Once again I stumbled across something cool this week, thanks to the wonder that is Instagram. The Vesper Hotel in Noordwjik. It’s only about a 30 minute drive away from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport making this beachfront location makes an obvious choice for a weekend away. The hotel is modern to the cool, a mix of reclaimed oak and white walls punctuated by bold primary colors.
Prague Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to (although admittedly it’s been a very long time since I visited). But I liked it more than Paris (so there). All that fairy-tale worthy architecture, fascinating history and copious amounts of great beer combine to make this a city worthy of at least a few visits. I guess I’ll have
Dubrovnik Croatia, aka the Pearl of the Adriatic, is far from the well-kept secret it once was but it’s still very much worthy of a visit. George Bernard Shaw once wrote “Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik” and who are we to argue? This walled city in the southern region of Dalmatia is thought to be one of the most beautiful
Barcelona Spain is one of those rare cities that truly has it all: gorgeous old architecture, world-class food and drink plus an awesome beach. Take a walk in the beautiful Gothic quarter for a history lesson or through the botanic gardens at Montjuïc to take in the sweeping views. Then settle into one of the city’s many sidewalk cafes for some excellent cava and tapas.
Madeira is known by a few different nicknames: Islands of Eternal Spring and the Pearl of the Atlantic. While situated closer to Africa, it is part of Portugal and therefore about a 3-hour plane ride from most cities in Europe. It’s unusual landscapes and year-round warm temperatures (typically above 20C) make it a favorite for winter vacations and a popular stop for cruise ships. Funchal