Sunday, November 23, 2008

Belgium, Brussels: Chocolate & Beer

If you get the opportunity to visit Belgium, RUN -- don't walk! But don't forget to bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Those cobblestone streets aren't made for fashionable shoes that pinch the toesy or worse. If you still want to look good, wear those high heels, but make sure you stop at the hundreds of tasty breweries, pubs (aka cafes) along the way. The beer scene is simply amazing!

I'm blogging about Brussels pub crawl at Where in the World is Diana Today? Blog.

Instead of repeating the same blog, I'm going to add the pictures to this blog and link the two. Have fun, checking out my pics!

Cheers to Brussels! Diana

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Devil's Thumb Ranch & Belgium: Brussels & Namu

Check out my web site's blog for my recent November visit to the environmentally friendly, year round ranch resort and spa, Devil's Thumb Ranch with an awe-inspiring view of the Continental Divide. We overnighted in their new Lodge.

Sustainability is key at Devil's Thumb Ranch . The owners have done an impressive job of using local resources to build the lodge even incorporating beatle-eaten wood as part of the new lodge construction. The International Conservancy have honored the Ranch with Environmental and responsible developemtn awards and top eco-friendly hotels in the world.

From a mountain lodge getaway, Tuesday I'm heading to Belgium to visit Brussels and then Namur -- a chocolate, castle and beer tour with a touch of romance in Namur. Dreading the long flight, first to JFK (with one connection in Charlotte) on U.S. Airways and then my first flight on Jet Airways direct to Brussels.

I'll be bringing my best pair of walking shoes and an umbrella.
More on that later -- I promise!