Let the Burger wars Begin!

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Let the Burger wars Begin!

Cheeseburgers may just be the one thing that we all have in common - or at least - a fondness for. And after trying more than our fair share over the years, we've become somewhat enamoured with this American classic. Here's our Top 5 list.

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This Top-Corfu Family Hotel has got our Attention...

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This Top-Corfu Family Hotel has got our Attention...

Who doesn't love a good story? Right? Right. That's why when Teresa contacted us about her family-run award-winning hotel, its' past, and its' culinary tradition - we couldn't resist ourselves: we wanted to learn more. Thanks to Teresa, Sebastian, and their family we'll be able to experience the soul behind this little family hotel and taverna firsthand. Here's why we can't wait...

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We're Headed to Maastricht's Hotel BE41

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We're Headed to Maastricht's Hotel BE41

Tucked between Germany and Belgium, Holland's Maastricht is an urban curiosity with renown hospitality. We're headed to one of the city's top hotels - BE41 where Dutch hospitality and Maastricht's industrial past meet. Here's why we're so excited to reveal it to you!

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We're Experimenting with our Drone

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We're Experimenting with our Drone

We've got a dji made drone and we're not afraid to use 'em. We're exploring a host of new features to present the properties we work with and the destinations that we recommend to you in a whole new - albeit authentic light. 

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Jamie's Search for the World's Best Cheese Burger takes her to Toronto, Canada

For the past year Jamie, Travlr Blog's main writer, has been on a pretty serious quest. Despite racking up some serious caloric intake - she's not stopping till she's developed  her list of the world's Top Ten Cheesy-B's fully.

Now, she's just one burger away...

To make it fair to burger joints everywhere, she's keeping it to her self-proclaimed global burger capitals: America, Canada, and Germany.

She can't try every burger joint in the world, but she's had far more burgs in her life than the average Toronto gal probably should. And she loves her cheeses. Particularly good old fashioned Cheddar

But that's not where her measure of the best burg ends. She's looking at the freshness of choice veg, the necessity of the condiments, the doughiness of the bread, and, of course, the ultimate taste level of moist-tantalizing meat. Suffice it to say that this lady's a bit of a connoisseur.

Her foodie passions have seen her work her way up the ranks at several modest kitchens over the years. Not to mention, a 5 episode stint as a Bacon Specialist on Come Dine With Me.

Now she's traveling the world interviewing chefs, foodies, farmers, and chief burger makers. Her next stop? Back to Toronto, Canada for one week of Burger-binging goodness.

Here's her latest piece on what just might turn out to be, the world's best Cheesy-B. So you can get caught up to speed of course.

In conjunction with her Top Ten list, Jamie will publish two others: Burger Joints that have Fallen From Grace (a.k.a. those that are no longer in Jamie's good books), and The Ten Worst Burgers Joints Plaguing Burger Capaitals of the World - Right Now.

Have a burger joint recommendation for Jamie? Send it to her in the comments below or on Instagram  @TravlrBlog  or @hotelblogr #JamiesBurgerQuest 

cheese burger from The Burger Stop in Düsseldorf Germany

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So, Who's Behind this Travlr Blog Anyways?

Good question. We've never really formally introduced ourselves, have we?

Well, I'm Matty...

You can usually spot me a mile away - not only because I am 6' 5'', but because I typically have camera gear in tow. With a strong professional background in both business analysis and photography, I don't let my day job define me.

During the Monday-to-Friday-shtick, I work for one of the biggest brands in the travel tech industry. I love it as I'm elbows deep in analysis, trend reports, and opportunity costing. But, I equally love what consumes me outside of that. During my leisure hours, I pull double duty as a photographer-filmographer, and producer.

Born in the UK and raised in North America, I set out to capture life through the lens at an early age. Armed with my dad's Konica-Minolta 35 mm, a sense of curiosity, and an open mind, I'd snap photographs all across our city's landscape. Anything that caught my attention was subject to the end of my lens.

Then, I met Jamie, Travlr Blog's main writer, and my partner-in-crime.

Together, we turned this into a side-profession. She'd trained years’ prior with world-renown fashion and celebrity photographer, Matthew Lyn.

Early on, he noticed her skills in logistics, styling, set direction, and set management, and she continued to hone those later on while tackling her favorite subjects: food, fashion, travel, and lifestyle.

Now, fuelled by our mutual joie de vivre, we work together following our passions across the globe.

Stay tuned to Travlr Blog as we take you with us from the seat of your desk or couch, across the ocean and back. Together, we'll visit top restaurants, the hottest hotels, sultry-shore lines and life's most savory bites. We'll give you our tips for truly living' like a local, all the while soaking in style.

And, this is Jamie, 

 

Matt snapped that picture above on our first trip to Poland together in 2014.

Since then, we've been traveling from roadside-diner, to back-woods bar; enjoyed a bi-plane ride over New York's Catskill mountains; joined the Bavarian's to ring in 500 years of Beer Purity,  cooked up some mezedes with Greek celebrity chef,  Christos Ioannidis, and, well, you get the idea.

We're foodies, we're explorers, and we get around.

As far as I can remember, I’ve always been one to seek adventure. Through travel, I’ve been moved by colorful nature, and richness of culture that varied societies embody. Through my trips, I’ve been able to reveal new muses that guide me; weaving these influences and stories into new passions and ideas.

I have involved myself in an array of dynamic businesses: from modest, family-owned brands, to start ups, and well established firms and creative agencies.

Currently I work in Germany as a business consultant with a penchant for helping companies become more profitable through operational tweak and a stronger brand presence.

Working at one of the most creative and innovative firms this side of the Rhein is only part of what I do now though. More often than not, you'll find me going between my home-base in North-West Germany, the Mediterranean, North America, and then back again.

Join me in my hunt for the world's best Cheesy-B, or as I rediscover the hidden gems of those off-the-beaten path places that make traveling the incredible experience that it is.

Share your trips with me on Instagram @hotelblogr and re-visit this blog often to discover your next trip, through our lens on Travlr Blog.

Have an assignment for us?  We will help your restaurant, luxury property, or hospitality concept blossom in front of the travelers that you want, not that you need.

Let's work together to tell your story. 

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Quitting your job to travel the world for six months of the year

Ever thought of quitting your job to go travelling around the world. Benedict, finding the 9 to 5 unfulfilling, took the plunge and quit his job to go on biking adventures all over the world. To fund his adventures he sells bike parts online and takes odd jobs such as working as a commerical fisherman or promoting local parks. 

35 years old and from the Connecticut River Valley, he fully embraces the drifter lifestyle and embodies the human history ideal of procuring everything you need for a week in nine hours, spending the rest on leisure. 

You can check out his instagram @UltraRomance and follow his blog here.

There is also a great interview on business insider

UltraRomance
heading for the light

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