The Beginning of Winter Tourism 1860

Beginning Winter Tourism 1860

The small Swiss city of St. Moritz would still just be an unkown tinseltown somewhere at 1,800 meters  elevation, if it didn’t become famous for being the cradle of winter tourism. It all started in the 1860s …

Mothe Chandeniers Castle saved by crowdfunding effort

The Loire Valley is a major French tourist destination. It stretches from Saint-Nazaire at the Atlantic Ocean to Orleans, 2 hours south of Paris. This region is famed for its vineyards, nature parks and castles. The latter do not include Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers – well, not yet …

Urban Beaches: Tamariz

urban beaches tamariz

Just a half hour train ride away from Lisbon’s city center this urban beach is popular among both locals and tourists. The setting here is absolutely beautiful: 350 meters of beach, sand and open sea. The waters are calm, and the beach itself is sandy which makes it a perfect family setting …

Urban Beaches: Barceloneta

urban beaches barceloneta

It looks as if they did it for Michael Jordan :) Barcelona got even better when the Summer Olympics came here in 1992. The coastline underwent a serious makeover. Barcelona would finally open up to the sea. Some old restaurants and public bathhouses needed to be torn down and replaced with first-rate beach estates …

Underrated Tourist Spots – Bourtange, Netherlands

Underrated Tourist Spots Bourtange Netherlands

Underrated Tourist Spots Bourtange Netherlands | Fort Bourtange is a star shaped military fort near Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the Silent, leader of the Netherlands. Its purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen …

Underrated Tourist Spots – Popeye Village, Malta

Underrated tourist spots Popeye village Malta

Underrated tourist spots Popeye village Malta | Popeye Village – also known as Sweethaven Village – has never been a real village. It was built in 1979 – a group of 19 ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in Malta …