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Visiting the Carneval in VeniceRead more +02 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visit the Carnival of Venice and enter into a world of fantasy

When to go, what to do and how much it costs? Here is everything you need to know about the Carnival of Venice With a tradition of over eight centuries the Carnival of Venice is one of the most popular events in Italy and one of the biggest carnivals worldwide. It attracts thousands of tourists,
STPC Stopover paid by carrierRead more +15 February 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

How to plan a day trip using a Stopover Paid by Carrier (STPC)

Free hotel and sometimes even free tours in a city. This is how you make the most of a day trip using a Stopover Paid by Carrier (STPC) We all know the situation: booking a flight to the other side of the world and the only tickets available are those with long transfers at the
Visit Okavango Delta in BotswanaRead more +08 February 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Okavango Delta – Botswana’s most extraordinary natural wonder

Known as the biggest oasis on planet earth, the Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the most delightful safari experiences in the world. Simple nights can turn into unbelievable experiences in the heart of Okavango Delta. It was 11 pm and I was already in bed. Like most of the guests staying at a
San Bushmen BotswanaRead more +01 February 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Meeting the San Bushmen in Botswana and the ethics of doing ethnic tourism

While staying with the San tribe in Botswana, I learned more about their culture and traditions – I also understood the good and bad of visiting indigenous tribes. The sun was setting down at the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana and members of an indigenous tribe arrived in our lodge in the middle of the savanna.
meerkats at Makgadikgadi Pans in BotswanaRead more +26 January 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana – A different type of safari

Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans are desolate, vast, and for us, almost inhospitable. Still, wildlife survives, and it can be observed like in any other place on earth. When I though about visiting the largest salt flat area in the world, I never thought I would be able to see thousands of zebras, wildebeest and even elephants.
Road trip in Curacao - Tips renting a car in CuracaoRead more +19 January 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Curaçao – Discovering a different side of the ABC islands

Curaçao is way more than just day trip destination and renting a car is definitely the best way to explore its natural beauty. Located to the north of Venezuela, the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) are a popular stop for cruise lines in the Caribbean. I decided to explore one of the islands just
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in ChinaRead more +11 January 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring a world of ice and snow at Harbin Ice Festival in China

I traveled to the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China five years ago and from what I have heard, the sculptures are just getting bigger and better. The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in northern China is one of the biggest snow festivals in the world. It takes place in
15 landscapes in 15 countries Juan Martinez Photography - Travelers BuddyRead more +03 January 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

A year in photographs – 15 landscapes in 15 countries

From African savannas to futuristic cities. These are some of my best landscape photographs out of the 27 different countries I traveled to in 2019 2019 has gone so fast and after being on the road for an average of 20 days a month and having visited 27 countries in 5 different continents, I collected
Jellyfish Lake in PalauRead more +22 December 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Palau’s Jellyfish Lake travel guide

Swimming with jellyfish is on many people’s bucket list. In this guide I tell you how to get to the Jellyfish Lake in Palau, how much it cost and some extra useful information about it. Probably the single most fascinating spot I went in 2019 was by far the Jellyfish Lake in Palau. This natural
Lobster in Nova Scotia - Travelers BuddyRead more +15 December 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Understanding Nova Scotia’s love for lobster (and 5 places to eat it)

Lobster rolls, lobster poutine or a classic lobster with butter. Nova Scotia’s love for this delicious crustacean is visible everywhere you go. When Nova Scotian Pam Wamback told me that I would be able to find lobster every day while traveling around Nova Scotia, she was not joking. Nova Scotia is not only known for
White Point Road trip in Nova ScotiaRead more +06 December 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Nova Scotia: Driving along the South Shore

Mild days, nature getaways and clear skies. We drove along the South Shore of Nova Scotia and this is what we found: A road trip in Nova Scotia is the best way to discover a region full of natural wonders, delicious cuisine and rich history. We went along the famous Lighthouse Route at the South
Climate change is transforming the future of wineRead more +25 November 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Climate change is transforming the future of wine

With temperatures rising in the past years, climate change has been affecting the wine industry with positive and negative effects. I visited Nova Scotia and found out more about it. With evidence going back to 7000 BC, wine production is probably one of the oldest traditions in human history. Today, winemakers are fluctuating drastically due
cheapest 3 michelin star restaurant in the worldRead more +17 November 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Eating at Le Palais – Taiwan‘s only three-Michelin-star restaurant

Located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant is an outstanding treat for any food lover – especially when a tasting set menu can cost less than 100 Euros. Disclaimer: This article was not sponsored in any form by Le Palais restaurant in Taipei and all information provided was done based on my
Views of Cockpit Country in the heart of JamaicaRead more +10 November 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Jamaica – Tropical forests and untouched beaches are calling

Discovering Jamaica on a road trip means getting off the beaten path and explore its natural beauty – reggae, rum and jerk chicken are also included. Although Jamaica seems to be a country where you can do a round trip in four to six days, in order to do it, you will have to basically
Stargazing in Jamaica - View of the milky way in JamaicaRead more +25 October 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Stargazing in Jamaica: It’s more than just seeing the stars

This country is a delight in the evenings and if you are in the right spot, stargazing in Jamaica could be the highlight of your trip. First, let’s get this out of the way. Jamaica is not a stargazing destination and if you are expecting to see galaxies and nebulas with a telescope, there are
Jamaica, with license to relaxRead more +20 October 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Jamaica, with license to relax

Jamaica has mastered the art of relaxing, and for those open to try it, a more personal and unforgettable travel experience awaits. Lisa Jondeau smiled as I grumbled about my dinner taking more than one hour to come. We were at PushCart restaurant, a modern version of a classic Jamaican “Jerk Centre” located at the
Why do Finns love sauna? Vasta - Finnish SaunaRead more +15 October 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Why do Finns love sauna so much?

