Author Katja Birrer

Katja is’s destination research and booking expert. She always has the upper hand on itineraries and travel details. When not on the road, Katja is a corporate communications manager.

Dubai Skyline with Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers at sunset
My 10 trip tips for what to do in Abu Dhabi
By Katja Birrer

Sandy beaches, golf courses and the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque are only three reasons why a trip to Abu Dhabi is worthwhile. But the city offers even more. Here are our tips.

Pintxos bar San Sebastian
Pintxos tour through San Sebastián
By Katja Birrer

In San Sebastián in the Basque Country there are hundreds of Pintxo bars. Tapas can be found on every corner. Here are my tips for a pintxo tour:

Elegant ambiance reigns in Gourmet Restaurant La Rocca
Culinary flights of fancy in Castelfalfi Resort
By Katja Birrer

Tuscany is a paradise for gourmands. Regional specialties range from wild pig to Pecorino cheese and truffles to the renowned cantucci almond cookies. In the mountain village of Castelfalfi we…

Touring Tuscany with Pinocchio
By Katja Birrer

Art, culture, tradition, and delights for the palate in the midst of painterly landscapes: Tuscany is one of the most popular vacation regions in Italy. And it’s where Pinocchio hails…

Nizwa Fort
Oh man, Oman – how you surprised us!
By Katja Birrer

Ideas for a one-week Oman road trip. Tour the mountains near Nizwa, overnight in the desert dunes, relax on a beach-side holiday at The Chedi Muscat.

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