Koningsdam | 10 Days Southern Caribbean – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

White sandy beaches. Crystal clear waters. Half Moon Cay has it all. The island, aka Little San Salvador Island, is just one out of the roughly 700 islands of the Bahamas Archipelago. Continue reading

MS Koningsdam – Holland America Line | Greenhouse Spa & Salon Photo Tour

Every cruise line has its signature wellness retreat. On Holland America it is called the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. Take a photo tour of the new thermal suite exclusively available on the line´s newest vessel MS Koningsdam. Continue reading

Holland America Line | MS Koningsdam Ship Tour

Having been loyal Celebrity Cruises guests and becoming tired of the brand´s service decline, we were looking for an adequate alternative in terms of a luxurious resort ship cruise experience, yet with a classy and more conventional touch. And without being dusty, Holland America Line´s newest fleet addition, MS Koningsdam, provided us with a modern approach to traditional cruising that we were looking for and a quality that had been long-lost on all the Celebrity Cruises vessels. Step onboard with me and experience MS Koningsdam, HAL´s new flagship. Continue reading

MSY Wind Star | Gastronomical Gorgeousness – a Tribute

IMG_2336Travel is not only about going places, it is at least as much about tasting the local food that is offered there. It is a major ingredient to a quality experience and a to a unique and lasting memory. Cruise lines have been catering more and more to the needs of their sophisticated passengers over the last couple of years by introducing different speciality dining venues onboard their vessels, teaming up with celebrity star chefs or simply revolutionizing their menus in terms of freshness, uniqueness and local touches.

I love to eat when I travel! And it contributes so much to my travel experience when on the road, that if I didn´t work out as much as I do, I probably would have to add at least half of my girth to my present look. If that´s enough. Continue reading

Grand Turk | A Day in Paradise

After being glued to home for over 10 days now due to a sinus infection and therefore being completely stuck with the offshoots of winter here in Germany, I thought it would be a colorful #MondayMotivation to let my mind wander off to beautiful Grand Turk, main island of the Turks and Caicos Islands and home to the capital Cockburn Town. Continue reading

Short Cruises 2015 | Cross-country done differently

Norwegian Sun leaving the port of Vancouver.
Norwegian Sun leaving the port of Vancouver. © Shipm8s.com by #tamme wichmann photography

Just imagine the following:

You have been on a road or caravan trip for a few days or for weeks and have explored the beautiful landscapes of the territory that you have visited. Mountains, lakes, woods, wildlife, sunsets and sunrises. You´ve witnessed it all. And openly, there is almost no better way to experience the exceptional variety and beauty that the Northwestern states of the Americas have to offer, than by caravan or camping. Continue reading