In 2006, I began my journey out into the world. Ten years later, I had visited every country on earth. As CNN wrote, I did it on a shoestring budget. A lot of challenges, experiences and stories which you can read about on this website.
I grew up in the Danish countryside where there wasn't much to do. I decided travel should be my priority at an early age.
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I have visited every country in the world, and I did it before my 28th birthday. I continue to travel.
My next goal is to visit every territory in the world. It's even harder than visiting every country.
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I speak about my journey to every country in the world and teach people how to travel better and cheaper.
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A 11-room small city hotel located in a quiet part of Uppsala, the fourth biggest city in Sweden. There are three suites, seven double rooms and one single room at Villa Anna. I was lucky to stay in one of their stunning suites. Location: Uppsala, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Amazing suite with comfortable bed, sauna,[…]
A member of Countryside Hotels with 36 rooms. Location: Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Stunning room with a contemporary design. Two smart Tv’s, combined bathtub and shower and Molton Brown products. Comfortable bed. Not hard, not very soft. Something in between. Good food at their restaurant that has previously been featured in The White[…]
Location: Just under one hour by car from Stockholm, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Beautiful historical castle. Now a hotel. Friendly service at the reception and the restaurant. Room better than expected. Beautiful. Video below. One of the best beds in my travels. Very soft and super comfortable. Combined shower and bathtub. Flatscreen TV. Very[…]
Location: Västsverige, Sweden Notes About My Experience: Located in a beautiful remote location in Vestsverige. (Western Sweden). Comfortable contemporary room. Free Wi-Fi with an acceptable speed. Flatscreen TV. Standalone shower. Could need better curtains. Can’t make the room dark in daylight. Good traditional food at their restaurant. Friendly service at both reception and restaurant. Nice little experience[…]
Location: Near Ljungskile, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Friendly, active owner. Small, but comfortable room. Certified organic products in the bathroom. No TV in the room. The owner focus on organic produce. Almost 100% organic food at this property. 5-course dinner. Very good food, almost on Michelin recommended level. A dog is part of the dining experience[…]
Location: Near Västerlanda, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Fast check in. Escorted to the room. Comfortable room with a soft bed. Nice natural Maria Åkerberg products. Great rain shower. Fast Wi-Fi. Noise issue in the room. You can hear people talk on the floor. Beautiful surroundings. I had a nice walk. Good food, but don’t expect Michelin level.[…]
Location: Sylt, Germany. My Experience: A Relais & Châteaux-associated hotel located just outside the main town on Sylt, Westerland. I stayed in a beautiful room that included a soft, comfortable bed, separate sitting area, a good shower and complimentary high-speed internet access. Landhaus Stricker has a one Michelin-starred restaurant called Bodendorf’s named after the chef and[…]
Location: Westerland, Sylt, Germany. My Experience: A beautiful Relais&Châteaux-associated hotel located in the centre of Westerland, the main town on the German island of Sylt. Classical rooms and design throughout the hotel. My room had a flat screen Tv, sitting area, bathtub, shower and hard bed. The service is kind, but with 70 rooms the service isn’t[…]
I recently went to the Seychelles for three weeks and experienced a lot of different kind of properties. Also, four properties that are bookable on Airbnb. The headline is Best Airbnb Properties in the Seychelles and below each property has a reason why it’s one of the best places to book on Airbnb in the[…]
The Seychelles is one of the most exclusive destinations in the world with its amazing beaches and world class resorts. Zil Air is the helicopter provider serving the islands in style. Wayne Powell, the company’s Business Development Manager, told me, they want to have a world-class corporation. It’s important to have a product that matches[…]
Location: Just outside, Bergamo, Italy. My Experience: Had I had a wonderful short stay at Da Vittorio the other day. It started with a warm welcome at check-in, a short registration before the receptionist escorted me to the room. A beautiful, comfortable room with high-speed internet access, nice welcome amenities and a bathroom with a separate[…]
Location: Orta San Giulio, Italy. My Experience: Located close to Lake Orta, Villa Crespi is a stunning property built in 1879 with beautiful gardens, arabesque architecture and a two Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel is only around 45 minutes by car from Milan Malpensa Airport, while the nearest train station is less than 10 minutes walk from the property.[…]
Location: Praslin, Seychelles. Notes About My Experience: Friendly staff. Especially Shirin. Better service than expected. Comfortable room, but not exactly luxury in my opinion. Surprisingly fast internet. A good place to stay for the price. Keep in mind the Seychelles is an expensive destination. 52 rooms total. Duration of Stay/Visit: One night. My Opinion: Good experience. I do[…]
Location: Lombardy, Italy. My Experience: L’Albereta is a member of Relais & Châteaux, but with 57 rooms, it is a lot bigger than most members of this exclusive organisation. I recently stayed here for a night and had a great experience. The check-in was formal, and it felt like a corporate hotel compared to the smaller[…]
Location: Seychelles. Notes About My Experience: It’s a private island resort located close to Mahé where you can relax at their lounge before the short boat ride. Beautiful villas. Some with private pool. The design could need an update. They put mint scent in every villa as the only property I have stayed in my travels.[…]
I recently visited the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas as part of my cruise with Silversea. I had a great time in this British territory where I experienced stunning nature and animals, but also hitchhiked twice near the “capital” of Stanley. Below are 28 photos from the Falkland Islands.
