Cruising the Caribbean in November 2016 has been an absolute treat of a trip. We’ve got beautiful landscapes, the kindest people, various adventures and the big climax by getting kicked out from our retired navy seals captain. Hopefully you like my Top 5 Caribbean highlights and let me know in the comments if you have been cruising there yourself already!
The 15th of January of 2015 has been a very special day for me. I met 75 year old Alberto Gutierrez, also known as the Stone Man, in his beautiful home deep in the Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve. He has been carving stones there for almost half of his life and will proudly present his work, should you make the effort of paying him a visit.
In this new episode from my weekly travel show, I am taking you on a trip to the Daniell Cheetah Project in which Lions and Cheetahs are taken care of by some lovely people. Afterwards, we hit the road to take in the great landscapes of the Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet.
For this episode of the travel show, I am joined by travel hack expert Lord Dima, who managed to travel around the world on multiple occasions mostly using accumulated miles from his credit card deals ? Next to this main topic of airline miles travel hacking, we also show you some more tips on cheap travel and how to stay within your budget for your next trip! Check out this link for all 10 tips to save money traveling!
New Zealand is a mecca for outdoor freaks and you will not be disappointed in the countless hikes and treks available. Taking it to the next level is a helicopter ride over the Franz Josef Glacier and I will never forget the amazing views on deep crevasses on a perfect sunny day! ?
Next up in my introduction series is the tiny country of Brunei, locked in between Malaysia on Borneo Island in Southeast Asia. It’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan showcases one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen in Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. Check out this video for some Impressions from the mosque, some of the beautiful sunsets over there as well as a sneak peak in the local street food culture.
Belize is a small country in Central America, beautifully located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s a great spot for just chilling out on the pretty beaches and just “taking it slow” – but you can also opt in for a Yacht tour out on the ocean to swim with harmless nurse sharks! ? Check out this part of my new “Impressions from” short-video series and let me know what you think of it!
I am kicking off the new “Top Highlights” series with my very first “longer” trip back in 2013 when I was not yet traveling full time. I did manage to get two months of (unpaid) holiday signed off and this trip pretty much laid the foundation for my decision to quit my job in 2014. Traveling through South America for 2 months gave me enough time to explore three countries: Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia. Check this post for my South America Highlights of that area!
Couchsurfing has been a huge part of my travel life. I have met countless amazing people on this platform over the years, both as a host as well as a guest. There has been some rapid Couchsurfing changes in the last weeks though, which caused a revolt in the community, potentially splitting it up between Couchsurfing and its competitors BeWelcome and Trustroots. Check out this post & video to find out what’s going on!
How will we travel after corona? It is safe to say that the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the most dramatic change in nearly everyone’s life with entire countries completely shutting down. At the time of writing on June 15th, Germany and the EU countries are now opening up their borders in between each other again after successfully “flattening the curve” – with no guarantee that it will remain that way. Other countries like Brazil are facing the most difficult periods in their COVID-19 pandemic with high daily death rates. It shows us that the virus is here to stay for a long time and in this post, I want to talk about how future international travel could look like as I am personally waiting for various borders to open.