Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses is a collection of hotels, resorts and spas, and is perhaps my number one favourite hotel chain because of their eco-friendly concept, design, service and overall experience. Six Senses Douro Valley is stunning 57-room hotel set in a UNESCO World Heritage setting. I stayed in a beautiful room with rain shower, double sinks[…]

How I Visited Libya and Met the Prime Minister

Libya turned out to be one of the most difficult countries to visit in my journey to every country in the world. I visited it as my fourth last country, and it was quite an experience. I contacted a lot of Libyan embassies including the Libyan Embassy in Copenhagen. The result was the same. Libya[…]

Christmas Island – An Australian Territory in the Indian Ocean

Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean with a population of fewer than 2,000 people. To save money, I decided to fly from Jakarta on a chartered Garuda plane under the name Christmas Island Air, instead of flying Virgin Australia from Perth. The check-in process and ground service in Jakarta were very friendly,[…]

Top 10 Resorts in the Maldives

I have stayed at approximately 60 private island resorts in the Maldives. Below is my top 10. 10. LUX* South Ari Atoll*   9. COMO Cocoa Island 8. Huvafen Fushi 7. Constance Halaveli 6. Six Senses Laamu  5. Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa 4. W Retreat & Spa 3. Soneva Fushi 2. Four Seasons Resort[…]

Terceira: A Fantastic Island in the Azores

Terceira is one of the islands in the Azores, a Portuguese territory in the Atlantic Ocean and perhaps the best deal from mainland Europe at the moment. I paid only 14.99 Euros from Lisbon, and another 14.99 Euros for the flight back, but to Portugal’s second city of Porto. Low-cost airlines make a difference for people[…]

Bornholm – An Amazing Danish Island

Bornholm was recently voted number two best island in Europe by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller. An impressive recognition from the readers of one of the largest travel magazines in the world. I visited Bornholm for the first time with my school approximately 17 years ago, and remember it as a lovely experience. I[…]

Rungstedgaard – A Lovely Country Feel Near Copenhagen

Located in Rungsted Kyst, next to the Karen Blixen Museum, Rungstedgaard is a beautifully designed hotel with 138 rooms and 3 suites. Rungstedgaard is located in Northern Zealand, approximately 28 kilometres north of Copenhagen, making it an ideal base to both explore the great sights of the area such as Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle, and[…]

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu opened earlier this year with a great central location for exploring France’s third-biggest city. I arrived to a friendly welcome by the professional receptionist that escorted me to the room. The receptionist told me it’s not always they escort the guest to the room as it depends how busy they[…]

La Bonne Etape – A Charming Relais & Châteaux Property in Provence

Relais & Châteaux is a French marketing organization with more than 500 members worldwide. France is by far the leading country when it comes to the number of members of this prestigious organization. To become a member of Relais & Châteaux, there are a number of requirements like you would expect, but this organization is[…]

Kragerup Gods – A Stunning Property in the Danish Countryside

Kragerup Gods is a Danish country hotel set in beautiful surroundings set north of Slagelse on Zealand, just under 100 kilometres from Copenhagen. Kragerup Gods is a Green Key CO-2 neutral estate with 57 rooms. Since I completed the last country in 2016, I have experienced a lot of my country, and although we are[…]