Belgium Travel Blog
WANT TO KNOW THE PLACES WE’VE FOUND ACROSS BELGIUM SO FAR?
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be interested in the journey as much as the destination? So why not click below to find both…Let yourself drift off to dream, explore and discover parts of the beautiful country that is Belgium.
LifeinourVan City Reviews | Brussels | Belgium
Brussels in Belgium Things we did in Brussels, Belgium What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... What's our main tip for families? Access to the city is best via the fantastic tram system. If you have younger children, why not head for the Mini Europe...read more
LifeinourVan City Reviews | Ghent | Belgium
Ghent in Belgium Things we did in Ghent, Belgium What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... So what's our main tip for families? If you love a good boat trip, then this is the city for you... see the city by canal, visit the excellent Kina museum & head up the...read more
Ghent’s Inspiring Museums Offers a Day of Family Fun for Everyone.
Having explored Ghent's stunning historical centre yesterday, today was all about trying out Ghent's family friendly series of museums. All free with the useful 'Ghent Card' which has easily paid for itself after 2 full days exploring this fascinating city (including...read more
Glorious Ghent hits the perfect note for a family visit!
Having spent most of February working our way across the UK's most interesting cities, we've seen our share of impressive spires, imposing cathedrals and historic centres.... But Ghent (or Gent to locals) in Belgium is something else!!! It has a little of Amsterdam &...read more
Friendly, unconventional, relaxed and natural? Must mean we’ve arrived in the Ardennes
As you enter the Ardennes, you'll encounter an intricate web of small rural byways that criss cross river lined valleys. Providing you with a hefty sense of 'enchantment'... perhaps even a sense of poetry to match the beauty of the natural environment...read more
Visiting Ypres & the WW1 Graves | Educating all 3 generations about the sacrifices of so many…
Having visited Ypres with the fantastic Salient Tours in April, we were always going to return to Ypres... but this time with grandparents accompanying both girls. It was their first visit to the powerful reminders of the sacrifices of so many people during the Great...read more
Visiting Bruges on it’s Liberation Day (12 Sept)
Turning left at Calais, we opted to visit the captivating city of Bruges on the day it celebrates its liberation towards the end of the second world war. The liberation on the 12th of September in 1944 is now celebrated by almost every house flying Bruges's iconic...read more
Appreciating European Heritage in Brussels….
On a day when 52% of England voted to conclude their long standing links with the European Union we remain fully committed in ensuring our young daughters do not share this insular point of view.... We fully intend to bring up our daughters as outward looking global...read more
Ensuring our younger generation understand the sacrifices of previous generations in WW1
We'd raced through 700km of Germany, to grab an opportunity to see Holland, Belgium whilst hoping we'd have time for the girls to experience a hugely important historical visit to the WW1 battlefields. So today's visit to the WW1 Battlefields with Salient tours was...read more
Chance to get the human angle on the WW1 experience at ‘In Flanders Field’ Museum, Ypres
With the girls still reeling from the superb introductory tour (from Salient Tours), we headed for the main Ypres museum 'In Flanders Field' just along from the central square (in sight of the Menin Gate). It really is a superbly situated museum within...read more
Belgium’s Comic Arts Museum, Brussels | Introducing Tin Tin to the next generation
If we're honest, we hadn't planned on retracing our steps back.. but this was too good an opportunity to miss... we'd been really keen to visit the fantastic Belgium Comic Arts Museum since we planned the journey some months back... figuring the girls would love the...read more
Belgium choccies in Bruges
Wow, finishing this leg as we started it! 3 countries in 3 days and well over 1000km travelled! It's been a busy end but we couldn't miss out on a trip to a very special place, Bruges! ruges is often described as the 'picture perfect' European...read more
Part 3 Commences – Heading for Italy, Slovenia and Germany (through France)
A journalist recently asked me if the whole European Roadtrip route was planned or were we ever allowed to ‘go off piste’ so to speak…. well i clearly said it was a heavily planned expedition with every stop mapped out until late April…. but it would be stretching the...read more