Leuven, A Great Alternative Stay to Brussels

  Located just a 15 minute train ride from Brussels International Airport, Leuven is a quintessential Flemish university town that isn’t overrun with tourists and bureaucrats. While Brugge is slightly prettier than Leuven, and its abundance of chocolate shops are 100% delicious, it’s a little further from Brussels if you need to commute back and…

Return to Amsterdam, the Prettiest City We’ve Lived In

  We just returned from a 12 day trip across the Atlantic to Belgium and the Netherlands, revisiting Amsterdam for the first time since we lived there 3 years ago. It was a fantastic trip and we already miss being in Europe. Strolling around Amsterdam reminded us that it’s the most beautiful city we’ve ever…

Cantillon Brewery in Brussels, A Time Machine to 1900

  Away from the touristy Delirium Cafe and its world record 2,000 beers on offer is a lesser known gem, the family run Cantillon Brewery in Brussels. Cantillon has been brewing lambic beer with the same equipment since their inception in 1900. The active brewery and museum resides in a quiet residential neighborhood and apart…

Cantillon brewery in Brussels

2013 Year End Review- Where We Travelled This Year

  2013 was our second calendar year living in Ireland, and it was a great year exploring the emerald island even further. And like many of the nearly 6 years we’ve lived in Europe, it was also a busy year of globe trotting for us. In total we travelled in 12 different countries this year,…