Travelling is on the rise again and is defined as the new luxury.
I am not talking about the classic luxury hotel, but about the privilege of travelling to places that make you dream, make you curious or simply refuel your body, mind and soul.
The following places have stayed in my memory for different reasons.
AMOUDI FISH TAVERN SANTORINI
Santorini is a touristy place, but then we found this restaurant on the coast with the freshest catch of the day, a mild breeze and the azure sea, just as I had imagined.
GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR
A classic and on my bucket list every year, because you can start your day with endless walks on the beach and then take in all the cultural delights of Venice. Read more about it here
HOTEL BAUER PALAZZO
The BAUER is my favourite hotel when I visit Venice in winter. Make sure you get a room with a view of the Grand Canal so you can hear the waves on the shore. Read more about it here
The Danai is an ideal place for late summer, when the sea is still warm and the tourists are mostly gone. I like the size of this place and the friendly hospitality. Read more about it here
Whenever you feel like a break, this is the right place to relax in the breathtaking nature. Read more about it here
I have travelled to Madrid a few times this year and every time I go there I discover something new. I think this city is evolving fast, especially when it comes to entertainment, food and drink. Read more about it here
LA COLOMBE D’OR
La Colombe d’Or, is also a classic, because this place stands still without losing its glamour. It is all about art and the guests who come back every season. Read more about it here
A must when you are on the Cote d`Azur, not because of the food, but because of the architecture and the location on a cliff right on the coast. Read more about it here
LES ROCHES ROUGES
This place is worth a lunch break and a bain au soleil right on the shore. Read more about it here
Another COMO hotel in walking distance to everything when spending some days in London.
A perfect place if you come just for the sea and the sun and don’t intend to leave the hotel. Read more about it here
Old-school Italian flair right on Lake Como for a perfect weekend getaway, indulging in a classic fine-dining menu and aperitifs on the terrace overlooking the lake. Read more about it here
Always on on the road.
The swimming club in Sandycove, close to Dublin, open all year round. It really toughens you up, keeps you fit and its great fun. Read more about it here
SILSER SEE, SILS MARIA
No other place in the mountains has this energy, magic and effortless tranquillity, which is worth a visit at any time of year.
Sunset at Silsersee, Engadin