This installment of our trip to Belgium and Germany 2016 is getting confusing… It’s the fourth and last in the series, so do we call it Germany – Part Eins (1) or Part Vier (4) – Trier And A Terrorist Sighting? Either way, bet you want to get to the terrorist bit – right? DON’T skip ahead…
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE ICEWINE VILLAGE Queen Street, Niagara-On-The-Lake Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an unforgettable winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. The Icewine will flow as the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour Canada’s liquid gold and the renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations. When it’s time to warm up your toes pop into one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Landmark Shops. Admission to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village is free.
Well this article started out as one, but has turned into four! We hope you’re still with us. This is the last installment of our 2016 visit to Belgium (part 4 is Germany). If you missed our other installments here’s a link to each of them… Belgium – Home of Chocolate, Waffles… And Beer and Belgium – Part Deux. Airbnb, Towning, Waterfalls And Motor Racing Dinant (Pronounced Dinon) We said goodbye to terrific Airbnb host Phillippe, and set off for our next destination for the night: Dinant. Not only do we visit a unique cave system, but right just down the road a wee bit is a beer museum (see previous articles) and a really cool looking city right on the Meuse River that is birthplace of the saxophone.
Welcome to part two of our journey. If you missed part one here’s a link: Belgium – Home of Chocolate, Waffles… And Beer. Our Belgian holiday was going way better than expected. We arrived not really knowing very much about Belgium, and scouring the internet before leaving home just to find something to do in the Ardennes Region didn’t result in anything that seemed too exciting or even interesting – unless you love to hike and/or camp. After arriving we found Belgium beautiful and charming – definitely worth taking the time to visit whether on your way to or from another destination in Europe… or even as a destination of its own – just don’t rely on Belgian Tourism to help you along the way. Use TripAdvisor… or travel bloggers like us. Airbnb Before we even got to Belgium we needed to find a place to stay. Since we knew very little about the area, we had no idea if any of the hotels were any good – and how would we begin to sort …
When we decided to go to Belgium and Germany this year – first and foremost on our to-do list was to sample real authentic Belgian Chocolate – not the store-bought stuff, it HAD to be from a chocolatier. Second on the list was to try the beer and hopefully get a tour as well. Hoegaarden is one of the best beers you can buy, so drinking that while in Belgium would be a slam-dunk – right? Wrong, more on that later. Google is a wonderful thing because Belgian Tourism (country, town or region) has a long way to go when it comes to marketing to tourists – they don’t even have a Twitter account!! Every time we found something interesting and thought about finding more information, it was a dead-end as far as any tourism office website was involved. Thankfully Google and TripAdvisor filled in the requisite information satisfactorily and made it a wonderful trip.
Ever since we found out that there were swimming pigs in the Exumas, we knew we just HAD to go and experience it! While on Exuma Water Sports 007 Tour we stopped to visit the world-famous Swimming Pigs…
Here’s our next video from our trip to Exuma… If you ever get the opportunity to visit make sure you book a trip with Exuma Water Sports on the 007 Tour for an unforgettable day and certainly one that knocked a few things off our “Bucket List.” Swimming with the sharks has always been a dream and on our next video – we’ll swim with the pigs!
We’ve had a YouTube channel for a couple of years now, but haven’t uploaded more than a couple of our videos … well … that’s about to change! Today we’ve uploaded the first of 8 videos from our trip to Exuma, Bahamas – a true paradise just an hour from Florida. We hope you enjoy our series, starting with this amazing experience at Stocking Island where we got to swim with, feed and pet the stingrays! We only spent an afternoon on Stocking Island – we experiences a lot, but missed so much – so we’ll be sure to spend a full day there when we go back.
Panama is one of the countries we’d really like to visit here’s a great infographic from ToscaninnHotel .. enjoy
Who knew that one day Waldo would actually prove useful! Waldo? You say … Yes – Waldo – the star who got his start in a series of children’s books in England … that quirky little guy with his distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses – that’s the one! Well, in reality it’s not Waldo himself that’s going to guide you on the perfect American road-trip, but rather one Randal S. Olson from the University of Pennsylvania who researches artificial intelligence and algorithms … the guy who came up with the optimal search strategy to find Waldo.