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Holiday Highlights in Madrid

A highlight of the holiday season in every city are the decorations and the opening of Christmas spectacles. There is often one particular night on which the Christmas lights collectively are being turned on accompanied by the opening of Christmas markets.

Spain’s Lesser Known Cities Explored

If there is one country in Europe – or indeed the world – which has more than its fair share of beaches, cities and islands to visit, it is surely Spain. There is quite simply too much for the average person to see and do … Continue reading →

Catalan Christmas Traditions

Living in a different country such as Spain it is always interesting to see how other cultures celebrate holidays we share. With Christmas right around the corner I thought I’d share some Catalan Christmas traditions that I find interesting.

Useful Smartphone Apps to Explore Berlin

Everyone is getting one and if you have one it is one true reliable companion. I am talking about the smart phone. With the growing number of smart phone users more phone applications hit the market to make our life a bit easier.

Romantic Red Sea Escapes

From Paris to Milan, there are cities around the world which have a reputation as romantic hot spots. Whether this is because of the natural beauty of a city or because, for whatever reason, certain folklore has developed over decades, couples have and will continue … Continue reading →

Getting Around in Venice

Venice is a city of canals and unlike many other places the public transportation system is based on water for the most part. On land the best way to get around is on foot. To have a true Venetian experience you most certainly won’t rely … Continue reading →

Now is the time to visit Seville

If you are thinking about a vacation in the south of Spain you usually plan for the summer time, right? Andalusia has one of the warmest climates in Europe. During the summer Sevillanos keep their cool by avoiding the midday sun and drinking their beer … Continue reading →

Experience Rural Cyprus

Cyprus is a small island of the eastern Mediterranean that has for decades managed to punch well above its weight on the tourist front. Ayia Napa continues to attract the young and hip crowds. Lemesos is starting to establish itself as a seaside destination with … Continue reading →

Your Guide to Hidden Hawaiian Gems – Part 2

The last time I was here, I shared with you all a few of my favorite hidden Hawaiian Gems. Well, as promised, here is part 2 of my expose of the best kept secrets of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. But feel free to spread my … Continue reading →

Street Art in Paris

Speaking in very general terms the City of Light embodies timeless elegance like no other city. However, Paris also has a very different side. The urban side of the city is a little rougher around the edges. The city has a vibrant street art scene … Continue reading →

Top Reasons to Visit Budapest

Compared to other big European cities like Paris, Berlin or Barcelona the perceptions of Budapest are very contradictory. Some view the city as a party mecca with an incredible nightlife and affordable at that, but others have this very classical view of it referring to … Continue reading →

Your Guide to Hidden Hawaiian Gems – Part 1

You can scour travel books and websites for advice about exciting Hawaii vacations, but nothing beats finding the small little hidden pockets of Hawaiian gems. For me, it is these little adventures that make a Hawaiian getaway unique, unforgettable and special. And you won’t have … Continue reading →

Around Some of the World

More people than ever before are making the decision to travel round the globe. Some want to do it on their gap year between school and university, They save for airfare part of the year, travel the other. And some take a sabbatical from work … Continue reading →