Culture, fireworks, sausages and sauerkraut in Munich

Every New Year we like to go away somewhere for a few days. It’s become a bit of a tradition and it’s a lovely way to end the year on a high and welcome in the new year. We’ve been to New York, Krakow, Tallinn, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Budapest, Brussells and Bologna so far and this year we decided to visit Munich. Interestingly we’d never visited Germany until my birthday in February when we visited Berlin, and now we’ve been twice to the country in one year. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and is famously known for Oktoberfest. It’s located…

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From Poland to New York: Holiday Traditions

I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers to share their holiday traditions. Nicolette Orlemans, founder of  popular Twitter chat #CultureTrav, shares how she celebrates the holidays. Pierogies, Christmas music, and time with family: that’s what the holidays look like for me each year. I was born and raised in a Dutch/Polish household, and always celebrate Christmas according to Polish customs. As far back as I can remember, we’ve made our own sauerkraut and dried mushroom pierogies. Mom, grandma (Babcia) and I used to make them together – spending quite some time in the kitchen perfecting their filling and the dough (which resulted…

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New Year’s traditions in the Netherlands

I’ve asked fellow travel bloggers to share their New Year’s Eve traditions. Jessica Lipowski, host of Twitter travel chats #CultureTrav and #TRLT, shares how they celebrate New Year in the Netherlands. Happy New Year! A brand new year is underway, and 2016 is off to a strong start. Typically around this time of year we are back in the States, celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with my family. However, since we visited this past summer, we decided to spend the holidays with my partner’s family in the Netherlands. The Dutch incorporate certain traditions on December 31st and January 1st, and my…

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Top travel destinations by travellers

I’ve been so lucky to visit so many wonderful places but of course the world is vast and there are many places I will never get to see. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose where to travel to so I asked fellow travellers to share the places that they have loved the most and that they think others should know about. I hope it inspires you when you’re planning your next trip. Cathedral Cove, New Zealand by Toni of  Enchanted Serendipity When one plans a trip to New Zealand, the usual places are considered: Auckland, Queenstown,…

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Lunch at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

On Christmas Eve we treated ourselves to lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. We’ve been a few times over the years and throughly enjoy the classic, seasonal, French-inspired food. Joël Robuchon has a number of restaurants around the world and has been awarded ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide. If you’re a fan of Masterchef, the semi-finalists of Masterchef: The Professionals series 4 did a service at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon back in December 2011 and that’s where we first heard about the restaurant. We then booked to go for Christmas Eve lunch and…

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