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Have the best summer staycation ever with Live the World’s Belgium travel guide
Antwerp, Belgium | Date: 11 May 2021
- This summer, no matter where you are in Belgium, easily find summer activities for you or the family and plan with the Live the World platform easily. Antwerp-based online travel platform Live the World has launched their Belgium Slow Travel Guide.
- Explore almost 400 activities for only 15€ with Live the World’s travel guide. You’ll discover local, authentic activities per region, read up all about Belgium’s cities and provinces and uncover must-see hidden gems, museums, family-friendly day trips, and much more. All on a user-friendly map!
Discover Belgium in a new way with Live the World
This summer, no matter where you are in the country, easily find summer activities for you or the family and get ready to plan your summer of ‘21 staycation with Live the World’s travel guide.
Live the world makes it super easy to plan all your favorite activities this summer with their interactive, digital travel guide that has almost 400 activities centered around a fun and easy-to-use map. With new activities being added weekly, you’ll never be bored. Plus, what’s more is that you can also filter according to your style ranging from hikes (Hit the trails) to museums (Learn Something New) to getting out into nature (Green Horizons). Then save the ones you want to go to as your favourites and come back to them the next day, week or whenever you’d like to plan that unforgettable staycation.
“Due to the uptick in COVID variants abroad, more and more Belgians are opting for a “staycation” this summer. However it’s quite a challenge after a year and a half of lockdown to still discover new activities. Our new Belgium travel guide is the ideal solution to make your staycation fun and interesting!”, says Zoë Vets, co-founder Live the World.
The only slow travel guide
Live the world wants to disrupt the travel industry with the first slow travel guide in the world. Slow travel means discovering more local and authentic travel experiences rather than the touristic hotspots and going from one place to the next.
“More and more travelers want to escape the mass tourism of the past and slow travel is THE solution. On top of that, it is all around much more sustainable to stay in one place longer both for the environment and the local economy”, Zoë Vets, co-founder Live the World, further states.
Ambitious start-up with strong support
After having the proof-of-concept live since earlier this year, Live the World is now launching the complete Belgian travel guide and the Prague City Guide (Czech Republic). Netherlands will be launched in the early fall. Plus, A collaborative, visual trip planning tool is coming later this year to make it even easier to plan a trip with friends or family. The company is supported by the Belgian accelerator Start-it @ KBC, Vlaio (Flemish agency for innovation & entrepreneurship) and 3 angel investors.
Check out Livetheworld.com for more information.
Mechelen’s summer gems
- Splash and Sip in Mechelen: Go Stand-up-paddle boarding (aka supping) along the canals in Mechelen; paddle along the quaint old city and explore it in a new way. Afterwards stop off at the summer pop up bar T'Ile Malines.
- Pick your own fruit and flowers at this eco farm in Zemst. Ferm has got all the fresh fruit that you can pick yourself and sells veggies too at their seasonal market every Saturday. You can also pick your own beautiful wildflower bouquet and there’s a little playground (and tractor) for the kids!
- This province takes it easy but wows you with their sights. Make sure you discover the new Terhills at Hoge Kempen National Park by trekking up one of their 3 easy walks and enjoying the views on top of the old Terrills (spoil tips; piles of mining waste which has now been completely made green with grass and trees all over the hill). One of the few places in Flanders you can get a true hike in.
- Of course you know about biking through the trees, biking through the water but have you biked through the Mechelse heath? Discover Limburg’s newest cycling attraction.
- Want a new adventure with the little ones? The Lietenberg Blotevoetenpad will take you through all five of your senses with your feet. Plus gorgeous views to boot. Small or Big, this walk is sure to give you a new sense of adventure while staying close to home.
Enjoy the breeze in Ghent
- Go rent a boat with friends or family with VlotGent this summer, take your own drinks and feel the wind in your hair while floating along the canals of beautiful Ghent.
- Prefer something a bit more active? Get those arms ready to do some paddling and rent some kayaks while paddling next to the famous Gravensteen.
Sip some wine in West Flanders
- Explore the Belgian wine scene (yes, there is one!) and tour around the Entre Deux Monts Winery and hop on the nearby Cablecar Cordoba.
- We all know Ypres for its WWI history but it also has some surprises in store. The Silver Cross Winery pays tribute to the history of this area while tasting their fabulous wines.
Dive into Wallonia’s nature
You don’t have to go far to discover something new. The ardennes are bursting with various activities this summer.
- Up for some adventure? The EcoPark Adventures Tournai will have you climbing, jumping and ziplining across a lake.
- Near Lake Gileppe, you’ll find the Accropark where you’re crawling along a rope bridge. Or go hiking and biking in the signposted trails nearby.
Up for a walk? Explore the family friendly 4KM walk at Park Furfooz or catch a longer day trek and do the Bayehon Waterfall Hike.