Thomas Cook collapses – what to do now?

Thomas Cook, the European travel company that started 178 years ago and pioneered package tours, has declared bankruptcy and ceased operations today. All flights, vacations and tours are cancelled. The UK government has launched a repatriation effort to bring home more than 150,000 Thomas Cook customers currently abroad on vacation and has chartered a fleet of planes to do so. Because … Continue reading

Fantastic Foto Friday: Historic Lisbon

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the old fortress Castelo de Sao Jorge is a great place to see it from. It sits on the hill above the city with 360 views. It’s a good place to start your tour of the city and a stoll through the old town at the foot of the castel or a ride in the historic tram should be part of your trip. 
Plan your own trip to Lisbon with my Destination Guide Lisbon and find the best places to stay or eat and what to see & do!

My new favorite bar & resto in Lisbon’s Principe Real: Jobim

Lisbon reminds me a lot of San Francisco and one reason is the great restaurant and bar scene you’ll have in both cities. Lisbon has lots of little neighborhood bars and restaurants with loyal, local followers that offer unique food and drink options, great ambiance and friendly service. Jobim is one of those places, making it one of my new … Continue reading

Image

Fantastic Foto Friday: Relax on Lisbon’s beaches

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. And when you need to get away from the busy city, a 15km stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Coast is just a short ride away – you can head to Costa Caparica, enjoy a long walk along the beach, soak up the sun, splash in the waves or kick back in one of the beach clubs!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!

Destination Guide: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is one of the most underrated cities in Europe, but Portugal’s capital has been getting much more attention in the last view years: It has a lot to offer from historic buildings and museums to fairy tale castles and beaches and great food and nightlife. It’s easy to explore, the city is compact, locals are friendly and prices are … Continue reading

Stylish hotel in the heart of Berlin – art’otel Berlin Ku’damm

The art’otel Berlin Kurfuerstendamm offers a uniqe, Andy Warhol inspired design, comfortable rooms and friendly service in a good location in Western Berlin. You have access to a small fitness and wellness area, a peaceful garden and a good breakfast. The prices are low for Berlin on cash or Radisson Rewards rates, making this a good deal and a place … Continue reading

Image

Fantastic Foto Friday: Opera Bratislava

Bratislava Opera House

Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the overlooked cities in central Europe. It has a rich history, offers great food and lots to see & do at prices that are a fraction of what you’ll pay in popular Vienna or Prague. So, If you are looking for a historic city to explore that not everybody has been to – check out my Weekend Guide Bratislava for some inspiration and planning tips!