prague sunset header
Forget everything you’ve read – Rome is Incredible
Guanajuato, Mexico – the prettiest town I’ve ever seen
hiking up Lion's head
driving spectacular Mt. Biokovo

The 4 places on our “Expat base” shortlist

I guess it’s a natural progression – working the 9-5 lifestyle, leaving it all to travel full-time, followed by the inevitable…finding a base somewhere. We’re not quite there yet but, after 2 ½ years of full-time travel, 2017 might be the year we actually sign a lease somewhere. It is in no way a rejection [...]


Going Hello Kitty Crazy at the Keio Plaza Hotel (Tokyo)

I had kept it as a surprise for 2 months. We were at the Premier check in counter of the Keio Plaza Hotel when Lissette spotted a familiar image on the room cards that were handed to us. “HELLO KITTY!!!” she exclaimed, her face suddenly red in excitement. She did a skip and a hop. [...]


The Craziest show we’ve ever seen – Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

Great white sharks, mean Panda bears riding cows, scary rabbits, huge snakes, a whole bunch of other robots spitting fire or just making things explode…This has to be one of the craziest shows on earth. It’s for sure the craziest we’ve ever seen.


Asakusa and Ueno – why everyone should visit Northern Tokyo

When people think of Tokyo they think of a megalopolis of modern skyscrapers. That’s a pretty accurate description of most of Tokyo. In fact – between earthquakes, fire, and war – very little of pre-World War II Tokyo survives. The exception to this are the northern neighborhoods of Asakusa and Ueno. It’s a part of [...]

Bashing on full time travellers – and why ‘we’ bring it on ourselves

Bashing on full time travellers – and why ‘we’ bring it on ourselves

There’s a German word that’s come to mind a few times recently. It’s Schadenfreude – ie. the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. And in every case it’s come up because of the latest article about the misfortunes of full-time travellers. Who doesn’t love to bash on full-time travellers, those over-privileged or stupidly naive who [...]


Cape Town: Thoughts on people, race, politics…and why we can’t agree on South Africa

We were sitting having breakfast after a long workout at the gym when Lissette said it. “You could retire here, couldn’t you? I can see it by the look in your eyes. I couldn’t”. I protested with all the logical reasons why I couldn’t retire in Cape Town but halfway through kind of gave up…she [...]


Wild, Wacky Skopje (Macedonia). One of the Strangest Places we’ve been

Skopje is not the most beautiful place we’ve visited. But it might just be the most interesting and weirdest place we’ve ever been. Everywhere we walked we had “WTF?” moments: “there’s a pirate ship in the middle of the river! WTF?”, “look, there’s a London double decker bus! WTF?”, “those colors all over the monuments! [...]


Photo Essay on Lisbon, Portugal. And why we were happy to leave…

We spent the month of August in Lisbon. For me, it was a return to a city that I had visited 25 years ago. Lisbon is a very popular place these days, attracting tourists with its beautiful architecture, tiled streets, sunny days (it is known as the sunshine capital), historic sites, and cuisine. This Photo [...]