Travel Thoughts: What makes a good souvenir?

We have all done it. We have all brought something home from a trip that quickly lost its magic out of its original surroundings. I once saw a group of Mongolian throat singers… Continue reading

Madrid like you’ve NEVER seen it before: 50 snowy shots from the Spanish capital

50 photos of Madrid in the snow!

Travelooney’s Best of 2020

It has been far from a normal year of travel for us all, and being a travel writer has been more challenging than ever. But despite lockdowns and severe travel restrictions almost everywhere,… Continue reading

Reaching 40: These are my 40 best travel experiences in Europe (Part 2)

A big birthday is a time for reflection, not at least when you’re turning 40! I can’t believe I’ve reached the big 4.0, but I do prefer this compared to the alternative. On… Continue reading

Reaching 40: These are my 40 best travel experiences in Europe (part 1)

A big birthday is a time for reflection, not at least when you’re turning 40! I can’t believe I’ve reached the big 4.0, but I do prefer this compared to the alternative. On… Continue reading

When life gives you lemons… take photos!

Madrid: Let’s face it, we’re all going through difficult and worrying times right now, and we need to look for anything that can brighten up our days and make us see things from… Continue reading

Autumn in Madrid needs no filter

Despite every one of us breathing through filters (face-masks) right now due to pandemic, a sunny autumn day in the Spanish capital needs no filter. Madrid’s green has turned golden and the colours… Continue reading

Travel photography: Gorgeous gulls around Europe

I guess most people dislike seagulls? And It’s not hard to see why. Because they can be awfully noisy and aggressive. They’re waiting around like vultures for you to (almost) finish your fries… Continue reading

7 of the best things to do in Villajoyosa on Costa Blanca

Bright-coloured houses split from the turquoise Mediterranean Sea by a palm tree-lined promenade and a sandy beach. What more do you need for your seaside holiday at Costa Blanca in Spain? Ohh, and… Continue reading

How I became a freelance travel writer

A conscious choice to seek adventure and a broken relationship lead me on my way to becoming a freelance travel writer. And now, more than 8 years down the road, I haven’t regretted… Continue reading