No matter in which region of Finland I went to, Sauna was always first on the itinerary. Imagine being inside a wooden cabin in the middle of the forest and sitting completely naked with your eyes closed and a group of people. Suddenly, someone stands up, takes a ladle of water and throws it over
Read more +07 October 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Saimaa – Exploring the Finnish Lakeland

The region of Saimaa, located in eastern Finland, is considered a paradise for nature lovers due to its remarkable culture and majestic scenery. My friends and I decided to go on a road trip and explore the beauty around Lake Saimaa with a car. Planning a road trip in Saimaa is not as difficult as
Snorkeling and sea kayaking in Palau’s rock islandsRead more +26 September 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Snorkeling and sea kayaking in Palau’s rock islands

Although Palau is known worldwide for its diving spots and the jellyfish lake, there is way more to see if you try activities like kayaking or snorkeling at the rock islands in Palau. When we talk about Palau as an adventure and outdoor destination, most travelers think right away on diving at the Rock Islands
The green pledge you have to sign in your passport upon arrival - Palau PledgeRead more +13 September 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

The green pledge you have to sign in your passport upon arrival

While in most countries you get an entry stamp or a visa in your passport upon arrival, Visitors of the island of Palau visitors have to sign a pledge compromising in protecting the environment. I was on my way to Palau and the famous Jellyfish Lake. Minutes before landing, the airline crew screened an inflight
Swimming at the jellyfish lake in PalauRead more +05 September 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Taking a dip at the Jellyfish Lake in Palau

On the remote island of Palau, a harmless type of golden jellyfish inhabits a completely isolated marine lake. Here, visitors from all over the world come to swim with millions of these unique species in one of the world’s strangest and magical environments. I would have never imagined I could be swimming around jellyfish, but
Eating my way through the modern and traditional cuisine of Philadelphia Reading MarketRead more +30 August 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Eating my way through Philadelphia’s cuisine

Going to Philadelphia for food tours means opening up to a whole new world. Once you start with a delicious cheesesteak, you will realize this was just the tip of the iceberg. I had so many food tours in Philadelphia, I went on a diet once I returned to Germany. This city is not only
Theatre of Life mural by Meg Saligman, photo by Bryan Lathrop for PHLCVB (2)Read more +23 August 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How Philadelphia sets an example as the “Mural Capital of the World”

While in most cities around the world street art is considered an act of vandalism,at the Mural Capital of the World, Philadelphia, is used to change lives. The street art in Philadelphia is simply more than painting walls. It was my first afternoon in Philadelphia, I just arrived from Germany and decided to go for
Following the volcano route of Nicaragua - Masaya volcano in GuatemalaRead more +14 August 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring the volcano route of Nicaragua

With 19 volcanoes along the west coast, Nicaragua is the best places to explore these giants. I visited Mombacho, Cerro Negro and Masaya and this is what I found Hiking up a volcano is something I had in my bucket list for a while. Well, in Nicaragua I was able to summit two or three
Hiking up Pacaya – Guatemala´s most active volcanoRead more +04 August 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Hiking Pacaya – Guatemala’s most active volcano

I visited Guatemala and climbed up its most active volcano. Read more about hiking Pacaya and which tours can you take in your next visit Hiking Pacaya is interesting. The route is short and simple but a little bit steep. Nevertheless, the rewards for this two-hour ascent are spectacular, as travelers can get views of
Read more +01 August 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Six places in six countries for travel photography lovers

While the most untouched landscapes are still inaccessible for most of us, we found the best six places in six countries for photography lovers. With flight tickets getting every year cheaper and cheaper, some of the most beautiful destinations in the world are becoming accessible for all of us. We decided to find out which
Visiting Yaxhá, an architectural beauty of the Mayan empireRead more +21 July 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visiting Yaxha, an alternative to the Mayan City of Tikal

Not as popular and big as the ancient city of Tikal, Yaxha is the perfect extend for those who want to explore more the Mayan culture and get an easy access to it. Guatemala is known for having thousands of archeological Mayan ruins and while the lost city of Tikal is known as the capital
Iguacu Falls - the mighty waterfalls between Brazil and ArgentinaRead more +05 July 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Iguacu Falls – the mighty waterfalls that go beyond imagination

Are you visiting Iguazu from the Brazil side or Argentina? We went to both and found out all about it With 275 different cataracts over a total width of 2,7 kilometers, the Iguacu Falls amazes the most experienced travelers – no surprise why this is one of the seven wonders of nature. I traveled first
Atacama Desert Moon Valley Sunset ViewsRead more +27 June 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring exotic landscapes in the Atacama Desert

From the famous moon valley to the hidden lagoons of Baltinache. These are the best way to explore the beautiful landscapes of Atacama The driest desert in the world is not only known for its aridity – here in the Atacama Desert, volcanos, geysers, salt flats and blue lagoons coexist in one of the strangest
View from Base Torres del Paine highlights the natural beauty of ChileRead more +13 June 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Torres del Paine highlights the natural beauty of Chile

In the middle of the Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine has been for years the hotspot for adventure and hiking lovers. I decided to visit this region and find out why. Stretching over 1800 km², Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most magnificent places in the world. It’s located in Southern Chile
Road trip in Puglia: Traveling to Matera and AlberobelloRead more +19 May 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Puglia: Traveling to Matera and Alberobello

Planning a road trip in Puglia? Matera and Alberobello have to probably be the two main destinations on your list. We also visited way more than that. Matera and Alberobello are probably the two most unique villages in Italy and despite day trips departing every day from Bari, we think a road trip around Puglia
Read more +22 April 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

The Thai Park: Thailand’s most delicious contribution in Berlin

Dozens of women cooking under colorful umbrellas while sitting on little plastic chairs, the smell of garlic in the air and signs offering Thailand´s most delicious street food bites. This is not a market in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, this is the Thai Park, a public park in west Berlin. Berlin is known as one
Finland is doubtfully the happiest country in the world – here is whyRead more +04 April 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Finland is doubtfully the happiest country in the world and here is why

With high antidepressant drug consumption and suicide rates, is Finland really the happiest country in the world. I checked into detail and found out why Finland has been selected as the happiest country in the world for a second time in a row by the World Happiness Report. However, not even some of their own
Moldova´s underground cities of wine. Cricova or Milestii Mici?Read more +24 March 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

A visit to Cricova and Mileștii Mici, Moldova’s underground cities of wine

I visited Cricova and Mileștii Mici. These are the two largest wine cellars in the world and are located in the eastern European country of Moldova In Moldova, where 25% of the population is involved in wine production and 5% of the country are covered in vineyards, the most interesting contribution to the wine industry does
Why Germans drink so much sparkling waterRead more +19 March 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Why Germans drink so much sparkling water

In Germany two things happen when you order water in a restaurant: First, there is a big chance it’s carbonated and second, it’s not complementary. One of my biggest surprises when I moved to Germany back in 2009 was the Germans’ love for sparkling water. It´s true that consumption of carbonated water has been rising
Meze greek food in athensRead more +05 March 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Eating in Athens: Is there anything feta than that?

