With one week's holiday booked for early November and nowhere to go, my girlfriend and I decided to look at last-minute deals for a short winter getaway. By some luck, we found a brilliant deal at a hotel in the very centre of the historic town of Bruges.
The only catch? We'd have to drive. Not a problem, I thought. I love a road trip, and heading into Europe by road is one of my favourite things to do – I've driven through Belgium many times on my way to the Nurburgring so knew it wouldn't take too long.