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In love with Vietri Sul Mare handpainted floor tiles 

One thing you’ll notice immediately when you visit the Amalfi or Cilento coasts or pretty much most of the Campania region in Italy is the abundance of these beautiful handpainted ceramic tiles from Vietri sul Mare, one of the 13 pearls of the Amalfi Coast. As you all know I love colors. I am obsessed […]

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Acciaroli, Italy: The (Urban) Legend of Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man

  Acciaroli is that kind of charming fishing village along the Cilento coast in Italy where they don’t even bother calling possibly their only bar any other name but that, Bar.     Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway visited in 1953 and met his “Old Man” here. They say that he based the character of Santiago in […]

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Is this the most beautiful terrace in the world?

  On my recent trip to the Amalfi and Cilento coast, I visited the fabulous gardens of Villa Cimbrone which is famous for its scenic belvedere, Terrazzo dell’lnfinito or Terrace of Infinity. AND MY GAWD IS IT SCENIC! There are truly no words to express how beautiful this terrace it. I stood in awe of the […]

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30 Photos That Prove Amalfi and Cilento Are The Most Beautiful Coasts in Italy

  If there is one place that keeps surprising me with its beauty, cuisine, culture and history, it’s Italy. As much as I hate to admit it because it is so cliche and predictable even: I love Italy. No no no no. This is not coming from a tourist visiting for a week for the […]

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Current Obsession: A Swiss Hotel with an Insane View of the Alps

  I love destination hotels. I sometimes travel every now and then just because I want to stay in a truly remarkable hotel. Hotel Villa in Honegg in Switzerland is definitely one of them. I have never been to Switzerland (can you believe this? I can’t!) and I am currently obsessing over the beauty of […]

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Experiencing the Slow Living Movement in Umbria, Italy

A Magical Night “There’s something waiting for you outside,” said Marliza and Serena. I have just traveled for almost 10 hours from Dusseldorf, Germany all the way to this random Italian village, Paciano, in Umbria via Rome and all I wanted was to sleep and rest. I was also a bit disoriented. It was almost […]

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Food, Culture and Adventure around Trasimeno Lake in Perugia, Italy

  So I’m back. I kind of figured out what I need to do and it felt good to put them all in writing. What I needed to do is to continue telling my story through this blog. I have a few exciting things happening in the next weeks and I can’t wait to let […]

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Ponza: 6 Best Things to See and Do on Italy’s Secret Island

  “Enjoy Ponza. Please don’t tell everyone about it!”, shouted Alina as we left her holiday villa at Il Fontanaro in Umbria, Italy. I understood why. Ponza Island is so beautiful and, like many people, I didn’t even know it existed until my trip there. It’s my new favorite Mediterranean island. Apparently, it’s popular among […]

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Hipstagramming U x U Festival in Umeå, Sweden

  What if YOU can actually determine how long a music festival will be? What if YOU can be a co-founder of a music festival? What if YOU can be an essential part of new kind of music festival? With U x U Festival (pronounced as You by you Festival), there are no what ifs. […]

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3 Restaurants with Ridiculous Views (and Luscious Food) on Ponza Island, Italy

I have a new favorite island. It’s in Italy. And it’s not Sardinia. Or Capri. Or Sicily. It’s called Ponza Island. I wanna live there in the summer. OK fayyyyynnn I kind of say this to all the places I visit 63% of the time. But really, I DO. Some of my most vivid memories of […]

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