In the cradle of Western civilization eating nonstop is simply part of daily life. It´s impossible to spend time in Athens and not be completely stuffed at least once. Greeks love to eat, and visitors can feel the local hospitality as soon as they enter a Taverna. No matter where you come from or how
Starry Night How to photograph the milky way EthiopiaRead more +28 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

Camera settings: How I photograph the milky way when traveling

Photographing the dark sky always sounded very complicated. Here I will explain you the camera settings I use, so can photograph the milky way too. For anyone starting with a camera, photographing the milky way sounds like the final test before graduation. Well, once you know the camera settings you need for photographing the milky
West Side National Park landscapesRead more +24 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring West Side National Park – The Bahamas’ unspoilt secret

Even in an age where there are flights from everywhere to anywhere, reaching the West Side National Park in Andros is an adventure in itself – the price for those who make it: seeing one of the most majestic places on earth. Although it´s one of the largest in the Caribbean, there is no easy
Andros blue holes from the airRead more +20 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Andros: The Bahamas´ big yard of biodiversity

Commonly known as the “big yard”, the island of Andros is the largest and least explored island of the Bahamas. It´s a paradise for adventurers who want more than just a normal tour. The sound of the waves lapping the shore and a refreshing tropical breeze flowing through the open door of my beach front
Road Trip in Azerbaijan five finger mountainRead more +17 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Azerbaijan – Driving from Baku to the heart of the Caucasus  

Mud volcanoes, imposing mountains and out of this world scenery – a road trip in Azerbaijan is uncharted territory for most tourists, but an experience that brings you closer to nature. Azerbaijan is not the country most people would first point out for a road trip adventure. Driving in Baku can be a nightmare, finding
Read more +13 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Khinaliq: Visiting Azerbaijan’s most isolated village

Khinalug, Khinalugh, Khinaliq or in some guidebooks even Xinaliq. Nobody is sure how to spell it and, in every book, map or blog it is written completely differently. This is just the first sign of how remote and untouched this community in Azerbaijan´s Greater Caucasus is. They even have their own language, traditions and culture.
Oman Juan Martinez Road Trip in Oman mountainsRead more +10 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

A road trip in Oman is backpackers´ best kept secret

Crossing deserts, cruising mountains and sleeping on a completely empty beach afterwards. I think a road trip in Oman can be considered a lifetime experience. Oman was not the first country that came to my mind when I thought where to go for the perfect road trip. It was not even the first country when
Read more +05 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Tips for renting a car in Oman

Oman is best traveled by car. This is how you can make the most of it and rent the right vehicle. Oman has become one my favourite countries for a road trip: Roads are in perfect shape, routes are extremely beautiful and getting off the beaten path is big part of the adventure. However, finding
Museum of Islamic Art in QatarRead more +02 February 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How Qatar’s cultural diversity revives your senses

Known as the small country for a stopover, Qatar is more than that. These are my tips on how to travel to Qatar and discover its cultural and natural beauty Qatar is growing at an incredibly fast pace. Every day new skyscrapers are rising up and whole cities get transformed every month. It´s difficult to
Swimming pool mondrian dohaRead more +09 January 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Mondrian Doha: Qatar’s most surreal masterpiece

I visited the Mondrian Hotel in Doha to find out that this hotel definitely takes you out of routine. This is probably the most surreal hotel in the world If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be part of Alice’s Wonderland, the Mondrian Hotel in Doha which gives you the whole experience.
Nightlife Malta in AutummRead more +20 December 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Malta’s Autumn seems like the rest of Europe’s Summer

There is a place in Europe in which is Summer almost all year long The tiny island of Malta is a country which brings me incredible memories. I first visited the country in Summer 2016 and I was simply amazed by the rich history, charming cities and dazzling landscapes it has to offer. Not counting
Read more +09 November 2018 By Featured post in Travel Journal

Activities to get you out of your comfort zone

Traveling in itself is one big adventure, a way to broaden your mind, get yourself out of your comfort zone, and make lasting memories. The world is full of so many amazing things to see and do, some of which will suit those people who love to relax in luxury and some that are perfect
Read more +09 November 2018 By Featured post in Travel Journal

Uncommon activities to learn on a long trip

When you first set off on an extended travel sabbatical, your brain’s bursting with new experiences. And this sensory overload means that moving along while absorbing as much as possible is about as much as you can manage. But as the months progress, while you probably won’t be pining for your old nine to five
day trip to MonacoRead more +09 November 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How to make the best of a day trip to Monaco

“If you want to eat like a local, the Condamine market should be your first, second and third choice” Oh Monaco, country of the rich and famous! A city impossible to imagine without the glamour of luxury cars, elegant tuxedos and a glass of Martini. Well, I´m just picturing any 007 movie, but you get
Philippines El Nido and CoronRead more +31 October 2018 By Featured post in Travel 101

From Seattle to the Philippines — how to start your journey with the right foot

The Filipino American community is one of the largest Asian American groups in Seattle. It possesses a large history that stretches back to at least 1898, when the archipelago became a US territory and students and workers began to immigrate west. Now completely independent, the Philippines islands are a magnet for tourists of any heritage
How Kuopio is transforming itself into a food capitalRead more +29 October 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Finland: How Kuopio is transforming itself into a food capital

I´ve never visited any other place where food is treated as it is in Finland. It is a destination in which local ingredients and elements of nature are part of a single dish. Sauces made from berries will be accompanied by drinks made from their leaves; It seems like Finnish cuisine makes the most of
Ostrava Vikovice industrial areaRead more +05 August 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Exploring Vítkovice: the industrial area of Ostrava

I visited the industrial area of Vítkovice in the Czech city of Ostrava. Here I found out the cultural importance of places like these During my last visit to the Czech Republic, I went to the industrial area of Vítkovice. I never thought this trip would turned into a time travel back to the period
Danakil Ethiopia hottest place on earthRead more +29 May 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Ethiopia: Wandering around colorful landscapes at the hottest place on earth

