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

Charleston | Andrew Pinckney Inn

Looking for a cosy and romantic retreat in a familiar atmosphere in one of the USA´s most poetic seaside towns? Charleston in South Carolina is always worth a trip. But staying at this adorable weekend escape makes it simply perfect. 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

Denver | The Molly Brown Museum

When Margaret “Maggie” Tobin was born in 1867 in the little town of Hannibal, Missouri, she surely had no idea that 45 years later she would enter history as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” who was one of the survivors of the epic Titanic disaster. Over 105 years later, her Denver home is still open to visitors and a great spot to pay visit to. Continue reading

San Francisco | Redwoods & Wanderlust

It does not really make a difference wherever you visit San Francisco as a destination by itself, as a port of call during your cruise or as a stopover when heading North or South. There is always something new to explore in and around Belle of the Bay. How do seashore waterfalls and mighty Redwoods, each just a little over an hour drive away from downtown, sound to you? Join me on a thrilling day trip into the amazing nature that awaits just off the San Francisco city limits and spend a day at the heart of Planet Earth. Continue reading