Things to see in Brisbane, Australia

If you are thinking of visiting Australia, you will probably want to see Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and one of the oldest cities in the land down under. Not only has it got the benefits of any large city, but the weather is amazing, the people are friendly, and you can still experience much of the beauty offered by Australia’s natural world. You basically can’t go wrong with the so called ‘River City’, and in this post you will find 4 things to see in Brisbane, if you only have limited time to explore: 1. Brisbane Botanical Gardens Nature lovers will definitely want to see Brisbane botanical gardens which are located just outside of Brisbane. It covers 52 hectares and whilst there […]

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My travel favorites

I have visited 4 continents, 50 countries and 20 states in the past 15 years. Not bad for someone who only has 24 days off work per year, right? Well, there is simply not enough time to see everything (as I say in my Instagram bio: “someone has to pay the bills”), and some places are so wonderful that I just HAVE TO keep coming back. I have created a list of “My travel favorites”, where you can get the feeling what type of traveler I am and hopefully add one of them to your bucket list as well. After all, you are here to get some new travel tips, right? 😉 So, my travel favorites are … 1. MY […]

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Reasons to visit Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is South Africa’s most popular tourist destination – and for good reason. There’s so much to see and do in this city that you’ll never be lost for things to do. I have done some quick research and the following reasons to visit Cape Town have convinced me to immediately add this capital to my travel bucket list.  1. Cape Town can be budget friendly You get a lot for your money in Cape Town. Accommodation can be expensive in the centre (as it is in most cities), but if you’re willing to venture out you’ll find plenty of bargains. In fact, you may be able to afford an upmarket apartment for your vacation if you’re willing to […]

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3 highlights for your first trip to Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the best countries in Southeast Asia because it’s got such a diverse mix of cultures. The combination of Malay, Chinese, European and Indian influences have created a varied, rich culture. It is also a very diverse country in terms of nature and landscape. You’ll find beautiful beaches to relax on, amazing rainforests packed with wildlife, and a very modern city of Kuala Lumpur. There is a little bit of something for everybody in Malaysia which is why it should be on everybody’s bucket list. But there’s so much going on that you might not know where to start if you do visit. As Malaysia is huge, you’re never going to do it all in one trip, […]

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5 things to see in Lombok

Want to visit Bali but you are afraid you will end up on a crowded beach or taking a selfie in a rice field full of tourists? Then consider visiting less commercialized Lombok instead. It is just 2 hours’ ferry ride away from Bali. Or just fly in directly from Singapore, Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur. Lombok can offer you stunning beaches, very clean seas, lush green inland, lively waterfalls, friendly monkeys and an impressive Mt Rinjani – an active volcano with breathtaking views of the lake inside its crater. We visited Lombok in September, only a month after the terrible earthquakes, so a lot of places we wanted to see were closed or had limited access. Which was actually just […]

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Indonesia is much more than just beautiful beaches

“Oh, you’re going to Indonesia? I’d love to visit Bali, Lombok and the Gilis; they look amazing!” When people find out you’re heading deep into the Pacific, they’ll assume you’re going to one of the “holiday islands”. Sure, Bali, Lombok and the Gilis are excellent places to visit and travel – there’s nothing quite like lying on the beach all day and drinking in the nearby shacks all night. However, Indonesia is so much more and it has plenty to offer regarding exclusivity. In fact, there might not be a nation on the planet which has as many experiences that are only found in one place. So, if there is at least one shred of adventurous spirit in you, check out what you […]

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Why Australia has to be your next travel destination!

If you are a true wanderlust, your traveling choices are endless, so you have to make sure you focus on improving your experiences. There are a lot of different places in the world to visit, and your choice largely depends on the sort of adventure you would like to have. Some people love city breaks, others enjoy beach holidays, while many more like to have as many adventures as possible. Fortunately there are a few places in the world where you can enjoy all these things in abundance, making it one of the best travel experiences ever. One of them is called Australia. There are some amazing reasons why you need to visit Australia as soon as possible, and these […]

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Beyond the Kangaroos – Australian East coast

When people think of Australia they often think of cuddly kangaroos and also of its scarier residents, like snakes and spiders that reside in the outback. On the other hand, the vibrant destinations along the vast Australian East coast are attracting more and more travellers and expats each year. Aside from the beautiful sunny weather, the East coast of Oz has plenty to offer in the way of shopping, culture, history, entertainment and a thriving food scene to satiate every belly. Therefore, if you’re thinking of heading Down Under and exploring more than just the kangaroos’ backyard (although, these are a must too), it’s worth heading to some of the top places along the coastline, and enjoying what they have to […]

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Lombok after the earthquake

Many of you are still asking whether it is safe to travel to Lombok after the series of earthquakes which hit the island in August 2018. The first main shock with 6.9 magnitude, flattening the whole villages, happened on August 5th, just 3 days after I had booked our Lombok vacation. The other big one struck just a few days later – there were reports of even bigger damage and over 500 people killed, with thousands injured. The grounds had been shaking every day, there were also some landslides around Mt. Rinjani, some hotels had been completely destroyed and forums were flooded with travelers asking for new updates about the safety on the island. The answers were different: from “please […]

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5 things to see in Bratislava

So you have decided to visit Bratislava but you don’t have the time or the patience to google it all up? No problem, I have done it for you (you can thank me in a comment 😉 ). In this post you can find 5 things to see in Bratislava, and in this link you can catch up on other basic information about the city, such as when is the best time to visit, which hotel to book and other handy stuff. 1. Old town This is so cliché, I know. But Bratislava old town is indeed something that has to be considered as a whole. I can’t even begin to describe how cute and easy going it is. Starting […]

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