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Fairy Tale Forest

You can tiptoe through the tulips, dance through the daisies, and run through the roses, but only for a tiny brief bit every year can you bathe yourself in bluebells in the Hallerbos forest, just southwest of Brussels, Belgium. For … Continue reading

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Hiking the Ardennes

Spent a few days last week hiking in the Belgian Ardennes, specifically the region known as Hautes Fagnes, French for High Fens. Oh. Em. Gee. Crazy beautiful. Want proof? Here ya go. The Hautes Fagnes are the wildest, highest mountains … Continue reading

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Tenerife Towns

Last February, I walked all over La Laguna, La Orotava, and Santa Cruz, the capital, sort of urban trekking, if you will. La Laguna and La Orotava are little towns, both filled with colonial-era architecture and historic character. La Laguna … Continue reading

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What is Amsterdam?

  Amsterdam is… Lots and lots of bicycles! Amsterdam is… Amsterdam is canals, and where there are canals, there must be boats. Amsterdam’s canals keep the city from flooding, so that its inhabitants can continue to ride their bicycles from … Continue reading

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More to Love about Belgium

If you’ve read my blog for the past few years, you know I like the little country where I live. Belgium has beautiful scenery, lively cities, cutting-edge cultural experiences, great beer, and top-notch chocolate. Brussels, the capital of Europe, hosts … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like a German Christmas Market!

Christmas markets the world over have one thing in common: they all wish they were German. And if they don’t, the rest of us do because German Christmas markets are the best. I visited two markets yesterday, Aachen and Monschau. … Continue reading

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Practical Paris

Paris, the City of Light. Without equal in beauty and iconic symbols, visitors to this historic city find themselves agape at every turn. But the difficult thing is finding a decent hotel, with parking and wifi, and in a neighborhood … Continue reading

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