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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!
The Wave in Coyote Buttes North, Arizona

The Great American Bucket List

20 places you absolutely have to see before you die!
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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The main pond of the Tirta Empul water temple where arre spring is said to have its source. It's one of the biggest and most important Hindu temples and one of the things to do in Bali, Indonesia

The 10 best things to do in Bali, Indonesia

A detailed guide to the top tourist attractions in Bali, Indonesia. What to see, when to visit and where to stay - this compact travel guide has the answers.
the step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara complex near Cairo, Egypt

Visiting the Saqqara necropolis and the Step Pyramid of Djoser in...

The best alternative to visiting the Pyramids of Giza. The Saqqara necropolis will certainly blow your mind!

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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.


Luxury hotel reviews

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.
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.

Travel Tips

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
What to wear in Egypt? This Egypt packing list will show you how to dress and if it's okay to wear shorts in Egypt

What to wear in Egypt – a detailed packing list

Planning a trip to Egypt and wondering what to wear? This guide has all your answers!

Off Topic

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.
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.