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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The Algarve coast in the very South of Portugal is a popular beach destination and Albufeira is near the center of it, close to the main airport in Faro and with plenty of sun, sand and see for a beach getaway. The little town on the cliff above the beach offers plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants, making it a … Continue reading
Ko Samui is a popular beach destination in Thailand, yet you can still have the beach almost to yourself, enjoying a peaceful breakfast with your toes in the sand and the waves crushing onto shore! I remember this moment as one of the most relaxed breakfasts I’ve had in years!
Plan your own beach getaway to Thailand, with a stay on Ko Samui’s Chaweng Beach or as a romantic luxury escape to the Intercontinental Resort Ko Samui away from the crowds!