After 31 nights in the Seychelles over three visits, I think it’s fair to say I have done this Indian Ocean-island-nation justice. Besides the main island of Mahe, I have been to the islands of Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette, North, Frégate, Bird, Desroches, Eden and Sainte Anne. Here are some notes based on my experiences:[…]
Location: Beau Vallon, Seychelles. My Experience: Is great value for money possible in the Seychelles? Yes. H Resort is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is a great resort at a reasonable price with excellent value for money when you compare your options in the Seychelles. The rooms are some of the best[…]
Earlier this year I visited South Georgia Island in the Atlantic Ocean as part of my Cape to Cape-cruise with Silversea. It is one of the best travel experiences I’ve had and was by far the highlight of the cruise. Below are 30 of my best photos from the island.
Location: La Digue, Seychelles. My Experience: One of the best places to stay on the small island of La Digue. La Digue is usually the favourite island for the local people to go and it is indeed lovely. Few cars and short distances making many of the tourists renting a bike to get around. Zenaida from[…]
Constance Lemuria is a 5-star resort located on Praslin Island in the Seychelles. In 2009, I visited the place for the first time and had a great experience at this beautiful resort with an 18 hole golf course. In 2012, I got a one-night stay approved and really enjoyed the resort. In 2017, I returned[…]
Location: Praslin, Seychelles. My Experience: A comfortable mid-range resort, but with no internet in the room it isn’t for everyone. Food above average for the Seychelles. Duration of Stay/Visit: One night. My Opinion: Good experience. I do short write-up’s about my experiences. You can visit their official website for more information.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Notes About My Experience: Friendly receptionists. Great rooms with a beautiful design. Rain shower and separate jacuzzi tub. They spray the lobby multiple times a day. Not sure if any other hotel does this, but I didn’t like it. Central location, but the lobby can smell of gasoline/petrol as the front door isn’t[…]
A Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Madrid Location: Madrid My Experience: Great Michelin-starred tasting-menu-only-restaurant. Informal dining with a contemporary feel. Good service, friendly staff. At an average price of 60 Euros, this restaurant is great value for what you get. Duration of Stay/Visit: Around 90 minutes. My Opinion: Great experience. I do short write-up’s about my experiences. You can visit their[…]
Location: Seychelles. My Experience: Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove must be one of the smallest Le Meridien hotels in the world. Only 68 rooms total and a less corporate feel than usual. I have stayed a quite a few Le Meridien hotels around the world, and it’s been hit and miss. Their property in Mauritius didn’t impress[…]
Location: Seychelles. My Experience: North Island, Seychelles is perhaps the single most expensive hotel in the world. This article lists it as number one, and I arrived with expectations of an extraordinary experience. I arrived with a boat from Silhouette Island to a warm welcome before Lavinia from Guest Relations drove me to the villa on a[…]
One of the best places you can book on Airbnb in the Seychelles. Elite Residences is a beautiful villa located on Eden Island in the Seychelles. The Seychelles is a very expensive destination, but with Elite Residences you can experience 5-star accommodation for eight people for the cost of two. To rent the villa will[…]
Location: George, South Africa. My Experience: Fancourt is a big corporate resort with a membership of The Leading Hotels of the World, located in George in the Western Cape of South Africa. 133 rooms and suites total and some private residences making it feel like a big resort. The service is formal. Some of the staff are[…]
Location: Ushuaia, Argentina. My Experience: Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and is set in beautiful surroundings in Ushuaia, one of the most southern cities in the world. I have ranked Arakur as a great+ experience based on my one night stay because of the stunning location,[…]
Location: Cape Town, South Arica. My Experience: 21 Nettleton is a new small 4-room boutique hotel located in the Clifton area of Cape Town with extraordinary views. My experience started with a warm welcome before I arrived in the beautiful room. 21 Nettleton is much more than your average boutique hotel. It’s smaller with better service[…]
*Location: Cape Town *One of my favourite restaurants in the world. The food was amazing, the staff very kind and the experience unique. *No. 63 Best Restaurant in the World by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2017. *No. 1 Restaurant in South Africa by EatOut.
Location: Madrid, Spain. My Experience: A pleasure to be back at Madrid’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel. It is probably the closest thing you get to a country hotel in Madrid with its garden and quiet feel. The design is classical and old school which you find at quite a few Relais & Châteaux-associated properties. The[…]
Here are my top general tips.
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Travel With No Money
I believe it is possible for almost everyone to travel the world. Even without money.
Accommodation and transport are the biggest expense when travelling.
Stay with local people for free around the world. I have stayed with many locals around the world and never had an issue, but keep in mind things, of course, can happen. Make sure to check the reviews and don’t stay at a place with no reviews.
