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We are Andrew and Alison and we slow travel the world to discover the best culture, food, history, nature, and hidden gems. In 2005 we left our ‘normal’ middle-class life in Canada behind to move to Belgium. After 11 years of living in the heart of Europe, we decided to shake things up again and trade our loft in Brussels for a motorhome and the open road. We haven’t looked back since. We are currently location independent and slow travelling our way around Canada in our RV.


On CheeseWeb you’ll find 13 years’ worth of articles about living in Belgium and the best places to travel in Europe by us and our dedicated team of slow travellers. You’ll also learn about our slow travel philosophy and the best slow food restaurants around the world. From meeting orangutans in the forests of Borneo to experiencing a First Nations’ Powwow in Canada to hot air ballooning over the chateaux of France, we’ll teach you how to slow down and make the most of your travels. Whether you travel by plane, train, or RV, we invite you to join us for the best slow travel adventures. Read more about our story...

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Slow Travel With Us

 

We are Andrew and Alison and we slow travel the world to discover the best culture, food, history, nature, and hidden gems. In 2005 we left our ‘normal’ middle-class life in Canada behind to move to Belgium. After 11 years of living in the heart of Europe, we decided to shake things up again and trade our loft in Brussels for a motorhome and the open road. We haven’t looked back since. We are currently location independent and slow travelling our way around Canada in our RV.


On CheeseWeb you’ll find 13 years’ worth of articles about living in Belgium and the best places to travel in Europe by us and our dedicated team of slow travellers. You’ll also learn about our slow travel philosophy and the best slow food restaurants around the world. From meeting orangutans in the forests of Borneo to experiencing a First Nations’ Powwow in Canada to hot air ballooning over the chateaux of France, we’ll teach you how to slow down and make the most of your travels. Whether you travel by plane, train, or RV, we invite you to join us for the best slow travel adventures. Read more about our story...

Slow Travel Guides

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Living in Belgium

Where to Live in Brussels, Belgium

Where to Live in Brussels, Belgium

If you’re new to expat life in Belgium, we tackle the most important question – Where to live in Brussels.

Visiting Champagne with the Expat Club, Brussels, Belgium

Visiting Champagne with the Expat Club, Brussels, Belgium

If you’re living in Belgium and want to travel and meet new people without the hassle of planning and organising sit back and relax because the Brussels Expat Club is here.

5 Tips on Where to Meet People in Brussels, Belgium

5 Tips on Where to Meet People in Brussels, Belgium

Making lasting friendships is one of the keys to living a successful expat life. But meeting people in a new country isn’t easy. In fact, one of our most frequently asked questions is, “how do I meet people in Belgium?” Here are 5 places to meet people in Brussels.

Celiac and Gluten-Free Living in Belgium

Celiac and Gluten-Free Living in Belgium

Belgium is a wonderland for foodies, but if you have a food allergy, it can be a nightmare. We share how to survive gluten-free and celiac dining in Belgium. We share where to buy gluten-free food and the best gluten-free restaurants in Belgium. 

Things to Do in Brussels

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

If you are looking for the best restaurants in Brussels, Belgium, look no farther. We’ve rounded up our top picks from 15 years of dining in Brussels to bring you those with staying power. Don’t read while hungry!

Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium – Our 30 Top Hotels

Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium – Our 30 Top Hotels

Whether you’re visiting Belgium for the first time or you need to recommend a hotel to visiting family, we tell you exactly where to stay in Brussels, Belgium.

7 Things to do in Brussels for Beer Lovers

7 Things to do in Brussels for Beer Lovers

If there is one thing Belgium is known for, it is producing some of the world’s best beer. To make the most of your next visit, we share 7 things to do in Brussels if you love Belgian beer.

Top 10 Free Things to do in Brussels, Belgium

Top 10 Free Things to do in Brussels, Belgium

Looking for the best free things to do in Brussels, Belgium that won’t break the bank? We list our top 10 free things to do in Brussels from free museums in Brussels to the best free walking tour Brussels has to offer.

