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  • Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Mise en Bouche at Carpe Diem

    During 22-27th of September 2014 I will be part of a team that goes on a mission to discover the legends surrounding Moldovan wine, hence the A Legend Alive name. During these 6 days we will visit some of the wineries from Moldova, including new and undiscovered ones. The team will be made up by […]

  • Playful Spring Kittens in the Barn

    Today was a beautiful spring day, so I decided to take my Canon EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro lens for a spin. I went to Bulboaca village where my aunt has some new kittens in the barn, couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity!

  • Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations of 2014

    Want to know what are the top travel destinations for 2014? Who took Paris' place as the new #1 travel destination? The answer might surprise you.

  • #MaltaisMore – Example of a Smart Promo Campaign by a Tourism Authority

    I fell in love with Malta back in 2008, when I started a small website about the country on the VIPMalta.com domain. Even though over 2.000 km separate me from Malta, you can feel the warmth and authenticity of these beautiful islands just by reading about it. The rich history and legacy of these tiny […]

  • Get Ready for the New Google AdWords User Interface

    It looks like AdWords is the next Google product to get a new look. The goal of this redesign is not only to give Google products a consistent look and feel across the web, but also to provide users with a simple and beautiful user experience that helps you get tasks done quickly and efficiently. […]

  • Top Travel Trends & Destinations for 2014

    According to a recent survey by American Express Travel, in 2014 travelers will be looking for arts & culture. With almost 200 Travel Counselors participating in the survey, here is what they discovered. Trending Destinations for 2014 Seychelles Brazil Vietnam Alaska Grenada New Zealand Croatia Bhutan Norway Greece Trending Travel Preferences According to the survey, […]

  • The Real Cost of a WordPress Theme

    How much is a WordPress theme really worth? I make my case for charging more for WP themes, as well as share some experience with selling themes for $199.

  • A Resolution for 2014: Resurrect the Blog

    2013 was a rather dynamic and crazy year for me: from traveling across a few European countries (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy), to launching a niche WordPress theme shop (HermesThemes), and finally to getting married on in December (11/12/13 is the date). 2014 started out with a great new challenge for me: the launch of my […]

  • Hagnau am Bodensee, Germany (October 2013)

    “The jovial Hagnau” is how the writer Gustav Schwab described Hagnau in his legendary travel guide on Lake Constance. The fishing village and wineries of Hagnau are still today idyllically located on the shore of Lake Constance. Vineyards, orchards and greenery are abundant in this picturesque town. More than 40 vineyards and five fisheries show […]

  • Phoenix-See in Dortmund, Germany (October 2013)

    One of the largest urban development projects in Germany is the Phoenix See (Phoenix-See on Wikipedia). On the area of the former blast furnace and steel plant site of ThyssenKrupp newly formed and developed a new recreational area. The new lake invites for walking, jogging, cycling or skating. The 3,2 km long pedestrian and bicycle […]