Click here to read more about Couchsurfing.
I have hitchhiked with more than 1,000 cars with no issues. It’s a great way to experience the local culture wherever you go completely free of charge.
Click here to read my guide to hitchhiking the world. Hitchwiki is another great site.
Travel On a Low-Budget
It’s a bit easier to travel if you have a bit of money. Airbnb is a much cheaper alternative to hotels.
The best tip for transport is to use low-cost airlines and low-cost buses. Sign up for their newsletters to get notified when they have promotions.
Low-Cost Airlines Includes
AirAsia, Air Arabia, EasyJet, Fastjet, Jetblue, Jetstar, Ryanair, Spirit Airlines and Tiger Airways.
Low-Cost Buses Includes
Boltbus, Eurolines, Greyhound Express, Megabus and Peter Pan Bus
One important rule to take advantage of the low fares is to travel light. No check-in luggage as it can cost you more than the ticket itself. Airlines have different rules, but try to keep it to a maximum of six kilogrammes and 55x40x20 cm in size.
Focus on cost-saving
Meals at supermarkets for less than a dollar in many countries.
Travelling for months is not for everyone.
I recommend using a hotel search engine like Hotels25 to compare the best offers on different booking sites.
Make sure you check hotel reviews before booking. Sites like Tripadvisor, Trip.com and HolidayCheck, are great.
However, for luxury hotels, you should look less at reviews as there are many discerning travellers. Instead, I recommend hotels that part of a prestigious organisation like Relais & Châteaux, Small Luxury Hotels of the World or The Leading Hotels of the World. If not, they should at least be listed on sites like Five Star Alliance, Kiwi Collection or Tablet Hotels. For flights, there are many good search engines. I’ve used Skyscanner a lot as I especially like the flexibility options.
“He who would travel happily must travel light.” –
Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Start a Travel Blog
Want to go all in on travel? Starting a travel blog would be the way to go. Here are my five tips for starting a travel blog.
1. You need a domain name
Preferably a .com domain. Not a sub-domain blog. Take your time to come up with the best name.
2. You need a great web hosting company
I have tried different sites, like Bluehost, but learned an important lesson. Don’t choose a domain provider with poor reviews. You don’t want to have issues to your website. It can be tempting to go with the cheapest option, but please look at the reviews.
The best option is SiteGround with outstanding hosting and service. If you find it difficult to set everything up, SiteGround’s support chat can help you in every step of the way. I am extremely happy with this company that has a Trustpilot score of 9.7. Bluehost has 2.2. Go figure.
I was afraid to travel as a teenager. It took some time to get comfortable with travel. Many people are afraid to travel. The best tip is to start in your comfort zone. Here is the step-by-step plan to become a world traveller.
1. Visit a nearby city in your country.
2. Travel more in your country.
3. Visit your neighbouring country.
4. Travel with a tour operator or book through a travel agency on your first trip to a country that is significantly different than your own.
5. Travel in countries with a lot of tourists and with/or great infrastructure for travellers.
6. You should now be ready for the more adventurous, but safe countries. Like an overland trip in a safe part of Africa.
7. You are now a world traveller and can travel anywhere.
Visit Every Country
on a budget.
If you have a lot of money and time, it should be fairly easy. I didn’t have a lot of money. As I told CNN, I did it on approximately 25 dollars a day. You can do the same if you follow the tips on this page. Besides the tips I’ve already shared, here are a few final tips on how to visit every country.
Be creative with visas Many visas are difficult to get in your home country. Instead, get the ones you can on the road. Rabat, Morocco is a great place to get visas for many African countries easily.
Follow actively on Twitter Follow travel bloggers and deal specific accounts on Twitter not to miss out on free points, miles, promotions and incredible deals.
Read my article about how I visited every country for more details.
Links I Use
Besides the links in the other tips, I use the following for my travels:UberCheap, private transportation via their App in over 60 countries.
WikitravelOpen source travel guide I use to find things to do, travel tips and visa information about the places I visit. Lonely Planet ForumLots of unique travel tips and a lot of inspiration from other travellers. Awardwallet
AwardWallet keeps track of loyalty programs, such as your frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points. F-Secure Freedome VPN
A private VPN is important when travelling the world. Social media sites and calling apps are blocked in many countries, but with a VPN you can unblock it. Freedome is the best I’ve used.
Start a Travel Blog Part II
3. Use Wordpress and a Great Theme Spend some time to find a theme for your blog. I am using the Zerif Pro theme from Theme Isle that has an excellent collection of responsive Wordpress themes.
4. Set-up Social Media and be Active I focus only on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It takes up a lot of time, and I think it’s best to focus only on those three. Tip: Schedule content in advance to stay up to date. I use Crowdfire.
5. Great Content
The hardest part. Creating great content. What works for me is to do things a bit differently from others by having visited many destinations where only a few, if any, travel bloggers have been.
Try to look for the unique travel story when travelling instead of travelling where everyone else is going. Come up with an idea or concept you believe in and work hard.