What would be the perfect way to end a road trip? To check in to a nice hotel, of course. When I said goodbye to my friends in Monaco I was not going to head back directly to Germany to return the Porsche. Instead I drove to Saint-Paul-de-Vence to check in to Le Mas de […]

My next stop in Tuscany was 5* boutique hotel Castello di Casole in Casole d’Elsa, located 60 km south from Florence. If you drive the straight route, which I now did to save time. But there are a few scenic options if you want to extend the drive and enjoy a few better roads. It […]

I have missed Tuscany. The last time I visited Tuscany was in May 2015 with the Nissan GT-R, so it was about time to return. Even if it was only over the day, without the time to stop for a night somewhere there, and even if it meant I had to do an extra long […]

Mas Lazuli was a hotel I found when searching for a place to stay in close to the beautiful driving road Cap de Creus. I was considering to drive to Barcelona for one night with the F-Type. But my schedule did not really permit a detour that south on this journey so I was left with […]

I feel I have been very lucky because I have been able to visit Tuscany several times in the past two years and I have had the privilege to also see the many sides of this beautiful region in Italy. From the busy alleys inside Florence Old Town to the seaside retreats on the Tuscan […]

After several days in the Pyrenees it was time to relax a little. Instead of doing a crazy route that would take several hours of my time I decided to drive straight to Provence from Carcassonne. In Provence I checked in to the five star Hotel La Coquillade, a hotel that is based in Gargas […]

A few years ago I spent a few months on the Ligurian coast, in Portovenere. With sea view. And it was beautiful. I have not been back to this area since I moved away and now I felt it was time to return there for a short stay and of course a GT3 is a […]

Early wakeup. About 700 km to drive, Zürich to Saint-Tropez. I was hoping to get there in time for dinner, and not at midnight. In the end it turned out this was an easier drive than I expected. Google Maps says it is a 7,5-8,5 hour drive but I of course stopped a few times and […]

When I knew I would include the road Grimsel Pass on my road trip route with the Nissan 370Z Nismo, I decided now was the time to book also a night in the Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz (website here). I remember looking at this hotel already in 2012 when I drove up on Grimsel Pass […]

The Grand Hotel Lienz (website) is one of the hotels used for a driving tour, so it made sense to go and have a look at the hotel when I was driving in that area. When my colleague heard that this became the first five star hotel I have stayed in he was shocked. “You […]

When I arrived to Château d’Alteville in Tarquimpol, Moselle (Lorraine, France – for more landscape photos of the area see my other post), I did not know if I would spend one night there, or perhaps even two. Often when I travel I feel I am going somewhere all the time, and especially on road […]

Pestana Village is 100% recommended. I have to start with these words, because I truly mean it. First of all I want to give as many stars as possible to the lovely service on this hotel. They are SO friendly, everyone, starting from the person welcoming you to the breakfast, to the cleaning lady knocking […]

It’s not very often you’re invited to live in someone’s pride and joy, but with the Villa Piedra Corfu that is exactly what you experience. A family spent four years building their dream house not only for themselves, but also for us to enjoy if we want. You can tell it’s their dream come true […]

I’ve been on the run since 3rd April when we arrived to Athens (Athens pics coming later), then yesterday we flew to Corfu. I’ve only been here one night but I can’t even express how much I love the Villa Piedra we’re staying at. It’s a newly built private luxury villa on the top of […]