5* Finca Cortesin Hotel & Golf Club in Andalusia, Spain

    The luxurious Finca Cortesin Hotel & Golf Club is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain known as the Costa del Sol (The Sun Coast). It can, however, just as easily be referred to as the Costa del ‘Golf’ for its abundance of golfing options. The hotel’s palatial design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture — big, bright and spacious.


Why stay in the Oberoi Udaivilas Luxury Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


The royal state of Rajasthan is well known all over the world for its rich cultural heritage, enticing music and dances, grand monuments, colorful fairs and festivals, beautiful pieces of art and of course there is ‘The Palace on Wheel’.

Consider staying at the Oberoi Udaivilas when you plan your Rajasthan roundtrip!


Giardino Mountain – new design hotel in the Swiss Alps in Saint Moritz

Giardino Mountain Hotel St. Moritz Guest Room

In December 2011 the new 5 star hotel Giardino Mountain in Campfer next to Saint Moritz, Switzerland, opened its doors to discerning guests.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, the Giardino Mountain resort boasts alpine chic, a generous spa, luxuriously equipped rooms with a view and excuisite cuisine in three different restaurants.

Guests choose from countless winter sports activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing, winter polo, curling or during summer time hiking, golf, sailing, paragliding, surfing or kite surfing.

Photo Poker – When to take a photograph and when to ask first

Photographer Walter Schaerer in Cisternino, Puglia, Italy

As a photographer more often than not you ask yourself whether you should grab that special moment and take the photograph right away or you better ask first and then try to catch up with the opportunity now gone. It’s pretty much a poker game at times. Here’s how I try to seize those special moments without embarrassing people.


Top-3 Rankings of Hotels and Masseria Country Houses in Puglia, Italy

Trulli Houses in Puglia Italy

During our two-week Puglia roundtrip we stayed at wonderful country houses (Masseria Cimino, Masseria Le Fabriche, Masseria Fumarola) and stylish hotels (La Sommità Relais, Acaya Golf Resort, Histó Relais). On our way in-between we also visited Borgo Egnazia Resort and Masseria Bagnara but we didn’t stay there overnight. Therefore they make it only to some of our unstructured list of rankings.

(You do have to discuss something at lunch time, don’t you? We like to compile our little ratings as a holiday review during the lengthy yet tasty Italian luncheons…)