Usedom Island


Top Reasons to Go to Usedom in the Winter

Usedom Island is a beautiful tourist destination in North Eastern Germany, Northwestern Poland.  This small island claims dual nationalities, German and Polish.  Every summer thousands of visitors from all over Europe flock to the spa destination to soak in the sunshine and swim in the Baltic Sea.

Which brings us to the first reason to visit Usedom in the winter!  We went to the resort town Heringsdorf where  quiet streets greeted us.  Parking, shopping and stroll the beach without bumping into people and waiting in lines was a simple pleasure.  We meandered our way along the boardwalk pier, known locally as Die Seebrücke, out over the calm sea water and only Continue reading “Usedom Island”

Usedomer Brauhaus Heringsdorf


Traditional, hearty German Cuisine in an authentic Craft Brewery on the Island of Usedom.

Restaurant NameUsedomer Brauhaus
AddressFriedenstraße 1, 17424 Heringsdorf

Note:  This is an independent restaurant review based on my personal experience.

Usedomer Brauhaus, is a culinary delight located on the Baltic Sea Island Usedom in Northeast Germany, Northwest Poland.  The tourist spa island is divided between Germany and Poland.  It is here that we had the pleasure of dining in the Craft Brewery which serves an impressive menu of beers and German Cuisine.

The Restaurant: The casual atmosphere is inviting; booths, tables and chairs are placed around huge copper brew kettles and a large bar invites the single visitor.  Brewery tours complete with tastings are sometimes available, so be sure to ask!  Grilled chickens are roasting on the back wall and Flammkuchen, a traditional German flatbread, is Continue reading “Usedomer Brauhaus Heringsdorf”

Seetelhotel Ostseeresidenz Heringsdorf


Sleeping on the shores of the Baltic Sea in a little town called Heringsdorf on the island Usedom.

Hotel Name: Seetelhotel Ostseeresidenz Heringsdorf
AddressSeestraße 41, 17424 Heringsdorf, Germany

Note:  This is an independent hotel review based on my personal experience.

Located in the Baltic Sea is an island which is half Polish, half German.  Sunny Usedom Island in the province of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts long stretches of sand beaches, untouched nature, spa hotels and resort architecture.  Accomodations are abundant and the question is always, where to stay? While there, we (4 adults) stayed at the Seetelhotel Ostseeresidenz Heringsdorf.  

A short 3 minute walk to the beach, this apartment hotel seemed like a good choice.  Continue reading “Seetelhotel Ostseeresidenz Heringsdorf”

Q Factory Hotel Amstersdam Review


A unique music hotel in a lively but quiet district.

Hotel NameQ-Factory Hotel
Address:  Atlantisplein 1, 1093 NE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Note:  This is an independent hotel review based on my experience.

The Hotel:  Q – Factory is “music” hotel located in a wonderful city district of Amsterdam with shops, restaurants and easy access to the tram.  Very conveniently located – approximately 15 minutes to Central Station with museum stops, flower market, Continue reading “Q Factory Hotel Amstersdam Review”

Serenity Makadi Beach Hotel


Serenity Hotels and Resorts, on the beautiful Makadi Bay Beach, Egypt.  Is it worth the money?

PropertySerenity Makadi Beach & Fun City
Address: 36 Km, Safaga Road, Makadi Bay, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Note:  This is an independent hotel / resort review based on my experience.

Located a short 30 minute drive from Hurghada City, Egypt, the Makadi Hotels and Resorts are nestled on a gentle sloping hill concluding on the shores of beautiful Makadi Bay.

We booked an 18 night all-inclusive stay through L’Tur for the Makadi Beach property.  Our cost was Continue reading “Serenity Makadi Beach Hotel”