Five reasons to fall in love with Japan

Five reasons to fall in love with Japan

After visiting Japan for the first time in 2014, I never thought that just two years later I’d get to go back on a new five-week Asian adventure. But boy am I thrilled that I did. From the first moment I set foot on Nippon soil I fell in love with the boundless hospitality and kindness of the Japanese people – they truly are the sweetest and gentlest souls I … more »

Estrella Damm Heart Ibiza

Inside HEART Ibiza with Estrella Damm

As we welcome autumn, it is with slight melancholy that I look back at summer and all the wonderful events, trips and encounters that made it particularly memorable this year. The biggest revelation was definitely Ibiza. Before this summer, I have never been and then – suddenly – three times in a row! Maybe this is a sign? In all honesty, Ibiza is one of the places I could see … more »

Ticino Hotels Villa Sassa

Ticino Hotel Hopping: discovering Lugano’s hospitality and gastronomy

Ticino is my “home”. It’s where I was born and raised, it’s the place I go back to, to see old friends and family; when I need to recharge my batteries, I take some time off, go there and relax in the comfort of what’s familiar to me. When I was invited to (re)discover the region as part of a “hotel hopping” experience, I was thrilled! It’s strange to be a tourist … more »

Spain Off the Beaten Path Destinations - Photo Lukasz Janyst

Off the Beaten Path Destinations in Spain

Spain has long been a recognized hub of world tourism. The historic nation consistently ranks within the top 5 of most visited countries — and not without reason. Spain is perhaps the country that most qualifies for the cliché “it has it all”. Brilliant beaches, a boisterous and friendly native population, fine art, much sought after cuisine, historic architecture, and modern comforts all qualify the Iberian giant as the place … more »

Portugal Algarve Ferragudo Harbor

Picking up the Portugal pace with a relaxing sunny break in the Algarv...

If you’re looking to relax, unwind and get a break from the stress and mayhem of everyday life Portugal may just be your go-to holiday destination. With its beautiful beaches, slow-paced lifestyle and pleasant Mediterranean climate the Algarve is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and get away from the day-to-day chaos. Not sure how to switch off and start relaxing? Here are some tips to get you started. … more »

Croatia Yacht Charter Korčula

In the mood to travel: 7 Days in Croatia – Explore the Adriatic ...

Croatia is situated south of Italy and about five times bigger than Switzerland. Its coastline on the Adriatic Sea is stunning. There are 1246 islands, of which 47 are permanently inhabited. Hvar, Krk or Rab are among the better known. The capital is Zagreb and its medieval upper town, Gornji Grad, is a major tourist attraction. You can also find very interesting museums there. The museum of illusions, for example, or the museum of broken … more »

Steinhorn Gin Falstaff Gin Trophy Best Austrian Gin

Steinhorn: award-winning Gin from Austria

When Lucas Bols produced his “Genever” in Amsterdam in 1575, he probably did not imagine the triumphal ascent this spirit would make one day. Pure, with tonic or in cocktails: gin is not only a trend it is cult. In recent years, however, gin has experienced a hype like no other spirit. In 2018, Falstaff selected, for the first time, the best producers as part of the Gin Trophy and presented … more »

Caran d’Ache Plateforme 10 Lausanne Gare Photo 01 Igor Laski

Caran d’Ache inaugurates a workshop-boutique dedicated to creativity...

Today, Caran d’Ache inaugurates its first Atelier-boutique located in the heart of Plateforme 10, the new arts district in Lausanne. For over a century, the Maison is proudly supporting the artistic talents of all generations with quality products. On Friday 13, Caran d’Ache unveils a unique place dedicated to creativity in multiple forms. In full coherence with the emerging museum pole, this space offers artistic workshops that invite young and old … more »

The Chedi Andermatt Courtyard Ice-Rink

The Chedi Andermatt: Swiss Luxury, Alpine Enchantment

When I got the opportunity to spend two days at hotel The Chedi Andermatt, I was delighted and looked very much forward to it. After all, travelling is my absolute passion. Being able to travel and discover the world is priceless, but there is also a small downside to it: after seeing many amazing places and staying at wonderful hotels, with time, you start getting a bit spoiled somehow and, suddenly, … more »

Summer Vacation

4 Places To Visit On Your 2020 Summer Vacation

With the summer of 2019 having come to a close, you may soon find yourself daydreaming of warmer weather, and wishing your last vacation had never ended. But that’s why we’re here: to help you plan and look forward to next year’s adventure, rather than long for one you just had. While it may seem like overkill to begin planning already, it never hurts to think about the future. Planning … more »


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