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Hiking Routes in LiechtensteinRead more +30 November 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Liechtenstein – Getting lost in the micro-country of the Alps

Either hiking across the full country in just 3 days or exploring any of its 400km of trails, visiting Liechtenstein means experiencing the less known side of the Alps “Liechtenstein? What are you doing there for so long”. That was the usual reaction I was getting from my friends at home each time I mentioned
Outdoor activities to do in the DolomitesRead more +20 November 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Outdoor activities to do in the Dolomites

Cycling, hiking and rock climbing in Summer, while skiing and alpine mountaineering in Winter. The Italian Dolomites are a paradise for outdoor explorers It’s obvious I’m in love with the region of the Dolomites. They are not only in my opinion the most beautiful mountain landscape in Europe, but also one of the most diverse
Dolomites‘ most adventurous hike - The Cortina Dolomiti Ultra TrekkingRead more +13 November 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Dolomites‘ most adventurous hike – The Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking

Covering some of the best spots in the Dolomites, the Cortina Dolomiti Ultra Trekking is the ultimate hiking trek for adventure seekers in Europe There is nothing more fascinating that waking up after the sun comes out and realize you just slept in a mountain hut above the clouds. This is how days start, when
Alta Via 1 - Hiking Passo Giau - DolomitesRead more +08 November 2020 By Juan Martinez in Uncategorized

Hiking the most epic route in the Dolomites – the Alta Via 1

Named as one of the most extraordinary hikes in the world, the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites is an adventure any hiking lover should experience at least once in a lifetime. After emerging from an extinct tropical sea around 70 million years ago, the sharp limestone peaks of the Dolomites are some of the
Road Trip maps in the AlpsRead more +29 October 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

How to plan a road trip in the Alps

A road trip in the Alps is a once in lifetime experience and as any other multi-country road trip, the more you prepare for it, the better is it. When it comes to planning a road trip across the Alps, I was kind of disappointed with the information I found online. Most articles (from bloggers
Grossglockner High Alpine RoadRead more +19 October 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in the Alps: Driving through the Grossglockner High Alpine Road

If you are planning a road trip in the Alps, the highest mountain pass road of Austria should be a must. This is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Surrounded by a stunning scenery of colorful flower meadows, snowy peaks, glaciers and serpentine roads at 2400 meters, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road makes you feel part
Visiting Eisriesenwelt and Dachstein - Ice cave austriaRead more +09 October 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visiting an ice cave in Austria: Eisriesenwelt or Dachstein?

I visited the Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave and Dachstein Ice Cave in Austria and explored a world of ice and frost When I think about Summer in the Alps, I can’t imagine visiting an ice cave in Austria. Hot and long Summer days are usually for me associated with outdoors activities and swims at the late,
Types of Signs at the hiking routes in the AlpsRead more +30 September 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel 101

Types of Signs at the Hiking Routes of the Alps

Do you know the different trail signs at the Alps? I recap all the signs and symbols for each country in the Alps and made a guide about it.   Stretching approximately 1,200 kilometers across eight Alpine countries (France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia), the Alps is one of the most impressive
Tour Salar de Uyuni in BoliviaRead more +21 September 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Places to visit around Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Although Salar de Uyuni is Bolivia’s largest attraction, travelers visiting only the salt flats are missing some of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth Multicolored lagoons, bubbling sulfur pools at almost 5000 meters and a salt flat as vast as the eye can see. I did a tour to Salar de Uyuni in 2019 for
Following the Taco Route in TexasRead more +11 September 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Chasing Tacos in Texas – Which are the best?

If you have to eat only tacos for the rest of your life, Texas is the place to live. I went on a “Taco-journey”and found out why tacos are considered a cult. “You can’t pray if you haven’t heard from God yet”. That’s what my friend Steve from California said while we were tasting the
Hiking routes at Big Bend National Park -Road trip TexasRead more +19 August 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring Big Bend National Park in Texas

Remote, desertic, hot and adventurous. The Big Bend National Park is a jewel in Texas and the perfect place to disconnect from modern life Known as one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, the Big Bend National Park is too far to simply drive by, too isolated to live nearby and
Hiking Mt. Takao and MitakeRead more +11 August 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Discovering hiking routes outside Tokyo: Mt. Takao and Mitake

Green and wild instead of grey and futuristic, Mt.Takao and Mt. Mitake are the best hiking routes near Tokyo and a great alternative to try something new. Hectic, chaotic and sometimes extremely crowded, Tokyo can be a little bit overwhelming for a first time visitor. But don’t worry, the scenic hiking routes at Mt. Takao
Guide for the pyramids in GizaRead more +04 August 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

A guide for exploring the Pyramids in Cairo

Either on an independent visit or with a private guide, that first sight of the Pyramids in Cairo will take your breath away No matter if this is one of these places you simply want to cross off your bucket list or a destination you always dreamt about to explore, the Pyramids in Egypt are
Mushroom Sunset White Desert EgyptRead more +14 July 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Visiting the Black and White Desert in Egypt

