High season in Europe?  What high season?

High season in Europe? What high season?

“When is the best time to travel in Europe?”  Great question!  I think the answer is “whenever you can!” I am often asked about the merits of travelling in Europe during the so-called “shoulder” season as opposed to...
Don’t order French Fries in Belgium!

Don’t order French Fries in Belgium!

  Frites – the national dish of Belgium Dating back to the 1600’s, people in the French speaking region of Belgium (Wallonia) experienced a shortage of river fish that they would usually catch and fry up in the winter.  Someone got the idea to cut...
Biking in the Low Countries

Biking in the Low Countries

They don’t call Belgium and the Netherlands the “low” countries for nothing.  The “nether” in “Netherlands” actually means “lower”. With most of the land at or below sea level, and nary a hill in sight, you...
Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Nobody is going to accuse me of being a fashionista (I’m not even sure that term can be applied to a male?).  But I know from having taken thousands of travellers through La Ville Lumière (the city of light) that a “break” from the landmarks and...