If you’re spending Christmas in Europe, the Christmas markets are a must, with vendors selling all sorts of holiday gifts and local delicacies for delicious treats. These markets often have pop-up bars, entertainment, and seating areas, so you can socialize with friends and family as you take in all of the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.
Road trips are fantastic when you know the best hotels to stay in and the best areas to visit. Sterzing is the northernmost town in Italy and one of the highest towns in the Alps. With the Austrian border located just 15 km away, you can easily combine a trip to this pretty little town with visits to Innsbruck, Merano, and Bolzano.
Beauty. Trust. Breath. Progress. This is what comes to mind when I think of springtime. The arrival of spring shows us renewal. How can we approach the transformation of our own being? Just as the soil naturally makes room for the tulip greens to spiral upward, how can we gently shift our relationship to what doesn’t work instead of forcing change?
Bolzano in Italy, and more specifically the South Tyrol province of Italy is one of those places for me. When I was a kid, I used to travel to Bolzano from Munich with my family. My parents were often guests at the Hotel Greif; the location right on Walther Square is unbeatable.
Como! I heard about this city my entire life, and now I live just 30 km away. Since moving to Lugano, I have already been there four times. Each time, I’ve driven over from my new home to spend a couple of hours strolling around and indulging in the exquisite food and scenery in Como, Italy.
Though Foggia is a lesser-known city in Puglia, Italy, it is a hidden gem for foodies. The Puglia region is a very special place, and not just because of its rich history or incredible food (which I will, of course, be highlighting!).