The Plantin Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

The Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium holds a distinction. It’s the only museum in the world that is a Unesco World Heritage site. An extensive museum of the printing arts, including a Gutenberg Bible and books illustrated by Rubens and Bruegel the Elder.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium

One of the spectacular rooflines of the Grand Place of Brussels, a Unesco World Heritage site in Belgium. The tiny country of Belgium has 13 Unesco World Heritage sites, including the only museum, [...]

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

If you landed on this page to see what time it is in Minneapolis, Click this link. If you want to see some nice photos, scroll down What is below is a catalog of my [...]

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown. Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from [...]

By |2019-03-27T14:07:10-05:00February 23, 2017|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Germany, Interviews, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland|Tags: |0 Comments

Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

The Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

One of the spectacular rooflines of the Grand Place of Brussels. One of the things I love about Northern Europe, as opposed to say, Spain and Italy, is that the main plazas of [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:31:07-05:00May 28, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Boat Lift on the Central Canal, Belgium

The boat lifts of the Canal du Centre of Belgium are a remarkable feat of 19th Century engineering and made possible the navigation of the canal from one end of Belgium to the other. [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:37:49-05:00May 27, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Bell Tower, Mons, Belgium

The Bell Towers of Belgium and France, such as this one in Mons, Belgium are more symbols of secular, rather than church, power. There are a total of 56 belfries in Northern France [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:33:31-05:00May 24, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments