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One of the many stops on this Iceland itinerary

The Perfect Iceland Itinerary

A detailed travel guide to Iceland. This is the original itinerary I follow on my trip to Iceland
Picture perfect luxury hotel - the titilaka lodge has many terraces and secluded areas

The 5 best luxury hotels in Peru

From Lima to Lake Titicaca, these are the best hotels in Peru. Experience a unique part of South American with world-class luxury. Peru is one...
The beautiful Plaza de Armas bathed in golden sunlight in Cusco, Peru

20 Things to do in Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a wonderful stop on your way to Machu Picchu. The ancient capital of the Inkas bekons with many highlights. Here are 20 of them!

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Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Peru

Cheap hotels in Machu Picchu: How to find them

Can't afford luxury? Here is a list of cheap, but still decent hotels in Machu Picchu.
The beach in Grayton Beach State Park, Florida

The 20 Best Beaches in the U.S.

A list of the 20 best beaches in the U.S. Where to go when the temperatures are getting hot? Find out while I explore America's most beautiful coastal spots.

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Luxury hotel reviews

The spa of the Belmond Sanctuary lodge luxury hotel in Peru, Machu Picchu

The best hotels in Machu Picchu for any budget

A detailed guide on finding the best hotel in Machu Picchu, Peru.
The best hotels near Marienplatz, Munich

The 5 best hotels near Marienplatz in Munich

Tips from a local on the best hotels in Munich. Luxury (and budget) options to enjoy a perfect stay in my hometown.
Picture perfect luxury hotel - the titilaka lodge has many terraces and secluded areas

The 5 best luxury hotels in Peru

From Lima to Lake Titicaca, these are the best hotels in Peru. Experience a unique part of South American with world-class luxury. Peru is one...

Palazzo Dama – A review of Rome’s best luxury hotel

A review of my stay at the fantastic Palazzo Dama luxury hotel in Rome - a pleasant suprise in a city not known for its luxury hotels.
The Celebrity Xpedition cruise ship in the waters around Galapagos. Truly the best cruise ship there is

Celebrity Xpedition Review – The Luxury Galapagos Cruise ship

An honest review of the luxury Galapagos cruise ship Celebrity Xpedition. The old lady sure leads a wonderful life.
Christmas decorations made of mirrors inside the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris

The Four Seasons Hotel George V – A review

A review of the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel George V. In my opinion the best hotel in Paris, but judge for yourself.

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The perfect masorny of the Artisans wall in the royal sector of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu architecture explained

A detailed analysis of how Machu Picchu was built and which techniques the Incas used.
Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Peru

Cheap hotels in Machu Picchu: How to find them

Can't afford luxury? Here is a list of cheap, but still decent hotels in Machu Picchu.
The bus from Aguas Calientes on its way to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu

How to get to Machu Picchu by bus

A detailed guide on how to reach Machu Picchu without buying an expensive Inca Trail or Train ticket.

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Why I hate most travel reviews

Fake reviews: The darkest side of the travel industry

A little Sunday rant about fake reviews and some black blogger sheep.
Why I didn't quit my job to travel the world

10 reasons why I didn’t quit my job to travel the...

A controversial post about why I enjoy working at home and making the most out of my 31 days of paid leave per year.
Me hunting with eagles in Kyrgyzstan

My travel highlights 2016

A recap of all the amazing (but also sad) moments of the past year