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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

Blaubeuren day trip from Munich - how to visit the amazing UNESCO World heritage site and the Blautop in one day

Daytrip to Blaubeuren, Blautopf, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in...

A little travel guide to visiting the lovely little town of Blaubeuren and the UNESCO World Heritage sites in its vicinity on a day trip from Munich, Germany
The golden temple Kinkakuji is one of the top Japan highlights and one of the best places to visit in the country

20 Japan highlights you need to visit on your next trip

A massive guide to the most unique tourist highlights in Japan. This is not your average list, but a new look at my favorite country in the world

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

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.
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.

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.