Our experience shipping belongings from Canada to Europe. Europack VS AGS, costs, and dealing with Croatian duties and taxes.

When we decided to make Split (Croatia) our temporary home earlier this summer one of our priorities was liquidating our assets in Montreal. That meant selling the condo (which we had rented out the last few years) and emptying out our storage unit (a 12*15 ft unit, for which we were paying $275/mo). After weighing […]

Impressions of Guadalajara, Mexico

I was about 36 hours in Guadalajara, a short stop between the week I spent exploring the Copper Canyon and meeting my mom in San Miguel de Allende. I’ll admit I didn’t know much about the city. It is Mexico’s 2nd largest city and is famous for being home to both mariachi and tequila. Locals […]

Split, Croatia Guide (with day trips)

We first came to Split in 2015. After 3 visits, we decided we’d like to live here and in early 2017 applied for temporary residency. We’ve now been living in Split 7 months. Besides one of the most incredible natural setting anywhere (of the places we’ve visited only Cape Town compares), its old town is […]

Rent our Apartment in Split!

We might have the most unusual apartment in Split. 6 months ago when we decided to make Split our base one of the considerations was being able to rent out our accommodations while we travel. We love Split but we also never want to stop travelling. We found an apartment we liked and have been […]

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 […]

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 […]

The absolute worst thing about being a full time traveller (it’s got nothing to do with travel)

Bad words, I’ve warned you. This is one of those “angry posts” (ooohh, those angry posts – the ones that make my mom cringe). Someone asked me once about the worst thing about travelling, no doubt thinking I’d say something like “I miss my family/my friends/my dog” or “I wish I could have my bed”. […]

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