Here comes the Flirt Express!

Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, has a great Valentine’s Day special: Flirt Express. The special rail service runs from 15 cities across the country on February 14 and passengers being encouraged to change seats every five minutes. And the best part is – the train ride is completely free. Click here to read more. […]

Romantic dinner in a rustic setting: L'Eau Vive in Belgium

If I were to pick a romantic place to have dinner in a rustic setting, I would go to L’Eau Vive just outside the town of Profondeville in Belgium, not far from the city of Namur (in the Ardennes). The restaurant is located in an old water mill and boasts of one Michelin star. I’ve […]

Romantic dinner in Paris: Restaurant 1728

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’ve been posting about romantic hotels in Paris, what about romantic places to have dinner? If I had but one choice, it would be 1728, a restaurant situated in a 17th century town house on quiet side street off the rue du Faubourg Saint Honore. This isn’t just any […]

Opulent, romantic hotels in Paris

I missed two more hotels that should have been mentioned in the previous article: L’Hotel and Hotel Bellechasse. So if Hotel Particulier Montmartre and Hotel Odeon St. Germain are fully booked, you should consider these two dazzling hotels. L’Hotel Located in the 6th arrondissement, this opulent 20-room design hotel is probably one of the most […]

Mapplr’s favorite boutique hotels in Paris

If you are looking for a romantic place to stay in Paris — it could be for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion — check out these two design hotels: Hotel Particulier Montmartre and the Hotel Odeon St. Germain (Left Bank). Hotel Particulier Montmartre Of the two, the Hotel Particulier Montmartre is very special indeed. […]

Chocolate decadence in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv: Cafe Mia

If you have been reading my posts lately, you’ll realize I’ve been having too much of a good time in Tel Aviv. This is one city whose residents immerse themselves in a totally hedonistic lifestyle. Great food, parties till the wee hours of the morning, hanging out on the beach . . . It’s not […]

Dining out in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv: Dallal and Nana Bar serve up good Mediterranean food

If you want to dine in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, there are two popular restaurants that serve good Mediterranean cuisine: Dallal and Nana Bar. (1) Dallal Located next to the Suzanne Dallal center, Dallal is very popular and you have to reserve if you want to dine after 9pm. Vibe: Mediterranean “outdoor” feel meets European […]