All posts tagged: getaway

A Tranquil Getaway to Ibiza

After moving houses within Barcelona recently, I was craving some relaxing weekender somewhere close and sunny. I spontaneously booked flights to Ibiza for a weekend in April and an all-inclusive hotel (yes, you read correctly!) close to the beach. That this would turn out to be the best idea and one of the most relaxing holidays I’ve had so far, came as quite a surprise to myself. Ibiza had seen a good amount of rain before I arrived but my luggage remained optimistic so I got in that holiday mood packing bathing suits, my espadrilles and a beach hat for the weekend ahead. And neither me nor my luggage were disappointed. Ibiza welcomed us with soothing sunshine and a comfy hotel. The Marble Stella Maris hotel might not be my cup of tea during summer but in off season it turned out be an excellent accommodation. The food was decent, the rooms stylish, the pools many and the beaches close by. Before heading to the beach (after relaxing by the pool), I made a quick …

A Roadtrip to the West Coast (of Holland)

As you might know already, every now and then I need a little weekend getaway. Sometimes I think I can’t stand still and in these times hitting the road makes me the happiest. This weekend the road led me to Rockanje on the coast of Holland, only one and a half hours away from Amsterdam. Since I work for a travel agency, getting inspired by lovely places and accommodation comes with my job. Some weeks ago I couldn’t take my eyes of charming Badhotel Rockanje, an American/Canadian-style cottage hotel in the midst of Holland. The perfect place to get a little cozy before Christmas! And even though the weather did not mean too well this weekend, some fresh breeze from the sea and sand under your shoes can’t be wrong.

The Coastal Gems of Zeeland

Despite all the comfort our lovely accommodation in the countryside of Zeeland had to offer, the beautiful nature around and particularly the coast was tempting us to step a foot outside. The coastal line of Breskens and around is full of pavillons, maritime bistros serving breakfast, lunch, hot chocolate and – most importantly – poffertjes! Poffertjes are the Dutch mini version of pancakes I could bury myself into. The yummiest ones were served at cozy Loods Tien. Ever since I moved to Amsterdam at the beginning of this year I was longing for a place at the sea I would get away to on weekends. I used to have those spots back in Germany and was so happy to have stumbled upon Zeeland now in the Netherlands. Endless lines of dunes, the fresh salty sea air and extensive walks made this short getaway a very special one.

An Idyllic Getaway in Zeeland

Every now and then Amsterdam gets a little too busy for me. A moment when I feel like packing my most beloved knitted pullovers and woolen socks and head off to the countryside. Luckily I found the most idyllic tiny home in beautiful Zeeland right at the Dutch coast. Local pumpkins, an old gas stove and a wonderfully comfortable stone floor made me feel at home instantly. Cooking and baking here came pretty close to what they call slow living. The other side of the ground floor reveals a cozy sofa corner, inviting me to long reads, countless cups of coffee and cuddling under the blanket. And there is still room for even more coziness! Let’s head to the attic with its beautiful, rustic bathroom. A wonderful place to take a relaxing bath after a relaxing day. And when there is a bed that looks sort of like a honeymoon location, it can’t get any better. It’s so calming to just sip on some hot tea, read a good book and be peaceful. Thank you …