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Staycation: Tips for a Relaxing Holiday at Home!

Even if your trip has been cancelled or you prefer to stay at home, your holiday is far from being cancelled!

Whether you’re sitting back in your garden, lounging on your balcony, just enjoying nature or are cooped up in the four walls of your house, you can have just as much fun in your free days!

Take the chance, and make the best of summer 2020. Get to know your own city better, get your home back in shape, learn new recipes, or DIY projects or just lie under the bright, warm sun.

For you, I have jotted down the best tips!

A #staycation should be planned like a holiday. Otherwise, you will fall into your daily rhythm and won’t allow yourself any time out!

City Trip at Home

Have you ever had a guided tour of your home town? Do you know all the corners? I must confess that I only know a few districts in Cologne. Get to know your city by bike or on foot. Go to the areas you haven’t been to yet and visit new restaurants and cafes.

Nature Lover

There must be a lake or a forest in your immediate vicinity. Take a trip to see fresh nature in all its glory and enjoy a sunny day with a picnic or with an entertaining book or podcast.

Holiday at Home

Why don’t you design a theme room? We picked out the online shop 4Murs.de and could shop directly by themes such as Tropical Mood or Arty Life. So it wasn’t hard for us to find some furniture and decoration articles for our Boho Beach room.

In our comfortable bamboo armchair, I‘ve already read some books.

But of course, you can also redesign your garden! I have built up a cosy corner with candles and fairy lights. In our hammock, I often like to lie in the evening with a glass of wine and our dogs.

Meanwhile, I have also tested some DIY projects like my self-made wooden ladder, which we used as a “herb garden”.

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No matter if you live alone or in several homes, your friends and family will be happy about brunch or an invitation for dinner. Try out new recipes or improve your cooking skills.

Look at the time you’re spending at home in a positive light and make the most of it. Your travel budget for next year is likely to be larger, as home vacations are usually cheaper. You don’t have to worry about missing a plane or train. But the best thing is that you can take the time to do the things you didn’t do before.

The Best Things to Do in Aruba

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Are you looking for a magical getaway island where everyone is happy? Look no more, it sits right in the Caribbean known as “One Happy Island Aruba”. I’ll tell you everything that you can do on this most desirable island of Aruba. So, let me give you a verbal tour of this Caribbean paradise:

  1. Beach Time

Laying down as Aruba’s longest and best-known beach is Eagle Beach. This 25 km long paradise is also known as the third most beautiful beach in the world according to GEO and no doubt makes this place definitely worth a visit. Another earthly heaven is the beautiful Manchebo Beach, a place which oozes serenity due to its lack of too many commercial spots for the tourists, therefore, it was my favourite beach in Aruba. The perfect place for a pleasurable time.

Apart from these if anyone feels that they have seen enough of these two beaches, which I hardly believe can be true or even possible, can sometimes make a detour to the Mangel Halto beach. But be known that this place too lacks shops for drinks or snacks. All you need to do here is sit back and relax. Just gaze into the gigantic, luminous sunset and enjoy the aura of peace while being surrounded by a fascinating mangrove belt.

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Mangel Halto

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Mangel Halto

  1. It’s all about food 

The best thing about food is that once you find something that blows your taste buds away it along the way also fills you with a feeling of sheer joy and happiness. So, I consider it necessary that everyone gets to have a taste of the great food experiences that I had.


  • Craft Café is an absolutely Instagramable café. Stylish location and modern dishes is the perfect recipe for a gorgeous photograph. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it is delicious too 😉

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  • Garden Fresh Café is located on Palm Beach. As the name indicates this place is dedicated to serving fresh and healthy foods. This healthy hotspot provides you with exceptional smoothie bowls to everything that you might need for a fresh and healthy start into the day.
  • Eduardo’s Beach Shack is a thatch-roofed oasis for all the food lovers. It can be seen from afar with the picture of shakes in front of the small juice bar. The location is very touristy, which you can hardly recognize in the pictures, but a visit there is worth it. The bowls are not just dreamy visually, but their taste too is out of the world.

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Lunch & Dinner

  • Bugaloe Beach Bar and Grill welcomes you to its sumptuous food menu from 7:30 to 0:00. Here you can enjoy a quick snack or a cocktail in a unique setting. In the afternoon, live music was my absolute favourite.

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  • The West Deck provides you with a memorable fast food experience by the sea. Also, it is not too far from the airport.
  • Barefoot Restaurant is now my favourite restaurant, probably because we sat here right on the beach and admired a wonderfully gorgeous sunset with great food.

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  1. Meet me in the desert 

You must have probably thought at some point that Aruba is just a small desert island with too many beaches and too little land. But let me rectify this fallacy.

This Happy Island offers real action adventures in the Arikok National Park. Our tour operator raced with us in a jeep through this cacti filled landscape. I cannot recommend that to you, because it is very shaky and a little too touristy for my tastes. However, I witnessed great trips in the desert on a quad. It looked like a real adventure to me. If you hire a jeep, you can explore the desert on your own.

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Also, be sure to visit the Quadirikiri Cave until about 12 o’clock in the morning. Why? Because through the hole in the cave ceiling you will see this gorgeous morning light making its way in and forming a spot in the cave. It is an unforgettable place, where you can orient easily towards using Google Maps.

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  1. Sail Away

Directly at the Bugaloe Beach Bar and Grill the catamarans, sailing ships and motorboats leave the island for a “Sunset Cruise” or a lively afternoon. We had decided on the lively afternoon and were absolutely not disappointed. 3-4 hours of great music, beautiful views, two long snorkel breaks and Aruba Ariba made the whole experience worth it. Our fun factor was 10/10. At TripAdvisor you can find countless tour operators beforehand otherwise you can also just decide on the spot. 

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  1. Embrace your inner Flamingo 

There can hardly be anything pinker than at the private island of the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino. The small island is divided into two areas and you will quickly see where the flamingos are because every visitor wants to take a picture with them. Children are only allowed in the morning for about 2 hours on the island. The day pass is around 110 € including the shuttle from the hotel to the island. It’s probably worth spending the night in the hotel if you get a good deal.

But let’s come to the mother of all questions.  Is it worth it to go to the island? For those who are keen on the flamingos, you should definitely spend a day on the island. The white and clean beach and the lonely hammocks are a highlight in my opinion even without the flamingos. But beware of the rough service in the restaurant on the island.

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  1. Feel the Caribbean Feeling 

The Aruba Ocean Villas are probably not the cheapest accommodation in Aruba but they are unique, small and just beautiful. Here you can switch off the stress and simply enjoy. It does not matter if it’s one night or an entire week. You live in an idyllic villa on the sea and hear from time to time only the waves beat. My absolute highlight: the beach bar.

If you are based in Germany, you can fly with KLM from almost any airport just to Aruba. The tickets cost between 600 €.

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Eine Insel, auf der alle glücklich sind? Ja, die gibt es und zwar ist sie bekannt als: One Happy Island Aruba in der Karibik! Ich verrate euch, was ihr auf der wohl begehrtesten Insel Aruba unternehmen könnt! Lasst euch von mir ins karibische Paradies entführen!

  1. Beach time

Der längste und bekannteste Strand auf Aruba ist der Eagle Beach. Der 25km lange Strand ist laut GEO auch als drittschönster Strand der Welt bekannt und auf jeden Fall einen Abstecher wert! Ohne touristische Einrichtungen ist der wunderschöne Manchebo Beach und daher auch mein Lieblingsstrand auf Aruba! Wer sich an den beiden Stränden satt gesehen hat, was ich zwar kaum glaube, kann auch mal einen Abstecher zum Mangel Halto Strand machen! Achtung auch hier findet ihr keinen Shop für Getränke oder Snacks. Dafür aber einen gigantischen Sonnenuntergang, den ihr in aller Ruhe umgeben von einem faszinierenden Mangrovengürtel genießen könnt!

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  1. It is all about Food


  •  Craft Café ist ein absolutes Instagram Café! Stylische Location und moderne Gerichte! Oh und fast hätte ich vergessen zu erwähnen, dass es auch sehr lecker ist! 😉

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  •  Garden Fresh Café liegt direkt am Palm Beach. Der gesunde Hotspot versorgt euch mit hochwertigen und frischen Smoothies Bowl bzw. alles was man für einen frischen und gesunden Start in den Tag braucht!

  •  Eduardo’s Beach Shack erkennt man schon von weitem anhand der Schlange vor der kleinen Juice Bar! Die Location ist sehr touristisch, was man auf den Bildern kaum erkennen kann, aber ein Besuch lohnt sich! Die Bowls sind nicht nur optisch ein Traum!

  • Lunch/Dinner

  • Bugaloe Bar and Grill empfängt euch von 7:30 Uhr bis 0:00 Uhr! Hier könnt ihr einen schnellen Snack oder aber auch Cocktail in einer einzigartigen Kulisse genießen! Nachmittags war die Live Musik mein absoluter Favorit!

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  • The West Deck versorgt euch mit unvergesslichem Fast Food direkt am Meer und nicht weit vom Flughafen entfernt!

  • Barefoot Restaurant ist mein Lieblingsrestaurant! Wahrscheinlich weil wir hier direkt am Strand gesessen haben und einen unwahrscheinlichen Sonnenuntergang bei tollen Speisen bewundern konnten!
  1. Meet me in the desert

Ihr dachtet, dass Aruba eine kleine einsame Insel mit viele Stränden und wenig Land ist? Da habt ihr euch aber getäuscht! Die Happy Island bietet richtige Actionabenteuer im Nationalpark Arikok! Unser Touranbieter ist mit uns in einem Jeep durch die Kakteenlandschaft gerast! Das kann ich euch leider nicht empfehlen, da es sehr wackelig und touristisch ist! Allerdings habe ich tolle Ausflüge in die Wüste auf einem Quad gesehen! Es sah für mich nach einem richtigen Abenteuer aus! Wenn ihr euch einen Jeep mietet, könnt ihr die Wüste auch alleine erkunden und solltet unbedingt bis ca. 12 Uhr vormittags bei der Quadirikiri Cave gewesen sein! Warum? Durch das Loch in der Höhlendecke habt ihr ein tolles Lichtspiel am Vormittag! Ein unvergesVergesst nur Google Maps für die Orientierung nicht!

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  1. Sail away

Direkt am Bugaloe Bar and Grill verlassen die Katermarane, Segelschiffe und Motorbote die Insel für zum Beispiel eine „Sunset Cruise“ oder aber auch einen lebendigen Nachmittag! Wir hatten uns für den lebendigen Nachmittag entschieden und wurden absolut nicht enttäuscht! 3-4 Stunden tolle Musik, eine herrliche Aussicht, zwei lange Schnorchelpausen und Aruba Ariba en masse! Spaßfaktor hoch 10! Bei Tripadvisor findet ihr unzählige Touranbieter oder aber entscheidet euch einfach vor Ort!

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  1. Embrace your inner Flamingo

Pinker als auf der privaten Insel von dem Renaissance Aruba Resort und Casino kann es kaum werden! Die kleine Insel ist in zwei Bereiche aufgeteilt und ihr werdet ganz schnell sehen, wo sich die Flamingos aufhalten, denn jeder Besucher möchte natürlich ein Bild mit ihnen! Kinder dürfen nur morgens für ca. 2 Stunden auf die Insel! Der Tagespass liegt bei ungefähr 110€ inkl. dem Shuttle vom Hotel zur Insel. Wahrscheinlich lohnt es sich eher eine Nacht im Hotel zu übernachten, falls ihr ein gutes Angebot bekommt.

Jetzt kommen wir aber zur Frage aller Fragen 🙂 : Lohnt es sich auf die Insel zu fahren? Für diejenigen, die scharf auf die Flamingos sind, sollten auf jeden Fall einen Tag auf der Insel verbringen! Der weiße und saubere Strand und die einsamen Hängematten sind meiner Meinung nach auch ohne die Flamingos ein Highlight! Achtet euch aber vor dem ruppigen Service im Restaurant auf der Insel!

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  1. Feel the Caribbean feeling

Die Aruba Ocean Villas sind wahrscheinlich nicht die preiswerteste Unterkunft auf Aruba aber dafür einzigartig, klein und einfach nur wunderschön! Hier könnt ihr richtig abschalten und genießen! Egal ob für eine Nacht oder auch eine ganze Woche! Ihr wohnt in einer idyllischen Villa auf dem Meer und hört ab und zu nur die Wellen schlagen! Mein absoluties Highlight: die Strandbar!

