Waiheke, New Zealand

Waiheke: The Martha’s Vineyard of New Zealand and the kind of island that has my name written all over. Short walk for morning swim on a beautiful little beach, after picking up a carefully made cappuccino. Where hitchhiking is more common than taking the bus, the best oysters in the world, 30 vineyards on a […]

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Sunsets. The most insane sunsets ever. It is what stroke me the most. I knew I was going to see the clearest, most beautiful waters I had ever seen. And I did, so far there is not a more stunning sea than the Maldives. But I did not expect those sunsets…You get up in the […]

4000 islands, Laos

Four Thousand Islands, Si Phan Don, is a group of islands in the Mekong River in Southern Laos and which marks often a stay as the last stop in Laos before crossing the border to Cambodia. The Si Phan Don is a riverine archipelago in the Champasak province. This area lies in a narrow section […]

Iceland

Iceland: quirky, friendly, alien looking breathtaking landscapes. And its cold, very cold. Driving for hours, kilometers and kilometres of nothingness, on end. Where you will cross no one. You really feel you are in an incredibly remote, out of this world place. I have visited both with and without snow and it is so different, […]

Gotland, Sweden

The trip to Gotland was one of those things that you don’t know what came first, finding out about this special island off the coast of Sweden or hearing about an extremely unique hotel, set on a former gravel quarry. With that combination it was impossible not to plan a visit. A secret well kept by the […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Everything that has been said about the insane beauty of the Seychelles is all true. I have seen it in pictures for so many years but once you find yourself in one of those beaches you just can’t believe it. It feels sometimes like it is all one big outdoor movie studio with huge rock […]

Tofino, Canada

Surfing capital of Canada, chic and laid back at the same time and a favorite weekend destination for those living in Vancouver. Tofino is one of the coolest islands I have been outside of Europe. Tofino lies off the coast of Vancouver island, which in itself is already a destination worth going. You can drive to […]

Isles of Scilly, UK

Is this the U.K.??? Really? Believe it or not it is, as Caribbean as it looks. The Isles of Scilly form an archipelago of five inhabited islands: St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes and Bryher, as well as numerous other small rocky islets, around 140 in total, lying 45 off Land’s End, the south western […]

Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos, not to be confused with Elafonisi in Creete, is a small island between the Peloponesse and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 square kilometres (7 square miles) and the population is only between 300 and 350 during the winter. If you are in […]

Bali, Indonesia

 I was in Bali for the first time 2 years ago and I knew I would be back here. Back then I visited Uluwatu and Canggu as well. This time is different.  I chose to come back to Ubud and visit the north of the island. Arriving in Ubud it was coming to a very […]

Värmdö, Sweden

Artipelag is an international venue for art, good food, events and activities, beautifully set on Värmdö, just 25 minutes from Stockholm. We reached it by boat which is such a great way to enjoy the stunning Swedish scenery. It was a very special visit because we had the chance to meet the lovely Björn Jakobson, the […]

Isla Martillo, Argentina

  The penguin island, Isla Martillo is inside the Estancia Haberton in Ushuaia. This 20.000 hectare private property with mountains, forests, lakes and islands has been functioning as a natural reserve since 1978.  Once in the reserve you can get on a speed boat to visit the island with 3.000 couples of penguins. Beautiful little trip […]

Folegandros, Greece

Flying into Santorini you find yourself surrounded by cruise ships, buses, people going up and down Oia with taxis…and then you get to the harbour, board a ferry boat and in one hour you set foot on Folegandros.  Where you will find no souvenir shops, no children, no parasols or lounge beds. Where you can […]

Menorca, Spain

Ibiza or Mallorca might be more well-known in the Baleares but it is actually Menorca where you still find mainly Spanish families who have been going on holiday for generations, who love and protect the island and where construction of big buildings and hotels has been prevented. A very relaxed, elegant atmosphere everywhere, understated behaviour, […]