How to Spend A Day in Ghent, Belgium

With only a long weekend to explore Belgium, I ended up limiting our day trips from Brussels to Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent. The latter ended up being one of my favorite getaways - and just a 40-minute train ride from our home base! The only real downside to this day trip was that some of …

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How to Spend A Day in Bruges, Belgium

If you research day trips from Brussels, you'll discover that everyone recommends visiting Bruges. However, all the recommendations will be accompanied by caveats about how Bruges is a tourist mecca most of the year - to be prepared for large crowds, long wait times, etc. Fortunately, one article made a joke about the least busy …

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How to Spend A Day in Antwerp, Belgium

When Brian found out he needed to travel around Europe for two weeks to meet with colleagues and customers, I immediately asked if I could tag along. It quickly became clear that wasn't feasible - he was going to be in a new place nearly every day and out late at meetings. As his plans …

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Things to Do in Normandy, France

I've accompanied Brian on his work trips to Paris several times, often exploring new places downtown and taking day-trips to nearby cities and countries. During our recent trip, he needed to stay a second week for customer meetings so we spent the weekend in between exploring the Normandy region of France. Normandy is a region …

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An Afternoon at Mont Saint-Michel

I was thrilled to explore Normandy during our recent trip to France and to cross a couple items off my bucket list - one of which was touring the famous 1,200-year-old abbey at Mont Saint-Michel. We rented a car at Charles De Gaulle airport on Friday morning and set off on a four-hour drive through …

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