The Black and White Desert in Egypt are two of the most beautiful hidden gems in the country. The best of it: They are located just several hours away from Cairo While most visitors traveling to Egypt have a long list of places to visit: The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Red Sea, the city
NationalParkChristoffel-Boka GrandiRead more +07 July 2020 By Juan Martinez in Uncategorized

Christoffel National Park – Discovering Curaçao’s wildest side

Who could imagine that tucked away in the middle of this island paradise are some of the most beautiful hiking routes of the Caribbean? This is Curaçao’s Christoffel National Park. When I think Curaçao, the first images in my mind are perfect white sandy beaches, tropical cocktails in front of the ocean and a radiant
sunrise mount tirano -hiking-san-marinoRead more +27 June 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

The hiking routes of San Marino

Although it is one of the smallest countries on earth, San Marino has some scenic hiking routes to get lost and explore Even thought the tiny country of San Marino (61 km²) is not even 1/10 of the size of Berlin (891 km²) and most travelers come by just for a daytrip, this country is
Mount Tirana daytrip San MarinoRead more +14 June 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Day Trip in San Marino – The micro-country in the heart of Italy

I went on a day trip to San Marino. Here I found out what makes it a gem in the middle of the mountains and the perfect getaway With just over 60 square kilometers and a population of the size of an Italian village (33.000 people), the micro-country of San Marino is seen by many
Spreewald CanalsRead more +03 June 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Exploring Spreewald – The Venice of Germany

Being the perfect getaway from Berlin, Spreewald offers an enchanting scenery, green dense forests and labyrinthic water canals. Either you are canoeing at one of the over 200 streams branching out from the Spree River during Summer or wandering through snow-covered villages and rivers during Winter, Spreewald is always a good choice if you want
Hiking Guide to Saxon Switzerland National Park - SchrammsteineRead more +24 May 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

A Hiking Guide to Saxon Switzerland National Park

I went on a road trip to Saxon Switzerland and did some hiking, camping and exploring. Where to go and what to do? This is what you are going to find out Either you get lost in the hundreds of labyrinthic gorges or marvel the vast valleys between the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Saxon Switzerland will
Wild camping Saxon SwitzerlandRead more +16 May 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Boofen, the wild way of cave camping in Saxon Switzerland

Even though wild camping is prohibited in Germany, cave camping or boofen has an exception at the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Sleeping outdoors under a rock, waking up surrounded by towering sandstone columns and being in the heart of Germany’s most beautiful national park. It sounds like the daily morning of an extinct cro-magnon. Well,
Road Trip to the RakotzbrückeRead more +08 May 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road Trip to the Rakotzbrücke – Germany Devil’s Bridge

Forming a perfect circle with its reflection, the Rakotzbrücke in Germany is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe. In the German state of Saxony, there is an arched bridge which was explicitly built to form a perfect circular shape when it is reflected in the waters of the lake beneath it. It
Bohemian Switzerland HikingRead more +01 May 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Hiking Bohemian Switzerland – Czech Republic majestic national park

Planning to hike in Bohemian Switzerland? This is all you need to know to make the most of it Located only a couple of hours from Prague and known as one of the most enchanting national parks in Europe, the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in Czech Republic is the perfect hiking experience for those looking
Most beautiful landscapes of EuropeRead more +23 April 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Europe’s most beautiful mountain landscapes

From the breathtaking views of the Lofoten Archipelago to the vast panoramas of the Swiss Alps, these are some of Europe’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. Many see Europe as the continent where people go from city to city using an interrail pass. Well, Europe is more than that. Let’s not forget that this continent has
Aleksander Doba solo kayaked the oceanRead more +12 April 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Meet the man who solo kayaked the Atlantic Ocean – three times

At the age of 70, Aleksander Doba became a legend with the kayak. He crossed the ocean three different times in one of these and spent several months completely alone  With a long grey beard, a big smile on the face and the looks of a pensioner on holiday, Aleksander Doba didn’t look like the
Berlin during the coronavirusRead more +05 April 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

A city without crowds – Berlin’s empty streets during the coronavirus outbreak

I went for a walk around Berlin empty city center and saw first-hand how deserted the German capital became The spring is coming, but Berlin is empty. For many, this is the time of the year to take out their BBQs, invite some friends and enjoy the nice weather. However, this year is completely different.
How the coronavirus can shape the future of tourismRead more +29 March 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

How the coronavirus can shape the future of tourism

With tourism completely shut down and millions of jobs at risk, the coronavirus will change the way we travel It is very difficult to know when tourism will go back to normal. According to The Guardian, approximately 20% of the world is living right now in lockdown conditions and it seems like each day it
Dumb, wild and free – The setbacks of a millennial jet-setter during a pandemicRead more +20 March 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Dumb, wild and free – The setbacks of a millennial jet-setter during a pandemic

