Romantic Day Trips from Brussels

Brussels is romantic. With an abundance of delicious chocolate, beer, pastries, food and phenomenal architecture like the Grand Place, there’s a lot for couples to love. But Brussels is also a base to explore beautiful and romantic towns in Belgium and neighboring Holland, France and Germany. Paris is around 90 minutes by train, so while doable, it’s…

Palace of Knosos, Europe’s Oldest Civilization

Legendary myths and history collide at the oldest advanced civilization in the western world. The Palace of Knosos, just outside the largest city on Greece’s biggest island, Heraklion, Crete is unique and controversial. Originally discovered by the Cretan merchant Minos Kalokairinos in 1877, English aristocrat Sir. Arthur Evans’ team did the majority of excavations beginning in…

Is Bucharest, Romania Worth Visiting?

Since the end of the Cold War, Eastern Europe has opened its doors to growing numbers of tourists. While Bucharest is not nearly as beautiful as Prague, it rivals its nightlife and culinary scene. Is Bucharest, Romania worth visiting? It’s part of the European Union, so many nationalities don’t need a visa – a huge…

Lille, France: Tips for Visiting

By Alex Kallimanis: Last month, after guiding a small group tour through Belgium and the Netherlands, and taking a week’s vacation to Romania with Bell, I was left with a couple free days before flying home to Boston from Brussels. I wanted to visit France and considered Paris, but wanted to explore somewhere new. I…

How to Spend One Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the Dutch capital, known for its elaborate canal system dotted with narrow houses adorned with gabled facades, a legacy of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District is home to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum (home to Rembrandt and Vermeer works) and Stedelijk modern art museum. Schipol Airport is the third…