NEWS: Visit Flanders Blog Trip

Right now we’re sitting on the train (w/ free wifi and breakfast!) on our way from Amsterdam to Brussels for an 8 day blog trip with Visit Flanders Tourism Board, where we’ll be exploring the best of Flanders and also going to “Feest in het Park”, one of the many music festivals that are held across the region.

In the next 8 days we will be visiting Brussels, Oudenaarde, Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges – exploring everything from the historic streets of the old towns to chocolate workshops and art fairs.

We’ve only been to Brussels before so it will be exciting to see more of Belgium, and we can’t wait to indulge in all the delicious chocolate and frites (never call them French fries in Belgium!).

Follow us on and @awetravel on twitter to see what we’re up to (#awtflanders) with daily photos and updates!

/Sofia and Nathan

9 Responses to NEWS: Visit Flanders Blog Trip

  1. Monica August 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I recently got back from Ghent and had a brilliant time. Can’t wait to go back to Belgium again in September and looking forward to reading about your trip!

    • Sofia August 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      We arrived in Gent today, absolutely love the city. It’s so beautiful and people here are so friendly.

  2. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista August 23, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! I’ve never been to that area but would love to see it myself someday but until then will “see” it through your posts and photos :)

    • Sofia August 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      Hi Debbie,

      We had never been anywhere else but Brussels until now, so it’s been a lot of fun to see other parts of the country as well.

      Hope you get to visit soon, it’s a really nice country.

  3. Carlo Cretaro August 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Great stuff guys. Best of luck and I hope ye have a great trip. Would love to visit Belgium some day as it sounds like a cool country to wander around in.

  4. OutsideTheGuidebook August 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Good one guys! So you got the “Visit Flanders Tourism Board” to sponsor your trip? Woohooo!! I’m just starting out in the blogging world so guess still have a ways to go before folks start “paying me” to go on holiday! :-)))

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Emily August 26, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Sofia and Nathan,
    Wow, a free trip to Flanders! Impressive! And after only 2 years of blogging!
    A remarkable feat! Can you share any tips about how to do this aside from “just ask” which is also great advice. My husband and I are building our blog from ground up. How many followers do you think someone should have before summoning up the gall to ask for a free trip?
    Really enjoy your blog and weekly updates! it’s just the right amount. While others seem bent on providing hourly minutia of their day including every meal ingested, you are tastefully restrained and professional by providing just the right amount to keep us hooked! Keep up the good work!

  6. Kwong August 26, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    We went to Amsterdam in May and took a side trip to Brussels. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the Thalys high speed train between the two cities and the ease and efficiency of European train travel. Hope you enjoyed your ride as well!

  7. Belle August 28, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    Wow that sounds amazing! Can’t wait to hear your posts and experience from Amsterdam! Do all European trains have free Wi-Fi??