Category: The World

A city trip to Rome in November is a dream for photographers, because even in the gloomy light of November rain, the city's narrow lanes are pure eye candy!

On a recent trip to Rome in November I fell in love with this beautiful city all over again. Even though we chose to visit in November, not necessarily the best month to travel in Europe, Rome won over our hearts with its enchanting neighbourhoods, its rich history and the amazing food.

We are of course not the only ones who travel to Italy in winter, and to give you a better idea of how & why to plan your trip to Rome in November, read on and get inspired by my photos!
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York makes for a great stop on your UK itinerary! This is my quick guide to spending 24h in York incl. where to stay, what to do & where to eat.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of roaming the country on behalf of Travelettes and with support of Safestay Hostels, a group of luxury hostels in the UK, Virgin Trains East Coast, and a couple of local partners. One of my stops along the way was the gorgeous little town of York in the north of England. It was my first time visiting and the city took me by complete surprise. I was devastated that I could on spend 24h in York, but that does not mean that I didn’t get a good enough overview to present you here my quick guide to York!

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Grasse is the kind of place that makes you fall in love in a heartbeat. Not convinced? Well, maybe these ten photos of Grasse will do the job!

When I think of my brief encounter with Grasse I think of roses, bright colours, palm trees and gorgeous views all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

On a beautiful weekend in May I made my way to Monaco and Grasse to learn everything about the Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel, its bathroom amenities line ‘Rose 31’ in collaboration with Le Labo and the fragrant roses of Grasse. While I feel in love with Monte Carlo on a sunny walk through the Old Town, no question, I was also happy to finally get to go to the city of Grasse.
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You were right all along, or I Travel to Escape Reality | Watch Me See

A few weeks ago I was asked by fellow Travelette and blogger colleague Annika if I wanted to contribute an article for her blog The Midnight Blue Elephant. We had spent the past months, pretty much since the ‘escalation’ of the refugee crisis in Europe and the terror attacks in Paris, standing side by side on social media discussing the reasons why all these things are happening and what we can do to change them. Already back then she had been asking me for a contribution – the ever so slightly more pragmatic player in our discussions. But I couldn’t yet put it in words how I felt about it all. The fear of political extremism, the disappointment in the media landscape and the frustration about uneducated and populist opinions. It was all to close – and yet I couldn’t escape from this reality – except for when I travelled. On the road I found a different world, a different atmosphere and a different hope for the future. This is what my story is all about – I travel to escape reality…
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