Italy

I have said it before, travelling the Dolomites and South Tyrol in particular, it often feels like you’re travelling through Austria. It’s the mountains combined with the traditional alpine chalets, and red geraniums hanging from the balconies.

Arriving at Hotel Winkler Sport & Spa Resort we were slightly confused. It was again a classic alpine chalet we arrived at. We had checked the hotel online, and photos showed a very luxurious and modern hotel. Walking up to the entrance of the hotel, we honestly thought we were at the wrong Winkler Hotel. But then, walking through the entrance it’s like going through a time machine, from traditional alpine to extremely modern and luxurious. Absolutely fantastic!

 

When we travelled the Dolomites early September 2020, we picked several stops to cover most of the Dolomites from west to east. So after starting the trip in Merano, we made our way east, having our next stop north of Merano.

A beautiful family-run hotel near the town of Mühlbach, about 50km north of Bolzano and 30km north of the amazing St. Magdalena. We made Nature & Active Hotel Rogen our next stop, which turned out to be a pretty sweet decision.

 

After 6 months of staying at home and exploring only our own Netherlands, it was finally time to cross borders again and have our first trip abroad since the Corona pandemic. With still many travel restrictions in place, our destinations were limited. But nevertheless, we managed to pick an awesome destination for this first trip after Corona.

Forget about the ocean, plan your summer holiday in the mountains! The Dolomites are the ultimate playground for those looking for an active vacation. Alta Badia has not only amazing things to do it also offers fantastic gastronomy and very laid-back and welcoming people.

This summer on my roadtrip through the Germany, Austria and Italy I ended up in the mountain villages around Alta Badia. I stayed in Natur Hotel Miraval in La Villa and explored the nearby towns of San Cassiano, Colfosco and Corvara on foot, by bike and took several gondolas. Alta Badia is sincerely a great summer destination to visit!

Rooftop pools with views over the Dolomites, chirping birds as my wake up call and a brand new hotel were the ingredients that lured me to a little village up in the hills in Bolzano, South Tyrol. The next coming nights I was staying in Hotel Saltus in San Genesio, a new eco friendly luxury hotel.

Some of my friends were telling me for a couple years now to visit San Genesio. So when this summer I was on a road trip in the Dolomites I figured I could finally see what the fuzz was about. While staying at Hotel Saltus I found the relaxing time that I craved so much after my already 2 week road trip in the Dolomites.

 

My summer trips to the Alps had never been this luxurious, but Hotel Chalet Mirabell made me realize that the serenity of the mountains and the luxury of a beautiful chalet are together combined the ultimate ingredients to make me smile from the moment I wake up until I fall asleep.

Happy as a kid when I walked in, very sad to leave, but a fabulous experience, one I won’t quickly forget about. Staying in Hotel Chalet Mirabell in Merano, South Tyrol was a dream coming true.

Traveling to the Dolomites? Don’t miss out on the fairy tale lake of the Dolomites: Lago di Carezza or the Karersee, how it is actually called in this German speaking region of Italy: South Tyrol. This is a must-do in the Dolomites, the rainbow lake that you have seen many times on Instagram with the iconic and majestic backdrop of the mighty peaks of the Latemar Mountain Range.

Here is a complete guide to visit Lago di Carezza with: how to get there, best time to visit, hiking trails, the legend, storm Vaia, the facilities, parking space, where to stay and much more.

 

For my Instagram and YouTube channel I was lucky enough to travel to Italy once more in December 2019. Who does not want to go road tripping in Italy right? The food, the people, the coastline, the landscapes and the cheap Italy data sim cards! LOL. Anyway while roaming around I also researched the best sim card for Italy for tourists and this is what I found out.

 

Because of my Instagram account I was invited to come to Venice to stay at two really cool places, one in the city and one in the countryside. Upon arrival at Venice Airport I checked out all the options for buying an Italy sim card for tourists and in this blog you can find all the prices and my conclusion.

 

On my trip through Europe in December 2019 for my Instagram and YouTube channel I ended up in Milan. For this article I made my way to the international Airport to find out everything you need to know for buying an Italy sim card at Milan Malpensa.

 

When we say Dolomiti Superski first thing that comes up on our minds is skiing in on of the most magical landscapes: the Dolomites. The iconic mountain range in the north of Italy is a world famous tourist destination in summer and winter. Although I have never been in summer, Im blessed to have experienced this winter wonderland a couple times. Beginning of January 2019 I got the chance to discover some amazing places to visit in this massive ski area on the Dolomiti Superski Experience 2019.

 

After my weeklong cruise on the Mediterranean with Princes Cruises I ended up in Rome for the first time. I was biased, after visiting the ultra touristy Paris I though a trip to Rome would not be up my alley, but I was wrong! I loved this incredible city and would encourage everyone to travel to Rome when they get a chance. Touristy or not, Rome is worth it! When I was in Rome again in December 2019 at Fiumicino Airport I found the best sim card at Rome Airport for your trip to Rome.