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About travelmemo.com’s travel bloggers

travelmemo.com is a travel blog on ‘luxury destinations’ worldwide. Discerning couples enjoy inspirational travel reports from city trips, tours, boutique and design hotels, golf, wellness and spa resorts as well as gourmet restaurants.

extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create travelmemo.com.

Walter Schaerer’s Passion for Travel and Photography

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For six years, Walter was in charge of developing web initiatives for two leading Swiss tour operators: Kuoni Group and Hotelplan. He was part of a team of experts that collaborated to create various innovative websites. During this time, Walter’s assignments were predominantly in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Italy.

Furthermore, Walter‘s formal training as an architect has provided him with expert knowledge in visual communications – a skill that has contributed greatly to develop his photographic eye, which he spends time to perfecting at every opportunity.

Photographer Walter Schaerer in Cisternino, Puglia, Italy

Still in its early stages, travelmemo.com has grown quickly, due in part to Walter’s current successful blog; a (German-language) Swiss travel blog (http://reisememo.ch) and the valuable social media resources that he acquires with his current position as a business development manager.

Walter Schaerer skills summary: Walter is a travel addict, passionate photographer and blogger. By working with international tour operators he has learned the ins and outs of the travel industry. His formal education in architecture has taught him how to take photographs with an artistic edge. Additionally, his acquired web skills make the publication of this blog effortless.

Swiss Travel Writer Tourism Journalist Walter Schaerer

Business summary: When not travelling, Walter is based in Zurich, Switzerland. His current position as a business development manager keeps him continuously occupied. Despite this, Walter has made the time to create a german-language informative e-business blog about social media, web 2.0 and SEO: webmemo.ch

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Planning-Ninja and Co-Author Katja Birrer

Co-author and co-traveller not only is a vivid copywriter but also the driving force behind travelmemo’s booking desk. She researches the attractive venues and oversees the booking agreements. There is not a single detail that will escape her (lovely green) eyes.

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As a communications, events and marketing expert in real life she is a significant driver of this travel blog.

Katja Birrer in Puglia's Relais Histo hotel near Taranto

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What Can Make Your Experience Better?

The main focus of this blog is to inspire travelers to expand their horizons and make the most of their worldwide adventures. We are happy when we inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more.

The main topics include unique accommodations, fine dining, romantic escapes, inventive activities, detailed itinerary suggestions, exceptional golf courses and much more!

travelmemo.com attracts a monthly audience of 3’000 unique visitors from all over the world, predominantly from the US and the UK.

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Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com. In his day job Walter is a web product manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.186 Articles


Katja is travelmemo.com’s destination research and booking expert. She always has the upper hand on itineraries and travel details. When not on the road Katja is a corporate communications and events manager.59 Articles


Justine is a New Zealand journalist, travel writer and sub-editor with 18 years' experience in newspaper and freelance work. She has worked as a news reporter, feature writer, designer of an award-winning Newspapers in Education programme and sub-editor on local, national, business, education and international desks.10 Articles


Letizia Lorenzetti travels to the most prestigous places on Earth on a daily basis as she is a graphics artist freelancing for a Swiss tour operator. But when time is up she loves to take to cities she doesn't know yet. Besides of their history she is fascinated by their modern contrast and everyday life. Letizia likes to loose time in museums and is awed as much in front of architecture as well as nature.6 Articles


Charlotte is especially fascinated by the Near East and European cities. When not traveling for travelmemo.com she works as a business engineer / interaction designer with a Swiss software company.5 Articles


Michael Bachmann is a co-founder of the online gourmet magazine gourmetathome.ch. As a passionate hobby chef and connoisseur he takes to Asia as often as he can. In his day job he is responsible for design and communication as well as modern user interfaces at a web agency. In his spare time he is a travel blogger here at travelmemo.com.3 Articles


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Tek is travelmemo.com's specialist content wrangler. He just always finds the perfect word when translating our blog posts from the German! Having made some 26 countries unsafe himself during his international banking days, he now gets virtual thrills following the travelmemo crew's adventures from his armchair.