With some of the most impressive landscapes I have seen in my life, the Danakil depression in Ethiopia is one of these destinations, which adventure lovers have to visit at least once in a lifetime. From colorless landscapes at the Karum salt lake to the most colorful landscape on earth at Dallol, last month I
longest and most iconic train rides in the worldRead more +29 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Which are longest and most iconic train journeys in the world

From the Trans-siberian to the Canadian, these are known for being the longest and most iconic train journeys in the world Taking a train has always a special charm. It sounds classic, adventurous and somehow its never boring. How about long and iconic train rides, Would do dare to take one day the Trans-siberian Express
Visiting and camping in Wadi rumRead more +21 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Camping in Wadi Rum – Visiting Jordan’s most iconic desert

Are you thinking what to do in Wadi Rum during your next trip to Jordan?. Camping in Wadi Rum is inexpensive, easy and breathtaking. Gigantic rocks surrounding the red sand and two camels walking in the middle of the desert. Images like these are very common in Wadi Rum, one of the most beautiful places
How to pack for a train trip around EuropeRead more +15 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

Packing for a train journey across Europe

Feel comfortable, stay fresh and don’t have too much heavy luggage. Here’s how to pack for a train trip across Europe. Packing for a train trip around Europe doesn’t have to be a nightmare. While most people spend hours and hours choosing what to take and what to leave, I simply find it a waste
Petra without entrance feeRead more +11 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

I could enter Petra without paying entrance fee

We didn’t walk those four hours up to the Monastery and could enter Petra without paying entrance fee. Curiously, some locals were the ones taking us there. This was Petra’s back entrance When I read in an article the entrance fee in Petra is more expensive than Disneyworld, I wasn´t surprised at all. I mean,
Interrailing solo is a very popular activity all over EuropeRead more +04 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

I do interrail alone in Europe – and I love it

Interrailing alone in Europe might sound scary and intimidating. Well, I think it’s rather a great chance to get to know you better and explore in a different way Traveling Europe by train is one of the most beautiful, scenic and cultural journeys you can do. Whether you are looking for direct trains between major European
Road trip in Petra and renting a car in JordanRead more +02 April 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Jordan – Driving around canyons, deserts and the Dead Sea

There is an inexplicable charm to driving around a country and my road trip in Jordan was no exception. I had always wanted to do a road trip in a middle eastern country and a road trip in Jordan was the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true. I find it fascinating to drive
Interrail tips in EuropeRead more +18 March 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

Interrail tips – We interrailed Europe on a budget and you can do it too

Traveling around Europe sounds expensive. Well, with interrail and good planning it doesn’t have to be Interrailing is probably one of the coolest things you can do while young. The freedom of hop in and off in trains while discovering one of the most beautiful regions in the world is an experience I can recommend
Les Orgues d´Ille-Sur-Tet and Cap de Creus in Roadtrip in Andorra Catalonia and southern France,Read more +14 March 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Andorra – From snowy peaks and long treks to the Orgues d´IIle-Sur-Tet

It has been less than four hours driving and we already passed snowy mountains, Mediterranean beaches and fairy tale towns. A road trip around Andorra might surprise you more than you might think. It´s 9 in the morning and we are ready to depart from Barcelona on a road trip to Andorra and back through
Aerial view of Sunrise at Cap de Creus Natural ParkRead more +06 March 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Cap de Creus Natural Park – A paradise in Catalonia

In a region of rich expats and luxury homes who would have imagined that one can find such a beautiful natural treasure. We visited Cap de Creus Natural Park and it was worth it. Located only 1 hour away from Girona, the small town Rosas at the coast of Catalonia, is practically invaded by German,
Tochni village during a winter evening in CyprusRead more +04 March 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations, Uncategorized

Cyprus in Winter – Discovering a different side of the easternmost European country

Cyprus in winter is not like most European countries and with temperatures around 20 degrees, activities like trekking and cycling are just perfect for the adventurous traveler. It´s 7 am in Tochni, a small village located between Limassol and Larnaca. The sun shines and the sky is completely blue, the temperature is warm and comfortable.
Read more +04 February 2018 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visit Postojna: A Slovenian daytrip between castles and caves

Slovenia is a country you can drive through in half a day. However, with a huge diversity of landscapes, fairy tale-like lakes and long hiking trails, you can spend a whole month in this country and not see it all. This time we decide to just drive less than one hour south from the capital
Read more +19 January 2018 By Featured post in Travel Journal

Volunteering abroad as an alternative to normal traveling

Volunteering abroad offers a chance to bring about change for people and places that desperately need it. In addition, it can give you an opportunity for personal development and allow you to really appreciate the culture of a place on a deeper level than traditional traveling can. Any form of travel can be a wonderful
Read more +03 January 2018 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Low costs airlines are the only ones understanding its customers

There are two types of people: those who love Ryanair (or low costs airlines) for its prices and those who hate them but still fly with them whenever they can and the reason for that is simple: People want to fly at low costs, no matter what the conditions are like.   Low costs airlines
Read more +10 December 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Road trip in Stavanger – Driving and Hiking at Norway’s fjords

We visited Norway and did a road trip at the area around Stavanger. This is what we did and these were the places we explored. Norwegian landscapes are simply incredible and traveling by car does make a difference. Due to its geographical location and natural formations, Norway is a dream destination for adventure and nature
Read more +03 December 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Stavanger street art is taking over the city

Street art is finally getting the recognition it deserves and Stavanger´s Nuart Festival is the perfect example of how street art in Stavanger is developing in Norway. It´s crazy, if you think about it, that just a few years ago street art was a crime and artists had to do their work incognito making sure
Read more +31 October 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Pride Barcelona: Partying at Catalonia´s most eccentric festival

Visiting the Pride Barcelona is not only an activity for the LGBT community but also for everyone traveling to the city and looking for a fun time and a different perspective of Barcelona. Visiting the city during the Pride Barcelona festival is one of the options and here I will tell you why. Barcelona is
Read more +30 August 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How to air travel with a bicycle

Are you thinking travel with a bicycle with you on a plane for a holiday and you are wondering how you will manage it? Well, if you neither want to stop your fitness or recreational riding regimen nor rent a bike at your destination, you are allowed to pack your bike and put it in
Read more +20 August 2017 By Featured post in Destinations

A view inside Kuala Lumpur´s cuisine

written by: Katie Cruz It’s fair to say that South East Asia is a popular destination for traveling due to the accessibility and affordability of the region. Visiting Southeast Asia is always a good idea if you want to enjoy spectacular landscapes, beaches, exotic cuisine and tropical climate. While there are many places to visit
Read more +13 August 2017 By Featured post in Destinations

Is the Lost City trek in Colombia worth it?

