Monthly Archives: June 2014

Travel in Piemonte: Italy’s food region no 1

Piemonte is for Italy what Lyon is for France; an incomparable food capital – and not least an important source of income! The region bursts of national delicacies and it’s a true gem for travelers and foodies seeking the very…

Phyris: Skin care for the avid traveller

The avid traveler would know tiring frequent traveling can be for the skin. Regular flying dries out your complexion more than you could imagine, so keeping a good moisturizer within reach is a good idea! Recently I became acquainted with the German skin…

Angleterre & Residence: Fine dining in Lausanne

On the picturesque shores of Lac Leman, close to the centre of Lausanne and in an old building dating back to the 18th century, you’ll find Angleterre & Residence; a 4 ½ star establishment housing both a hotel and a…

Hotel des Trois Couronnes: Swiss hospitality at its best

Not long ago I had the great pleasure of staying at one of the most luxurious and historical hotels in Switzerland; Hotel des Trois Couronnes. Many things have happened since this hotel opened its doors in 1842, but the core values…

Hotel star rating: from 1 to 5

Who decides how many stars a hotel receives? And why is there such a big difference in the standard of 3 star hotels in France and in Switzerland? Optimize your travel knowledge by reading this quick guide on hotel rating……

Review: Westcord Fashion Hotel Amsterdam

Before embarking on my Swiss Tour I went to Amsterdam for a couple of days to stay at the four star Westcord Fashion Hotel. It’s located between the Schiphol Airport and the city centre allowing guests to reach both in…

Restaurant De Kas: Organic cuisine in Amsterdam

During my recent stay in Amsterdam I had the pleasure of having lunch in one of the most significant and interesting restaurants in Amsterdam. The word ‘organic’ seems inevitable when talking about this place and so does ‘light’, which is a great…

Interview: Lacy Colley from expâté

To travel is to live. For some people this sentence may seem frightening, well, some might even think traveling is overrated. But not me. I could go on forever, cause there’s still so many beautiful places around this planet that…

Review: Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Amsterdam

The ‘Fifteen’ concept Since 2004 Fifteen has been serving well-made, genuine food in an old warehouse situated at the harbor of Amsterdam, but the food isn’t the only thing worth coming here for; it’s the apprentice programme as well. Jamie Oliver…

Brunch & Spa at Ni’mat Hilton Copenhagen Airport

If there’s one thing that can always make me happy, it would be a relaxing day at the spa! Add to that a delicious brunch buffet with everything a woman’s heart can desire and you have the ultimate experience of…