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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!
Killarney National Park and Lake, Ireland

The ultimate Ireland packing list

A comprehensive list of everything you need to pack for Ireland - summer or winter!
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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Colorful lanterns in the Shinsekai district of Osaka, Japan

10 amazing things to do in Osaka

My personal favorite places to visit in Osaka often called Japan's stomach for its fantastic street food.
The Hverir Lake Myvatn's geothermal fields and a lot of people on the walk ways and viewing plattforms

Hverir – Lake Myvatn’s geothermal area

A guide to the amazing geothermal fields of Hvevir near lake Myvatn in Iceland.

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

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.
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.

Travel Tips

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,...
from reykjavik to akureyri in iceland

How to get from Reykjavik to Akureyri, Iceland

A helpful little guide on how to get from Reykjavik to the capital of the North
bavarian men and women in their traditional costumes for oktoberfest parade in munich

German Oktoberfest outfit – What to wear for men and women

A local's guide to Oktoberfest outfits and everything you need to know to blend in.

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