Things to Do in Belgium

Dinant, Belgium – The Essential Travel Guide

Dinant, Belgium – The Essential Travel Guide

We share the top things to do in Dinant, Belgium and the surrounding area in Namur province, as well as the best restaurants in Dinant and where to stay to have a great weekend getaway in Belgium.

Antwerp, Belgium – The Essential Travel Guide

Antwerp, Belgium – The Essential Travel Guide

We share our itinerary for the best things to do in Antwerp Belgium including the best hotels in Antwerp, great Antwerp restaurants, the top tourist attractions, and even where to buy the best Belgian chocolate in Antwerp. Don’t visit Antwerp with reading this travel guide!

The Essential Travel Guide to Liege, Belgium

The Essential Travel Guide to Liege, Belgium

We share all the best things to do in Liege (both the city and the province) including the best Liege hotels, and the best restaurants in Liege, Belgium.

The Ultimate 10-Day Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

The Ultimate 10-Day Luxembourg & Belgium Itinerary

Our itinerary for 10-days in Belgium and Luxembourg, covering the best things to do, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around. This flexible itinerary includes budget and luxury hotels and will give you plenty of activity options.

You’ve already heard of Belgian beer, waffles, and chocolate. But you may not know Belgium is a secret foodie heaven, with more Michelin stars per capita than France and the entire globe of world cuisines available – and Brussels is at the heart of it all.

Travel writer and photographer, Alison Cornford-Matheson, spent 11 years tasting her way through this gourmet city and shares her favourite restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and activities for foodies with you.

You’ve already heard of Belgian beer, waffles, and chocolate. But you may not know Belgium is a secret foodie heaven, with more Michelin stars per capita than France and the entire globe of world cuisines available – and Brussels is at the heart of it all.

Travel writer and photographer, Alison Cornford-Matheson, spent 11 years tasting her way through this gourmet city and shares her favourite restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and activities for foodies with you.

You’ve already heard of Belgian beer, waffles, and chocolate. But you may not know Belgium is a secret foodie heaven, with more Michelin stars per capita than France and the entire globe of world cuisines available – and Brussels is at the heart of it all.

Travel writer and photographer, Alison Cornford-Matheson, spent 11 years tasting her way through this gourmet city and shares her favourite restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and activities for foodies with you.

Slow Travel Canada

The Ultimate Acadian Coast Road Trip in New Brunswick Canada

The Ultimate Acadian Coast Road Trip in New Brunswick Canada

From Miscou Island on the Acadian Peninsula to Murray Beach near Confederation Bridge, we share the best things to do on an Acadian Coast road trip through New Brunswick, Canada

Top 10 Places to Visit on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada

Top 10 Places to Visit on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia native, Emily, shares her top 10 places to visit on the beautiful West Coast, Canada, with plenty of nature, outdoor activities, and things to do in Vancouver and Victoria. 

15 Top Things To Do in New Brunswick, Canada

15 Top Things To Do in New Brunswick, Canada

We share our top 15 things to do in New Brunswick (plus 6 more from our own Bucket List) to make the most of your travel to Canada’s Maritime Provinces.

Highlights from 11 of Canada’s National Parks

Highlights from 11 of Canada’s National Parks

With the help of our fellow travel bloggers, we share 11 of our favourite National Parks in Canada to celebrate Canada Day.

Slow Travel Europe

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany (Map Included)

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany (Map Included)

Germany is a vast European country with plenty of attractions for visitors. We round up the most beautiful places in Germany from its busiest cities to picturesque German towns and villages. We also share the most beautiful castles in Germany and some stunning natural wonders to explore.

The Best Things to Do in Strasbourg, France on a Weekend in Alsace

The Best Things to Do in Strasbourg, France on a Weekend in Alsace

We share the best things to do in Strasbourg, France in the Grand Est region on a weekend escape, including the top Strasbourg points of interest, hotels, restaurants, and best day trips from Strasbourg along the Alsace Wine Route.

