Phuket is the most popular beach destination in Thailand – it’s easy to get to, is very inexpensive and has a lot of activities night and day, bringing in the tourist crowds. The naughty nightlife and cheap prices bring in the crowds – and also turn of others in search for a quieter, more “Thai” beach vacation. But thanks to … Continue reading
I consider Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, one of the most underrated cities in Europe. And if you want to combine it with a beach getaway, you can be in charming Cascais in less then an hour to hang out on the beach, enjoy the beautiful palace above, the fortress or the pedestrian area with its many restaurants and stores!
I’m a city person and I enjoyed everyone of my visits to Boston – and I also enjoy getting away from the city for a relaxing weekend. On my most recent trip to the East Coast of the United States, we planned a road-trip along the Maine coastline to the North-East of Boston, a combination of the easy & close … Continue reading
Many people love the Algarve, some people say that the Algarve sold their soul to the devil of mass tourism. Yet, I had no trouble finding a long & wide stretch of sand with few people to share it!
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe: In addition to the historic center, the Castelo overlooking the city and great museum in Belem, you also enjoy wonderful daytrips to Sintra or the beach. I had planned to visit the famous Estoril, but after some research decided to give the “new favorite” Cascais a try – and I’m … Continue reading
One of our most frequent weekend getaways from Manila is Anilao – with stunning sunsets, a beautiful coast line and world-class diving, it makes for relaxing time away from busy Manila! And you can enjoy it at hotels of any budget – from affordable Buceo Anilao to luxurious Vivere Azure!
During my almost 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of my favorite and my most frequent weekend getaway was to the wine country North of the Golden Gate Bridge! Napa and Sonoma Valley are popular the world over and offer hundreds of wineries to explore all California wines have to offer – as well as beautiful landscape … Continue reading
Bali has some very popular beaches like Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. But if those are to busy for you, Lovina Beach in the North is a much quieter place and I shared the beach each day with just a handful of people. You can even do it as “Bali on a Budget” and the sunsets are just as beautiful
One of my favorite getaways from San Francisco is Monterey – from the beautiful drive on Highway 1 to the fantastic Aquarium, there is a lot to take your mind off after your crazy work week. It’s also a great stop on my favorite road-trip along California’s Highway 1, so I have stayed here numerous times – and it’s a … Continue reading
If you want to get off the beaten path, you sometimes have to make an effort. Luckily, a speedboat with four outboard engines makes it fast and fun to get to the Gili Islands, a great beach destination away from the crowds of Bali!
Read my review of Gili Islands and the Vamana Resort, a great way to enjoy the peace & quiet of Gili Trawangan, and start planning your own getaway!
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