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Safety in Belgium: What Travelers Need to Know Right Now

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On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions hit Brussels Airport, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels about an hour later. Belgium has called for three days of national mourning and the prime minister has advised people to “avoid all movement.” As the world learns more about these horrific […]

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March 22, 2016 by | Comments Off on Safety in Belgium: What Travelers Need to Know Right Now

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

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Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to […]

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February 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Carnival Celebrations Around the World

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Most of us are familiar with some of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world — Rio, Venice and New Orleans among them. But Carnival is celebrated all over the world in nearly any place that has a strong Catholic background, so there are plenty of places where you can enjoy festivities even if […]

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January 20, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Exploring Brussels with a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

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When in Belgium, eat as the Belgians do – which, if tourist lore is to be believed, is a diet consisting of fries and waffles, washed down with beer and polished off with a buffet of chocolate. And so I had two goals when I arrived in Brussels. To try all the local delicacies on […]

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January 12, 2015 by | Comments Off on Exploring Brussels with a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.

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August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

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It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can […]

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May 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on 9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

The 10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination. Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.

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April 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Joyce Mousny in Brussels

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Meet Joyce Mousny, one of Viator’s local experts in Brussels and a qualified guide willing to introduce you to the entire country of Belgium and nearby Netherlands.

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January 23, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Beer Tasting in Brussels

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When I signed up for the Brussels Beer Tasting Tour I thought it actually just seemed like a nice way to say pub crawl. But little did I know how serious Belgians were about their beer. Not only did we taste beer at 8 different places, but we learned about how it was made as […]

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November 28, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Chocolate Tasting and Workshop in Brussels

Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

Dark chocolate goodness melted in my mouth, and it was only 9am. Now this is how you begin a day right in Brussels! The Brussels Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop started at 9 in the morning–a strange time to eat chocolate, but I figure there is never a bad time to eat chocolate!

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September 19, 2012 by | 7 Comments