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The marienplatz in Munich with its neo-gothic city hall and the frauenkirche in the background

The 50 best things to do in Munich, Germany

My personal recommendations: A massive list of the 50 best things to do in my hometown Munich
Glen Coe in Scotland and man playing bag pipes

The 20 best things to do in Scotland

A list of my favorite tourist attractions in Scotland. Castles, landscape, wildlife - this article covers it all!
The beautiful Plaza de Armas bathed in golden sunlight in Cusco, Peru

The 20 best 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!

My latest articles

Belmond Castello di Casole – A review of Tuscany’s best luxury...

An unsponsored review of the outstanding Belmond Castello di Casole. A unique hilltop luxury hotel in the heart of Tuscany.
The best things to do in Tuscany, Italy. This picture shows a view of the the famous Tuscan landscape from San Gimigano

The 10 best things to do in Tuscany, Italy

Everything you need to plan your perfect trip to Tuscany. From Florence to Siena - the top tourist attractions, points of interest and things to do in Tuscany in one travel guide.

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

Belmond Castello di Casole – A review of Tuscany’s best luxury...

An unsponsored review of the outstanding Belmond Castello di Casole. A unique hilltop luxury hotel in the heart of Tuscany.

Belmond Villa San Michele – A review of the super-luxury hotel...

My unsponsored and detailed review of the fabulous Villa San Michele by Belmond hotels in Florence, Italy.

Amangalla Review – the best luxury hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka

An unsponsored review of the fantastic Amangalla luxury hotel inside Galle's famous Dutch Fort.

Constance Halaveli review – one of the best hotels in the...

A detailed look at the fabulous Constance Halaveli - a review with plenty of beautiful pictures. Is it the best hotel in the Maldives? Find out!
View of the main pool and the beach beyond at Amanwella Sri Lanka

Amanwella review – the best luxury hotel in Sri Lanka?

Looking for the best hotel in Sri Lanka? I stayed 5 night at the Amanwella luxury beach resort and will answer your question! Is it worth it or not?
Standard bedroom, Four Seasons Hotel Milan

Review of the fantastic Four Seasons Hotel Milano

My thoughts on the arguably best hotel in Milan.

Travel Tips

The renovated entrance of the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy where a terror attack happened in 1998

Is Sri Lanka safe to travel in 2019?

An in-depth analysis of the travel safety situation in Sri Lanka. All in all, the island in the Indian Ocean is perfectly safe, but there are some dangers in Sri Lanka you need to be aware of.
Machu Picchu elevation and how to prevent altiude sickness. Aare you wondering how high is Machu Picchu. then this guide was written for you!

How high is Machu Picchu and how to prevent altitude sickness?

Everything you need to know about altitude sickness in Machu Picchu & beyond.
No Egypt pyramids tour is complete without the classic panorama of the three pyramids - this is me on the way towards the best spot

10 important things I learned after 30 years of traveling

Everything I learned on the road - through experience or the very hard way.

Off Topic

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.