Wenn ihr in Deutschland ansässig seid, könnt ihr mit KLM von fast jedem Flughafen aus einfach nach Aruba fliegen. Die Flugtickets kosten zwischen 600 € und 850 €. Ihr werdet immer zuerst nach Amsterdam fliegen und dann auf die HAPPY ISLAND!

Damit es für euch auch eine HAPPY EXPERIENCE wird, schaut euch meinen Artikel an mit den wichtigsten Punkten, die ihr vor der Abreise wissen solltet!

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Living like George Clooney at Lake Como

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

One of my daily routines is checking flight fares. While I was checking the flight fares, I recognized that Ryanair flies to Bergamo for just 25€ over the weekend so that I can book our outward flight on Friday night and return flight on Monday morning.

Einer meiner täglichen Routinen ist die Überprüfung der Flugpreise. Während ich die Flugpreise überprüfe, erkenne ich, dass Ryanair nach Bergamo für nur 25 € über das Wochenende fliegt. So buche ich unseren Hinflug am Freitagabend und den Rückflug am Montagmorgen.

Nachdem ich unsere Buchungsbestätigung erhalten habe, mache ich Pläne für das Wochenende. Wie ihr wahrscheinlich wisst, war ich schon in Bergamo. Also meine Optionen für das Wochenende sind entweder Mailand oder zu einem See, der in der Nähe des Flughafens liegt.

After I received our booking confirmation, I made plans for the weekend. As you probably know, I have already been to Bergamo. So my options for the weekend are either Milano or to a lake, which is close to the airport.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

When I see the pictures of lake Como, I am sure that this will be our next destination. It is only an hour drive away from the airport and the Fiat 500 I rent by AVIS costs only 48€ for three days. I still have to decide which city around the lake I want to go to now. This is not an easy decision as cities such as Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, and Varenna around the midsection of the lake are all very pretty.

Wenn ich die Bilder vom Comer See sehe, bin ich sicher, dass dies unser nächstes Ziel sein wird. Es ist nur eine Autostunde entfernt vom Flughafen und die Miete für einen Fiat 500 von AVIS kostet nur 48 € für drei Tage. Jetzt muss ich noch entscheiden, in welche Stadt um den See ich gehen will. Das ist keine leichte Entscheidung, denn die Städte wie Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo und Varenna um den Mittelteil des Sees sind alle sehr hübsch.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

However, it took me just a few minutes to find a stunning hotel II Perlo Panorama. I could not find any other hotel with this kind of view over the whole lake and with such an adorable garden.

Allerdings dauert es nur ein paar Minuten und ich finde das atemberaubende Hotel II Perlo Panorama. Ich konnte kein anderes Hotel mit dieser Art von Aussicht über den ganzen See und mit einem so schönen Garten finden.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

When we arrived at the hotel, Carlo, the hotel director gave us a warm welcome. But not only the customer service at Carlo is an absolute standout, the spacious rooms are also very clean and so comfy for a stay at Lake Como

Als wir dann im Hotel ankommen, gibt Carlo, der Hoteldirektor, uns einen herzlichen Empfang. Aber nicht nur der Service von Carlo und seinem Team ist ein absolutes Ausmaß, die geräumigen Zimmer sind sehr sauber und so gemütlich für einen Aufenthalt am Comer See.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

Our first day had such an unbelievable start! I guess that I don’t need to say more than “delightful breakfast with a view above the pearl of Lake Como”.

Unser erster Tag hat einen so unglaublichen Start! Ich glaube, dass ich nicht mehr sagen muss als “herrliches Frühstück mit Blick über die Perle des Comer Sees”.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

The healthy and rich breakfast gave us enough strength for our first biking trip around the mountains. We rented the bikes at the bike shop in the hotel. Luca and his fiancé provided us with e-bike so that we are able to reach Madonna del Ghisallo, which had a gigantic view above the lake, and you can also find a museum with old pictures from Giro Italia and a pretty chapel there. On our way up, we also had a break at two other viewpoints to enjoy the charme of Lake Como. I am sure that you’ll find a route that suits you on the 160km around the lake. Our route was only 7,5 km long for each way.

