Hong Kong | Hung Hom – An East Kowloon Jewel

It was one of the most anticipated crew hotel changes in history: The move from our luxurious retreat in Wan Chai to the rather quiet and off-the-beat East Kowloon location called Hung Hom, far off the hustle and bustle and nightlife of Hong Kong Island. A lot of my colleagues literally fell into deep depression after the announcement, but for someone like me, who had always been on the hunt for daylight activities rather than partying the night away, the change came as a welcoming transformation. Continue reading

New York | Christmas Lights – The Best of the Big Apple

During Xmas time, there are only few destinations around the world that attract travelers like moths are attracted by the light. And one of them, by far, is New York City. But even if the Big Apple surely is one of the most stressful pre-holiday shopping paradises, it offers some of the most extraordinary Xmas decorations around. And those will transfer even the grumpiest grinches into this merry and mellow Xmas spirit that makes this time of year so special. 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

Hong Kong | Building Porn, Ghosts & Hong Kong History

Being hot and humid during Typhoon season, I was looking for a mixture of out- and indoor activities during my latest trip to Asia´s world city. And found myself searching for the coolest Chinese cemetery, one of the most photographed buildings in the whole world and a trip back in time through Hong Kong´s varied history. Continue reading

Denver | City Sightseeing with B-Cycle

What´s more fun to explore beautiful Denver on a hot summer day than by bike? My thinking, so I packed my inflight supervisor and grabbed one of these convenient rental roadsters which are great for everyone who likes to discover places while being a little active on the side. And the great thing about these what I call “community bikes” is that you can pick them up and leave again at any of the countless docking stations around Denver at your convenience. It is only up to you to not getting lost. Continue reading

Tokyo | Sightseeing for First Timers – 14 Must Do´s

2020 is Tokyo´s big year: After a few economical ups and downs in the past few years and the terrible Nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan´s capital and most populous metropolitan area in the world is getting ready for the Summer Olympics and a restored self-confidence.  To show the world once again that (almost) everything seems better in the Land of the Rising Sun. Continue reading

Mykonos | Picture Perfect Greece

No question! Mykonos Town has probably one of the most perfect and picturesque cityscapes you could imagine. It is beautiful, it is stylish, it is a Jet Set hotspot. Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, you name it, it´s all there. It is a photographer´s paradise and if you like to take snapshots, this is the place where you can romp about! Let me take you on a visual walk through the small alleys of one of Greece´s most popular destinations. Continue reading

Milos | Aphrodite´s darling

This little beauty lies around six to seven hours by ferry from Athens (Piraeus) and belongs to the Cyclades islands in the Southern Aegean region. I was actually an alternate port to our scheduled visit to Mykonos with Windstar Cruises´ “Wind Star”, where strong winds can make anchoring for smaller ships from time to time impossible. Luckily, we had visited the Greek hotspot already in May during a different cruise and even though we did enjoy the picturesque alleys of Mykonos Town a lot at that time, it was a more than welcome alternative! Continue reading