New Zealand – winter sports with zeal

You don´t like skiing? Why not give ice skating at Tekapo Park or snowboarding at Treble Cone a try? Have you thought of ice climbing at the Fox Glacier or snowmobiling near Queenstown? New Zealand offers georgeous opportunities in the winter, but skiing is not for everyone. All these people with latches tied to their … Read more

Blogging and tweeting as a travel blogger

As I don´t want to overwhelm you with a mighty post, I am going to seperate the subject into three parts. The first part “What blogging and tweeting has done for me” comes right now, “Models for monetising blogs” and “What journalists, bloggers and marketers can learn from each other’” will follow in due time. … Read more

My 65 greatest cities of contrasts

For every decent traveller. visiting a city means visiting a great city of contrasts. Alas, which city should I visit? Grumpy traveller has found out with the help of global media. Same procedure as every year. People discussing their holiday plans and the one thing they all agree on is: it has to be a … Read more

The Nasty Little Queue Charge at Liverpools Airport’s

Last Thursday I had to meet Liverpool Airport as I flew from Madrid. The airports official name – of course – is John Lennon Airport. However I can´t imagine someone who created perfect music for the eternity would have willingly given his name for an airport so bumblingly managed. Although I am well familiar with … Read more

How to choose the right hotel

It´s all about you – what do you like best? What are your plans for your holiday? You don´t want to spend any time in your room except sleeping? Then you just need clean sheets. But maybe you would like to get a little bit more out of your stay? Start your day with a … Read more

Bloggers, Travel Companies and Content: Writing for new Platforms

I am a travel journalist of the old school (sort of). A lot of my stuff I write for traditional employers – magazines like National Geographic Traveller or Newspaper like the Sun-Herald in Australia. I also write – traditional – for the web (for pages comparable to MSN Travel) and I do write for my … Read more