Deep in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains you’ll find Ciudad Perdida. More commonly known as The Lost City, it’s a site which takes five days to trek to from the coastal town of Santa Marta. A trek many would call “one of the best trekkings worldwide” Increasing numbers have been trekking the Lost City in Colombia
Read more +06 August 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How collecting postcards has changed during my travels

*this is an sponsored article Buy postcards is a tradition for many travelers, but in the age of start ups and new technologies, is there a better method than collecting postcards to show your love ones the places you visit? I´m a big postcard collector and collecting postcards has always been a tradition for me
Read more +30 July 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Are Batanes and Ilocos the destinations travelers in South East Asia dream about?

Have you heard about Batanes or Illocos in the Philippines? Let me warm you, this is the opposite of tourist hotspots like El Nido or Boracay Finding the right destination for your next holidays is not an easy task. Some of us prefer an all-inclusive holiday in a resort, some a backpacking trip to meet
Read more +23 July 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Traveling Ilocos Norte will transport you straight to Central America

Ilocos Norte is this place in the Philippines, in which Spanish culture is still so visible, you will think you are in a South American country When imagining what you are going to see on your backpacking trip in South East Asia, you easily end up with the stereotypes: beautiful beaches, incredible landscapes and tons
Read more +25 June 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How to make the best of your next stopover

Nobody enjoys spending 5 or 6 hours at an airport right after a long flight just to wait for another one. Stopovers can be very annoying and often feel like a huge waste of time. However, with good planning you can turn your next stopover into an extension of your holidays without spending much money.
Drone photography swimming with turtlesRead more +20 June 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Tips to improve your drone photography to a professional level

Drone photography is getting bigger and better. Let me show you how you can take it now to a more professional level Drones are taking over the photography market like the GoPro cameras in 2014, Its booming! And with new, more affordable, smaller and more powerful models, it seems like drone photography is not going
Read more +09 May 2017 By Featured post in Travel 101

How to get your next travel inspiration

by Renae Schrader Have you ever seen one of those viral videos of a young 20-something hop-scotching their way from one tropical beach to the next? It seems like they have so much momentum behind them, so much vigor. And there you sit — in a rut. What do you do? Let me provide you
Read more +30 April 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visiting Northern Estonia´s hidden landscapes

The Lahemaa National Park is one of the most diverse nature conservation areas in the world. It´s simply amazing how much you can do visiting this park. When people think about traveling in Estonia, the first thing that comes to mind is a cold place in Eastern Europe or even not much information about it.
Northern lights in Reykavik during winterRead more +02 April 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How do professionals photograph the northern lights in Iceland

Landscape photographer Hallgrimur P. Helgason tells us his best tips on how to photograph the northern lights in Iceland The northern lights have been a fascination for many people all over the years. Also, everybody knows that the most beautiful views are by far located in the remote island of Iceland. My friend Hallgrimur P.
Read more +20 March 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

I photographed urban yoga at Europe’s greenest hotel

*this is an sponsored post Boutique Hotels are designed for a young generation and turn a simple stay into something unique. Why not try to do some yoga in their facilities? I love Boutique Hotels, they are designed for a young generation and turn a simple stay into something unique. During my stay in Lisbon,
Read more +13 March 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Caucasus’ best kept secret is in Georgia

Georgia brings you to the heart of the Caucasus, where the air is clean and the adventure just starts. Last month two friends and I decided to book a spontaneous trip to one of the most underrated countries in the world: Georgia.  This ex-Soviet country may not be too popular among travelers looking for adventure, but
View of Stepandminda in the CaucasusRead more +28 February 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Georgia: 14 tips for renting a car in Georgia

With decent highways, cheap petrol prices and many quick stops along the way, renting a car in Georgia is probably the best choice to stay flexible, save time and make the most of a road trip. Renting a car and going for a road trip in Georgia is the best idea if you are traveling
Road trip in Georgia - Tips for renting a car in GeorgiaRead more +19 February 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How to plan a road trip in Georgia

Renting a car and planning a road trip in Georgia might sound intimidating on a first sight. However, with the right planning and some good friends, this could be the trip you have been waiting for. There are only a few hidden gems left to travel in Europe and Georgia is one of them. A
Read more +12 February 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

Smart Space-Saving Tips For Packing your Luggage

Author: Yanna Cerez Images: Giphy Are you having a hard time maximizing your luggage space? Efficient and organized packing will help you avoid paying expensive fees for extra weight, and enable you to save space for souvenirs. It’s also good to think about the type of vacation you are going on and how it may affect the
Read more +26 January 2017 By Featured post in Destinations

Tips for your first time in Las Vegas

Author: James Ruhle While The Strip is what brings people to Vegas, to begin with, the older part of the city off the glitzy tourist path is well worth a visit Vegas is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. If a bunch of overstressed and overworked Americans are going to build a
Read more +22 January 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

11 photos of Taiwan from a bird´s eye

Rice fields, coastline, forest, urban landscape and drones – 10 days in Taiwan showed me who diverse this country is. Last month I traveled to Taiwan to see the country from a completely new perspective and I´m not talking about a helicopter or an air balloon, but about cycling around the whole island. This experience
Read more +12 January 2017 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Formosa 900 – Cycling 900 km around Taiwan in 9 days without prior experience

9 days and an average of 100 km a day. The Formosa 900 is the perfect challenge for those who like cycling and want to explore Taiwan differently. Each morning I had to take one or two ibuprofen pills before breakfast. The pain in my back was basically killing me and I was definitely not
Read more +08 January 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How Tokyo´s cuisine changed the way I see food

“While themed restaurants focus more on a unique experience for the customer, traditional and local restaurants have only one thing in mind: Quality and tradition.” It´s not a secret that Japanese cuisine is one of the best in the world, if not the best. And while modern and fusion cuisine is gaining some ground in
Read more +18 December 2016 By Featured post in Travel 101

Sticking to Your Travel Budget – It’s easy but requires some self-control

“I make sure to determine how much the daily expenses should be and set my budget around that amount” by: Maricor Bunal When it comes to travel planning, I can’t really deny the fact that I will have to deal with money issues at some point. Even if I had huge amounts of money to
Read more +14 December 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

