Category Archives: Trips & Adventures

An Englishman At Home

After our amazing “Roman holiday” just a few days earlier, this trip to the UK was always going to struggle to match the highs that Italy provided. Certainly from a weather perspective England cannot hope to compete with the seemingly never ending Italian sunshine – and it never really tried! We were in the UK

There’s No Rain In Spain

One of the advantages of living in Europe is…… that you are so close to so many other countries & cultures. Combine this with the flexibility of the Digital Nomad lifestyle & you have an enormous amount of possibilities to explore! Case in point, my brother is currently living in Spain for a year –

Walk Like an Egyptian

Is it safe to travel to Egypt? Good question, and my answer is…….. A resounding YES! My wife & I have wanted to travel to the “Land of the Pharaohs” for quite some time. In fact, we were planning on doing so in February 2016 but were put off by dire warnings of a place

Magnificent Malta

January 18, 2017 by in Trips & Adventures Comment (0)

Malta – history & scenery that will amaze you! For those of you who might not know where this little jewel of the Mediterranean is – it’s about 93km south of Sicily & 300 Km off the coast of North Africa. We got there on a flight out of Frankfurt via Brussels (with a direct flight

Deck the Halls

Christmas is a time for family, even in Germany. However, living in Frankfurt means that we are apart from most of our family back in Australia. Last Christmas our daughter Jasmine, was with us but this year she is back in Australia. As it happens my brother Jeff & his wife Karen are spending a

I Still Call Australia Home

December 8, 2016 by in Trips & Adventures Comment (0)

German life is good – but it isn’t home. This was confirmed to me when I went back to Australia for a short visit. This particular story had its origins back in August 2016 when, coincidentally, two of my Australian clients inquired about the possibility of me doing some work for them during November & December.

Blast From The Past

November 2, 2016 by in Trips & Adventures Comment (0)

My wife has left me – what to do??? So, I find myself at a bit of a loose end during October. Normally my wife & I would be off tripping somewhere together but, this year, she has flown back to Australia to surprise her Mother for her 75th birthday (& to catch up with

Summer Draws to a Close

October 15, 2016 by in Trips & Adventures Comment (0)

European life has its advantages – winter isn’t one of them (unless you’re an avid skier)! By far the biggest advantage of living here is the proximity of interesting places, along with other countries & cultures. Take Frankfurt as an example – most people, when considering a visit to Germany, immediately think of Berlin or

We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday

Here’s where the Digital Nomad lifestyle really starts to pay dividends…… My daughter, Cristal, came from Australia (Melbourne to be precise) to stay for 3 weeks – so we organised an itinerary to see as much of Europe (& each other) as we possibly could! She had been planning the trip for a while, so we

The UK Is OK Thanks!

Is England still the same after the Brexit result? Yes, & no – depending on who you talk to! My wife & I decided to pay a visit to my homeland to see what the mood in Britain is right now – & to catch up with some relatives that I haven’t seen for more