Christmas shopping & city trip to Luxembourg

Constitution square Luxembourg

With Christmas only 7 weeks away, plans for a Christmas shopping trip are on many people’s agenda. While most opt for London, New York or Cologne, I would recommend a less obvious destination: Luxembourg! A city trip to Luxembourg, – only a one hour flight from Amsterdam – guarantees a weekend packed with Christmas markets, […]

5 Reasons to visit Amsterdam in autumn

Amsterdam is one of the most charming European cities with its historic canals and townhouses, picturesque bridges and narrow cobbled streets. As a Dutch native, I can still very much appreciate the city’s beauty. Each season transforms the Dutch capital into a whole other scene. And although most tourists visit Amsterdam in spring and summer, […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 4: The famous landmarks + Shopping in Via del Corso

Trevi Fountain

On my last day in Rome, I checked off the historical landmarks and Rome’s most popular highlights in the old city center; Pigna and Colonna. I’m talking about the places we all know from articles and stories that need no introduction; the Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain.  At night, I returned to […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 3: Trastevere, Campo dei Fiori, Parione and Ghetto

Besides the charming and hip quarter Monti that I wrote about last week, there are four more quarters that will satisfy your inner foodie and spark your interest in shopping and sightseeing.  Trastevere, Campo de Fiori, Parione and Ghetto are all four boasting with restaurants and small boutiques, yet also different and distinctive with their […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 1: Monti and the Ancient sites

Plaza Venezia Rome

Rome in 4 days might sound do-able, but it is actually ambitious and unattainable. The city is like an open air museum and it will take you weeks to cover all. Nonetheless you can get a good bite out of the Roman culture in 4 days and check off the must-see landmarks and ancient sites. […]

Hotel to Heart: The Caro Hotel in Valencia

Meta Bar

During my city trip to Valencia, I stayed in a very distinctive design hotel: the Caro Hotel. This monumental hotel is located right in the historical center, a stone throw away from the Valencia Cathedral and the Basilica. Interior designer Francesc Rifé has cleverly integrated the historical details and elements of the monument, with 21st century design and […]

Hotel to Heart: Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg

Imagine waking up in a super soft bed, in a timeless elegant room and with a magnificent panoramic view on the enchanting Alzette and Petrusse valley of Luxembourg. That’s what happened when I spent the weekend in the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg. The five-star designhotel, designed by Philippe Capronis, is sleek chic with […]