Austria  ·  Madeira  ·  Morocco  ·  Portugal

5 Stories Behind My Favourite Photos Taken in 2017

Every year I try to go through all the photos I have taken. I never succeed at it since I take way too many shots, but it’s the intentions that count, right?

2017 has been a year of change. We are slowly changing our way of travelling, not intentionally, just doing what works best for us and learning from our mistakes. Our destinations are also starting to get a bit different. Both Madeira and Morocco were something special.

In this post I’m sharing 5 photos from 2017, that make me smile everytime. Each of them carries a story.

#1 Making new friends in Morocco

On day 2 of our trip to Merzouga desert, our host took us very close to the Algerian border. We got off our tired camels and started exploring the surrounding area, while he was looking after the animals. 20 minutes later, when I was coming back as the first of our tiny group, there was a foreign man asking me something. Read More

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Austrian Winter Fairytale in Salzburg

After many long weeks of wearing warm sweaters, watching out the window with hopes of seeing the season’s first snowfall, playing Christmas music too loudly and binge-watching Christmas movies too far in advance, my favourite time of year has finally arrived.

Austrian Winter Fairytale in Salzburg | The Cheerful Wanderer

Although I had a last minute idea to escape to Salzburg for a weekend getaway in November already, things didn’t quite work out then. I am happy the trip had to be postponed since that meant I could not only wander through the city with two of my favourite persons but also see it dressed in a white. Read More

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Stress-free Holidays at Arina Sand Resort (Review)

Arina Sand Resort is a modern luxury 4* all-inclusive hotel right on the beach, close to Heraklion. Because of its amazing location and fantastic amenities, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to book stress-free holidays.

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24 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Madeira Island

Madeira Island is Europe’s hidden gem you simply have to visit. During our road trip we hiked through the clouds, tasted some of the best liquor and walked many colourful gardens. The best part? Although we headed there during the high-season, we had most places all to ourselves! I don’t believe it’s going to stay like this much longer, so hurry up and fly there while it’s still very authentic!

Here are some photos to help encourage you to purchase that plane ticket and explore one of the most beautiful islands.

Red rocks at Ponta de São Lourenço.

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How Much Does One Week Road Trip in Madeira (Portugal) Cost?

It’s now been less than a month since we left Madeira island but I can’t stop daydreaming about it. I’ve never seen such diverse island before and if I could, I’d return in a heartbeat.

The best way to explore the island is by car and this is how we did it. Below you can find information on how much the whole trip cost us. Please note that I first write down the price we paid together and then calculate how much it was per person.


How Much Does One Week Road Trip in Madeira (Portugal) Cost? | The Cheerful Wanderer

Rent for 7 days + half tank of fuel: €262
Parking: €3.90 (Funchal)

Expenses per person: €132.95

The car was supposed to be cheaper, but we went for the upgrade to Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the result was a higher price. It did work out quite well, I think. Madeira is very hilly so getting a good car is necessary. Read More

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