20 useful and short tips to travel in Tokyo

Tokyo is not the cheapest city you will travel to, but that doesn´t mean you would be limited with a short budget. Let me give you some tips on how to not only save money and time, but also make the most with your money. Capsule hotels are cheaper than many hotels and still give
Read more +04 December 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Real-life complaints from German tourists at travel agencies

Last month the German website webfail.de published a list about actual, real-life complaints of German tourists at travel agencies. Some of these complaints are hilarious, so I won´t waste more of your time and just show you 16 complaints of travelers to their travel agencies, ranging from funny to just unbelievable: “There should be extra information
Traveling the Balkans DubrovnikRead more +27 November 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

37 tips for backpacking through the Balkans next summer

Backpacking the Balkans is becoming one of the best adventures for travelers in Europe. It offers culture, nature and great nightlife. Here are some tips to make the most of it Backpacking the Balkans is hot right now. These ex-soviet countries are no longer unknown and dangerous places to foreigners, but hidden gems full of
Read more +06 November 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Traveling in Zadar – Exploring Croatia’s secret getaway

Zadar is becoming a great getaway for travelers from Europe – We visited this Croatian beauty and find out what makes it special Zadar turned out to be the Jewel of the Mediterranean I was looking for a while. It’s very relaxed atmosphere, cheap prices and beautiful getaways made me fall in love with this
Read more +25 October 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Is Croatia new favorite’s European destination?

Colorful waters, sandy beaches, scenic waterfalls and rich in history: Croatia is shows that you don´t need to travel to South East Asia or South America to enjoy some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Croatia, like any other European country, has a bumpy and quite dark history. Conquered by the Romans
Read more +10 October 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How Berlin lights up the coming winter

Are you traveling in Europe right now and don´t know what to do during these cold, windy days? I spent the last weekend in Berlin, which is not only one of my favourite cities in Europe, but is also going to be my new home starting next year. I got lucky during this visit and
Read more +20 September 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

19 simple tips for traveling Stockholm on a budget

Stockholm might not be the cheapest city in Europe, but this doesn´t mean it should break the bank either While the Arlanda Express connects the city center to the airport in only 30 minutes, the local bus company Flygbussarna takes only 45 minutes and costs less than the half of the Arlanda Express ticket. Take
Read more +18 August 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

The ultimate packing list for a weekend traveler

A copy of your passport, an old ID card or a deck of cards. Do you have everything you need for a weekend trip? Weekend trips are the best to get away from your daily job and spend some nice time with your partner, friends or by yourself. From getaways around Europe with budget airlines
Read more +10 August 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

10 photos showing how magestic summer in Finland is

Quiet towns, fairy tale forests and long summer nights. Nothern Savonia is a place, where a short trip won´t be enough.  My stay in Kuopio was short, but incredibly beautiful. After testing some of the local delicacies, attending one of the biggest dance festivals in the country and enjoying some time with nature, it´s time
Read more +07 August 2016 By Featured post in Travel 101

A girls guide to traveling the world: 7 Handy tips for looking after yourself as a girl traveling alone

     when  I was in Rio, I stupidly didn’t bring my map because ‘’it was all in my head’’ and ended up in a rather dangerous part of the town. I was stopped by a licensed taxi driver and told to turn around, he luckily gave me a free lift back to my hostel
Read more +31 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How Finnish food connects culture and nature

When was the last time the chef in a restaurant told you he himself had picked the herbs you were just eating in the forest that morning? I just came back from Kuopio in the region of Northern Savonia and I´m so impressed by how much effort the chefs in this region put into the
Read more +22 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Savonia, a destination for healthy travel

Healthy, adventurous, fresh and sauna!! These are some of the words I think about, when somebody asks me about Finland. It was my first time in Finland, so I was especially excited about this destination and the new experiences I was going to make. I also knew it was going to be the first time
Read more +18 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Is Malta the perfect summer destination?

I went to Malta in the past weeks and believe or not, this country just become my favourite country in Europe Located in the Mediterranean Sea south from Sicily and only a couple of hours by plane from Europe´s biggest cities, the island of Malta is one of the smallest countries in Europe. However, after
Read more +17 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Why Frankfurt Airport might be the coolest airport in Europe

  Located in the heart of Europe and serving more than 1350 flights per day, Frankfurt Airport not only connects Europe to the rest of the world, but also is the perfect place to start your next trip within Europe. With four runaways, two main passenger terminals, where more than 105 different airlines operate, a
Read more +06 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

18 tips for traveling in Malta

Transportation around the island is slow. Rent a car and don´t waste time going from one place to another. Try different sports and activities. Malta is one of the best destinations in Europe for scuba diving, climbing and kayaking. Compare prices and services before booking an “around the island” tour. Respect the culture. Dress respectfully
Read more +03 July 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

A photo gallery of wild Iceland

Iceland is probably the place every nature lover wants to visit. In order to wake up your wanderlust, I prepared a gallery for you Iceland is in! This tiny island located between America and Europe is catching the attention of travelers and photographers all over the world. With beautiful scenic views, magnificent landscapes and some
Read more +30 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Making the most of a 5-day trip to Iceland

Do you have less than a week in Iceland? From a bubble hotel in the Iceland wilderness to short trips at amazing waterfalls – we got you covered. Volcanos and geysers with temperatures reaching over 100°C next to crystal blue glaciers. If there is a country where the impossible is possible and nature drastically shows
Read more +20 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Iceland – Useful tips to rent a car in Iceland

Planning a road trip in Iceland? Rent the right car should be your first priority and here I prepared a guide for it. Bumpy roads, an unpredictable weather and many other situations is what you can encounter when doing a road trip in Iceland. Not only that, rent the perfect car for Iceland is definitely
Read more +13 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Simple tips for a road trip around Iceland on a budget

Visiting Iceland is a lifetime experience and it’s best traveled by car. For planning a road trip on a budget, we prepared a guide and some tips for you I went to Iceland and drove all around the country in 10 days. It was one of the most beautiful road trips I’ve done. However, it
Read more +09 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Icelandic landscapes – 11 photos why Iceland is the best road trip destination

