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 [...]

21 Tips to Visit Szczecin Like a Local: What to See, Do & Eat

21 Tips to Visit Szczecin Like a Local: What to See, Do & Eat

Visit Szczecin, Poland: Discover Charming Blends of Parisian Chic & Berlin Cool I was recently invited to visit Szczecin and fortunate enough to meet locals on my trip (sponsored by the city's tourism association, Visit Szczecin). Therefore, I got to see much more of the real Szczecin that, as a typical tourist, I might have [...]

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 [...]

Where to Go Camping in Brandenburg: Discover 3 Idyllic Spots

Where to Go Camping in Brandenburg: Discover 3 Idyllic Spots

This is a guest post by Christine, a Berlin-based blogger who writes about active, adventurous, and authentic travel in Germany. In this article, she kindly shares her knowledge on where to go camping in Brandenburg with the Berlin & Around community. For more hiking and adventure travel tips, check out her blog, Chris-Crossing Germany. Discover Where [...]

Know Your Rights: Understanding Unemployment Benefits in Germany in 2022

Know Your Rights: Understanding Unemployment Benefits in Germany in 2022

How to Successfully Navigate Unemployment Benefits in Germany as a Foreigner in 2022 Are you thinking about quitting your job or were you recently let go? Now is the time to get familiar with unemployment benefits in Germany. Germany has a generous support program for the unemployed, which can be a saving grace if you [...]

7 Flat Whites To Try in Berlin: the Musts for Third-Wave Coffee Lovers

7 Flat Whites To Try in Berlin: the Musts for Third-Wave Coffee Lovers

Coffee Lovers, Don't Miss These 7 Flat Whites to Try in Berlin This is a guest post by Natalie, recently featured in my Berlin Expats series. Natalie is the California-born and Berlin-based blogger behind Natalie Etc. When she isn't looking for new flat whites to try in Berlin, she writes about her favourite pastimes from brunch [...]