2018/08/09

A guide to visiting the Amalfi Coast as a first-timer

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worthwhile day trips from Positano/Italy

The Amalfi Coast, a 40 kilometers (25 miles) stretch of coastline between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno in Italy’s south, is definitely one of the most picturesque seaside landscapes I have visited so far. Not without reason, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as it is considered “an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity”.

2018/07/26

Where to eat as a fine food lover in Positano/Italy

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Culinary delights in the most picturesque town on the Amalfi Coast

Positano was my husband’s and my choice of base during our Amalfi Coast six-day vacation. Apart from enjoying a great time at our amazing boutique hotel (Hotel Villa Magia, see my recent blogpost) we explored the fantastic surroundings (a blogpost about recommended day trips will follow soon) and as passionate fine food lovers also checked out the local culinary scene.

2018/07/15

Review of Hotel Villa Magia, Positano/Italy

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Magical place in the most beautiful town on the Amalfi Coast

I finally got to the Amalfi Coast, this amazing coastline south of Naples, a place that had been at the top of my travel bucket list for many years. Italy is one of my favorite countries to visit in terms of natural and man-made wonders but unfortunately its more popular destinations usually do

2018/07/02

Hotel Eden Roc, one of three top luxury hotels in Ascona/Switzerland

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In style in near-Mediterranean Ticino/hotel review Eden Roc

While Ascona in the sunniest part of Switzerland, the most southern canton of Ticino is small as to population (about 5,500), it is big when it comes to the number of luxury hotels. There are three of them – there were even four for a long time –, and all of them top the most important national hotel rankings. This year, my family

2018/06/18

Buergenstock Resort, a staycation in Switzerland’s most prestigious resort

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The latest masterstroke of the Swiss hotel industry

The most talked about hotel (re-)opening in Switzerland of last year – and still holding a strong appeal – is by no doubt the one of Buergenstock Resort, 500 meters (1,640 feet) above Lake Lucerne. And it is the largest hotel renovation project in my home country to date, too (550 million Dollars). This was reason enough for us – I went with my husband

2018/06/10

What to do and where to stay & dine in style in Mumbai/India

The coastal city, known for its great architecture

After staying in Delhi using it as springboard for traveling Rajasthan (itinerary/stay&dine), the land of the great kings, my husband and I ended our Indian trip in Mumbai, the same place where we first stepped foot on Indian land when visiting the country more than two decades ago. At the time, we could only

2018/05/29

What to do and where to stay & dine in style in Delhi/India

The city with the two faces as gateway to Rajasthan

When traveling Rajasthan, the land of the great kings, India’s capital, Delhi, is the perfect springboard for this trip. My husband and I decided that we wanted to get to know this mega metropolis before exploring India’s largest state –

2018/05/14

Rajasthan/North India, stay & dine in style

Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After having gone into an 9-day itinerary how to travel the beautiful Indian state of Rajasthan in my last blogpost, I would like to point out where to stay and dine in style when being on the road in the land of the kings with its stunning palaces and forts. While I always appreciate the finer things in life, I

2018/05/02

Rajasthan/North India, a perfect 9-day itinerary

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Shahpura - Udaipur - Jodhpur

After two visits to South India more than one resp. two decades ago, my husband and I wanted to complete our picture of India by traveling the north of India as well. We had heard that this part is totally different from the south and this proved true! We decided to explore Rajasthan, the land of the maharajas. What