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.
Status: 98 of 132 visited. 34 left.
I speak about my journey to every country in the world and teach people how to travel better and cheaper.
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Location: 3620 Lanaken, Belgium. Notes About My Experience: Arrived late after nearly 1,000 kilometres of travel from the South of France. I was too late for dinner, but I was very thankful for the help from the friendly receptionist and the chef that allowed me to have dinner even after the regular kitchen hours. Their restaurant, La[…]
Location: Ainhoa, France. Notes About My Experience: Warm welcome from the Argentinan receptionist. Comfortable room with an “old school” design. Beautiful location close to the French/Spanish border. Friendly owners (two brothers). One of them is a Michelin-starred chef that showed me around the property. Complimentary high-speed internet access. Excellent dining experience at their Michelin-starred restaurant. Worth[…]
Location: Pauillac, North of Bordeaux, France. Notes About My Experience: A warm welcome followed by a site inspection of this beautiful property. Homely feel at the public areas. Very clean. 28 rooms total. I stayed on a weekday and it felt like I was the only guest at times. I stayed in a contemporary room with a[…]
Location: Bordeaux, France. Notes About My Experience: Friendly and attentive welcome as soon as I arrived by car to this beautiful property. I stayed in a beautiful room with a stunning design. Comfortable bed, freestanding bathtub and rain shower. Very friendly service at the reception at all times. Complimentary mini-bar with high-quality drinks, even one organic[…]
Location: Saulieu, France. Notes About My Experience: World-famous hotel with one of the world’s best restaurants for years. Today the restaurant has two Michelin stars. A new massive spa is being built and is set to be ready later this month. I had a site inspection, and it looks very impressive. My experience started with a[…]
Location: 02130 Fere-en-Tardenois, France. Notes About My Experience: A beautiful castle located next to ruins of a ruined 13th-century fortified castle. 29 rooms total. I stayed in a charming room with comfortable bed, freestanding bathtub, complimentary high-speed internet access and rain shower. Great service by the receptionists. The restaurant is Michelin-recommended. I enjoyed parts of the dining[…]
Location: 89300 Joigny, France. Notes About My Experience: I stayed in a comfortable room with rain shower, bathtub, comfortable bed, and free internet. Good service at the reception. Helpful with my requests. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, but I had a lot to do during my stay and didn’t get to try it.[…]
Located in Pays de la Loire, Château de Jalesnes is a bit different than the other castle hotels I stayed in my recent trip to France. Instead of being a place for great food, it is apartments making it more fit for longer stays than the usual night or two at gourmet castles. My experience started[…]
Location: 22343 Trébeurden, France. Notes About My Experience: A small Relais & Châteaux with 19 rooms and a Michelin-starred restaurant. This family run hotel has classic rooms, beautiful views, rain shower, bathtub and complimentary high-speed internet access. What makes this place great is the food at their Michelin-starred restaurant and the service. Very friendly and service minded[…]
Location: 49125 Briollay, France. Notes: Beautiful chateau with classic rooms, a one Michelin-starred restaurant and a swimming pool. Complimentary high-speed internet access, shower within the bathtub and flat screen Tv in the room. One thing I didn’t like was that staff entered my room despite a do not disturb sign on the door and touched my computer[…]
Location: 14250 Audrieu, France. Notes About My Experience: Beautiful 18th-century castle now a 5-star hotel. Warm welcome from the staff. Stunning room with a rain shower, bathtub, comfortable bed. Complimentary high-speed internet. Beautiful gardens. Good for walks. Great service from English-speaking staff. Excellent dining experience at their Michelin-recommended restaurant. It deserves a Michelin-star in my opinion. The[…]
Location: 14520 Port-En-Bessin, France. Notes About My Experience: Stunning building and good first impression of the hotel. Lovely contemporary room with freestanding bathtub and rainshower. Friendly service at the reception. Nice garden where I took some walks. Good food and service at their Michelin-recommended restaurant, Le Botaniste, but don’t expect Michelin-starred level. Located close to Omaha Beach[…]
Location: 62350 Busnes, France. Notes About My Experience: Warm welcome from the receptionists before one of them escorted me to the room. The room was nice and comfortable, but the shower wasn’t separate from the bathtub making it a quite a different shower experience, to say the least. They have a nice garden where I took[…]
Location: 4416 NA Kruiningen, the Netherlands. Notes About My Experience: Warm welcome from the staff before being shown the room. Stunning suite with a modern design, rain shower, free standing bathtub and Bulgari amenities. The only downside is that I woke up in the morning due to noise. Complimentary high-speed internet access. Beautiful small garden.[…]
Location: 7631 HX Ootmarsum, The Netherlands. Notes About My Experience: A beautiful, contemporary Relais & Châteaux, unlike most of them. Feels more corporate than the average Relais & Châteaux. Maybe the only of the R&C-associated hotels where you have to pay for high-speed internet access, but the basic internet is free. It’s fast enough for videos[…]
Location: Stolpe, a small village in Germany. Notes About My Experience: Located in the small village of Stolpe, but completely quiet and feels like a very remote countryside hotel. Warm welcome from the receptionist. She escorted me to the room, somehow tried to say she didn’t speak much English, so I got the introduction in Germany.[…]
Location: Near Glumslöv, Sweden. The experience in short: Friendly receptionist. Not escorted to the room. Contemporary room, but not located at the castle itself. Bad smell of a strong product, probably being used to clean the room. I liked the castle itself, it’s a beautiful building, and I really enjoyed my walk through the property. The dinner[…]
Location: Near Trelleborg, Sweden. Idala Gård is a member of Countryside Hotels with a large courtyard where I enjoyed a one night stay in a small comfortable room with shower. Build in 1858, this historical manor is focused on food and has previously been included in the exclusive White Guide. I had a good meal with[…]
Location: Near Vingåker, Sweden Notes About My Experience: Beautiful countryside hotel in Sweden with a charming design. I stayed in a lovely little single room with a soft bed, shower and Tv, but no air conditioning making it very hot as it was an unusually hot day in Sweden on the day of my arrival. The[…]
Location: Åhus, Skåne, Sweden. Notes About My Experience: Located by the water in the village of Åhus. Small, but cosy room with comfortable bed, flat screen Tv and shower. A history dating back to 1737, making it one of Skåne’s oldest Inns. The inn received 65 points in the Swedish “restaurant – guide” White Guide in 2014.[…]
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[…]
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.