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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pena Palace – A Disneyland Fantasy outside Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. One of my favorite day trips is to Sintra in the mountains outside Lisbon. You can see Pena Palace – that seems to be straight out of a Disney Fantasy Movie, the walls of an old moorish fortress and the Sintra Palace, all in one easy day!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!

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

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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

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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!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Bustling Bratislava

Bratislava Market from City Hall

Brastislava is a fun city, beautifully set on the Danube River. The Market Square is at the heart of the city and the streets leading away from in invite to a stroll through the old town, with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to explore! An the much lower prices than in Prague, Vienna or Paris make it an affordable weekend!
Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary – Bratislava to plan your own city getaway!

Fantastic Foto Friday: Poznan, Poland

Poznan Market Square

Poznan in Western Poland had a turbulent history. It’s old town has been beautifully restored and the city has developed well since the fall of the iron curtain. It’s a great destination for a weekend getaway, to enjoy the history and lively bars and restaurants in the old town!
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!