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Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Andorra

Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Andorra

In the height of summer, we travel from a scorching hot France to the sixth-smallest nation in Europe. Indeed it is small, but it easily wins the prize for the grandest name ever bestowed on a country. Our travel destination for the coming four days is known as the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra. We are guests at its one and only five star Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa. Read more…

Feather Down Glamping Domaine St Christophe, France

Feather Down Glamping Domaine St Christophe, France

In this hectic life, the holiday is often the time for one to  take things easy:  give more attention to each other and yourself, and more attention to the things one does. Mindfulness is the buzzword nowadays. Today, however, we are  in a tent. The location we chose is situated on the gorgeous Domaine de Saint-Christophe not far from Metz, in the north-east of France. Read more…

Duinen 10 - Buitenleven Vakanties, the Netherlands

Duinen 10 - Buitenleven Vakanties, the Netherlands

Just outside the small village of Rockanje, not far from the port city of Rotterdam, we found an old dune farm that until recently doubled as a forester home before it was transformed into a unique and comfortable holiday home for 7 people. The house is managed by Buitenleven Vakanties, … Read more…

HUUS Hotel in Summer, Switzerland

HUUS Hotel in Summer, Switzerland

Upon our arrival at HUUS Hotel in Saanen, one hot Saturday in August, we immediately bump into charismatic owner Günter Weilguni and resident DJ Ewald Klassen greeting us like long lost friends. Read more…

Lenkerhof, Switzerland

Lenkerhof, Switzerland

We are excited to surprise our girls when visiting the Lenkerhof. It is not really the gourmet restaurant Spettacolo for them offering a choice of 16 different courses, which change every day or the renewed and ancient old thermal spa waters they are after. Read more…

Gorfion, Liechtenstein

Gorfion, Liechtenstein

Now our girls are somewhat older we more and more can take up real outdoor activities. And we are just in the right place to do so: the lovely village of Malbun, situated in the eastern exclave of the municipality of Triesenberg, in Liechtenstein. We stay at the lovely family hotel Gorfion. Read more…

Riffelalp 2222m, Switzerland

Riffelalp 2222m, Switzerland

Sometimes it happens that getting to our destination is half the fun. Well this certainly applies to the RiffelAlp resort. We follow the sun by driving over the Furka Pass, famous for the stunning views and hair-raising car chases of James Bond. Read more…

HUUS Hotel in Winter, Switzerland

HUUS Hotel in Winter, Switzerland

Rays of sunlight are following us when we drive through Gstaad. We are heading for a huge chalet on one of the snow-covered hills in the Saanenland region: the former Steigenberger Hotel is magically transformed into the Huus Hotel, all with respect to its superb location. Read more...

Whitepod, Switzerland

Whitepod, Switzerland

There are places you just must explore yourselves. Imagine our ‘struggle’ to blog about the Whitepod Eco Luxury Hotel... Read more...

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge, Montana USA

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge, Montana USA

“Mummy and Daddy, you told us we wouldn’t see the sea this holiday? Well, that sure looks like a sea to us!”, our daughters exclaim once they stand on the shore of Flathead Lake. The lake can indeed be called impressive, but it is the assortment of log houses surrounding us on the lakeshore that completely takes our breath away: Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge. Read more...

Latigo Guest Ranch, Colorado USA

Latigo Guest Ranch, Colorado USA

We have been driving on the unpaved country road past the village of Kremmling in the north of the state of Colorado for quite some time when we spot a young woman on a horse on the side of the road: “a real cowgirl!”. Read more...

St Moritz, United Kingdom

St Moritz, United Kingdom

When we arrive at St Moritz Hotel, we first notice the surfboards in the lobby. In addition, there are baskets with all kinds of beach toys, umbrellas and rain boots. Read more...

Finca de Arrieta, Lanzarote Canary Islands

Finca de Arrieta, Lanzarote Canary Islands

Dad, are we really going to sleep in this circus tent?” The tent which our six-year-old believes to be a circus tent, is in fact a real Mongolian Yurt, even though it is not pitched on the endless prairies of the Far East, but on perpetually windy Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands. Read more...

Dolomite Camp, Namibia

Dolomite Camp, Namibia

Arriving at this lovely lodge after travelling through Namibia is quite a surprise. It’s situated in the far west of Etosha, the largest national park in this beautiful country. You can even see game while ‘en route’ through the park. Read more...

Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, Lombok

Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, Lombok

It’s a bumpy but pleasant ride from Jeeva Klui, the sister property near the sea, to Jeeva Beloam and that really indicates the characteristics of our stay at Jeeva Beloam; this is surely an adventurous resort located in the middle of nowhere. Read more...

Nikoi Island, Indonesia

Nikoi Island, Indonesia

"Welcome to Nikoi Island: your private island!”, with a big smile we are helped out of the speed boat and onto the jetty. While our luggage quickly disappears into an old-fashioned cargo bike, we take in the ‘picture postcard scenery’ that stretches out before our eyes. Read more...