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

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

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 |2017-02-23T15:10:45+00:00February 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 Plantin Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

A Roman Missal printed by Jan Moretus in 1613, now displayed in the Plantin Moretus Museum. The missal contains two illustrations by Peter Paul Rubens. The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium holds a [...]

By |2018-06-29T14:56:12+00:00October 12, 2014|Categories: Arts and Culture, Belgium, Europe, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |6 Comments

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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 24, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments