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Beautiful Naples & Marco Island

Beautiful Naples & Marco Island

Many people guess correctly when they think that the name Naples is Italian. The name Naples caught on when early promoters described the bay as “surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy”. The southwest Florida destination gradually became popular  during the early 1900’s for fishing and hunting, and as a remote winter retreat for wealthy northerners. Today,(…)

Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Captiva & Sanibel Islands

Captiva and Sanibel Islands are two of the most beautiful destinations in the Southwest Florida area. They are only a short distance from one another, just across the bridge. My family lives in Florida and together we visited both as a day trip from Miami. But easily Capitva and Sanibel are great places to visit over(…)

Downtown Fort Myers

Downtown Fort Myers

Just about 45 minutes from Sanibel Island and/or from Naples, Fort Myers is an easy day trip for visitors to either one of those popular South Florida destinations. Fort Myers is known for its beaches, fishing, shopping, and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders- Thomas Edison and(…)

Wine Tasting in Baden-Baden

Wine Tasting in Baden-Baden

Rebland region is the home for Baden-Baden vineyards and it is conveniently located only 30 minutes from the spa town. From the city centre, you can take the 216 Bus (direction BAD-Neuweier) and get off at WINZERGENOSSENSCHAFT. The bus drops you off directly in front of the winery. Here wine lovers can enjoy tasting Rotweine (red wines), Weissweine (white(…)

Baden-Baden (The Capital of Quiet Luxury)

Baden-Baden (The Capital of Quiet Luxury)

During my stay in Munich, I decided to take a side trip to the German spa town of Baden-Baden. Situated in the Black Forest in southwest Germany near the French border, Baden-Baden (baden means bath) is known for its spas and thermal baths because the town sits on natural hot springs. As the story goes, Baden-Baden first became famous(…)

Munich After Dark

Munich After Dark

Munich at night is magical, especially the areas near the Marienhof (central square), the national theatre and the Promenadeplatz…    

Munich Neighborhoods

Munich Neighborhoods

Just as there’s more to New York City than Times Squares and other places to experience in Miami besides South Beach, there are many areas to explore in Munich in addition to the Marienplatz and Kaufingerstrasse. Here are some of my favorite neighborhoods in Munich… Schwabing- one of Munich’s most bohemian districts and most expensive residential areas. Students and artists(…)

Munich Wine Bars

Munich Wine Bars

While in Munich, I was able to visit several different wine bars. These were some of my favorites… Vintage Selection– Westermühlstraße 39, 80469, München- A true neighborhood wine bar that specializes in wines from Germany. Great place for the German wine tasting experience.           Aquitane Vinotheque– Maxvorstadt, Theresienstraße 19, 80333, München- A French wine bar located in the(…)

Bavarian Cuisine

Bavarian Cuisine

That German food is bland food and uninteresting is a complete and total myth, and now I’m wondering how or where this misconception even started. The food here is GOOD. Maybe it’s because we’re in Bavaria and I’m told that the cuisine in this region is different from other parts in Germany. Flavorful, well prepared,(…)

Willkommen to Munich

Willkommen to Munich

Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Florence… I’m sure we would all agree make up some of the top European destinations, and rightfully so as they are all beautiful cities rich in culture, history and amazing food. But what about Munich? After having spent several weeks here, I think that this friendly, chic, and very attractive city may be underrated or overlooked,(…)