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Hotel Indigo is a brand new hotel in the most lively and storied village in Bali: Seminyak. The hotel opened its doors in July 2017 and succeeded in capturing both the ancient and modern zeitgeist of Seminyak in all its color, energy and tradition. It combines the best of both worlds: a peaceful retreat right next to the beach and in the middle of the buzzing village. Hotel Indigo  Hotel Indigo has 289 rooms (270 rooms and 19 private villas) and extends across 4,7 hectares of

Mövenpick opened its very first resort in Bali in January 2017. Inspired by the traditional 5 elements of Balinese design and reflecting the natural wonder of the region, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran is an idyllic heaven. Set amid meandering pools and lush landscaped gardens, this hotel is located at only 100m from Jimbaran beach. It is without any doubt that, in this hotel, I had a few of my best experiences in Bali. Read all about my best Balinese breakfast, my best

It has been two years since my first encounter with Alto Adige, and I’m so glad to be back! This region is not only famous for its amazing wine culture, but also for the beauty of its peaks and the specialized spa towns. In this article, I would like to share some absolute must-do's with you. Even if you are only spending a few days in Alto Adige, these tips will help you make the most out of your visit for a unique experience! Alto

Spending the night in the midst of an Alto Adige winegrowing zone and getting to know fascinating winegrowers: that’s what makes a vacation in the Alto Adige Wine Hotels so unique and exciting. In the Vinum Hotels of Alto Adige, wine lovers and true connoisseurs are offered authentic wine experiences that satisfy the most demanding of palates. All 29 Vinum Hotels are situated within renowned Alto Adige winegrowing zones, where the Mediterranean South meets the Alpine North and international wine history has been written. The

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once wrote in his ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)": “a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine”. This reflects perfectly how the inhabitants of Alto Adige live their life. Lovers of food and wine, I hereby present you 3 mouth-watering food-spots in Alto Adige! Vineyard Lunch at the historic farm Seehofkeller In autumn, the restaurant Seehofkeller organizes special lunches in the middle of its vineyards from the 16th century! Long tables filled with delicious local dishes await you, while in the back

A weekend Maasmechelen only ideal for shopping addicts? Think again! My mission is pretty simple: I am going to discover Maasmechelen beyond the shopping paradise! Let’s explore natural parks, water sports, local products and mouth-watering Italian dishes. Nature, water and hills The highlight of natural highlights is without any doubt the National Park Hoge Kempen, the 60 square kilometers nature reserve in East Limburg between Genk and the Meuse River. Located in Maasmechelen, Connecterra is one of the six gateways to National Park Hoge Kempen. It

The Terhills Hotel Maasmechelen, part of the Different Hotels group, is a 4 stars hotel in a historic mine building. Located between Maasmechelen village and National Park Connecterra, it’s an ideal base to discover Maasmechelen during a weekend. The charming lady at the reception told me that the hotel aims to offer a cocktail of fashion, nature and comfort… and that’s exactly what we discovered during a sunny September weekend. Terhills hotel As you walk through the beautiful French garden with its fountain and blooming flowers,

Travelling so much around the globe, we tend to forget that we have beautiful cultural heritage just around the corner! Located on a 30 minutes drive from both Antwerp and Brussels, Mechelen is known for its medieval architecture and scenic canals. If I had to describe Mechelen in three words, they would be authentic, charming and picturesque. Thanks to the many classified buildings, the city has an outspoken historical character. Interesting fact: since the last couple of years many hipster hotspots have been appearing

Martin’s Patershof is a former church transformed into a 4 stars luxury hotel in the heart of Mechelen, right in between Antwerp and Brussels. This Belgian hotel group accepted the major challenge to preserve the past and at the same time meet the expectations of today’s demanding travelers. And they succeeded. After an impressive metamorphosis, they now offer an out-of-the-ordinary stay in an exclusive historic setting. Gazing up at the church’s beautiful façade, I immediately notice the sound of clinking glasses inside. As I walk

Not “Mother of dragons”, but known as “City of dragons”, Ljubljana is protected by huge dragon statues on each side of the river that crosses the city. This bite-sized city with only 270K inhabitants is one of Europe’s smallest capitals and yet such an interesting discovery! In Slovenian, the word ‘Ljubljana’ means ‘beloved’. And this sums up how many Slovenians and visitors feel about this city. Dragon Bridge The main attraction in Ljubljana is the Dragon Bridge, adorned with four giant dragon statues. Built around 1900,

Visiting Slovenia is like stepping into a fairytale with medieval castles, cozy town squares and charming bell towers. Next to the heroic Predjama castle, Slovenia has even more mystery to offer! Piran and Bled are the two places where the country’s magic is captured. Piran is Slovenia’s cutest coast town and Bled consists of a stunning glacial lake and a medieval castle. Piran Piran, Slovenia’s main cost town is incredibly picturesque, situated on a narrow peninsula jutting out into the Adriatic. Slovenia’s Adriatic coast is much

With its 20 square kilometers and 2 million inhabitants, Slovenia remains often below the radar for tourists. Did you know that this small country has ski resorts, coastal towns and world-renowned caves? After my 4 days visit, I am truly convinced that Slovenia has something to offer to any type of traveller. On top of that, distances are so small that you can even combine hiking in the mountains with a sunny afternoon at the coast. According to an old Slovene tale, when the world