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  • W World: 'Wonderful hotels'!!

    Article 22/11/12 Escape to where iconic design and contemporary luxury set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences at W Hotels Worldwide. The W World hotel chain with its amazing retreats, spas and resid
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  • Famous Operas in a Magical Setting!!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 22/08/11 Verona is Italy at its most handsome. Situated on the banks of the river Adige, the city center of Verona is a treasure trove of Romanesque and Renaissance monuments, beautiful palaces, charming churc
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  • Goodbye Summer, hello citytrips!

    Article 02/10/12 Summer 2012 has passed by amazingly fast. As summer ends and autumn starts, the days are already getting shorter and shorter, trees loose their leaves and color in bright reds and purples and the sun
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  • Spectacular dining spots!!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 09/08/11 From an early age I have a special interest in locating the most charming hideaways, trendy restaurants and newest hotspots in The Netherlands and abroad. Today, I read piles of glossy and travel maga
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  • Saint Tropez versus Ibiza!!

    Article 06/08/12 Each summer both Ibiza and Saint Tropez are popular hotspots at the Mediterranean sea. Both places are very different… Ibiza is a gorgeous and wild island with a turquoise sea, full of young pe
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  • Antwerp: A fashionista's paradise!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 25/07/11 I recently added the city of Antwerp to my website Charming Travel Choices.
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  • See you in London!!

    Article 09/07/12 Just recently the launch of the latest edition of ‘Leven Magazine’, a Dutch lifestyle glossy, in The Hague took place. Entrepreneurs, press and public gathered in the Wittenburg Castle in
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  • Hotel Particulier: A hidden gem in Montmartre!!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 11/07/11 Nestled in a secret passage right in the heart of the historical Montmartre in Paris you find the most fabulous example of an aristocratic mansion combining charm, drama, art, surprise, luxury and com
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  • Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas: A Luxury Break

    Article 11/06/12 Set in the traditional fishing village of Elounda, on the edge of Crete's deep blue Mirabello Bay, Elounda Beach Hotel will sweep you away with Greek decadence worth of Dionysus himself. Surrounde
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  • Tram 28: Explore Lisbon the Traditional Way!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 19/06/11 There are many ways to tour a European city, including those that take you on board of double-decker buses or sightseeing boats with multi-lingual commentary or live guides. I guess we all know the or
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  • Glitter & Glamour at Cannes Film Festival!!

    Article 21/05/12 The Cannes film festival is your chance to mix and mingle with stars and the glitterati from across the globe on the picturesque Cote d'Azur. This year the 65th annual glamorous Film Festival take
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  • City beaches in Europe are Hip & Happening!

    Nicole Bader
    Column 06/06/11 When I'm writing this blog, 'summer' has started. It's only end of May but for weeks and we have temperatures of 25 degrees. People go out of their houses, enjoy the sunsh
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  • Glimpsing Gaudi in Barcelona!

    Article 16/04/12 He is one of the most famous architects of Spain: Antoni Gaudi!! Rarely has a man become so synonymous with a city as Gaudi has with Barcelona. His most known works of art are the impressive Sa
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  • Discover the ‘charm’ of European cities with Nicole Bader

    Nicole Bader
    Column 06/06/11 Are you a fan of city trips within Europe, but find it difficult to locate the nicest and most beautiful spots in a city? From now on you don't have to search anymore. Nicole Bader has discovered
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  • 'We'll Always Have Paris'

    Article 31/03/12 Last week was the launch of the spring version of ‘Leven Magazine’, a Dutch lifestyle glossy, in The Hague. Entrepreneurs, press and public gathered in wine bar Taste to celebrate this lau
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  • Portrait Suites Rome: A Salvatore Ferragamo Experience

    Article 15/03/12 Salvatore Ferragamo conquered the world with his unique hand-made footwear. Ferragamo died at the age of 62 in 1960, but his name and his empire of luxury goods (bags, silk accessories, watches, perfu
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  • Mas Museum in Antwerp: One of a kind

    Article 28/02/12 Antwerp’s New Mas Museum is a new urban icon and set to transform a downtrodden dockside area into the city’s hottest arts district. The beautiful MAS Museum in Antwerp is an absolute &lsq
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  • Magical Marrakech

    Article 13/02/12 Next month I’m going to visit the beautiful city of Marrakech with a business network. And although Morocco is not part of Europe, I also feel the urge to discover in advance the charming spots
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  • Charming Paradores of Spain

    Article 30/01/12 Many European countries have their own typical hotel accommodation. I guess we have all heard of the English ‘Bed & Breakfast’ concept, charming French ‘Gîtes’, &lsqu
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  • Great Lifestyle Hotel for the whole family on the Veluwe

    Article 16/01/12 I’m writing my first blog of 2012 and I would like to start with wishing all the Leap Women a healthy, happy and very successful 2012!! The Christmas holidays have again passed by so quickly and
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  • Hotel Trend: Hightea, Lunch, Drinks & Dinner

    Article 20/12/11 In many European countries it starts to be perfectly normal for a local or a foreigner to go for lunch or dinner in hotel restaurants, enjoy exotic cocktails on amazing hotelrooftops and beautiful inn
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  • Christmas Sparkles in Paris

    Article 05/12/11 At least once a year I try to go to Paris to enjoy the breathtaking city sights, the newest exhibitions in museums, beautiful theater performances, amazing food in fantastic restaurants, find out the
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  • Glamour Is Served!!

    Article 15/11/11 Famous fashion designers are pushing their boundaries. They no longer only focus on sophisticated, elegant and trendy designer clothes, but also on design, the hotel industry and good food. Especially
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  • Autumn Holiday on Mallorca!

    Article 31/10/11 My friends, my network, my tweeps on twitter and my facebook friends regularly ask me where I am at that particular moment, in the country or abroad? I often hear: ‘wow Nicole you have such a lo
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  • London 2012: A Booming City!!

    Article 17/10/11 The vibrant city of London is attracting millions of tourists every year. But in the summer of 2012 London will be even more in the spotlight due to the upcoming Olympic Games. The Olympic Games will
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  • Scandinavia has stolen my heart!!

    Article 03/10/11 Scandinavië has somehow never been really appealing to me as a holiday destination or citybreak. The first time I visited the cities of the north was when travelling to Copenhagen and Stock
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