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The most beautiful town in France, Colmar

The 20 most beautiful small towns in Europe

Perfect like a postcards: These European small towns will blow you away with their magical beauty!
The Wave in Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

My Great American Bucket List

20 places you absolutely have to see before you die!
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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A canoe tour through the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

The perfect amazon rainforest tour from Quito, Ecuador

How to have the perfect wildlife adventure in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. Tapir, Jaguar, Pink dolphins - learn all about the best places to see them.
blue tiled domes of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The 10 best things to do in Uzbekistan

A massive list of my favorite places in Uzbekistan. Learn all about the beautiful country in Inner Asia and why you need to visit

face behind this luxury travel blog

Welcome! My name is Norman & I've been traveling all my life. Luxury resorts, fine arts and cultural highlight are my focus. Read more here.


Luxury hotel reviews

A flower arrangement inside the lobby of the Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo – Review of the best hotel in Tokyo

A review of my favorite hotel in Tokyo with loads of pictures and useful information.
The Ion Adventure Hotel in Iceland in the early morning fog

ION Adventure Hotel, Iceland – An honest review

My impressions of the unique design hotel. Find out if it's worth it or not.
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.

Travel Tips

Travel mistakes and how to avoid them - save money

30 expensive travel planning mistakes you never knew you were making...

Forgot to vaccinate? Didn't book museum tickets online? Forgot to check visa requirements? Mistakes like these could cost you a fortune. Here is how to avoid them.
The enoshima Electric Railway line connecting Kamakura JR Station with Enoshima

How to get from Tokyo to Kamakura on a day trip

A helpful little guide for tourists new to Japan looking for a way to enjoy the perfect day trip from Tokyo.
The byodo-in temple in Kyoto and its artifical pond in front

How many days should you stay in Kyoto?

A detailed analysis of how much time you need for visiting Kyoto and see all the important landmarks. Kyoto is an amazing city. For many,...

Off Topic

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