The Neues Rathaus in Munich during the daytime.

Munich :: The Highlights

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Last October Elisabeth, my sister, popped again to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a long weekend; it’s probably the safest city in Germany and definitely one of the prettiest. With plenty to see and do, a long weekend is barely enough. It is a lively city that we both loved for many reasons, when…

Disneys castle in Paris lit for the night-show

Wanderlust Adventure: Traveling with a 3 year old to Disneyland Paris

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About three years ago, George surprised me for our fourth wedding anniversary in July with a fully booked trip to Disneyland Paris. He actually booked at one of Disneyland’s hotels…

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Velvet leaning against a sail while on a sailing trip

Wanderlust Adventure: Sailing

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(Image by author). A Weekend Sailing at the Greek Islands Some years back, George and I (way before we got married) along with two other couples went sailing for a…

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seaview from the Quarter of Vaporia in Syros

Architectural Gems on the Greek Island of Syros

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Midst the Cycladic complex lies a “Lady Charmer” the isle of Syros, rich in cultural heritage and astonishing architecture – a huge inspiration source. Last summer, I was lucky to…

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View of the Acropolis and the quarter of Plaka in Athens. Image by Velvet.

3+1 Reasons to Visit Athens in Greece

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Athens, named after the goddess Athena is located in the region of Attica with an exceptional regional-climate (also known as the Attica climate — imagine 300 days/yr of sunshine). This…

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A view across the village of Stemnitsa in the Pelloponese, Greece.

Journey – Stemnitsa – Traditional village in Greek countryside

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Last weekend, we visited the heart of the Peloponnese and in particular, a traditional village called Stemnitsa in the Arcadia region. It is built on a rough rocky mountainous terrain…

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View of the seaside village of Assos on the west coast of Kefalonia

5 Reasons to Make Kefalonia Your Next Travel Destination

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One of the places that are very dear to my heart is the isle of Kefalonia (or Cephalonia), the largest one in the Ionian Sea, Greece. She became widely known…

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Flatlay image of Velvet drinking tea and reading an interiors magazine.
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