Need some motivation for going on a road trip in Iceland? Let me show why this country is the best place to drive around and give you a push to book those flight tickets. We visited Iceland and did a road trip along the famous Route 1. This was not only one of the nicest
Read more +04 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip Iceland while comparing postcards with real locations

I went on a road trip to Iceland and took some postcards of Iceland with me. I want to find out if these places are as beautiful as the postcard. Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice. With its large and almost almighty lava fields and glaciers, Iceland is a dream destination
Read more +29 May 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

48 tips you should know before backpacking in South East Asia

Before your travels Check the visa requirements for your country in the countries you are traveling to. Start your travels in big cities. Check if an AirAsia ASEAN Pass fits your travels (This allows you to take 10/20 flights for 160/290 USD  within 30/60 days). South East Asia on a Shoestring from Lonely Planet is
Read more +21 May 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

What if… your favourite destinations were small planets

  I remember watching cartoons as a kid with the main characters walking on planets the size of a yard. I wanted to see what these planets would look like if they were some of the world´s most famous locations and with a little help from Photoshop I created this interesting gallery for you! What do
Read more +15 May 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

24 signs you are in a relationship with traveling.

Sometimes you don´t know when your date becomes a relationship. You go out together, your parents know all about it and all you do all day is talking about how good it is to be together. The same holds true for traveling and in the next article I will tell you 24 symptoms, so you can
Moscow Red Square in SummerRead more +01 May 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Can you visit Moscow on a budget

I traveled to Moscow for 5 days with a very tight budget. This is what I did: Moscow on a budget was a dream some years ago. The Russian capital was one of the most expensive cities in the world and travelers had to consider taking at least 100 EUR per day in order to
Architecutre Komsomolskaya metro stationRead more +14 April 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

These are the most beautiful metro stations in Moscow

Moscow is known for having the most beautiful metro stations in the world. I went there to find out which are the best It will probably sound crazy if I tell you that visiting metro stations in Moscow is considered one of the coolest activities in the city. However, with some of the most beautiful
Tips for backpacking in EuropeRead more +06 April 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

48 tips you need to know for backpacking around Europe

Backpacking around Europe is an adventure and with these very useful tips, I just want to make your experience more memorable No matter how old I get, I love backpacking Europe. There is a special charm every time I get on a train or explore a different city. And although my travel habits might have
Read more +03 April 2016 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Can you recognize these airline logos

If you check Flight Radar right now, you will see there are more than 8000 airplanes in the sky while you read this. According to statistics, there are over 100.000 scheduled flights a day all around the world and it´s an incredible feeling to know that over 1 million people are in the air right
Read more +30 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How to get to Cano Cristales – the rainbow river of Colombia

Are you planning to visit Cano Cristales. Here I tell you step by step how to get to this natural wonder in Colombia – independently or with an agency. There are only few places in the world, of which you only need to see a single picture to be captivated enough to instantly start planning
Read more +26 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring Colombian landscapes – Places to visit while traveling in Colombia

Do you want to see the diversity of Colombian landscapes? Let me show you my six favorite places to see nature and wilderness in Colombia Deserts in Tatacoa, beaches in San Andres, mountains in Cocora or rainforest in the Amazon – just name it and there is a Colombian landscape of it! Let’s not forget
Read more +24 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Breaking cities: How much costs a day in Istanbul

Istanbul has always been one of my favourite cities in the world. It´s the perfect mix of western and eastern culture. With a great nightlife, excellent food and an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in a sacred and holy country, Istanbul is a place you should see at least once in your
el nidoRead more +19 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

15 photos showing why El Nido and Coron are the ultimate beach destinations

Be it for adventure or relaxing, the beaches in El Nido are always a top choice to spend your holidays and in the next article I will show you 15 photographs to convince you of it. Which is your favourite destination? This is probably one of the questions I heard the most during my travels and
Read more +14 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

What happens when you lose your GoPro in the ocean and find it one month later?

This is probably one of your worst “travel nightmares”. You are having a gap year in Australia with your boyfriend and while you are surfing your GoPro gets lost underwater. Well, for Anna from Germany, this is exactly what happened. However, it gets better, the camera was found one month later and Anna made an awesome video with
Read more +08 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

How good are you with airport codes?

  I love traveling more than anything in the world; it gives me the chance to experience new places, meet different people and see different cultures. Before starting a new adventure I meticulously choose where I want to travel on my next holiday. I spend more than half of the planning time just looking for
Read more +06 March 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Is my country the happiest country in the world, Again?

Photo source: el Heraldo Colombia sounds like a country with ups and downs. One day it’s travelers’ favourite country for backpacking and the next day it’s among the most dangerous countries for backpackers. Personally, as a Colombian residing abroad, I think there are so many different opinions, ideas and polls, that if you really want to
Read more +29 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

18 photographs showing the world from a bird´s eyes

  AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. With 360° photographs, 360° videos and wonderful panoramic aereal videos, AirPano is showing the world from a perspective some of us could only imagine. I made a short copilation of some of the most interesting
Read more +28 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Another 11 tattoos inspiring you to travel the world

Tattoos are forever. So if you want to get one, it should definitely be the thing you love the most Tattoos remind us of memories, loved ones and experiences. It´s a symbol that represents your personality and passions. Over the past days I have been asking our readers to share some of their travel tattoos and
mexican foodRead more +24 February 2016 By Featured post in TravelBuzz

Can you recognize all these Mexican dishes

  by Sofia Jimenez Anybody who has ever been to Mexico knows: one of the greatest things the country has to offer is the food. The variety is huge and there are so many colors and strong flavors, to me as a Mexican it´s definitely one of the things I love the most about my country
Interrail Pass in NorwayRead more +23 February 2016 By Featured post in Travel 101

Interrail guide – the most flexible way to travel through Europe by train

Want to travel Europe on a budget but with maximum flexibility? Interrail might be the answer and we have a guide for you The best way to travel through Europe with maximum flexibility is Interrail or Eurail without a a doubt. While many people choose flights and weekend trips to explore Europe, I see Interrail as the
Read more +16 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Can you match these Australian destinations with their photograph?

For most of us Australia is that country located on the other side of the world, a country seeming almost untouchable. However, with some great exchange programs, language courses and work&travel programs, Australia´s tourism is booming and now is the time to start your adventure in this incredible country. So, if you are looking for a
Amstedam, NetherlandsRead more +10 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Breaking cities: How much is a day in Amsterdam?

