Not sure a cruise is for you? Read about the following cruise "myths" and perhaps try it out at least once? Who knows, you may be converted :) 1. Cruises Are Only for Older People
Absolutely not! Today, cruises cater to diverse groups of people of all ages and with all interests. Activities are typically tailored to include different age groups and activity levels. There are cruises with ziplining, laser tag to bingo and karaoke and many others in
between. 2. Cruises Are Expe
First time visitor to Hawaii and not sure what to do first? Here are some must-dos on your trip to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world! Oahu A hike up Leahi (or Diamond Head Volcano)! It’s likely Oahu's most iconic natural landmark, featuring a very popular hike that finishes with a stunning 360-degree view of the island's southeastern tip. Photo by Daily Travel Dose Big Island of Hawaii
Explore the diverse landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! 150 mi
While in Sydney, I fell in love with the aboriginal fabrics without knowing anything about them. The friendly store owner told me each fabric has a story. The blue one I bought is called "On Walkabout". The term walkabout refers to a sort of rite of passage that a teenage Australian aborigine would undergo to become a man. The teenager would go out into the bush on their own and use their skills to survive. On a guided tour in Sydney our tour guide said we are going on a "wan
Enroll in what? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program! https://step.state.gov The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. - Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. - Helps the U.S. Embassy contact you in an
Aloha everyone! We took a bit of a break due to some European travel, which is always a great excuse :) Today we meet Trui Moerkerke who is a tour guide in the "Motor City " Detroit! What is your current job/role in the tourism industry? I just launched A Dose of Detroit, offering guided tours in Detroit (in Dutch, French, and English).
I moved with my family to Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Summer of 2016. My husband started a new job here. In Belgium, I had worked full time as
While the Havasupai falls area of Arizona may have beautiful blue/green waters, it will soon be visitors who will be feeling the blues when trying to obtain a reservation for this stunning location. Reservations can be made this year as of 8am Arizona time 1st February 2019 online only (do not call). But here's the heartbreaking news: it's expensive! A minimum 3-night stay will be required at $100 (weekday) or $125 (weekend) per person per night. The area can be visited from
Welcome to the very first Allez les Belges blog post of the new year! I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe end of the year celebration. I am about to fly to Lisbon, Portugal tomorrow! So I thought it would be appropriate to introduce Henk and Ann and their B&B in Palmela, Portugal (about 1 hour from Lisbon). They were also featured on VTM recently, perhaps you saw their Belgian TV appearance in the program Met Vier in Bed? Wat is your role in the tourism industry?
Bonjour and Happy Friday, the very LAST Allez les Belges of 2018! Wow, this year has really flown by! Since I like a good Bordeaux and most people enjoy a nice Cognac after dinner, let's visit the Bordeaux-Cognac Region of France where Olivier and Tinne operate a B&B! See you again in 2019!! Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone for the year to come! What is your current job/role in the tourism industry?
Since 2014, My wife and I have owned and run our Bed and Breakfast
Happy Friday everyone (after 1 week off for a trip to Tahiti!) and welcome to another post of Allez les Belges, where the spotlight is on Julie Biesen who lives in Canada (British Columbia). Canada: our beautiful (and cold) neighbor to the north :) What is your current job/role in the tourism industry?
I currently work as the Guest Services Manager for the Holiday Inn West Kelowna, meaning that I lead my team to make sure all guests feel at home from the moment they book a
It's Fri-yay!! Welcome to another blog post for Allez les Belges and today we go to Northern Africa! Let's meet Marijke Spooren who owns a beautiful guesthouse in the middle of the medina of Marrakech! What is your current job/role in the tourism industry?
I'm the owner of Dar Chadia, a guest house located in the medina near the famous Jamaa El Fna square in Marrakech, Morocco.
We mainly focus on a real personal contact with our guests and we provide personalized recommendat
Bonjour to another blog post of Allez les Belges! Today we meet Ann Goris in the Dordogne region of France! She is the property owner of beautiful Castel de Moulin Haut. What is your current job/role in the tourism industry?
We left Belgium in 1998 with 3 little children (a 4-year old, a 2-year old and a baby!) to move to the Dordogne region of France. We built a small touristy villa complex with a big swimming pool (Castel de Moulin Haut). We started with 4 villas. and in 2
Today marks my first anniversary of moving to the state of Arizona from New Jersey! Yay! Welcome to another blog post for Allez les Belges! Today we meet Sylvia in Sweden. Now I want to go on a wildlife safari in Europe... What is your current job/role in the tourism industry?
I'm the owner of Amazing Nature Scandinavia and active as a nature and travel photographer. I offer nature photography workshops in Västmanland, Central Sweden and I work together with local companies
I recently got in my car for a quick Southwest/Arizona road trip. The finale was a visit and overnight stay at Monument Valley (Navajo Name: Tse’Bii’Ndzisgaii), one of the most iconic symbols of the American Southwest. I LOVED IT! :) 5 tips for a visit to Monument Valley: 1/ The most important thing to keep in mind (especially if you have a tour scheduled) is that the valley is located in the Navajo nation and Daylight Savings Time is observed there. The state of Arizona doe
Welcome to the very FIRST blog about Belgians in the world who work in the tourism industry! These posts will be filed under Allez les Belges. As I hail from Belgium myself, I wanted to give the spotlight to some fellow Belgians who have a tourism-related job. Make sure to keep following the blog so you don't miss any of our updates! Today we meet Leentje De Leeuw: What is your current job/role in the tourism industry: I am the owner of Chica-GO, a tour company in Chicago (st
Most people have seen the gorgeous pictures of "The Wave" in northern Arizona/Southern Utah. As you need to have a permit to hike in this area (Coyote Buttes North), it's best to try to participate in the permit lottery system way in advance. For example, at the start of October I threw in my hat for the lottery to get a permit four months later, in February 2019. While chances are slim that I will win a permit, I am still sorta kina holding my breath! I will know around 1 No