11 Most Unique Berlin Christmas Markets in 2021

11 Most Unique Berlin Christmas Markets in 2021

These Are the Berlin Christmas Markets You Won't Want to Miss in 2021 Christmas markets and Berlin - the two have been creating holiday magic together for close to 500 years. That's right, the first recorded Christmas market ever in Berlin took place in Alt Berlin in 1530. Is it any wonder then, that the [...]

How to Plan an Unforgettable Train Ride Through Switzerland

How to Plan an Unforgettable Train Ride Through Switzerland

What’s It Like to Go On a 4-Day Train Ride Through Switzerland?  My train ride through Switzerland was sponsored by various local travel organizations, including Swiss Travel System. I am so grateful for these gifted experiences! Rest assured that, as always, all opinions are my own. As my long-term readers know, I used to live [...]

Where Are The Top Places to Visit in Zürich in 24 Hours?

Where Are The Top Places to Visit in Zürich in 24 Hours?

 Don't Miss The Top Places to Visit in Zürich, Easily Seeable in 24 Hours! I visited Switzerland on a trip sponsored by various local travel organizations, hotels and restaurants and am so grateful for these gifted experiences. Rest assured that, as always, all opinions are my own. A few weeks ago, I had the amazing [...]

How to Visit Görlitz, Germany: 11 Unmissable Sights & Photo Spots

How to Visit Görlitz, Germany: 11 Unmissable Sights & Photo Spots

Why Everyone Should Visit Görlitz, Germany At Least Once This post was written in collaboration with the City of Görlitz, whom I reached out to after a fabulous trip planned independently. As always, all opinions are my own.  When I heard about a city on the German-Polish border that wasn’t bombed during World War II, [...]

11 Local-Approved Berlin Autumn Activities

11 Local-Approved Berlin Autumn Activities

Live Your Best Berlin Autumn with These 11 Fantastic Fall Activities While spring (aka Berlin's cherry blossom season) is my absolute favourite time of the year, fall is a close second. There's something so special about Berlin autumn: firey ivy clinging to red-brick buildings, crunchy leaves underfoot, sipping a hot beverage in a cozy cafe, and [...]

Hotel Gregoriana Review: Charming Boutique Hotel Near the Spanish Steps

Hotel Gregoriana Review: Charming Boutique Hotel Near the Spanish Steps

In planning my trip to Rome, I reached out to Hotel Gregoriana, and manager Vassili Balocco kindly agreed to host me in exchange for a review. As always, I only contact properties that align with my - and my readers'  - interests, so you can be sure that the opinions in this post are my [...]

Discover Oderbruch: Castles, Cycling & Cafe Culture

Discover Oderbruch: Castles, Cycling & Cafe Culture

This is a Berlin & Around guest post by Matthias and Kent of Destination The World. From their base in Berlin, these travel bloggers go on adventures near and far. Matthias and Kent travel independently and often off the beaten path. Spend the Weekend in Oderbruch, Hidden Gem on the German Border The Oderbruch region in [...]

7 Insider Tips for Your German Freelance Visa Application

7 Insider Tips for Your German Freelance Visa Application

Tried & True Insights For a Successful German Freelance Visa Application Have you ever thought about living and working in Berlin or Germany as a freelancer? I won’t lie, applying for a freelancer’s visa in Berlin is a doozy. It’s impossible for me to say whether getting a freelancer’s visa is “easy” or “hard” since every [...]