I can’t understand what the whole issue with the coronavirus is. I’m just a twenty-something wild soul, with a strong European passport and a desire for an easy life. Some months ago, I decided to embark on a journey around the world with only my wanderlust, a very limited budget and the full financial support
Road trip in Swedish LaplandRead more +14 March 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Planning a winter road trip in Swedish Lapland

Renting a car, driving on snow and booking outdoor daytrips. Here is all you need to know before planning a winter road trip in Swedish Lapland During my last visit to Scandinavia I planned a winter road trip around the region of Swedish Lapland. Here, at the edge of the Arctic Circle, temperatures are low,
Worst YELP reviews for U.S. National ParksRead more +09 March 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

Worst YELP reviews for U.S. National Parks (and a twist)

Graphic illustrator Amber Share made travel posters for U.S. National Parks based on their worst YELP reviews When American graphic illustrator Amber Share found out that every single one of the 62 national parks in the United States have at least 1-star review on Yelp, she decided to illustrate these reviews and at the same
reindeer herding by sami at Swedish LaplandRead more +02 March 2020 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

The indigenous group where the reindeer is sacred

While visiting Swedish Lapland I had the chance to spend some time with the Sami people: Sweden’s largest indigenous group and the masters of reindeer herding The temperature outside was -15°C and I was in the heart of Swedish Lapland.  Ann-Christin Blind, a Sami living in the area, was guiding me through the snow-covered forest
Ice breaker tour in PiteaRead more +23 February 2020 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Outdoor in the Artic – Making the most of Swedish Lapland during Winter

Traveling to Swedish Lapland during winter is a full adventure itself. From snowmobiling to taking a dip in the freezing waters of the artic – this is the place to get an unforgettable winter experience. Temperatures were so cold that I could barely feel my fingers. At the same time, the landscape surrounding us was
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: renting a car south ItalyRead more +19 May 2019 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in Puglia – Discovering Matera, Alberobello and way more

Planning a road trip in Puglia? While Matera and Alberobello are the two key destinations to visit, I also found a couple more adventure getaways to enjoy Matera and Alberobello are probably the two most unique villages in southern Italy and despite day trips departing every day from Bari, I think a road trip around
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 is 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 is a paradise for adventurers who want more than just another holiday. 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,
Gergeti Trinity Church in Winter - road-trip-georgiaRead more +13 March 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Caucasus’ best kept secret is in Georgia – the Gergeti Trinity Church

A trip to the Gergeti Trinity Church brings you to the heart of the Caucasus, where the air is clean and the adventure begins After two of my best friends and I decided to book some flights anywhere around the world, we ended up planning a road trip in Georgia and visiting the Gergeti Trinity Church,
Gergeti Trinity Church Stepandsminda -roadtrip-GeorgiaRead more +28 February 2017 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Road trip in the Caucasus – Tips for renting a car in Georgia

Good road conditions, cheap petrol prices and many scenic stops along the way, renting a car and going on a road trip in Georgia is an experience to not forget If you want to see the most of this country, renting a car and going for a road trip in Georgia is the best idea.
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 is the expedition you have been waiting for. Now let me give you some tips on how to make the most of it There are only a few hidden gems left to travel in Europe and Georgia is one of them. A country with 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
guide for the Berlin Festival of LightsRead more +10 October 2016 By Juan Martinez in Travel Journal

The ultimative guide for the Berlin Festival of Lights

Before the Autumm starts, Berlin’s most famous sights become a canvas for beautiful light and video projections. This is the Festival of Lights in Berlin! UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2020 The Berlin Festival of Lights is one of these events that I never missed since I have been living in this city. It is not only a
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
ringroadiceland-Vatnajokull GlacierRead 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
Rent a car in IcelandRead more +20 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Tips for renting a car in Iceland

Planning to rent a car in Iceland? Getting the right vehicle for your road trip is the first priority Bumpy roads, an unpredictable weather and many other uncomfortable situations. This is what you will encounter every day if you are doing a road trip in Iceland. But don’t worry, if you rent the right car
road-trip-iceland-glacierlakeRead more +13 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Tips for a road trip around Iceland’s ring road

The ring road in Iceland is one of the most epic road trips to do in Europe. These are the best tips for making the most of it I went to Iceland and drove their famous ring road in 10 days. It was one of the most beautiful road trips I’ve done. However, with expensive
Snake road in Iceland-ring-roadicelandRead more +09 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

On Pictures: Why the ring road in Iceland is the best road trip in the world

Need motivation for a road trip? Let me show why Iceland is the best place to drive around and explore wilderness I visited Iceland and did a road trip around its famous ring road. It was one of the best driving experiences I had and a good way to connect with nature. I explored alien
Svartifoss basalt waterfall - roadtrip-icelandRead more +04 June 2016 By Juan Martinez in Destinations

Thing to see while driving along the ring road in Iceland

I went on a road trip in Iceland and found out where are the most photogenic spots in the country 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 for every nature lover. The guys from MyPostcard invited me
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
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