Spring Garden Destinations

Millions of tourists flock to the Netherlands each spring to take in the beauty of the tulip fields. Most have no idea that further south, Belgium is a garden lover’s paradise.

The following list contains 10 spring garden and nature destinations in Belgium that are not to be missed. I hope you find one that inspires you to enjoy Belgium’s natural beauty.

Vredehof Tulip Garden

While definitely not as large as the Keukenhof Bulb Gardens in Lisse, The Netherlands, The Vredehof is no less special. This garden, in Kessel, was started by one man, Fernand Geyselings, when he retired in 1987, as a tribute to his late wife. Geyselings planted over 200,000 different bulbs, by himself. There are 200 different varieties of tulip and 185 other spring blooms, from daffodils to hyacinths. There are also a number of flowering trees and garden decorations.

Address: Torenvenstraat 28, Kessel

Groot-Bijgaarden Castle and Gardens

The Groot-Bijgaarden is another must-see for tulip and spring bulb lovers. The grounds of this castle are open to the public for a month in the spring. As well as the stunning castle grounds, there are also indoor displays by local

The Taste Of Travel

Culinary journeys give my clients a feast of local flavor. I always incorporate favorite restaurants, street food vendors and cooking classes if of interest in my European travel itineraries.

One of my favorite ways to experience culinary travel is wine tasting. So many countries offer fabulous wine roads and fun small wineries to enjoy a taste of the grape.

While Napa Valley is the US comparison for wine travel, European wine tasting is very different and offers a great new experience.

Foodie Festivals are also notable ways to a divine culinary experience and I like to make sure I offer this fun way to really taste the country your are visiting!

Make sure you include cuisine in your travel plans, it is such a natural combination and immerses you in the culture of the country you’re visiting in a such a delicious way!

Europe’s political capital offers much more than Art Nouveau architecture or impressive art collections-what I focus on (always!) is the culinary offerings in this most beautiful of places in France. Did you know that Belgium invented moules frites (mussels & french fries) and you won’t find better mussels in the

International Travel Tips For a Wonderful Experience

International Travel Tips For a Wonderful ExperienceTravelling is something which most of us look forward to. It is exciting but somehow can be quite taxing for some people if too many activities are squeezed into a short period of time. Travel is fun and exciting, but yet it can turn out to be a nightmare for someone newly travelling. Thus, it is very important for new travelers to seek good international travel tips from those with lots of travelling experiences.

Therefore it is crucial and indeed helpful if we can grab hold of useful International Travel Tips from multiple websites before the real travel.

Tabled below are some good international travel tips to be used as reference and guidelines:

i) If you are travelling to some developing countries, such as Vietnam, India, Cambodia, it would be good to get yourself some necessary vaccination or immunization at least 6 weeks before the travel. Some vaccine will take at least 6 weeks to reach its highest level of protection.

ii) Check out if there are any widely spread of diseases such as malaria, diarrhea in the country which

Belgian Chocolate Sites Are a Must See and Do!

Belgian Chocolate Sites Are a Must See and Do!Belgium, specifically Brussels, is well-known as the chocolate capital of the world because of its contribution to the history of chocolate as well as its enduring popularity to many chocoholics around the world. Belgian chocolates have made its mark in the chocolate industry through the praline which was created in 1912. However, it was the Neuhaus chocolate shop, which opened in 1857, that became the birthplace of Belgian chocolates. Today, Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year with more than 2,000 chocolate shops throughout the country. Since earning the title of ” Chocolate Capital of the World,” Belgium has become the number one destination and Mecca for all chocoholics across the globe.

There are several travel agencies offering chocolate-themed packaged tours in Belgium and these include Intrend Tours’ 7-days Chocolate Lovers Paradise Tours. This escorted tour will provide you a chance to:

– taste gourmet chocolate and pralines from Belgium’s finest chocolatiers
– participate in chocolate-making demonstrations at chocolate factories and even get a certificate from the best chocolatiers
– have delicious chocolate desserts and samples
– discover more

Safe Travel Tips For Young People

Traveling abroad, student travel, safety and road trip planning

It is no secret that when young people vacation with their friends, alcohol consumption is high and partying is the primary past-time. However, with the unfortunate tragedy of Natalee Holloway’s death while on vacation in Aruba, it is important for young people to keep safe while traveling. Irresponsible drinking is not the only issue involved with unsafe travel; there are several safe travel tips that need to be kept in mind while vacationing to ensure your safety.

Whether you’re traveling abroad to Paris, spending spring break on South Padre Island, Texas or taking a summer road trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, it is important to keep safe and aware of your surroundings at all times. By following just a few, small travel tips and keeping a few things in mind, you can ensure that your vacation goes smoothly and that you have a great time.

