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Our 2016 Travel Toplist

Almost a year has flown by, and as we are soon entering the last month of 2016 we thought it would be a good idea to sum up 2016 with a list of our travel highlights. Enjoy!

Favourite activity:
Champagnetasting at Moët & Chandon, Champagne.
Because in less than an hour with the direct train from Paris, you will arrive in Épernay, the capital of Champagne. It’s the ultimate day trip and the perfect activity for champagne enthusiasts! The Möet & Chandon/Dom Pérignon champagne caves are over 28 km long, 30 metres deep and is likely to store over 1000.000 bottles. Pretty impressive!
img_4869img_4881img_1849img_1820Read More about our Champagne tasting at the Moët & Chandon Champagne Cellars 

Favourite restaurant experience:
KONG, Paris.
We love everything that has a great view and a great vibe – and Kong has both! The service was excellent, the food left us satisfied and as the evening progresses, the music gets louder and the lights go darker, making Kong the perfect restaurant to wine and dine at before a night out in the city of lights.img_4794img_1670Want more Paris-tips? Read ‘6 Amazing Places you Must Visit in Paris’

Best Beach Hangout of 2016:
Banana Beach in surfer’s paradise Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Santa Teresa is the place to be if you are into amazing sunsets, surfing and chill hangouts. Cool down under the palm trees while sipping on tropical drinks and watch surfers as they hit the waves. We can’t wait to go back and embrace the pura vida lifestyle again!
img_4347img_1528Planning to go to Costa Rica this winter? Make sure to read our popular Costa Rica guide.

Best Beach Club:
Puro Beach, Palma.
With its excellent location on a secluded peninsula, 180°-view of the coast and a fantastic pool area, Puro Beach is without a doubt one of the best beach clubs we’ve been at. Just look at the pictures and you’ll understand why…
Read our Swedish Palma Guide that we wrote for Travellink here, or in English here.

Favorite Hotel:
Van Der Valk, Schiphol, Amsterdam.
Because of the newly built “I Am Superior” rooms, were we were the first guests to get to sleep in the super comfy new Hypnos beds (which were voted bed of the year in 2012). Of course the friendly staff was a bonus!
img_4925IMG_1956Read about our stay at Van Der Valk Schiphol here.

Best Aperitivo:
Cinc, in the artistic area Brera, Milan.
Because it was the first time after a long winter in Sweden that we were able to sit outside in the sun and enjoy an Aperol Spritz. In that moment the Italian phrase “questa è vita” (meaning: this is life) made perfect sense. Sun and friends is really all you need! 

Best Airport Restaurant:
Pontus in the Air, Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
After years and years of really poor selections of restaurants with good and price worthy food at airports (not only in Sweden, but in general), the opening of Pontus Frithiof’s restaurant Pontus in the Air probably was one of the best things that could happen. Finally a nice place to enjoy a good breakfast, lunch or dinner before a flight.
img_2224img_2207img_2193Read about our lunch with Pontus Frithiof at Pontus in the Air here.

Best Budget Restaurant:
As Zebras Do Combro, Lisbon.
We nearly walked past this “Hole in the wall”-restaurant, but changed our minds just as we passed it and went back. And boy, are we glad we did, because the dinner at As Zebras Do Combro was a true highlight during our stay in Lisbon! Delicious food and wonderful serviceminded staff – if you’re ever in Lisbon, make sure to stop by this restaurant!
img_3871img_3858Read our Lisbon Restaurant Guide here.

2016 has been a great year so far, and we still have one more trip planned to Hamburg (#ChristmasInHamburg) in collaboration with TB Nordic, Hamburg Tourism and VisitHamburg in the beginning of December, so stay tuned!

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