Das gesunde und reichhaltige Frühstück gibt uns genug Kraft für unsere erste Radtour rund um die Berge. Wir mieten die Fahrräder im Fahrradladen im Hotel. Luca und seine Verlobte versorgen uns mit einem E-Bike, so dass wir ganz leicht Madonna del Ghisallo erreichen können, wo man nicht nur einen gigantischen Blick über den See hat, sondern auch ein Museum mit alten Bildern aus Giro Italia und einer hübschen Kapelle. Auf unserem Weg nach oben machen wir auch eine Pause an zwei anderen Aussichtspunkten, um den Charme des Comer Sees zu genießen. Ich bin sicher, dass ihr eine Route findet, die zu euch passt auf den 160 km um den See. Unser Weg war nur 7,5 km lang für jeden Weg.

In the afternoon, we decided to go for a swim at Lake Como. Due to the fact that many parts of the lake are private, it is not so easy to find a place for swimming, but in San Giovanni, we found a really nice spot with a cool “beach bar”.

Am Nachmittag beschließen wir, am Comer See zu schwimmen. Aufgrund der Tatsache, dass viele Teile des Sees privat sind, ist es nicht so einfach, einen Platz zum Schwimmen zu finden, aber in San Giovanni finden wir einen wirklich schönen Ort mit einer coolen “Strandbar”.

Lake como, Bellagio, italy

Just a few walking minutes away from our top secret spot, we decided to have dinner at ristorante Mella. If you have not heard of the restaurant before, it is hard to find. The tasty fresh lake fish is caught by the chef himself. The quiet area and the harbor in front of the restaurant are lovely during the evening. When you’re at the rustic restaurant, you feel like being an Italian. All delivered food looks really well. Just be careful what you order if you do not like whole skinned fish.

Nur wenige Gehminuten von unserem geheimen Spot entfernt, beschließen wir, im Ristorante Mella zu Abend zu essen. Wenn du noch nicht von dem Restaurant gehört hast, ist es schwer zu finden. Der leckere frische Seefisch wird vom Koch selbst gefangen. Die ruhige Lage und der Hafen vor dem Restaurant sind während des Abends schön. Im rustikalen Restaurant fühlt ihr euch wie ein echter Italiener. Das ausgelieferte Essen sieht sehr gut aus.

After all the food and drinks, we think that a bit watersports would not be too bad. Furthermore, I want to discover Lake Como from a different perspective and I actually did! Michele, the owner of Bellagio Water Sports, looks like a real and very cool Italian! He does not only look like a cool guy, he truly is one! We had so much fun during our two hour trip along the coast of the lake that the time passed too quickly. We chose to use a SUP for the tour, but the others took a kayak, which is more relaxing and comfortable. Michele showed us parts of the lake, which you cannot see if you are not on the water. Honestly, if you are in Bellagio, do not miss one of Michele’s tours!

Nach all den Speisen und Getränken denken wir, dass ein bisschen Wassersport nicht so schlecht wäre. Außerdem möchte ich den Comer See aus einer anderen Perspektive entdecken und das habe ich auch gemacht! Michele, der Besitzer von Bellagio Water Sports, sieht aus wie ein echter und sehr cooler Italiener! Er sieht nicht nur wie ein cooler Kerl aus, er ist wirklich einer! Wir haben so viel Spaß während unserer zwei Stunden Fahrt entlang der Küste des Sees, dass die Zeit zu schnell verging. Wir haben uns entschlossen, eine SUP für die Tour zu benutzen, aber die anderen nehmen ein Kajak, was entspannender und gemütlicher ist. Michele zeigt alle Teile des Sees, die man nicht sehen kann, wenn man nicht auf dem Wasser ist. Ehrlich gesagt, wenn ihr in Bellagio seid, verpasst nicht eine von Micheles Touren!

Having burned so many calories, I definitely deserve the next stop in Belaggio: Ristorante Salice Blue. Luigi, the chef of the restaurant, absolutely deserves all the medals, awards, and trophies he has already won in the international cooking competitions. Every course has its own note and looks so perfect and delicate. The exquisite dishes spoil your palate for sure!