Basic safe travel tips:
Knowing your limits

Hangovers are not the only thing you need to worry about when partying; binge drinking can lead to black-outs, alcohol poisoning and even worse – death. Most importantly though, alcohol clouds your judgment

Travel to Europe

If you are decided to do a trip to Europe, or you are a European inhabitant planning to tour the continent, the first decision you should take is to know exactly which part of it do you want to explore, or which cities you are planning to stay in. To give a bit of guidance in your decision, this article looks at one of the popular regions in Europe: France and the Benelux, being this last one the area that includes Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.

One thing is for sure if you are visiting this zone of Europe. You must be in love with city tourism. If your passion is for the landscape, sightseeing, high mountains, lakes and running crystal water streams, this is probably not your place. Of course France has many interesting natural places to visit, but what I really mean is that you have better places to do this kind of tourism, such as Austria or Switzerland, which are discussed in another of my articles.

Again, the main attractive you will find in this region is the cities themselves. France has by far some of the most beautiful cities you can encounter, many

Traveling Tips You Must Know Before Traveling Overseas

Traveling could be exciting or frustrating depending on traveling journey you’ve experienced. However, if you are fully prepared for your traveling, then everything should be more enjoyable than miserable. Here are 15 useful traveling tips you must know before traveling overseas. I advise you to go over all of them before you plan your traveling journey. You’ll be surprised how easy to neglect some of these traveling tips, and how important they are for ensuring a successful and enjoyable journey.

  1. Avoid wearing anything that contains metal when traveling through the security checkpoint. Things such as clothing, jewelry, or other accessories that contain metal should be avoided.
  2. A valid passport is recognized internationally as a travel document. Some countries requires a visa to access. If you need a visa, apply two months ahead of time to avoid paying high-fees for emergency situation.
  3. If you travel with a child who has your custody, make sure you have a passport for that child as well. If the child is not yours, make sure you bring along a signed, notarized document from the parent(s).
  4. Be familiarized yourself with the destination. Find out its culture, food, laws, and mostly avoid known dangers.
  5. Take precautions to avoid

How to Pack For A Business Trip

Use these business travel tips pointers to create and plan a stress-free business packing travel plan.

Ladies:

  • When you are putting together your clothes for business, experiment with one color instead of all your favorites. This makes it simple for you to combine and present an ideal business persona for your meetings. With a one color-scheme, you will not need to pack multiple pieces of clothing.
  • If you’d like to add a bit of color, you can include a colored shirt or scarf you like (maybe it is your favorite, or it gives you that ‘extra OOMPH’ that you need for self-confidence – or to compliment your look).

Tips on packing shoes: As much as shoes are something that some women say they can’t ‘live without,’ pack no more than two or three sets. Make certain you have a set of flats and only one set of high heels in your luggage. If you wear high heels all day and evening long, then during your company trip, when what you want (need) most is to shine, you may be experiencing painful leg and back discomfort.

In addition to sensible shoes, women who travel may want

Belgium: Sweets, Fun and Relaxation

Belgium chocolates and Belgium waffles have made this small European country famous around the world. But Belgium offers more than just sweets and breakfast items. In fact, Belgium is known for hosting more street and music festivals than any other country in Europe. After all, this is where the Saxophone was invented, by Adolph Sax, in 1846. Belgium’s historical sites, small towns, and peaceful countryside make it an excellent destination for inquisitive travelers.

Belgium is both multicultural and multilingual. Flanders, in the north, is a land surrounded by canals that hosts medieval art cities such as Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. Wallonia, in the south, leads you to the hills of the Ardennes, countless castles, and the cities of Liege, Namur, and Tournai. Brussels, the capital, is one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, home to the European Union, NATO and the Atomium monument. All these cities and regions are connected through a train network that makes it easy and simple to hop on and hop off at your desired destination.

What to do?

Christmas in Belgium, with Christmas markets in Brussels, Bruges, Liege, Antwerp and in other cities, is really an experience you cannot miss.

Great Travel Tips for a Comfortable Trip

So, heading towards a fun trip for coming vocations? No doubt, you deserve some fabulous weeks after giving hard time all the year. Travelling is assumed to be relaxing most of the times however, it happens less. You have to face hard luck that is for sure. It is good to learn travel tips so that you have a comfortable and joyful trip.

Travel Tip 1: Be Prepared for Customs

So finally you are going to check in and thinking of going through customs at earliest. Recognize the fact that you will have to spend unwanted time at customs. When you are tired and had too long hours in plane, it becomes more tedious for you. Dedicate your first day for these mess ups rather than making outdoor plans. Make your mind that it happens. Entertain yourself by playing music on your iPod while you are in customs waiting list and be calm.

Travel Tip 2: Do not Mess Up with Minor Things

Most of hikers crumble into small stuff and get nothing out of their trip because they think to be cheated by overcharging of local taxi drivers. Bargain with them, yes, but

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