  With a population of only 800.000 but attracting more than 4,5 million tourists every year  Amsterdam is not only a city of liberties and tolerance but also one of the most cultural, safe and multicultural cities in the world. Amsterdam can be pricey, especially if you are traveling in summer or during christmas holidays. However, with
Read more +03 February 2016 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Can you identify ALL South East Asian countries just by a photograph?

  South East Asia is one of the most popular regions for backpackers to travel. It is safe, wonderful, full with amazing and different landscapes, cheap and rich in culture. It is also my favourite destination and a great region to start backpacking alone. When most of us hear about South East Asia sometimes we only think of
Read more +30 January 2016 By Featured post in Travel 101

Your Definitive Packing List for a Year (or more…)

by Sabrina Andrea Sachs So, you are finally ready to set off, embark on that train/plane/bus/boat/bicycle or feet that will take you away for a year or more and you are facing the tricky question of “What the heck shall I pack?” Packing for a weekend away or a short holiday can be difficult; packing
Read more +24 January 2016 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Do you know where these American landscapes are located?

  Oh America! What a great continent! And of course I´m not talking about America as a country, but America as a region. A place full of astonishing landscapes, amazing people and with one of the most diverse cultural backgrounds in human history. A region that consists of 55 countries (including some regions like Greenland and the
Read more +19 January 2016 By Featured post in Destinations

7 ways to save money while traveling in the United States

by: Aura Jimenez United States have deserts, mountains, snow peaks and many other landscapes to leave you speechless. For that reason it sounds crazy that a country with so many different places is not a hotspot for backpacking. I guess that big distances, relatively expensive prices and not such a big travel culture, makes a
Read more +15 January 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How well do you know our travel culture?

  Did you know that there are more international departures from Germany than from the rest of the world? Found this very nice infograph about traveling and people around the world. With very useful information and statistics about traveling in general Rachel Swaby and Carl Bender made an amazing work   [spider_facebook id=”1″] [fbcomments]  
Read more +11 January 2016 By Featured post in Travel 101

6 tips to get to know new place better

by Aura Jimenez I know there’s much more in a place than its main attractions. Of course, everybody loves visiting the centerpieces of a city, taking one or another selfie and posing like you are grabing the Eifel Tower in Paris with your fingers. However, for me, this just isn’t enough and if you prefer absorbing the culture
Read more +04 January 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

5 things you will miss during your exchange and 5 more you will miss back at home

Image by: Fernando de Sousa for flickt 1. Having long conversations with your friends at home about anything important Remember those conversations about who will be eaten by aliens first? Being in an exchange means meeting new people and new friends every day. At first this might sound very interesting and fun but there are
Read more +26 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

How well do you know writing systems?

  Most of us comunicate each other using the Latin alphabet. However, more than the half of the population worldwide use a different alphabet to comunicate. We always complain how difficult is to learn German or Danish, but let me show you some of the world most important writing systems and let me see if
travel quotesRead more +26 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Travel Rudeness. What an a$$h0le are you while traveling.

I guess I will stop chatting with the passenger next to me! Travelocity made a very interesting poll about travel rudeness. From leaving the seats while the light is on at the plane, to bad hotel behaviour and chatty passengers, some of these activities are just common mistakes in our daily travel, but very rudeness
Read more +23 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Can you recognize these traditional dishes from all around the world

  Tell me what you eat and I tell you where you have been. Food plays the most important role in our lifes. In average we eat over 300 kg of food per year and its preparation, origin and ingredients have also a big role when we decide if we consume it or not. Every
Read more +18 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How do other languages indicate laughter while texting

  While chatting, messaging and using other internet resources, we know that we indicate laughter by just typing “haha”, but did you ever wondered how is it written in other languages. I found these photographs indicating who different languages from different parts of the world type this very common expression. Lets find out! Images were taken
Infographic of the cheapest cities in EuropeRead more +10 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Which are the cheapest cities in Europe?

Do you know which ones are most expensive and cheapest places in Europe. We have a lot of information about it. Traveling in Europe is amazing. However, when traveling on a tight budget you might need to be more selective which places you visit. The company Simply holiday deals created this very informative and interesting infograph
Read more +09 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Breaking cities: How much will cost me a day in Prague

Prague is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but also worldwide. With some fairy tale castles, stoned bridges and a very wonderful mix of classical and modern architecture, Prague is one of my favourite and also one of the cheapest destinations in Europe. With prices way lower than cities like Berlin, Paris
Read more +05 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Do you know where these beers are from?

  Tell me what you drink and I tell you where you have been. There is no better way to taste a country than drinking their local beer. Beer can be found worldwide and from country to country it tastes and looks different. I decided to make a list of 10 of my favourite beers
Read more +05 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Breaking cities: How to travel in Berlin for under 30€ a day

  Berlin is now one of the most popular hotspots in Europe. With beautiful architecture, excellent nightlife and tons of cultural activities, the German capital has something for everyone. Berlin is also one of the cheapest capitals in Western Europe. If we compare the prices in Berlin with Amsterdam, Paris or Brussels, we will be
Famous city nicknames and the stories behind themRead more +02 December 2015 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Famous city nicknames and the stories behind them

The big apple, the lion city or the city of love. How many famous city nicknames do you know? Justtheflight is a British company that finds the cheapest flight tickets on the market. Although their search engine is not my favorite for looking for flights, I compare their prices as well when looking for flight tickets.
Read more +30 November 2015 By Juan Martinez in TravelBuzz

Which type of traveler are you?

  The guys of Adventure in You wrote a great article about different types of travelers and to help you decide better which type of traveler you are, I got “critical” and create this short and interesting quiz for you. I promise I tell you what I got, once you complete yours If you want
Read more +30 November 2015 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

These are the roots of modern languages

Where do modern languages come from and how are they divided? We found a graph that explains it more into detail Stand Still Stay Silent Comic is a webcomic, where the real life stories are presented with graphic elements from Nordic mythology. Some years ago they released a graph about languages families and the roots of
Read more +27 November 2015 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Breaking cities: How much costs a day in Paris

  Paris is a highlight in Europe and probably the biggest hotspot in the continent. Known for its very high prices and shopping culture, Paris might look terrifying for budget backpackers. However, with the right guide, Paris can be a wonderful city for your eyes and a great city for your pocket. Let me give
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