Where to stay in Coron – 5 chic resorts to check out

When in Coron, you don’t have to choose between dingy backpacker hotels and ultra-expensive exclusive island resorts. There’s a pretty nice middle ground where you’ll find artsy, chic hotels and resorts at reasonable prices. Here where to stay in Coron.

When you think of a tropical paradise in the Philippines, you think of Palawan. And one of the gems of Palawan is Coron, a great base for exploring the Calamian Islands and reaching the whitest and finest sand beaches, most stunning karst formations, and cleanest lakes in the country. If you’re looking to quickly plan your trip, here are our best recommendations on where to stay in Coron. Continue reading “Where to stay in Coron – 5 chic resorts to check out”

Best things to do in Coron, Philippines – itinerary and travel guide

Head over to Coron, one of the amazing destinations that have made Palawan the world’s best island year after year. From pristine white beaches to stunning blue lakes, this is the tropical holiday you’ve been dreaming of. Click through for the best things to do in Coron, Philippines.

Waves crashing onto a sugar-white beach, palms swaying, a gentle breeze, and the most stunning blues you’ve ever seen… That’s the stuff our daydreams are made of – and exactly what’s in store for you when you visit Coron, one of the amazing destinations that have made Palawan the world’s best island* year after year.

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Driving in Alsace – a road trip in the gorgeous French wine region

When it comes to relaxing holidays, there’s no town like a wine town! Driving in Alsace, France’s northeastern wine-growing region, was the perfect holiday that brought us through beautiful towns, lush vineyards, and breathtaking landscapes. So if you’re in the mood for a fun holiday, read on for our road trip guide to Alsace.

When it comes to relaxing holidays, there’s no town like a wine town. One: you have the perfect weather that helps create the perfect grapes. Two: these grapes create amazing wine that inspires delicious food. And three: this makes everyone giddy happy and friendly!

But too much of a good thing can be oh-so-wonderful, so we add one more ingredient to this perfect holiday recipe: the open road. And that’s exactly how we spent our holiday in Alsace, France’s northeastern wine-growing region: a road trip through beautiful towns, lush vineyards, and breathtaking mountain roads, all while filling up on good food, great wine, and amazing sights.

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Where to stay in Colmar, France – the perfect base for a holiday in Alsace

The heart of the historic wine route in Alsace, France’s northeastern wine region, is Colmar – a pretty town that’s straight out of a fairytale. It’s the perfect base for a holiday in Alsace and home to amazing gastronomy, charming architecture, and an overall great holiday vibe. Here’s where to stay in Colmar.

If you’re in need of a holiday, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Alsace. With gentle weather, amazing gastronomy, and unbelievably friendly folks everywhere, a trip to Alsace is exactly what a holiday should be. And after several months of going from one wine region to the next, I pretty much have a solid rule of thumb: if the place is good enough for the grapes, it’s good enough for you.

Now you may be tempted to make Strasbourg your home while in Alsace. While Strasbourg is an amazing city (and not to be missed!), it’s a good 1-2 hours’ drive away from the best of Alsace’s historic wine route and natural landscapes. Rather than spending your precious holiday time driving back and forth, break up your stay into two bases: Strasbourg to the north and Colmar to the south. Here’s where to stay in Colmar.

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Best things to do in Strasbourg, France

Joie de vivre meets gemütlich in this city with a French soul, German trimmings, and a whole lot of charm! If you love wine, storybook houses, and great food, you’ll love Strasbourg. Here are the best things to see and do in Strasbourg.

From the moment you step into Strasbourg, you’ll feel it. A pleasant, welcoming vibe that’s a lot more than the friendliness of locals, the ease of getting around, or the odd familiarity of the storybook houses. Even on your first hour in the city, you’ll feel a sense of belonging – that you’re not a tourist to be scrutinized, or a stranger to be wary of. In a city that’s a mix of a lot of things, it’s just natural to fit in.

Strasbourg is known for many things – as the capital of the historic wine-growing region, Alsace; as the seat of the European Parliament; as the setting of one of the world’s biggest and oldest Christmas markets; and as a border city that derives from both French and German cultures – an intoxicating mix of countryside hospitality and multicultural charm.

Whether you’re here for the wine, the history and culture, or just to relax for a little holiday, there’s a lot to love in Strasbourg.

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Where to stay in Strasbourg – a guide to the city’s best districts and hotels

Best things to do in Strasbourg – start your walk around the historic city center at Gare Centrale.

