The Palms Cliff House Inn | Honomu, Hawai´i

Nestled along the picturesque Hamakua Coast around 30 minutes North of Hilo, Hawai´i, the Palms Cliff House Inn provides everything you need for a romantic and secluded stay while exploring the East Coast of Big Island. A gorgeous colonial estate extending warm and personalized service in a tranquil and relaxing location with unparalleled views of Honomu Bay. Continue reading

EXchange Hotel | Vancouver B.C.

Created back in 1929 as the original Old Stock Exchange, the 2019 opened EXchange Hotel Vancouver convinced me as a stylish and conveniently located pre- or after cruise accommodation or simply as the perfect headquarter for city sightseeing during your Vancouver city trip. Continue reading

San Francisco | Alamo Square Spring Picnic

Even though it is one of San Francisco´s most frequented Tourist destinations, Alamo Square with its world-famous Victorian mansions is definitely one of my favorite spots to head to on a sunny day. Continue reading

Eventide | Portland´s Best Lobster Rolls

It has been awhile since I had last written about food. Apologies for that! But good things will take a while, as we all know:). Speaking of heavenly delights, this time I would like to introduce to you a place in Stephen King´s birth state Maine, that does not only deliver “A 1”-quality in terms of seafood in general, but which is particularly popular for their speciality of the house: Portland´s Best Lobster Rolls! Continue reading

Queen Mary 2 | A Transatlantic Diary

Vacation time is the best time of the year. Particularly, because it is the only time of year that I get to share all those precious moments and experiences with the one person I love. 2018 has been a tough year, so both of us were in urgent need of relaxation and rebooting of our energy levels. And nothing soothes feeling worn-out and tired better than a good old Transatlantic cruise on the last ocean liner there is: RMS Queen Mary 2.

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B.S. Taqueria – A Mexican Jewel in Downtown L.A.

Making your way into downtown L.A. and craving for some delicious Mexican cuisine? Then check into B.S. Taqueria, L.A. native chef Ray Garcia´s playground. Continue reading

Charlotte |Mint Uptown Museum – Contemporary American Art

With the sun shining high on a beautiful North Carolina summer day, I thought it was just the perfect time to check out the beautiful collection inside the sleek and stylish Mint Uptown… . Continue reading

Los Angeles | Chinatown & Little Tokyo

Haven´t been to Los Angeles for over a year and with no agenda this time, I spontaneously decided to do a low-key layover and explore the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Tokyo. And I found two exciting and colorful areas just off downtown L.A. Continue reading

Fantastic Waterways – New York City

There is no such thing as a mid-day arrival after a Transatlantic passage into the harbor of New York City and therefore a bucket list item for everyone! I remember how disappointed we were upon check-in in Southampton, that our scheduled overnight stay on the Bermudas had to be cancelled due to heavy storms over the Atlantic Ocean. And that the ship had to evade towards Madeira instead. But what was a tremendous frustration at first sight, turned out to be a marvelous day-time experience that most cruisers do not get to see when crossing the Atlantic. Continue reading