Namibia, Sossusvlei, Desert Dunes

NAMIBIA – The Desert Dunes of Sossusvlei (Namib Desert)

********* Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert remains to this day among the most stunningly beautiful experiences in all my travels! It was breathtaking, stunning, magnificent and also incredibly quiet. There is a stillness about the desert – and the Namib in particular. Time just stands still, you can hear the silence – and the colors….. The […]

Scuba Diving in Amed

BALI Adventures – My First Scuba Dive in Amed

********* My first Scuba Dive! That one had been on my bucket list for a long time – and what better place to do it than a famous diving paradise like Amed on the Bali East Coast. Amed is a small village – quiet and chill – the only tourists you’ll find here are divers – and not […]

Dubai Yacht Cruise with Atlantis Hotel

DUBAI Yacht Cruise – The Ultimate Dubai Experience!

********* A Yacht Cruise had not been the first thing on my mind when I visited Dubai for the first time this past September. There is so much to see and explore – and of course, there is the desert with all its adventures and fun. Fortunately, someone invited me aboard a small yacht and it […]

Dubai Day Trips: UAE East Coast & Mountains

DUBAI Day Trips: UAE East Coast & Mountains

********* What a different vision of this fascinating region! A Dubai Day Trip to the beautiful UAE East Coast and the Emirate of Fujairah via stunning mountain scenery! Here is a video of the whole trip: A Dubai Day Trip through 4 Emirates This Dubai Day Trip passes through 4 Emirates: Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah – […]

Dhow Dinner Cruise Dubai

Dhow Dinner Cruise in the Spectacular DUBAI MARINA

********* A Dhow Dinner Cruise through the Dubai Marina Canal was another wonderful discovery during my first stay in Dubai! Dhow boats are the old (historic) wooden boats that can be seen everywhere in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. They are floating restaurants, very comfy – and a night time, a dinner cruise through the Dubai […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

DUBAI Day Trips: Abu Dhabi

********* Among Dubai Day Trips, Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular options. While the city is much smaller and doesn’t have the liveliness and extravagance of Dubai, it still has much too offer. Abu Dhabi Emirate is by far the largest and richest in the union. Unlike Dubai, whose oil reserves are running […]

LUXURY TRAIN Reviews

INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN Review – Luxury Train Travel with Great Southern Rail, Australia

 ********* The experience of a lifetime… A luxury train journey across Australia aboard the iconic Indian Pacific Train, traversing the continent all the way from Perth on the West Coast to Sydney in the East. The raw beauty of the Australian Outback, the lovely valleys of Avon and Barossa, sprawling gold rush towns as rare signs of life, […]

a walk with lions

A Walk with Lions in VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

********* My first visit to Victoria Falls included 3 amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are still among the greatest travel experiences of my journeys so far: The magnificent Victoria Falls themselves A stay at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel – and – A Walk with Lions! A Word of Warning Before I get into the article I […]

Monkeyland & Birds of Eden – Garden Route, South Africa

Monkeyland and Birds of Eden were two wonderful new discoveries for me along the Garden Route! Just like with Addo Elephant Park you really miss out if you don’t see them! I admit, the name “Monkeyland“ didn’t sound very inviting at first – more like a theme park with petting zoo, not the kind of […]

Durban Skyline

Road Trips SOUTH AFRICA – The Other Side of Durban

    ********* Durban is awesome! I actually found it to be the most beautiful and interesting city in South Africa – definitely more interesting than Cape Town (though that’s almost sacrilegious to say….;-) Cape Town is nice, don’t get me wrong. And the scenery around it, the Cape Peninsula and the beaches are breath […]

Kruger National Park, South Africa - on safari

SOUTH AFRICA – Safari at Kruger National Park (part 1)

The big day had arrived! December 1, 2015… I was finally embarking on my indefinite journey around the world and had reached my first destination South Africa after a 15 hour flight from New York. This was to be my itinerary for the next 2 months: Kruger National Park, the Namib Desert & Swakopmund in Namibia, […]