Collected by Debbie
2520 Peniche, Portugal
Hire a boat out of Peniche, Portugal, when available, and travel six miles offshore to the pristine Berlenga Islands. Then hike, kayak, snorkel, and swim the day away. Pack a picnic lunch and feast on the beach. The perfect day in paradise.
Nosticova 463/1, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia
Trekking across the Charles Bridge and up the hill towards the Prague Castle called for a little snack. We happened upon this little stand, just behind the St. Nicolas Cathedral and right across from a giant Starbucks, and were intrigued. We...
Oia 847 02, Greece
Thirty years ago, Lawrence Durrell wrote of Santorini in his book "The Greek Islands", “It is hardly a matter of surprise that few, if any, good descriptions of Santorini have been written: the reality is so astonishing that prose and poetry,...
Křižíkova 272/17, 186 00 Praha 8-Karlín, Czechia
Pivovarsky Klub literally translates to Brewery Club. The restaurant and beer bar is dedicated to serving the finest Czech beers along with classic, rustic Czech cuisine. They offer 240 plus bottled beers (primarily Czech), and 6 Czech...
La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
As you enter Barcelona's famous Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria from La Rambla, one of the first stalls you encounter is Tocineria Marcos, purveyors of Iberico ham and a stunning array of other cured, cooked, and fresh meats. It's just one of...
84 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4QW, UK
Daunt Books really is special. Even if you are not a big reader, it is well worth a visit because the space is so beautiful and filled with exceptionally well-chosen books. Daunt is the ultimate antidote to the Amazon generation and connects you...
Masarykovo nábřeží, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
When planning my trip to Prague I was looking for a hotel that had a good, central location from which I could easily walk to many of the city's points of interest. It was then that I happened upon the Boat Hotel Matylda! Floating on the Vltava...
Av. Tomas Cabreira Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão, Portugal
This is the first time in my life that I was on vacation and I didn’t want to leave the hotel. Everything was so beautiful, calm and inviting that whatever was outside its doors simply didn’t matter. Placed in one of the most popular tourist...
A. Weizenbergi 26, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
It is a haven in the city center where you can escape from crowd and enjoy nice weather while walking through the historical sights from Czars' time. It also helped me to understand why Tallinn is called "the green city" and Estonia is regarded as...
Estonia, Väike-Karja 8, 10140 Tallinn, Estonia
If you are a proper beer drinker like me and enjoying causy pub atmospheres, Drink Bar is the right place for you. They have amazing selection of local and import beers. I also enjoyed their pub food pretty much. Amazing food which goes along with...
Zugerberg, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
The Zugerberg rises just over 1000 meters, which is not very high for Swiss mountains but still getting to the top offers some amazing views, including this one of Lake Zug below. On a windy day you can see lots of locals taking to the sky, flying...
Via Costa D' Oro, 7, 37011 Bardolino VR, Italy
I arrived to Italy’s Lake Garda met by rays of sun shining through the cypress-lined walkway and birds frolicking in song- and how could they not be, in a place as beautiful as this. Costa d'Oro is an a water-front Italian villa, so enjoy your...
Oia 847 02, Greece
This little private church is probably the most photographed stop in Oia. Our rented house was right next to it but lower on the steps so we could see lots of people getting lots of photos. Married couples would take their photos next to it,...
Klädesholmen, 471 51 Tjörn, Sweden
Pickled herring is a Swedish speciality, and the best comes from Klädesholmen, where Salt & Sill follows up on the tradition by serving pickled herring in all kinds of ways. Don’t miss their classic six servings of pickled herring...
Töschling 1, 9212 Gemeinde Techelsberg am Wörther See, Austria
This impressive hotel, part of Relais & Chateaux chain, is situated in Pörtschach a rock toss from the banks of Lake Wörther – so close you might be tempted to take a dive from your window-ledge. If you did you might land in the the hotel’s heated...
Austria, Franz-Josef-Straße 24A, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
No matter if you want to accompany a tour of Salzburg Land with a culinary adventure, or if such a gourmet experience is the reason for your trip, the Via Culinaria is a great place to start. It is a roadmap to the most delicious spots in...
Untere Bachgasse 8, 93047 Regensburg, Germany
Hotel Orphée, in the medieval city center of Regensburg, Germany, oozes 19th-century French glamour. Centrally located to Regensburg’s cobblestone streets, local shops, restaurants, and small town squares, it’s decorated in a...
No summer passes without sand sculptures! And this year there is so much more to enjoy: posing next to Lady Gaga, footballing with David Beckham, sharing a frame with the Mona Lisa, giving a speech with Albert Einstein, stepping on board the...
Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 4, 80339 München, Germany
Each fall, crowds of partygoers at Munich’s Oktoberfest lift steins of golden beer skyward and bellow “Prosit!” The German holiday began more than 200 years ago at the marriage celebration of Bavarian Crown Prince Louis and Princess Therese. Many...
Kırkpınar, Kemertaş Mahallesi, 69000 Kırkpınar Köyü/Bayburt Merkez/Bayburt, Turkey
“Enjoy watching groups of grown men dressed in leather and doused in olive oil grappling with each other?” asked my guidebook. As is true of many cultural traditions, it’s easy to mistake what this festival is all about. Kirkpinar is about honor....
We visited a place that we are normally used to seeing in desktop backgrounds. Although thinking about visiting during springtime, we decided not to miss the sight when the village is covered with snow. Hallstatt is a village that can be accessed...
Aydinli Mah., Yavuz Sok. No:1, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
When you travel to the Cappadocia region of Turkey you have to stay in a cave hotel. Sleeping in a room carved out of the area’s ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations is inherently cool. When you realize that your room is also literally cool—even in the...
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