Slow Travel in Europe and Beyond

We uncover the unexpected, the unexplored, the underrated – in essence, the hidden gems in Europe and beyond. We travel slow – because everywhere is somewhere.
Visiting Strepy-Thieu and the Four Historic Boat Lifts in Hainaut, Belgium

Visiting Strepy-Thieu and the Four Historic Boat Lifts in Hainaut, Belgium

Belgium’s four historic boat lifts, on the canal du centre, revolutionised transport in the 19th century. In the 21st century, Strépy-Thieu, the world’s tallest lift, did it again.
Visiting Verdun, France with the Expat Club

Visiting Verdun, France with the Expat Club

Verdun, France was witness to some of the most devastating fighting in World War I. Last April, we joined the Expat Club to learn more about the “Hell of Verdun.”
Eating Belgium's Best Grapes in Hoeilaart, the Glass Village

Eating Belgium’s Best Grapes in Hoeilaart, the Glass Village

Each autumn, you can find Europe’s best table grapes in Hoeilaart, Belgium, known as the Glass Village, for the greenhouses that once filled the town.
Belgian Beer & Cheese at Averbode Abbey in Flanders, Belgium

Belgian Beer & Cheese at Averbode Abbey in Flanders, Belgium

Today, Adriana takes us on a tour of Averbode, an abbey in Flanders, Belgium, complete with its own Belgian beer and cheese.
Reviewed: B&B Hippo-Droom - A Weekend Escape to Belgium's Forêt de Soignes

Reviewed: B&B Hippo-Droom – A Weekend Escape to Belgium’s Forêt de Soignes

B&B Hippo-Droom, just outside central Brussels, Belgium, offers guests the chance to explore Hoeilaart and the Forêt de Soignes for a relaxing weekend escape.
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Indulging in Wellness at 2 Spas and in South Tyrol, Italy

While the Arosea and Terme Merano spas, in South Tyrol, Italy, have different wellness philosophies, they both use the best regional products for their treatments.

Our 7 Favourite Travel Documentary Series

Today we share our 7 favourite travel documentary series to inspire your slow travel adventures abroad or right at home.

24 hours in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy

Could there be a better way to pass 24 hours in Bolzano, Italy, than exploring vibrant markets and colourful streets, and eating delicious South Tyrolean food? We think not.

10 Signs You Know Too Much About Belgian Beer

Is it possible to know too much about Belgian beer? Find out if you’re a Belgian beer snob with our 10 signs you know too much about Belgian beer. 

The Carnival of Binche – UNESCO Designated Festival in Belgium

The Carnival of Binche, in Wallonia’s Hainaut province, in Belgium, is a Mardi Gras festival so steeped in tradition and culture it’s been recognised by UNESCO.

Reviewed: Sea Grill Michelin Two Star Restaurant in Brussels, Belgium

Two Michelin starred Sea Grill restaurant in Brussels, Belgium, is a gastronomic journey through the best food the sea has to offer.

Reviewed: Yonderbound Travel Booking Website

It’s a brand new year, full of possibilities. What better time to plan your next vacation or weekend escape? We’ve recently discovered a brand new tool to make your trip planning easier, cheaper, and even more fun. Meet Yonderbound!

CheeseWeb’s 2014 Year in Review

Every year, I take great joy in sitting down to write our year in review post. It reminds how lucky we are and how much we’ve accomplished. It’s not always pretty, but it’s always an adventure!

Pasta Making Workshops in Brussels with Mains à la Pâte

A new pasta making workshop in Brussels, Belgium, Mains à la Pâte will not only get your ‘hands in the dough’ but will teach you Italian culture as well.
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