s Best Kept Travel Secret

The secret of Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, is to go with the flow and allow yourself to become part of its charming everyday life.

Having previously been ruled by Spain, the Netherlands and France, Belgium is one of those countries …

In Southern Flanders

In Southern Flanders

Poperinge, a quiet little town a short drive from the Channel Ports, 175km from Brussels, is Belgium’s hops capital, and famously linked to WW1’s British war effort – it was well known to Allied soldiers who fought in the Ypres Salient. …

Keukenhof Gardens in Holland – it’s blooming marvellous!

Keukenhof Gardens in Holland – it’s blooming marvellous!

There is no better time to visit Holland than in the spring when symphonies of tulips bathe the landscape in a carpet of rich, vibrant colour.

Holland dazzles the senses with Flower Power. The Dutch celebrate their blooms at every …

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