Chihuahua, Mexico – a place not to avoid

How’s that for a compliment? I really had no idea what to expect on Chihuahua, the internet being surprisingly void of information on this city in Northern Mexico. But it was the starting point of my Copper Canyon adventures and I left myself a day and a half to explore and get a feel for […]

The 5 Best Hikes in South Africa

I don’t ever allow guest posts in the Blog section of this site. This is the one exception because it covers 2 of my favorite subjects: South Africa and hiking. This post was contributed by Bianca Knauf, a resident of Cape Town. See her Bio at the bottom of the post. . South Africa is […]

June 6, 2017 Newsletter – Montreal, adventure stuff in Mexico, and lots of things starting with “S”

  We haven’t travelled much over the last 6 months. That’s changed – I’m now in Montreal while Lissette is in Split. I have some solo adventures coming up in the next few weeks, then a lot more travel planned with Spanky for the 2nd half of the year. It’s all covered in this newsletter. CLICK HERE […]

Reasons why I don’t visit your blog

As a blogger I (usually) enjoy reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. My favorite blogs have a few things in common: they introduce me to new destinations, they are geared to the independent traveller, they’re honest in presenting a true picture of a destination or travel in general. I’m drawn to bloggers who travel […]

Belgrade – Visiting Serbia, the Bad Boys of the Balkans

Our trip to Serbia started ominously. “You have a one-way ticket to Belgrade?” questioned the agent at the Turkish Airlines check in counter in Tokyo. “They might refuse you entry”.  They held us for 10 minutes, the agent talking to the supervisor. I actually thought they might not let us get on the flight. We […]

Flashback to 2008…and thoughts on life changes

Many years ago I had a blog on one those shared hosting websites. It didn’t get any traffic or comments but I enjoyed writing and putting down my thoughts (my biggest blogging mistake was not getting my own website until 2013). Recently, out of curiosity, I went back to that blog. I found this old […]

Getting a Croatian 1 year “Temporary Stay” in Split: Part 1 – finding an apartment, signing a lease

It started as a simple enquiry:  “How can we stay longer in Croatia?”. Now, a few months later, we have a leased apartment in Split and have been granted a 1 one-year “temporary stay” in Croatia. We’ve had a few of our readers ask us about the process here in Croatia so I decided to […]

Getting a Croatian 1 year “Temporary Stay” in Split: Part 2 – Forms, documentation, opening a Croatian bank account, Health Care…and costs.

In Part 1 of our experience in obtaining a 1-year Temporary Stay in Croatia, I covered: 1) the conditions for getting a prolonged stay, 2) finding an apartment in Split, 3) having a proper lease and getting it notarized, 4) obtaining your Croatian Identification Numbers. Knowing and having all the above, you are now ready […]

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