Amsterdam


I’ve lived in Amsterdam for six years now – the city of cycling maniacs, abundant museums, festivals, parks, romantic canals and long summer nights is at its best in August I think. Unfortunately the weather is unpredictable so be sure to bring an umbrella. My favorite neighborhood is de Pijp which is also where I live. For the most part my recommendations for your weekend are centered around de Pijp with an occasional pop over to another part of town. Go to page…

Sardinia

Oh to go south; where the pace is slow, the water turquoise, the fish fresh, and where your hand gestures communicate more than your words. Isn’t it amazing that in just under two hours, you can be transplanted into an entirely different climate and culture? With airlines such as easyjet offering incredible deals on flights all around Europe, we decided to take advantage and booked a beach holiday on the island of Sardinia. You guys. You guys. This was a vacation like none other. We continued to pinch ourselves, rub our eyes, slap our faces because really, have you ever seen water this color in real life? Well, we hadn’t. Go to page…


Milan

Have you ever been on the platform at the station, awaiting your morning commuter train and you look up at the display and it reads a destination far more exotic than your office? At times we feel the urge to escape and living in Lausanne, a common arrêt for high-speed trains, gives us the freedom to. Milan is a perfect weekend destination for Lausanne locals, as it is close enough to both indulge in a weekend of fine dining, shopping, and cultural exploration and to still have you back and ready to work on Monday morning. Go to page…

Lake Maggiore

We love Rome, Florence and the Amalfi Coast. We’re green with envy when friends describe week-long Tuscan getaways or sporty jaunts to Cinque Terre; but sometimes the best trips are the ones that aren’t planned months in advance and don’t require plane tickets and on-site car rentals. Sometimes, we just want to go to Italy. Right nowAnd for that, we are glad to share a precious little find on the shore of Piedmont’s Lake Maggiore. Just over three hours from Lausanne, Hotel Ghiffa is an elegant base for a weekend of relaxation and exploration. Go to page…

Berlin

From a distance, near Alexanderplatz, a church steeple finds itself in the shadow of the famous radio tower often referred to as ‘the disco ball’.
The brick church stands there, resting on a foundation that has held it up through devastating wars, multiple bombings, political turmoil, and religious unrest. As a passerby it is impossible not to wonder just how this church has survived. How in the world is it still standing? This is Berlin. The cracks are visible, but the foundation is solid. The various pieces all fit together to create a fervent city—a city full of art, music, life and vigor! One that makes you feel that somehow you could be a piece in this beautiful story, this beautiful city. Go to page…

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