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About Mr. Highlife

himmelen-text-image2Hi, I’m Fatih. An intrepid traveller since I was a toddler, these days you’ll find me in pursuit of discerning travel experiences, which I capture here on my luxury travel blog – Travel Highlife.

I started writing about the ‘highlife’ back in 2008, when I first created a blog to share my luxury travel experiences with friends and family. Following some much needed encouragement from people in the know, I recently upgraded that blog to bring you Travel Highlife in its current form. I enjoy a certain standard of hospitality when I travel, and you’ll find this reflected in where I stay, where I dine and what I choose to feature on this blog.

Admittedly, I have a bit of an insider’s view into the industry; I have a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and a masters in Hospitality Management, plus experience working for Starwood Hotels and Four Seasons Resorts. Over the last decade the focus of my work has shifted slightly, as I’ve concentrated on building a career in Marketing. But there’s nothing I enjoy more than when I can combine my two areas of expertise; writing about luxury travel and examining the travel industry through a marketing professional’s lens.

I want to share unbiased information based on how I experience luxury hospitality, and the high standards I look for when it comes to service excellence. The vast majority of my experiences are self-funded, allowing me to maintain editorial integrity over content. If I can positively influence your luxury travel choices while also entertaining you with my travel tales, then that’s just a bonus.

So far this year I’ve visited Thailand, Finland, Myanmar, Malaysia, Qatar, Greece, Jordan, and Indonesia, with upcoming trips planned to Peru, Argentina and Brazil by the end of the year. I look forward to sharing these experiences, and welcome your feedback.

Mr. Highlife travels to Phuket

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Hillside cottages, a tropical setting and the glorious Pansea Beach await you at The Surin Phuket.
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Buenos Aires un-done

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Not your average, cliche riddled ‘to-do’ list, this is my version of ‘when in Buenos Aires’.
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Lara Croft, eat your heart out

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Planning a visit and short on time? Here are my top picks for spending 48 hours in Siem Reap.
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