Blog posts from Euro Christmas Markets 2022
Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London sights

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London sights

Nov 30 After an overnight flight to London we needed to stay awake until the afternoon, so we decided to visit some favorites for a few hours. The V&A museum always has new pieces on display,...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: London food & drink

Wednesday At the suggestion of Leandra's cousin Courtney, we tried Coppa for dinner as it was an easy 15 minute walk from their flat.  I ordered the bucatini carbonara while Leandra went for the...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille sights

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille sights

Sunday The main train station, Lille Europe, had some nice indoor and outdoor art.   I went back out after lunch to explore the fort area but couldn't see much. Instead, I headed back to the center,...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Lille food & drink

Sunday After dropping our bags off at the apartment, our first destination was the Marché de Wazemmes which closes at 3p on Sundays, and wouldn't be open on Monday. It took about a 15 min walk from...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Bruges sights

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Bruges sights

It was quite chilly while we were in Bruges, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the canals, street art, and seasonal Christmas decorations around town. We started our first night walking north...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Bruges food & drink

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: Bruges food & drink

Friday Our favorite pub in Bruges, De Garre, was absolutely packed so we decided to try another fave, t'Poatersgat, instead. We had about 30 minutes before it opened so we killed some time looking...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: a night in Ghent

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: a night in Ghent

Our first two trips to Ghent had been day trips from Brussels in 2012 and 2014, and each time we really liked the city. For this visit we originally considered a day trip from Bruges, then decided...

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: introduction

Euro Christmas Markets 2022: introduction

In 2020 we had planned on a Thanksgiving trip centered on European Christmas markets, as it had been 6 years since we were last in Europe late in the year. Of course, all of our 2020 plans were...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)