Brussels is one of the most under-rated European capitals. It’s full of fun things to do and has stunning architecture and great food. Here are the best areas and properties to stay at when you visit Brussels.
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One of the things we actively seek out on our travels are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What are they? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee was chartered to recognize and protect natural and cultural sites around the world after the near-destruction of several important sites in Egypt. A UNESCO World Heritage Site has outstanding value to all of humanity. Examples include the the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and the Grand Canyon as natural wonders. For cultural significance, UNESCO has recognized Independence Hall in Philadelphia and the Acropolis of Greece. Visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a always an enjoyable and educational experience.
From Colmar to Strasbourg and a handful of impossibly charming villages in between, I followed the Alsace wine route through this unique part of France, eating, wine tasting, and ogling gorgeous buildings along the way.
With amazing architecture, ancient history, and fun attractions, Ghent and Bruges are great choices on a trip to Belgium…but which one is the better fit for you?
Traveling to Morocco is exciting and thought-provoking, but it’s not without challenges. See our advice for getting the most out of your trip to this beautiful country.
The hilltop views, the ancient sites imbued with tales of gods and emperors, the amazing wine for just a few euros, the hidden hot springs, and the Mediterranean sun–there’s everything to love about Sicily.
Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries. Despite its prime location between Belgium, Germany, and France, it sometimes gets overlooked in favor of its bigger neighbors.
No student can get through school without learning about ancient Greece and the famous Oracle of Delphi. While we were in Greece, it was impossible to not visit Delphi. And we’re glad we did.
Candy-hued balconies against white stone facades, shimmering turquoise waters, cities that are like open-air museums all spiced with the history and flavors of the Mediterranean—this is Malta.
Like many of our trips, this one started out with a simple musing: “I wonder if they have any hot springs in Sicily.” We’re passionate about hot springs and we thought maybe we would get lucky, but had no idea it would lead us to the Vulcano Island mud baths in the Aeolian Islands.
With a fraction of the population of Malta, Gozo is much quieter and has a slower pace about it. It’s also awe-inspiring.