Iceland | Grundarfjörður – Gateway to the Center of the Earth

After having left Isafjördur the night before, the night at sea had been a little rougher then during the other nights. One of the reasons may have been, that we had reached the Western shores of Iceland and therefore were more exposed to the changing weather conditions. Strong winds and lows that had formed over the Atlantic Ocean had nothing better to do than hitting the West coast without mercy. Continue reading

I lost my heart in … Key West …

Even though we all love to travel everywhere and anytime, there are only a few places  in the world that one can instantly relate to or even feel right at home at. Key West would become one of these places to me as I found out during a recent mini cruise aboard Royal Caribbean´s Empress of the Seas. Continue reading

Tel Aviv | An Afternoon in Jaffa

Having just a short stay in Tel Aviv and not feeling the hassle to take a tour to Jerusalem? No problem, Jaffa is only a decent stroll away from the city beaches to the South and offers at least the same amount of history, architecture and art. Continue reading

Los Angeles | Catalina Coffee & Cafe

Its alternative yet homely living room atmosphere just a block off the Redondo Beach Pier will be a big missed favorite breakfast spot of mine after our hotel relocation to downtown Los Angeles in just a week. Continue reading

Munich | Lake Lullaby on Lake Starnberg

Munich is a great year round destination to visit, but particularly on the hot summer days, downtown can become a little too hot and too overcrowded. So what comes more convenient than escaping the hustle and bustle  of the city to take a romantic panoramic cruise on Lake Starnberg. Just 20 minutes by express train from downtown. Continue reading

Milan | An Afternoon at Lake Como – La Dolce Vita

August is probably one of the best months (if not the busiest) of the year to visit Lago di Como, the beautiful Como Lake just one hour north by train from the bustling fashion capital Milan. Continue reading

San Francisco | Building Beauty in the City by the Bay

The “City by the Bay” is in constant change and there are always new things to discover as I just recently found out during my latest trip to San Francisco. Wherever it is architecture, urban planning or simply new perspectives to enjoy one of the most recognized skylines in the world. Find out my latest 36 favorite places to head to. Continue reading

San Francisco | Power Walk to Baker Beach

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed constructions around the whole world and it is truly a magnificent structure from every point of view. Heading over to Baker Beach on the Western shores of San Francisco is a trip that everyone should take once in town. The view from the beach onto the bridge is probably one of the most romantic ones there is. And getting there by foot is not as difficult as I thought it would be. Continue reading

San Francisco | From Frisco to Capitola on Highway 1 – A Love Story

Driving down the coast in Northern California is something everyone should have done at least once in his/her lifetime. The romance of the rugged cliffs and the powerful Pacific Ocean underneath is only topped by the sheer natural beauty that surrounds you while following the serpentine road along sleepy coastal towns and surfer beaches to Capitola, a picturesque seaside city that would do just perfectly as a movie set for a “Jaws” remake. Continue reading