One Day in Leuven, Belgium: Top 10 Things to Do in 2022

red brick buildings lining a narrow canal

Considering its history, it’s a miracle that Leuven possesses a quarter of its charm. Despite being smashed to smithereens in both world wars, some of Belgium’s most remarkable medieval buildings were unscathed. Leuven is one of Belgium’s hidden gems and an easy day trip from Brussels or Mechelen. Make the most of your time there […]

12 Ways to Find Affordable Luxury Travel for Less

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Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t like a bit of luxury on their travels now and then? I know that I do. And the good news is that if you put in the time, effort and thought, you can find luxury travel on a budget, even as a solo traveller. Affordable luxury travel is one of the […]

Visiting De Kruidtuin Leuven: The Oldest Botanical Garden in Belgium

stone fountain of face of satyr against a terracotta wall at leuven botanical garden

With its magnificent Stadhuis and UNESCO-listed library, the lovely Belgian city of Leuven is a perfect day trip from Brussels. But did you know that it has a wonderful botanical garden on the outskirts of town? Discover why it’s worth taking the time to stroll through the Leuven Botanical Garden (De Kruidtuin Leuven in Dutch). A […]

10 Reasons to Visit Hasselt: Belgium’s Hidden Gem

skyline of the city of hasselt belgium

Just because you won’t see Hasselt on most Belgium itineraries doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. This quietly seductive city is best-known for its wonderful Japanese garden, its street art and for its museum dedicated to jenever, Belgium’s favourite tipple. Hasselt is also an easy day trip by train from major cities, including Liège, […]