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The blog focuses on varied travel destinations for discerning couples and families, trip reports from the world of aviation, reviews of exciting and luxurious hotel concepts, romantic city trips and tips for culinary highlights.

Airline reviews

Kabine der Aegean Airlines Business Class in der Airbus A321neo

Aegean Airlines Business Class in der Airbus A321neo nach Berlin

During the Pentecost holidays this time we went to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. On the return trip we were lucky enough to fly from Berlin to Athens in Aegean Airlines Business Class in the Airbus A321neo.
Aegean Airlines Economy Class in der Airbus A320

Aegean Airlines Economy Class in der Airbus A320 nach Athen

For me, Aegean Airlines is still one of the most popular airlines to travel within Europe. The crew members are always friendly and welcoming and pride themselves on instilling true Greek hospitality. In order to renew my frequent flyer status, I need to take four flights on the airline each year. I usually redeem my business class upgrade vouchers for these flights. But since we were on our way to Cyprus today as a family, we took a seat in Aegean Airlines Economy Class and were curious whether the service behind the curtain was just as good.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 am Gate am Flughafen München

Qatar Airways Economy Class in der Boeing 787-8 nach Doha

Even before the 2022 World Cup, Qatar Airways was a popular and well-known airline, recognized for its excellent service and comfort. So we were curious how Qatar Airways Economy Class performed on our flight from Munich to Doha with onward flight to the Maldives. In the following review, you'll find out what we think of the seats, the amenities, the food and the entire flight.
Aegean Airbus A321-200 am Gate A20

Aegean Business Class on the Airbus A321 to Athens

After a long flight break due to the corona pandemic, we flew with Aegean Business Class in the Airbus A321-200 via Athens to Crete in autumn 2021. I was curious how Aegean Airline would operate their business class service during the Corona Pandemic.
Sitz in der SAS Premium Economy in der Airbus A330

SAS Plus on the Airbus A330-300 to Los Angeles

Every year I try to escape the hustle and bustle of mulled wine at the German Christmas markets, but also the gloomy December weather. This time there was a cheap offer with SAS Plus to Los Angeles. On the one hand I was able to soak up some sun, on the other hand my Star Alliance Gold status was almost extended thanks to the good yield of frequent flyer miles. So on St. Nicholas Day 2019 I flew to Los Angeles in SAS Plus in the Airbus A330-300. In the following trip report you will find out what service and equipment you can expect in SAS Premium Economy on long-haul routes.
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Hotel reviews

Hilton Sofia

Hilton Sofia

In May 2022 I visited the Bulgarian capital Sofia for a weekend trip. I chose the Hilton Sofia as my hotel and was curious what to expect as a status guest in this five star hotel. In this review, I will focus specifically on the hotel's rooms and breakfast.
Hilton Molino Stucky

Hilton Molino Stucky

There are a dime a dozen luxury hotels in Venice, some are located directly in the winding streets, some a little further out. This also applies to the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, which we chose as our domicile for our Venice trip at the turn of the year 2021/22. You can find out how our stay was and what advantages you can expect as a Hilton Diamond status guest in the following hotel rating.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Venice - North

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Venice – North

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Venice - North is only about 30 minutes from the lagoon city of Venice and is therefore a very good starting point for a sightseeing tour. You can find out what you can expect as a hotel or Hilton status guest in the following hotel rating.
Lobby des Hilton Munich Park

Hilton Munich Park

The four-star hotel Hilton Munich Park is just a few minutes' walk from the English Garden. We visited the hotel between Christmas and New Year's Eve during the Corona pandemic. You can find out to what extent the Corona rules have affected our stay in the following hotel review.
The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete, Curio Collection by Hilton

Das The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Crete ist das erste Hilton-Hotel auf der griechischen Insel Kreta und Mitglied der Curio Collection, einem weltweiten Portfolio von mehr als 90 einzigartigen Hotels und Resorts. Jedes Haus der Curio Collection bietet Reisenden authentische und persönliche Erlebnisse durch unverwechselbare lokale Angebote und gehobene Annehmlichkeiten. Gleichzeitig genießt man die Vorteile von Hilton und seinem Treueprogramm Hilton Honors. Erfahrt in unserem Hotel Review, wie wir unsere Zeit in dem Fünf-Sterne-Hotelresort genossen haben.
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Lounge reviews

Aegean Business Lounge Larnaka

Aegean Business Lounge Larnaka

Aegean Airlines has been investing heavily in its airport lounges since September 2021 and is equipping them with the new corporate design "AEGEAN's neo era". The airport lounges in Athens and Thessaloniki have now reopened with a new look and increased capacity. The Aegean Business Lounge Larnaka is not renovated yet and we stopped by there before flying to Athens.
Al Maha Lounge Doha

Al Maha Lounge Doha

Whether long waiting times or an early arrival at the airport - there are many reasons to have to pass the time at the airport. Even if Hamad International Airport in Doha already has many offers for this, the most convenient option is certainly one of the airport lounges. On our way to the island paradise of the Maldives we visited the Al Maha Lounge Doha. Find out in our lounge review whether a visit or the entrance fee is worthwhile.
Eingang zur Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark

The Lufthansa Senator Lounge Newark is one of two Lufthansa lounges. Before my return flight to Copenhagen with SAS, I used the time at the airport to visit the lounge.
SAS Lounge Newark

SAS Lounge Newark

The Scandinavian airline SAS operates its own lounges at various airports in the USA. On our way back from a short trip to New York City, we visited the SAS Lounge Newark before the late afternoon rush of visitors. In this lounge review, I'll share my experiences and impressions of the amenities and food and beverage offerings, and whether it's worth a visit.
Eingang zu den Lufthansa Lounges Hamburg

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Hamburg

The Lufthansa Senator Lounge Hamburg is one of two Lufthansa lounges at the airport of the Hanseatic city. Due to a trip to New York (via Copenhagen with SAS) I flew from Hamburg for the first time and accordingly also visited the lounge. In this lounge review, I will share my experiences and impressions of the facilities, the range of food and drinks and reveal what absolute highlight the lounge has to offer.
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Leuchtturm von Chania

Crete: Travel tips for the north of the island

At the end of October we were drawn out into the world again. Our first flight since the beginning of the Corona pandemic was via Athens to Crete. The largest Greek island convinced us during the holiday preparation with valuable history, lots of culture and beautiful nature. The weather is characterized by the Mediterranean climate, so the summers are hot and dry and the winters are rainy and mild. You can find out what you can experience on the sunniest island in the Mediterranean here in this article.
Blick über Krakau

Travel tips for 5 days in Krakow

something else after all the air travel over the last few years. You can find out how we enjoyed the 5 days in Krakow and what travel tips we have for your city trip in the article.
Anflug über die Golden Gate Bridge nach San Francisco

What to see in San Francisco on a short trip?

I have visited the Californian metropolis of San Francisco several times, but the city is always worth a visit. Before my departure, I had concerns about the severe air pollution caused by the forest fires in the immediate vicinity (November 2018). You can find out in the following travel report whether my worries were justified and which sights in San Francisco I saw on the short trip.
Mission Point Leuchtturm

Road trip USA (Midwest): Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula

Our second day in Traverse City started very comfortably and we didn't start our tour until around 10:00 am. We went to the Old Mission Peninsula, a promontory which juts out into Grand Travers Bay.
Familienspass in den Sleeping Bear Dunes

Road trip USA (Midwest): Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City

For the second part of our road trip through the American Midwest, we drove further north to Michigan. Our destination for the day was the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which are located near the “Cherry Capital” Traverse City. This place has a special meaning for me. You can find out more about this in our blog post.
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