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
You live in Asia and need to get away for some peace & quiet on the beach? You want to travel in comfort, but not spend a fortune, so you have a little money left to shop? If you have one week, you can do all that easily – Bangkok not only has great shopping, but is also close to … 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!
Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, a popular beach destination with plenty of mass tourism. Yet the town itself has preserved its character and it’s fun to explore on foot!
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!
If you are planning a getaway to the Northern California wine country, finding a reasonably priced hotel has become difficult. Even budget hotels frequently run over $200/night and the sky is the limit for luxury hotels. So, I was surprised to find the Comfort Inn Calistoga for $154/night mid-week and was looking forward to my stay with a tinge of … Continue reading
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