The captivating surroundings of Denver

My trip to Denver turned out to be amazing, not so much because of the city itself (I admit not having enough time to explore it, and I still enjoyed it), but most of all because of all the great things you can see and do in the surrounding areas. The wildlife is flourishing, and…

Jazz and joy in New Orleans!

Arriving at the airport in New Orleans, the first thing meeting me, is a huge statue of Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet. So I thought, hey, this can`t be anything than good. There was already music streaming from the loudspeakers – and the music was to follow me the whole week through. New Orleans –…

OSLO – the capital of winter wonderland!

Would you like to take a journey with me to my personal winter wonderland? Come with me to Oslo, Norway, and read about one of my favorite cities. The city is a fascinating place, also in the winter time, and it has its own magic when covered in snow. Norway’s capital has almost 650.000 inhabitants…

Christmas Market Magic in Heidelberg, Germany

The Christmas markets in Germany are famous and wonderful. Every little town and big city has one and all the markets have their own special personality. So has the one in Heidelberg – the well-known student city situated in southwest Germany with its castle and the river Neckar running through it. One of the most…

My bite of the big apple – NYC

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of There’s nothing you can’t do.  Now you’re in New York,  These streets will make you feel brand new  Big lights will inspire you…   (Alicia Keys)  I am standing in the middle of the big city life jungle, just watching everything and everyone rush by, and I feel…

The One Lovely Blog Award – highly appreciated!

Opening my emails last week I got a great surprise: the blogger Travels and Tomes nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you very much, it made me very happy and grateful, and I give it right back in your direction. Great job and have fun in Germany! These are the rules for…

My Barcelona adventure

It was the mussels. They were perfect. I just love the feeling of sitting in a restaurant, being hungry, seeing the waiter arrive with the food, trying it – and then – feeling immediately that it is one of the best things you ever tasted. If this is accompanied with a delicious Rioja, I can…

6 good reasons to visit Germany!

I have to be honest – I totally underestimated Germany as a travel destination. My apologies, Germany! There are so many wonderful destinations in this country, and I get one surprise after the other traveling around here. I want to present my 6 favorite reasons to visit Germany – you are welcome to add your…

London and its great surroundings!

“Good friends in front of the Tower Bridge – my travel companion – Anne”  London. I have the feeling that this is a city where most people have been to, but everyone has a different story to tell. Last week, I visited London with a new angle – to combine seeing the city and the…

Digging for gold on the Golden Coast!

While waiting for my next trip (to London in one week), I would like to take you with me on a dive through old memories that haunt me over and over again. I visited this destination years ago, but I can still hear it calling for me: “Come back, Charlotte”, and I hope to get…

Sweet candy flavored Los Angeles!

The city of angels – angels with “dirt on their wings”! Los Angeles is far from the picture of innocent angels with white wings and  pristine intentions. It`s the city of the rich, the poor, the clean, the dirty, the “Be`s” and the “wanna Be`s” — all in a strange and wonderfully colored mix. Los Angeles…

VIDEO blog: My helicopter ride in the Grand Canyon – a dream come true!

The grand Grand Canyon – one of the worlds greatest natural wonders. I really felt small, standing at the “Eagle Point” (and the famous “Skywalk“), looking down into the valley and the Colorado River with no fence between me and certain death. I grew up with powerful nature, and to see the Grand Canyon was always…