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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
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!
Huayna Picchu - people have died climbing this mountain.

Wayna Picchu: How to climb the mountain behind Machu Picchu

In my mind I died a hundred times on my way up and another hundred times on my way down: Here is my report on Wayna Picchu.

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The ancient fortress ruin of Ollantaytambo in Peru

Ollantaytambo, Peru – the last fortress of the Incas

A visual tour through the magnificent Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley in Peru
The andean explorer trailing along the mountain side with the beautiful landscape of the altiplano in front of it

How to get from Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Planning a trip through Peru and wondering how to get to Lake Titicaca? This guide has you covered.

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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.

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Luxury hotel reviews

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.
The grand lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St.Petersburg, Russia

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg – A review

Ready for some splurge? The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace is probably the best place to stay in St. Petersburg, Russia. Built inside an ancient Palace, the luxury hotel offers you everything you ever need and beyond.
Hotel Palacio Nazarenas - Cusco's best luxury hotel by far

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – Review of the unique luxury hotel in...

A review of the fabulous Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco. Hidden inside an ancient convent, the boutique hotel certainly ranks among the best luxury hotels in South America.

Travel Tips

The andean explorer trailing along the mountain side with the beautiful landscape of the altiplano in front of it

How to get from Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Planning a trip through Peru and wondering how to get to Lake Titicaca? This guide has you covered.
The iconic view on Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu Weather: Temperature, rain & humidity in the famous Inca...

Everything you need to know about the weather in Machu Picchu & when to plan your visit.
The urban sector of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu in the background

Machu Picchu elevation & altitude sickness – Read to be safe

Everything you need to know about altitude sickness in Machu Picchu & beyond.

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