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…

Camping on Texel, the Western Frisian Islands of the Netherlands

A couple of summers back, a group of four of us decided to go camping on Texel, the easiest of the West Frisian Islands to reach from Amsterdam. What better occasion for a camping trip out of the densely populated Randstad region of Holland than the 4th of July. So we all thought. Well ok,…

Renting a bike on Coronado Island in San Diego

San Diego consistently ranks as one of America’s most livable cities. Lots of sunshine and warm weather make outdoor activities one of the highlights of visiting this lovely city. A very short distance across the bay from San Diego is one of America’s most premium pieces of real estate, Coronado island. You can get to…