Rucksacks travel guide


3 Unique Hotels in Burgundy - From Castle to Post Office - France

Last summer we explored Burgundy, a region known for its gastronomy and wine production. It was a memorable trip where three accommodations stood out a little extra - two historic castles and an old post station.

Ivögården - The small vineyard with the big experience - Skåne

Vineyard, restaurant and farm hotel all in one Ivögården if you think holistically and locally grown, even about the wine! Come along to Sweden's smallest commercial vineyard.

Åhus Seaside – Resort feeling by the sea – Skåne

Newly opened Åhus Seaside offered a really cozy mini-weekend with both spa, great food and lots of fresh sea air.

The Vault Hotel in Helsingborg - The banking palace that has become glamorous - Skåne

From the rose-soaked gate to the velvet-clad room with curtains fluttering in historical winds from the Core. The hotel experience at The Vault in Helsingborg is a real highlight!

Grandezza Palace – Nice hotel in Brno – Czech Republic

Looking for a hotel in Brno, Czech Republic? Grandezza Palace is a nice hotel that is both centrally located and has a nice atmosphere!

NYX Hotel in Prague – Czech Republic

Are you looking for a hotel in Prague with a fresh design and a central location? NYX Hotel has exactly what you need, without a lot of extra fluff.

John Bauer Hotel in Jönköping – With dog – Småland

Do you need a hotel halfway between Stockholm and Skåne? Then the John Bauer Hotel in Jönköping is a really nice hotel - for both family and dog!

Wedevåg manor house - A gem to return to - Västmanland

Wedevåg's manor totally knocked us out with its beautiful rooms, fantastic food and sweet breakfast. We would love to come back here!

The More Hotel – Stylish apartment hotel in Lund - Skåne

The More Hotel is a stylish and fresh apartment hotel in central Lund, close to the whole of Scania. We stayed here for 8 days and had a great time!

Hotel Review: CDH Hotel Radda, Tuscany - Italy

It is not entirely easy to find the right accommodation in Tuscany, the villages are many and the hotels are small. We stayed at the CDH Hotel Radda, a surprisingly affordable hotel in the middle of Tuscany!

5 unique hotels with that little something extra

There are unique accommodations that leave a little more of an impression on the memory than others. Here are my five favourites: From castle to hut. From monastery to train carriage.

Hotel Amarterra Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia

I found the best hotel breakfast I EVER had at the beautiful Amarterra Villas in Bali - a wonderful hotel for those who want peace, quiet and their own pool villa.

Camping cabins - Affordable family accommodation in Australia

A really good accommodation option for price-conscious families traveling in Australia is camping cabins - we tried it and loved it!

Hotel Dwaraka the Royal Villas - Ubud, Bali - Indonesia

Are you looking for a lovely boutique hotel in Bali, with beautiful surroundings and where you can relax and feel like a Balinese princess? We have stayed at Dwaraka Royal Villas - a dream hotel in Ubud.

Hotel Segara Village - Sanur, Bali - Indonesia

For our first nights in Bali, we needed practical accommodation in a good location. The choice fell on Segara Village - a large mid-range hotel in Sanur, which unfortunately did not quite meet my expectations for a four-star hotel.

Hotel Vis à Vis in Sestri Levante - Hotel review - Italy

We have stayed at Hotel Vis à Vis in Sestri Levante, which offered both big pluses - but also big minuses.

What do hotel stars really mean?

Are you wondering what the hotel stars actually mean? How can it differ so much between different hotels? The answer turned out to be both quite simple and quite difficult.

Stay at a vineyard in the Douro Valley - Quinta de Casaldronho - Portugal

I had decided to stay at least one night in a vineyard when we were in Portugal. I saw in front of me round hills with steep vineyards where I would be served the estate's crisp white wine in condensation-sweaty glasses at sunset. So, how did it actually go?

Hotel Eurostars Heroismo - Porto - Portugal

It is not entirely easy to find a hotel in Porto with a parking garage, but the Eurostars Heroismo was both stylish, fresh and practical!

Hotel Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An – Vietnam

Today's hotel tip comes from a really lovely resort in Hoi An, Vietnam! Family friendly, beautiful, affordable and with awesome pools. I would love to go back here for a coconut at sunset!

Stradonia Serviced Apartments – Nice apartment hotel in Krakow – Poland

We stayed at the really nice Stradonia Serviced Apartments when we were in Krakow last week. So what happened to the family rating? (And why have we filed a complaint with

Nordic Hotel Forum - Affordable hotel in Tallinn - Estonia

We have stayed at the Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn - an affordable and fresh hotel in the modern shopping district just outside the ring wall.

Evolutee Royal Óbidos Hotel – Portugal

Our second hotel in Portugal turned out to be a really good choice, with an incredibly beautiful mosaic pool and a breakfast I wished would never end...

Hotel Intercontinental Lisbon – Portugal

What we liked about staying at the Intercontinental Lisbon or the story of how SL Benifica made me sleep badly.

Hotel Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

We have stayed at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray with club rooms and half board and have been spoiled among gold, marble and beautiful surroundings. If we want to stay here again? Yes thank you!

Hotel Boutique Hoi An Resort – Vietnam

We stayed for part of the trip to Hoi An at the Boutique Hoi An Resort on Cua Dai Beach. Here is our review of the stay!

Hotel Icelandic Apartments in Reykjavik – Iceland

We had three criteria when booking accommodation in Reykjavik: Affordable, practical location (from a rental car point of view) and with a kitchen. The Icelandic Apartment, just south of Reykjavik, turned out to be a real steal!

Hotel Dorint Blüemlisalp Beatenberg – Switzerland

Sports holiday week with skiing in Jungfrau and accommodation at Dorint Blüemlisalp in Beatenberg. Affordable (never thought I would write that word about Switzerland?) and nice and with an unbeatable view!

Hotel Review: Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Looking for an affordable hotel option for a beach vacation? Inheritance Ahungalla may be just what you are looking for!

Hotel Cape Nidhra - Hua Hin - Thailand

Cape Nidhra is one of Hua Hin's hotel oases. Check in and enjoy!

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat - Rainforest Treehouse - Queensland - Australia

A night at Rosegum's Wilderness Retreat in Queensland is a wilderness experience in luxury packaging.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa - United Arab Emirates

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah offers a perfect beach holiday, far from the glitz and glamor of Dubai.

5 unique hotels – which are destinations in themselves

Sometimes the accommodation is as much a destination as the destination itself. Here you will find five unique hotels that are worth a detour!

Hotel Review: The Surin, Phuket – Thailand

The Surin is one of Phuket's hidden gems. Here at the pristine Pansea beach you will find peace.

Hotel Indigo London Kensington – United Kingdom

We have stayed 4 nights at Hotel Indigo London Kensington - a family-friendly boutique hotel with a quiet location, excellent transport links and a free minibar.

Hotel Review: The Slate, Phuket – Thailand

The Slate on Phuket's northwest coast, is a wonderful oasis for design-conscious families.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai – United Arab Emirates

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is a fantastic family hotel directly on the beach and with a large pool area. Recommended!