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 a 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.
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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.
Introduction: Comoros is one of the least developed countries in the world and has no tourism due to its political situation in the past years. I arrived in Moroni International Airport with low expectations, but after my visit, I can honestly say, everything exceeded my expectations. Fantastic people and incredible beaches. It started with the[…]
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[…]
I have thousands of stories from my journey to every country in the world. Here are 50 of the best ones. 2. Hospitality at its best. Having successfully obtained a visa for Azerbaijan in Batumi, Georgia I travelled to the border. Unfortunately, it was only valid on the next day so I had to wait until[…]
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[…]
La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez 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[…]
Rwanda is one of my favourite countries after a wonderful visit in 2013, travelling across the country and experiencing the wonderful countryside in the land of a thousand hills. Last year, I went back to Rwanda as I had to stopover in Kigali between getting from Johannesburg to Brazzaville. It was great to be[…]
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[…]
Saudi Arabia is one of the hardest countries in the world to visit as a tourist. A tourist visa as such does not exist, and many have only been able to stay a few hours on a transit visa to tick the country of their list. Saudi Arabia welcomes business travellers and after years of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Hitchhiking is a great way to experience cultures and save a lot of money. I have hitchhiked in close to 100 countries and territories with more than 1,000 cars total. I hitchhike when only taxis are available or in islands with unreliable public transport.My advice is just to do it. You will most probably be[…]
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[…]
Hotell och Konferens 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[…]
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[…]
Here are my top general tips.
For more tips, you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, read my blog, and my interviews with the media.
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 in many cases.
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 (Especially if great food is important to you), 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 recommend Flights25.com as it compares many different booking sites.
“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 in my opinion 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, at the time of writing this guide, a Trustpilot score of 9.7. Bluehost 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.