A Love Letter To Brussels

Dear Brussels… How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love your perfectionism. When you do something, you do it right. I’ve never been to a place that has its sh*t together so completely, and that’s a very attractive trait in a...
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5 Incredible Family Travel Experiences in Belgium

Half of our family lives in Belgium. The other half lives in Spain. Thanks to Ryanair, commuting between the two is easy. Still, living in two different countries can be difficult, so when the Spanish half visits the Belgian half, we’re very happy...
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Belgium Up Close: Five Ways to Get to Know Flanders

The Flemish region of Belgium might be small in size, geographically speaking, but the fact that its major towns and cities including Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen and Leuven, as well as Brussels are located very close together, means there's...
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Ten Things For Under A Tenner In… Brussels

Brussels features fairly high on the Europe Backpacker Index's list of the most expensive tourist cities to visit and yeah, a lot of the hotels, restaurants and shops can be a little expensive... but don't rule it out. There are loads of ways to...
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Ghent’s Best Kept Secrets

Living in Ghent, I've noticed that the city is becoming more and more touristy with every year - even so, it still offers a more relaxing experience than other famous cities and towns in Belgium. Ghent has SO much to offer - from its wonderful...
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A Local’s Guide to Bruges with Dominique Persoone

  Bruges-born chocolatier Dominique Persoone is known as the bad boy of the chocolate world, in his own words, a 'shock-o-latier'. Together with his wife Fabienne, he runs the The Chocolate Line brand of chocolate shops in Bruges and Antwerp,...
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Hops and Heroes: A Tour of Kazematten Craft Brewery, Belgium

  “Who wants to be the first to taste?” Having wrapped up our guided tour of Kazematten brewery, master brewer Koen Hugelier is behind the bar ready to serve us all a glass of the brewery’s Wipers Times 14 beer. His hands juggle between...
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