All posts by Veronique Autphenne

Véronique Autphenne grew up on three different continents and has had a passion for travel ever since she can remember. She has settled in Alexandria, VA, and still travels as often as possible with her husband John and three boys. She started Pax Travel Design to help busy families realize their travel dreams while staying sane in the process. Vero runs the blog, Belgium with Kids, wrote the e-book Brussels with Kids, and co-founded All Over the Map. Follow her on Twitter: @belgiumwithkids and on Facebook: Pax Travel Design. Her favorite moments, both on the road and at home, tend to involve food, family, and lots of laughter.

The 411 on Bruges with Kids

With meandering canals and pristinely-preserved medieval architecture, Belgium’s city of Bruges is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” The city’s colorful history stretches all the way back to the 9th century, when it was founded by Vikings.  Bruges flourished in the 14th century, thanks largely to its cloth industry, which attracted merchants … Continue reading The 411 on Bruges with Kids

The 411 on The Berkshires with Kids

Maybe it’s the lungfuls of fresh mountain air, dips in cool lakes, and miles of hiking trails. Or maybe it’s the outdoor symphonies, literary haunts, and impossibly charming New England towns. For all these reasons, the Berkshires have been attracting visitors (and repatriates) for centuries as a place to escape New York and Boston’s summer … Continue reading The 411 on The Berkshires with Kids

The 411 on Washington D.C. with Kids

Stand before the white-domed U.S. Capitol and you will hear the squeals of school children in their bright matching T-shirts and feel the swoosh of politicians rushing to make their next appointment. And then you are off to yours–perhaps it’s the Air and Space Museum to see the Wright Brothers’ original plane, or the Natural … Continue reading The 411 on Washington D.C. with Kids

The 411 on Philadelphia with Kids

Philadelphia is known for its historical sites, cheese steaks, and no-nonsense approach to life. But its world-class museums, green space, and food scene have put it on the map as a top destination for families that ours just can’t get enough of. Whether you’re here for a long weekend of for a week, you’ll find … Continue reading The 411 on Philadelphia with Kids

The 411 on Alexandria with Kids

On the banks of the Potomac River, across from Washington, DC, sits the pretty colonial town of Alexandria. Its waterfront location, cobble-stoned streets, and beautifully preserved colonial architecture make it a natural draw for families visiting the capital area and are worth a visit all on their own. If you’re traveling to Alexandria with kids, … Continue reading The 411 on Alexandria with Kids

The 411 on Brussels with Kids

If waffles, comic books, and chocolate don’t tempt the kids, then maybe mussels and beer will make up for it for the grownups. Brussels is a can’t-miss family destination, with a surprisingly large amount of green space, fantastic museums, and a culinary tradition that will make your mouth water. Kids will get a kick out … Continue reading The 411 on Brussels with Kids