Ready for wine, history, and great food? Buckle up – we’re going to Strasbourg!

Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France, and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Being near the border of Germany, you’ll find a mix of Franco-German culture. If you’re a linguaphile, you’ll particularly love the thrill of being able to practice both your French and German during your stay.

Travelers who love exploring cities will bask in everything Strasbourg has to offer – a slew of Michelin-starred restaurants, cafes at every turn, endless shopping choices – all within a network of extensive cycling paths and convenient public transportation.

Even if you’re not a big city person, it’s worth spending a couple of days in Strasbourg. It’s a great base to explore the Bas-Rhin department of the historic region of Alsace, and you’ll find lots of green spaces within – the most notable being the Parc de l’Orangerie and the Jardin des Deux Rives.

To make your holiday as fun as possible, read on for my top recommendations on where to stay in Strasbourg.

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10 best things to do in South Moravia, Czech Republic’s wine region

Are you headed to Central Europe? Here are the top reasons to add South Moravia to your itinerary! If you’re going “South Mora-WHAT?”, all the more reasons to read on and CZECH OUT the Czech Republic’s luscious wine region!

Here’s a place that’s NOT in most Central European itineraries: South Moravia. In fact, you may not even have heard of it.

But if you’re planning a holiday to the Prague-Vienna-Budapest triad, you’ll want to check out this beautiful region that’s right smack in the middle of your Central European itinerary. Take 5 minutes to check out the 10 best things to do in South Moravia here – and you might just have to make room for it in your holiday. Continue reading “10 best things to do in South Moravia, Czech Republic’s wine region”

Where to stay in Cesky Krumlov – the best hotels for a magical stay

From its medieval castle to its meandering cobbled alleys, Cesky Krumlov is the stuff of fairytales. If you’re still wondering whether you should take a day trip or stay for longer, trust me: whether you plan to stay a day, a week, or a month, you’ll want to stay a day longer than that. Here’s where to stay in Cesky Krumlov.

From its medieval castle to its meandering cobbled alleys, Cesky Krumlov is the stuff of fairytales. Until now, it remains one of my favorite destinations in the world – and definitely worth more than a day trip from Prague.

You can easily spend two to three days in Cesky Krumlov. The first day will most likely be spent staring at the beautiful town square from the castle tower, pinching yourself in disbelief at just how amazingly gorgeous the old town is. Visiting the town’s top sights will take a day or two, while the enchanting Blansky forest surrounding the old town is worth a couple of days of short, relatively easy hikes.

If you’re still thinking if an overnight trip to Cesky Krumlov is worth it, you should definitely go for it. On my first visit, I originally planned to stay just for 3 days. I ended up extending my stay – and still I wished I stayed longer.

So skip the day trip and go for at least an overnight trip. Once you get there, you’ll know what I mean. In the meantime, here’s where to stay in Cesky Krumlov. Book early – Cesky Krumlov’s not quite Prague yet in terms of tourist density, but it’s getting pretty close now that this romantic medieval town’s “secret” is out.

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Autumn in South Korea 2017 – the country’s best spots for fall in one amazing road trip

South Korea is a great place for an autumn holiday. There are plenty of spots to enjoy the fiery reds and oranges of fall, and have a taste of the country’s rich culture and tradition. This itinerary takes you in and around Seoul, then guides you to venture out into the countryside where you’ll see South Korea’s best spots for autumn.

The evenings are getting cooler and the days shorter. While summer’s impending end may make you feel blue, here’s a thought that could pick your spirits right back up: it’s time to chase the beautiful colors of fall! Let’s start planning!

South Korea is a great place for an autumn holiday. There are plenty of spots to enjoy the beauty of autumn, and even within its capital city, Seoul, you’ll find plenty of parks and open spaces boasting the radiant colors of fall. This itinerary takes you in and around Seoul, then guides you to venture out into the countryside where you’ll see South Korea’s best spots for autumn.

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Perfect weather at Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

On our last night in Cesky Krumlov, we came back from hiking around the Blansky Forest to an empty old town. Having hiked more than 20 kilometers, we were in need of some food but found most of the establishments were already closed and few people were out walking along the lamppost-lit cobblestone streets.

We checked the time – barely 8 PM. What was wrong with people? Granted, it was a Sunday, but still, this was Cesky Krumlov! How can they be sleeping?

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