From Napoli to Palermo

Our southern Italy trip took 7 days, 2500 miles. from Rome to Napoli, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Palermo, Matera, Bari… Despite incessant praise, Italy continues to surprise and delight. If you get it right, travelling in the bel paese (beautiful country) is one of those rare experiences in life that cannot be overrated. View Gallery

Amsterdam

Often promoted as the gateway to Europe, the Netherlands’s largest metropolis has always been one of the continent’s most progressive and cosmopolitan capitals, and nothing much has changed since the city first came to glory as a trading center in the 17th century. You can still relive that Golden Age. Stroll, boat, or bike along…

Images from Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of contrasts – you can sit under palms growing on the lake shores in the warm and sunny southern canton of Ticino and look at mountain peaks covered by eternal snow and ice. Canyons with wild waters and steep rocks are just one hour away from modern cities. But again: “modern…

Getting Lost in Venice

Venice is called La Serenissima, “the most serene,” a reference to the majesty, wisdom, and impressive power of this city that was for centuries the unrivaled leader in trade between Europe and the Orient, and a major center of European culture. Built entirely on water by a people who saw the sea as a defense…

Antwerp

Even the New York Times agrees – Antwerp (Antwerpen in Flemish, Anvers in French) is Europe’s place to be. Appreciated by mode moguls, club queens, art lovers and diamond dealers, Belgium’s capital of cool and the country’s second-biggest city once again revels in fame and fortune. Antwerp is renowned as being the diamond capital of…

Brugge

Upon visiting Bruges, you will immediately notice that this city has always carefully cherished its architectural and artistic treasures from the past. What makes Bruges so unique though, is the way it deals with this past today. Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has…