Where to stay in Brussels for every budget

Where to stay in Brussels for every budget

Brussels and I have a complicated relationship: I don’t mean to go back, but it just seems to keep drawing me back.  As a result, I’ve stayed at various hostels and hotels all around Brussels.  To cover a few other places, I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers on their picks for where to stay in Brussels.

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Visiting the ‘abandoned’ town of Doel, Belgium: A reflection on visiting Doel

Visiting the ‘abandoned’ town of Doel, Belgium: A reflection on visiting Doel

As soon as I read about an abandoned town in Belgium that had been left to rot, Belgium, both my husband and I felt this dark urge to visit Doel, Belgium. I’m a naturally curious person and for me, I sometimes have to see a place to feel the emotions rather than letting others tell me how something is.  Finally, we made it to Doel, Belgium last month.  However, it wasn’t what I expected.  (more…)

A Europe Itinerary for 2 months in Europe: Your perfect itinerary for Europe

A Europe Itinerary for 2 months in Europe: Your perfect itinerary for Europe

On my first trip to Europe, I made a lot of mistakes as I was trying to see many capital cities as possible in the shortest possible time. Halfway through my Europe trip, I was exhausted and I felt like I had barely seen any nature or small cities. I’ve been very fortunate to have taken multiple European backpacking trips and I’ve been living in Europe for nearly three years now.  I hope that I can help a bit with helping you create your perfect European itinerary that mixes capital cities with cultural centers and stunning nature to show you the best of Europe in two months! You’ll find a downloadable excel to help you plan your own European trip at the end!

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17 beautiful cities in Belgium besides Brussels that you won’t want to miss!

17 beautiful cities in Belgium besides Brussels that you won’t want to miss!

If you’re visiting Belgium, you’ve definitely heard of Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, and Bruges…but there’s way more beautiful cities in Belgium.  This post is focused on beautiful cities in the Wallonia region, which is the French speaking part of Belgium. Wallonia Belgium is often ignored by travelers, which I don’t understand as someone who has traveled in Wallonia and Flanders.  It’s full of beautiful Belgian cities with few other tourists and delicious food (WAFFLES!).  Keep reading for the most beautiful cities in Belgium besides Brussels and lots of beautiful photos of Belgium’s Wallonia region. (more…)