Category: Germany

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

The definitive guide for UK drivers travelling in Europe this Summer

We are heading to Spain shortly with our car and a boat trailer, taking the ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries. Our sons are competing in a sailing World Championships for their class of boat so it’s set to be an exciting trip! It’s a trip that’s also required a lot of planning, though, […]

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

European river cruises are both dreamy and haunting

Cruising European rivers on a longboat, which is actually a floating five-star hotel, is an increasingly popular way to experience Europe. The convenience of unpacking once, time to explore port villages seldom mentioned in history books, and maximizing experiential time, cruises give travelers the gift of lingering and wandering. On a Viking cruise from Amsterdam […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

Top 8 things to do for a perfect shopping weekend in Berlin

Top 8 things to do for a perfect shopping weekend in Berlin

In 2007, the first Berlin Fashion week was held, and it was an uproarious success! Berlin is a country so rich in culture, art, and history that this has been just another feather in Berlin’s cap. However, today, this feather has blossomed into an entire peacock! Berlin Fashion Week, held twice a year, has become […]

5 best places to see Fall foliage

5 best places to see Fall foliage

It’s all in the leaves this time of year. Vibrant shades of crimson, gold or buttercup beckon from all corners of the world. As long as you’re in the northern hemisphere, autumn leaves fall anywhere between September and November. Pack a carry-on with light layers and plan a weekend getaway this autumn to witness nature’s […]

Germany's top 5 scenic drives in a supercar

Germany’s top 5 scenic drives in a supercar

There is something about driving on the open road across Germany’s great outdoors in a ferocious Supercar that has developed a legendary, if not mythical status. Driving a supercar is nothing short of exhilarating, as it puts you in the control seat of enormous energy and power. Intuitively, the supercar knows how to capture attention, […]

A visit to Frankfurt's best new restaurant

A visit to Frankfurt’s best new restaurant

The highlight of our recent stay in Frankfurt – other than the private flight with Jetfly to get there – was dinner at the newly-opened, pan-Asian restaurant, Breeze by lebua at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel – already an esteemed culinary destination and home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais. But, before all that, we called at […]

What's it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

What’s it like to fly privately with Jetfly?

It was a Thursday morning and I walked the short distance from my hotel to Denham airfield in Buckinghamshire. Opposite the appropriately named Biggles cafe is the Jetfly lounge where I met my fellow co-passengers just before 8am for a private flight to Frankfurt. By 8.20am we were up in the air, looking down on the […]

4 things to do in Nuremberg's Old Town

4 things to do in Nuremberg’s Old Town

Germany’s medieval Bavarian town of Nuremberg is home to the world famous Christkindlemarkt, Renaissance genius Albrect Dürer, and one of the most important medieval castles in Euorope — all of which can be found in Old Town. Surrounded by its original medieval wall, Old Town is one of the most historic places in Germany. The […]

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

Confessions of a Viking River Cruises addict

I have a confession to make. I’m a Viking River Cruises junkie. I thought I had my addiction under control. It all started last year when Viking invited me to join them on their Portraits of Southern France-Avignon to Chalon river cruise. I was so not a cruiser (having had much less than wonderful experiences […]

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

5 best places to see Berlin as the City of Spies

Shadowy spies with dark secrets stalked the streets of Berlin for so many years that they coloured the character of the place. Cold War tensions between East and West were never clearer than at the Berlin Wall, whose towering blocks of concrete and giant scrolls of barbed wire divided the city in two. On both […]

6 luxurious experiences in Munich

6 luxurious experiences in Munich

When you think of Munich, some of the first things that might come to mind are Oktoberfest, lederhosen, and the blue and white checked Bavarian flag. While Munich has the charm of a cozy Bavarian hamlet, it’s full of the hustle and bustle of a thriving metropolis. The prosperous capitol of Bavaria has one foot […]

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

5 of the best places to dine out in Berlin

A decade ago, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit tried to attract  hip young things and tourists to the city by declaring ‘Berlin ist arm, aber sexy’ – basically, ‘Berlin is poor but sexy’. However, what he failed to mention is that it also has some of the best restaurants in the world. ‘Berlin is poor, sexy […]

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

2014 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to China and South Africa, as well as many much closer to home, including a luxury cycling trip in the Scottish Isles in the Summer. Although I still need to hone my photography skills, it’s a hobby […]

10 ways to make the most of Germany's Christmas markets

10 ways to make the most of Germany’s Christmas markets

There’s no question that the Christmas markets in Germany are a must-visit during the holiday season whether traveling with friends or children. They’re so beautiful and magical, especially at night. If Germany’s Christmas markets are in the works for you this year, take a look at 10 ways to make the most of your visits […]

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