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The beautiful Plaza de Armas bathed in golden sunlight in Cusco, Peru

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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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An open letter to Pinterest

A little, but important post about how bloggers get abused on Pinterest.
Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" inside the refectory of Santa Maria della Grazie

How to see the Last Supper painting by Leonardo Da Vinci...

A visual tour through the Last Supper Museum in Milan, Italy. What to expect and how to get tickets for Leonardo da Vinci's iconic mural.

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Luxury hotel reviews

The entrance into the lobby of the Amanjena luxury hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco

Amanjena review – the best luxury hotel in Marrakech

An honest review of the arguably best hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. What to expect, highlights, lowlights and of course many beautiful pictures.
The amankila luxury hotel in East bali with its magnificient infinity pool all dressed up for a big celebration

Amankila review – the best luxury hotel in Bali

An unsponsored review of the best luxury hotel in Bali. Incredibly relaxing, perfect service and the prettiest infinity pool this side of heaven make up the Amankila.
Oberoi Zahra review - the best Nile cruise in Egypt with pictures and first-hand information

Review of the Oberoi Zahra – the best Nile cruise ship...

3000 words of pure magic - a very thorough review of the best option to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt
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.

Travel Tips

Jemaa El-Fnaa with the Koutoupia Mosque in the background in Marrekesh Morocco

Is Marrakech safe for American and Western tourists?

Everything you need to know about travel safety in Marrakech. Common scams, things to look out for and why it is perfectly safe to visit the imperial city.
How to survive long flights in economy like a prop - this guide will show you the best tips and tricks - what to bring and what to wear on long-haul flights

10 tips how to survive a long flight like a pro

Tips and tricks from 30 years of travel on how to survive those economy class flights like a pro and leave the plane (somewhat) relaxed.
Front view of the hatshepsut temple near Luxor, Egypt

Is Egypt safe to visit in 2018?

Planning a trip to Egypt & wondering if Egypt is safe to visit in 2018? This guide will answer your questions regarding safety in Egypt & other precautions

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open letter to pinterest

An open letter to Pinterest

A little, but important post about how bloggers get abused on Pinterest.
How to get more followers on Pinterest and drive huge amounts of traffic to your website. 10 proven techniques.

The ultimate blogger’s guide to Pinterest 2018

10 proven techniques to drive massive traffic to your website using Pinterest. How to get more followers and secret ways to improve your engagement on Pinterest.
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.