Meet Karate Pony & Cat Monkey

Karate Pony and Cat Monkey are our travel mascots. Karate Pony was adopted from London and Cat Monkey from Vietnam. How did we come up with the names? Well, Karate Pony was easy, she is obviously a pony and, being my first travel mascot, the blog name had to be part of the mascot’s name.  Mix Karate and Caviar and pony…
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Vin Pearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf

Vin Pearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf Part of the week in Phu Quoc we stayed in the Vin Pearl Phu Quoc Resort & Golf hotel. The hotel is really beautiful with its own private beach and gorgeous interior. Vin Pearl is a relatively new Vietnamese hotel chain with luxurious properties across the country. I think it’s predominantly frequented by…
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Krka Waterfalls

After a long weekend in Hvar we took the ferry back to Split and rented a car to drive up to Istria, the largest (and a super beautiful!) peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. We decided to break up the 6h way from Split to Pula by visiting the waterfalls in the Krka National Park that is located approx. 70 mins from…
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The Beauty of Rainy Ghent

There is not always a ‘real’ summer in Northern & Western Europe, so sometimes you just have to do deal with rain. I personally like summer rain but only if the temperature stays hot like in tropical destinations. This generally is not the case in Europe. Quite the opposite. A rainy day usually means that it’s a good idea to…
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Sa Franquesa Nova

If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat in Mallorca, the boutique hotel Sa Franquesa Nova might be exactly what you are searching for. We stayed in this charming hotel for a weekend and absolutely fell in love with it. Peace and luxury surrounded by Mallorca’s countryside Sa Franquesa Nova is a luxurious finca boutique hotel located near…
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Isla Mujeres – Cancun

From Cancun to Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres is a beautiful little island just 13 km off the coast of Cancun. The island is super easy to reach: There is a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres that just takes 15 min and runs each 30 min (from 5 am to 9 pm). The ferry leaves from Puerto Juarez, just a…
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Haleakala

Haleakala (Haleakalā), also referred to as the East Maui Volcano, is an immense shield volcano that actually makes up 75% of the Maui island. The tallest peak of the volcano is 3,055 metres high – you will literally be standing above the clouds! It’s easy to visit the volcano’s summit as it’s part of the Haleakala National Park: Simply rent…
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Road to Hana

Road to Hana is a must-see in Maui and makes a perfect day tour away from the beaches into the more tropical part of the island. And as the name probably already suggests, this day trip is not to visit Hana, it’s about driving the beautiful ROAD to Hana. There are endless beautiful spots for having picnics and taking photos.…
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Hyatt Regency Maui

Voted one of the Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Resort in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is a great choice for travellers who enjoy good food, luxurious interior and a paradise style beach. Hyatt Regency Maui Though the Hyatt Maui offers 800 beautiful rooms that are spread over eight floors and three buildings,…
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Summer Festival London Bridge

What an amazing hot day it was today in London! Finally! I really hope it will stay like this for the next 3 months.. and if it does the only thing we still need is a pretty beach:) If the weather is good at the next weekends we will be heading over to some beaches close to London. I heard…
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Inkari Hotel Miraflores – Where to Stay in Lima, Peru

Looking for a hotel in Lima to get your Peru trip started :)? There are lots of good hotels in Lima nowadays and the choice can be quite overwhelming. To filter out already the majority of hotels, focus on two areas only: Miraflores and Barranco. I personally would always choose Miraflores as I lived there for 7 months some years…
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