Nachdem ich so viele Kalorien verbrannt habe, verdiene ich definitiv den nächsten Halt in Belaggio: Ristorante Salice Blue. Luigi, der Küchenchef des Restaurants, verdient absolut alle Medaillen, Auszeichnungen und Trophäen, die er bereits in internationalen Kochwettbewerben gewonnen hat. Jeder Gang hat seine eigene Note und sieht so perfekt und lecker aus. Die exquisiten Gerichte verwöhnen euren Gaumen mit Sicherheit!

During the afternoon, we spent our time in the enjoyable city center of Bellago. We walked through the small alleys and enjoyed all the little Italian shops. You also find loads of delicious ice cream in the city center.

Während des Nachmittags verbringen wir unsere Zeit in der angenehmen Innenstadt von Bellagio. Wir gehen durch die kleinen Gassen und genießen alle kleinen italienischen Läden. Ihr findet auch viele leckere Eisdielen in der Innenstadt.

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Subsequently, our day couldn’t have had a better Italian ending than having a romantic dinner (pizza and wine) at the garden of our lovely hotel.

Anschließend konnte unser Tag kein besseres italienisches Ende haben als ein romantisches Abendessen (Pizza und Wein) im Garten unseres schönen Hotels.

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A romantic place to spend your Valentine’s day!

Book a trip for you and your love at a real romantic hotel, and trust me, you’ll definitely be on cloud nine! The Romantik Hotel The Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa will not only spoil you with culinary delights but also with pure relaxation, fun, entertainment and love, especially during the winter time; Tschiertschen is a winter wonderland.

Hotel Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa , Tschiertschen, Chur, Schweiz

Hotel Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa , Tschiertschen, Chur, Schweiz

The newly renovated hotel with a modern interior design is directly at the ski lift, which is perfect for beginners or smooth drivers. If you are not into skiing, explore the hiking trails in front of the hotel or rent an e-mountain bike. Duke and I sledged at the back of the hotel, and I was happy that I did not have to run up the mountain by myself all the time. The mountain in the back of the hotel has a small ski lift for children, beginners or sled fanatics. After a long day on the slopes, you have to visit the hotel’s Apres-Ski bar for a flavourful aperitif.

The romantic amongst the guests may prefer a day in the wellness area and relax in the numerous saunas. Afterwards, I highly recommend a full-body massage.

Hotel Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa , Tschiertschen, Chur, Schweiz

In the evening, you and your loved one will enjoy a festive candle light dinner for two or even with several friends.

I don’t believe that someone will not love it  at the Romantik Hotel TheAlpina Mountain Resort & Spa as Mrs. & Mr Gehring run the place with great pleasure and professionalism. They make sure that you don’t miss anything. Loads of guests (including myself) returned to the hotel because of the atmosphere and the fantastic scenery. The Romantik Hotel The Alpina Mountain Resort & Spa is not just worth a visit during the winter time but also during the summer time.

Vacation at the castle park

das Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Munich, München

Walking down the palace garden, enjoying the magnificent nature and the breath-taking architectural masterpiece which will take you back centuries;the large baroque park in the style of Versailles will definitely captivate you!

Not only the princes would love Oberschleißheim, but also the princesses! Why? The Allianz Arena is located very close as if you were staying in Munich! Furthermore, it is usually difficult to leave the football stadium back to Munich after a match because the majority wants to go back to Munich. If you stay at Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, you would avoid the rush and get back to a place where you’ll find everything you need; relaxation, food, drinks, entertainment and comfort.

das Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Munich, München

The Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst is not just a 15 minute drive from Munich, but it is also very easy to reach with the S-Bahn from and to Munich. Besides, the hotel provides a free shuttle to the train station, which is 5 minutes away. I drove from the Dolomites to the hotel with my stylish Nissan Juke which I could park for free on the hotel’s parking area. After a four-hour drive, I really love the sauna area and the pool. From my tidy and cosy room, I could see the stunning palace and the hotel garden. The palace garden is less than a minute walk from there. The hotel’s restaurant across the main entrance offers an excellent dinner.

das Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Munich, München

das Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Munich, München

das Hotel am Schlosspark Zum Kurfürst, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Munich, München

The staff gave me a warm welcome and was more than happy to show me around and answer all my questions. I read at Tripadvisorthat someone complained that the staff in the breakfast hall do not pay so much attention, but I totally disagree with this feedback. Even though I was distracted by the delightful and amazingly delicious traditional breakfast, the staff members always looked after every guest in the breakfast hall!

