Dubrovnik, most beautiful walled city in the world

Nothing can prepare you for your first introduction to the city of Dubrovnik. Located about 200 km south of Split, this old town has an impressive position on the coast. It is also one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world.

The massive stone ramparts and fortified towers meander around the small harbour, with orange roof tiles, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. Whether you look at the city from the cable car, a kayak at sea, or from the road leading out of the city, the city continues to impress and you can fully imagine what it looked like seven centuries ago when the city walls were built.

Read More…

Frankfurt am Main, modern city between the vineyards

Officially I am not allowed to fly anymore because I am heavily pregnant, but I’m always up for a city trip by car a few hours away from home. It’s a kind of tradition that we visit every year one of Germany’s beautiful cities and its surroundings. This time the modern business city, Frankfurt am Main located in the state of Hesse.

Frankfurt, located at the same latitude as Luxembourg is the fifth largest city in Germany. With my “flight case” (read first aid for a pregnant woman) and Maxi Cosi in the back of the car (otherwise you cannot leave the hospital with your baby) we took the scenic route through Sauerland on our way to Frankfurt am Main.

Read More…

Krakow, the most romantic city of Poland

Several years ago I was for the first time in winter in Krakow. It was snowing and it was magical. The main square of Krakow was covered with a layer of snow. Several horse carriages were ready to ride enthusiasts through the old town. Slowly it was getting dark and in the evening thousands of lights were illuminating the city, changing the town in a fairy tale. Krakow is also called “the Florence of Poland” and is known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. And that is absolutely true!

Today I fly back to this beautiful city, and it feels every time like coming home. Some of you may already know that I am half Polish and with my typical Polish name Kasia (pronounced Kasha) I am proud of what my both cultures give to me. I’m already looking forward to settling down in an authentic Polish restaurant and to ordering my favorite Barszcz (beetroot soup). The days just before Christmas are an ideal period to book a city break to Krakow as it is the perfect destination to get into the Christmas mood.

Read More…

Zagreb, the best Christmas market of Europe

Tomorrow is the first day of Advent, four weeks and then it’s already Christmas! Croatia has in recent years become a rapidly popular holiday destination. The beautiful coastline and delightful scenery, its rich cultural heritage and vibrant cities make Croatia an irresistible destination for those looking for diversity.

The attractive capital of Zagreb is located in the north of the country near the border with Slovenia on the Sava River. It is the ideal base for the perfect city break. The center of Zagreb is divided into two parts, the upper and lower city.

I fly today to Zagreb to explore this great city and to wander around at the various Christmas markets. Do you want to know what awaits me there? Join me and read further.

Read More…

The nicest hotspots of Athens

The ancient metropolis Athens is best known for the remains of the antiquity. The Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and impressive temples of Hephaestus and Zeus are the biggest attractions of the Greek capital.

Athens has surprised me because it offers so much more. The colorful labyrinth of alleys beneath the Acropolis is a perfect starting point to explore by foot the authentic and trendy neighborhoods. Proceed at the end of the day to the Lycavittos Hill where at sunset you can admire the splendid views of the Acropolis and the city.

Read More…

Dénia, the nicest town of the Costa Blanca

Spain is by far the most favorite holiday destination in Europe. Besides its pleasant climate, visitors to this beautiful country will be immersed in Spanish traditions. From eating tapas and drinking sangria with the locals, to strolling through the quaint streets of authentic villages till late in the evening.

Abundant choices! Enjoy the vibrant city of Barcelona, breathe culture in the royal cities of Andalusia and explore deserted beaches on the rugged coastline of the North. For those who are looking for an authentic Spanish experience and want to avoid mass tourism at the same time, is Dénia the ideal place to spend your vacation.

Read More…

City break to Copenhagen

I was really enthusiastic when Kasia asked me to write a guest blog for Stylish Travel Tips. And because I (Debbie) have been living in this great, beautiful and hip Copenhagen for the past 8 years, I know all the good spots pretty well and would like to share these with you. I have made a nice mix match of eating / shopping / design and other hot spots, I hope you will read along!

Brunching is completely hot&happening in Copenhagen, especially during weekends the Danish all go out for a nice brunch in a hip café with their friends and you definitely should do this too at the new hotspot Møller kaffe og køkken, which just opened in the hipster area Nørrebro. As soon as you enter you get that ‘wow’ vibe from the trendiness, coziness and beautiful interior.

Read More…

Düsseldorf, modern city on the waterfront

With Christmas around the corner, I start to get butterflies in my stomach. I get the urge to get in the mood and I long for the dark days where coziness is the most important thing. It’s almost become a tradition to visit a nice Christmas market with your sweetheart, a couple of friends or your family each year. Everyone around me is talking about it and stresses out over the choices. The German cities are well-known for their cute Christmas markets, but which one are you going to go for?

This year we chose Dusseldorf. Not even 1.5 hours away from my house and only 2 hours and 15 minutes from Amsterdam, you will find this amazing city on the waterfront. I had heard a lot about I and got a lot of positive reviews. It’s a great place to go shopping and the Christmas markets in Dusseldorf are especially vibrant, so I’ve been told. I had never been in Dusseldorf for a Christmas market and I was very curious to experience it.
Read More…

Romantic weekend in Heidelberg

A couple years ago, I lived in Munich for half a year during my international study. The time I spent in ‘Beieren’ was unforgettable. Since then I’ve become hooked on everything that has to do with the German culture. I’m a big fan of ‘Butterbretzel’ for example – you know, those salty sticks but in bread form – which I prefer with fresh butter, but a plate of Schweinehaxe with Knödeln can also not be forgotten during a visit to a real Bierstube. It’s mostly the charm and coziness of the German cities that appeal to me and that’s why I feel more than at home there.

During my last trip through Germany I ended up in Heidelberg. Heidelberg is a picturesque city, situated in the south-west of Germany and in the northern part of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Heidelberg is mostly a great destination to just stroll around in, enjoy the many terraces and to go out for dinner in the evening. Because Heidelberg is a true student city there’s enough to do in the evening. Read More…

Shopping Hotspots Amsterdam

As a guest travel blogger, I (Naomi) am honored, to share my Stylish Chic tips with you and especially for one of the most beautiful cities, which is also the capital of my home country, namely Amsterdam! As a fashion addict, with already 17 years of work experience in fashion and working in Amsterdam, it’s only logical to me to start my favorite shopping hotspots in this city.

Read More…