the cathedral in antwerp

awesome antwerp: 6 things to do

Antwerp wows! A history filled with money and culture has resulted in a very impressive present. This small city with the big port has been mixing commerce and art since the early 16thcentury when it became the richest city in…

amazing welcome gift from le rich hotel & spa

best bed: Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris, France

Anything but cookie cutter,  Le Roch Hotel & Spa oozes style and personality. The hotel,  pronounced ‘le Rock’, is found on one of those perfect quite Parisian streets you’d live on in your dreams. Yet it is the shortest walk…

venice by benjamin dickerhof

my favourite things: VENICE

Ah VENICE! Beyond crowded in summer, damp and foggy in winter, yet somehow always totally enchanting. A city packed with art, history, culture and the most incredible amount of tourist tat. Truman Capote said “Venice is like eating an entire…

rundas baths

splish, splash, its all about the bath

Especially a bath that has nothing to do with getting clean. In Budapest, baths are for healing, playing chess, socializing and relaxing. The city sits over what seems like an infinite number of natural hot springs. For over 1000 years,…

blub angel

art knows how to swim

You’ve done the Uffizi, admired the Academia and climbed to the top of the bell tower for the views. All very worthwhile, but maybe, just maybe, not so fun. So, now is the time to indulge in a treasure hunt…

the vampire museum

paris museums you’ve never visited

Paris off the beaten track!  Visit any or all of these wonderful, wacky, off the tourist track museums and learn something new about this old-favorite city. The Counterfeit museum Can you tell the real thing from a fake? Here’s a…