Porto, Portugal – A 3-Day Travel Itinerary

Porto, Portugal – A 3-Day Travel Itinerary

Adi shares her 3-day itinerary for the best things to do in Porto, Portugal, including the must-see tourist attractions, UNESCO sites, shops, and the best restaurants in Porto.

The World’s Best Airport Layover – Reykjavik, Iceland

The World’s Best Airport Layover – Reykjavik, Iceland

We share why Reykjavik, Iceland’s Keflavik Airport has the world’s best airport layover and share the top things to do in Reykjavik including the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.

Slow Travel the World

12 Fascinating Things to Do in Mauritius

12 Fascinating Things to Do in Mauritius

If white sand beaches, gushing waterfalls, and unique natural phenomenon are the makings of a perfect holiday destination, consider visiting Mauritius. This island getaway in Africa combines unbelievable nature and unforgettable luxury. Rachita shares the best things to do in Mauritius for the ultimate tropical holiday.

A 10-Day Spiti Valley Tour, Himachal Pradesh, India

A 10-Day Spiti Valley Tour, Himachal Pradesh, India

Radhika shares a 10-day Spiti Valley tour in the heart of Northern India’s Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. Tucked beside Tibet, this region is famous for picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and the elusive snow leopard. 

Six Things that Surprised Us About Hong Kong

Six Things that Surprised Us About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city of extremes. Despite my fears, before embarking on our Asian Adventure, I found myself falling in love with this vast city of contrasts.

Visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Nothing can describe the feeling of seeing the jungle leaves begin to rustle and you spot your first glimpse of a wild orangutan. On our recent trip to Borneo, we were among the lucky few who experience this thrill at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. 

Travel Gear Guides

Our Must Have Camping Gear for Full-Time Motorhome Living

Our Must Have Camping Gear for Full-Time Motorhome Living

We share our must have camping gear for RV living. This is a roundup of our favourite fun camping accessories, RV gadgets, gifts, and cool RV accessories.  

Our 50+ Best Belgium Gifts Online

Our 50+ Best Belgium Gifts Online

We share some of our favourite gifts from Belgium you can send to friends and family back home, via Amazon; including Belgian chocolate gifts, Belgian beer baskets and a bit of quirky Belgian humour.

60+ Best Travel Gifts & Gifts for Foodies 2018

60+ Best Travel Gifts & Gifts for Foodies 2018

We share more than 60 of the best Christmas Gifts for travelers and foodies from Amazon including the best travel gear, cookbooks, travel books for kids, gourmet gift baskets and more.

12+ Best Travel Documentary Series

12+ Best Travel Documentary Series

Over a dozen of the best travel documentary series to inspire your slow travel adventures, including the best BBC travel documentaries, on India, Europe, Global, and foodie travel. 

Latest Articles

The Best Things to Do in Dijon France

The Best Things to Do in Dijon France

Museums, galleries, nature, food, and yes, mustard, Dijon has plenty to offer travellers. Catherine shares where to eat, sleep, and the best things to do in Dijon, France, the capital of Burgundy. 

Review: Terhills Hotel, Maasmechelen, Belgium

Review: Terhills Hotel, Maasmechelen, Belgium

If you’re wondering where to stay in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Terhills Hotel is a perfect choice. Monika reviews the hotel and shares some great ideas for things to do in Maasmechelen. (Yes, there’s more than just shopping!)

The 10 Smallest Countries in Europe and Why You Should Visit Them

The 10 Smallest Countries in Europe and Why You Should Visit Them

We think of Belgium as a tiny country, but it doesn’t even crack the top 10 smallest countries in Europe. Catherine shares why you should visit these little gems.

The Best Things to Do in Burgundy, France

The Best Things to Do in Burgundy, France

With wineries to tour, ancient castles to explore, vibrant cities and charming villages there are plenty of things to do in Burgundy, France for every style of traveller. Catherine shares the top things to do in the heart of French wine country. 

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