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Unless you are a diamond dealer on business flying from New York, you are likely to arrive in Antwerp, as I did, by rail. Likely too you will be... Read More

See more Best Places to Eat Like a LocalMussels at De Noordzee, BrusselsSqueeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring... Read More

Get more holiday travel inspiration.You haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen nearly four miles of them artfully hung in patterns... Read More

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/backpacking-tripsTrekking, Walking, and BikingAlpine AscentsAdrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that... Read More

Brussels, Belgium, has been shaking off a bad rap for the past decade as the Continental redoubt of the well-heeled and slightly stuffy; a resolutely... Read More

FoodiesItinerary: Tauck’s 10-day A Taste of France itinerary, departing from Paris with stops in Lyons, Arles, and Avignon on the Swiss Emerald... Read More

Day One: Brussels to Frankfurt (340 miles)Before hitting the road, head to Place du Grand Sablon for a breakfast of—what else?—Belgian waffles. Angle... Read More

Its flemish sisters antwerp and Bruges may be better known, but the town of Ghent, a 30-mile drive northwest of Brussels, has the best of both worlds:... Read More

See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays.Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family... Read More

In Brussels’s main square, 10 master Belgian chocolate makers are showcased at La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges boutique, where they host daily... Read More

Day 1: Amsterdam to the Hague (40 miles)Set out from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following the signs for the A2 to Utrecht. The passing countryside ... Read More

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

The Brussels neighborhood of Motangé emerged in the early 1960's, when Congolese immigrants settled in the area around Porte de Namur. Slowly, it has... Read More

Having grown up in proletarian Moscow, I'm not one to fetishize foie gras or swoon over budget-busting Bordeaux. So what would I say to a tour of... Read More

Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere... Read More

sydney's new modernismChintz is one thing, but Sydney has long lacked a groovy, posing-in-the-lobby hotel. The Kirketon, in edgy Darlinghurst, fills the... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

q. Where can I stay in London for no more than $150 a night?--G.W.C., Hopkinsville, Ky.a. London is expensive, but there are deals to be found, even... Read More

If it's Brussels it must be…boring?Retire that joke. The Belgian capital is making a grab for the 21st century with a new energy that suddenly has other... Read More

Earlier this year, after a long and bloody battle, the executives at Air France raised the white flag. Faced with a plummeting share of the Paris-to... Read More

I SIP HOUSE-MADE RIESLING, BUTTER MY ROLL, AND SCAN the 17th-century Flemish tableaux in the dining room at Scholteshof, a gem of a country retreat... Read More

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport... Read More

I spent much of last summer thinking about description. I was dissatisfied with the attention I'd given in my paintings and my pastels to describing... Read More

If a company sends employees to Europe or Canada, it may be able to claim hefty refunds of value-added taxes. One VAT specialist estimates that U.S.... Read More

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