What to do at the hotel?

  • Play bowling in the hotel.
  • Visit the old and new castle called “Schloss Schleißheim” next to Nymphenburg castle. It is one of the biggest palaces around Munich and it belongs to one of the greatest baroque castles in Germany. Be aware that the castle is closed on Mondays.
  • If you are someone who likes to travel, you have to visit the historic airfield museum. At the old palace, you will experience a century of civil and military aeronautics history.
  • Explore Munich for a day.
  • Choose one of the hiking trails close to the hotel and walk through the forests and nature.
  • Take a look at the Munich Olympic Regatta Center, which was created for the Olympic Games in 1972.

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5 Reasons why you should visit this place!

Madonna Di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italy, Skiing, Hotel Miramonti, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

You have no idea where to spent your next winter holiday? Then this is the perfect place for your next winter trip! It doesn’t matter if you are a pro on skis or if you don’t even know how to put them on. Hotel Miramonti in Madonna Di Campiglio is the ultimate winter getaway for everyone who wants to be active, enjoy, party or relax.

  • Rooms that you never want to leave

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Honestly, I don’t know which part of the room I should start with! My room was not only modern and very clean but also enormous! It is the optimal size to live in. I loved the interior design and the bright colours.

The spacious dressing room forced me to unpack my suitcases. Normally, I never unpack my suitcases because I have to leave after a few days anyways, and I am too lazy, but this time I could not resist ;-).

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The toilet is separated from the bathroom, which is ideal for young couples or those who prefer to have more privacy. The bench in the shower is tempting to shower longer than needed. After a hot shower, you lay down in your large and comfortable bed.

While your boyfriend, brother, friend or husband waits on the cozy sofa, you get ready at your make-up table. In the unlikely event that you get bored, sit on the balcony and watch the people on the street or the ski slopes. Right behind the hotel, you will see the World Cup Slalom ski slope.

  • Ski slopes for all levels

Hotel Miramonti is located in the middle of all ski slopes in Madonna di Campiglio. You will not need a car to get to any ski slope.

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Additionally, all ski slopes are connected with each other, which means that you have thousands of blue, red and black options each day. Read more about my ski route tips in my next article. Just two minutes walking distance from the hotel, you will find a ski and snowboard rental called “rent and go”.

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  • Daily relaxation for body and mind

After my days on the ski runs, I would either go shopping, or relax in Hotel Miramonti’s sauna or massage chair. Madonna Di Campiglio offers several shops with clothes, gourmet food and furniture made of wood. Next to the hotel, you will find Barbara’s sport outlet, which has stylish designer clothes for an affordable price. If you need a souvenir, visit the gourmet shop and have a look at the selection of bacon, cheese, snaps, tea and chocolate.

  • Culinary delight, which deserves a star

Not only is the service at Hotel Miramonti excellent, but the food is delicious. In the morning, you have an extensive breakfast buffet with a wide variety of sweet and savoury specialities. Don’t forget to try an omelette! The breakfast prepares you for a great start into the day!

After a long day, you will enjoy the 4-course-menu. For the main course, I always recommend to take the fish because it was even more delicious than the meat. However, there was no course, which I did not like, but look at the images by yourself. Sometimes pictures say more than a thousand words.

  • Unbeatable value

Thanks to activitybreaks.com I booked a really good offer. A 7-night package costs 954€ per person during the Christmas time and includes:

  • 7 nights in classic double room in 4* Hotel Miramonti
  • Half board basis
  • 6 day ski pass
  • 6 day ski equipment hire
  • 1x25min massage
  • Use of hotel sauna & gym

This is an unbeatable value for money in this area! If you do not want drive to Madonna Di Campiglio, you can fly to Bergamo or Verona for example. A flight from Cologne to Bergamo costs around 10€ (without luggage) and the airport bus to the skiing area costs 35€ per person/one-way. The bus ride from Bergamo takes about four hours. The airport Verona is a bit closer than Bergamo.