Hotels

A perfect family getaway weekend in Usedom

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It doesn't always have to be Thailand. Or Mexico. Or Portugal. Sometimes one only need look to one's own little country to find the perfect beach break. In our case, we tried Usedom, a small island in Northern Germany, right in the Baltic Sea. It's one of those things: everyone goes every year and often has done since they were kids. Especially once t[...]

Vila Vita Parc - The Hotel Paradise for Families in the Algarve

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Ever since I've had a baby, people with kids often email/text/call me to find out one thing: where to travel with their kids. It should be a family friendly place, warm weather, not too far a flight. Well, here comes my top answer: Vila Vita Parc in the Algarve. Ever since I first visited the Algarve when my little guy was only 5 months old I have[...]

Hotels we love: Cotton House, Barcelona

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„My god, this place! “ was the single thought that kept popping into my mind for the whole of the 48 hours I spent here. Whoever ran this place clearly knew what they were doing. There was a single feeling that prevailed the entire time I was here. I felt… spoiled. Avocado with my eggs and bacon? No problem! Fresh raspberries and cream with my crepe? Por su [...]

Discovering Ko Phi Phi's best kept secret

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"Sometimes life is full of surprises" they say, and there is probably no time in life when this is more true than when traveling. I was on a two week stint through Thailand when I took the ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi, knowing I would be staying at the Zeavola Resort, a place I was invited to check out to review for you guys. Before going, I had a quick[...]

Costa Navarino - Greece's best family getaway?

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Ever since I became a mom, my travel behavior has changed a fair bit. Not at all in terms of frequency mind you, if anything I travel even more days out of the year now than I did before. However, the way I pick destinations, the duration of my stay, the things that matter to me most – all that is totally different now to what it used to be. Happy child[...]

A weekend in one of London's finest hotels

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It was the first day of 5 weeks full of travel for me and my 2-year old son Atlas. We were to go see 6 countries, visit 10 different hotels and in the end go on a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. It was to be an epic holiday and this is where it all began. I couldn't have asked for a better beginning. London is a city close to my heart, it has be[...]

La Vie En Rose: How a Trip to Monaco Changed my Life

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'Isn't there a song about this? I wanna lay you down in a bed of roses... who is it by?', one of the other bloggers asks. 'It's Bon Jovi', I reply without hesitation. 'Now that answer came a bit too fast.' And that's how quickly you share your guilty pleasures with almost strangers when you're stimulated by fragrant roses (and a bit of rose wine)... I wou[...]

Vila Monte - A hotel dream in white

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It had not been all too long since my last trip to the Algarve, only a bit over a year, but when the invite to visit Vila Monte, a new design hotel in Moncarapacho, 15 minutes from Faro, came around, I had to jump at the opportunity. Sun, sea and a beautiful new hotel is too much of a lure for me to just wave it off. Plus, Atlas and I got to bring our friend[...]

An insider tip in the Alps: Haus Hirt in Bad Gastein, Austria

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There are at least 2 excellent reasons for this blogpost which has been a long time coming because this trip actually dates back a few months at this stage (6, to be precise). However, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to tell you all about it because this place, called Bad Gastein, is really something else. One. This is still a real insid[...]

Hotels We Love: Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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Have you ever been to Heaven on Earth? I have: Well, actually this is of course a much more tangible place than Heaven. This is the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge in northern Tanzania. After trying and failing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro last June my dad and I treated ourselves to a luxurious getaway close to Ngorongoro Crater nature reserve and Serengeti Na[...]