Croatia, first of many

Behind the Wave

In two weeks I’ll be leaving my hometown and explore Croatia. Yes, it is about time! 

When I was a kid, I dreamed of going to explore the world, be an individual with no prejudices and just enjoy many of little things. I wanted to go to Cambodia, Congo, Peru and many others. I had this little intrusive feeling that I had to go.  Just leave everything behind and live in the present. But of course my parents wouldn’t let a 13 year old kid go. When I was 15 I went to South-Africa with my family. This was our first big trip out of Europe. And since that moment my feeling of going away was stronger than ever before. They call this feeling ‘Wanderlust’. I felt so connected with nature and the animals at that time. And I knew, someday I will retrieve that feeling. Now I’m 19 years…

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Hiking to See Puffins on Mykines in the Faroe Islands

Peloponnese: Nafplio, Arcadia & Paralio Astros, and How Much Money we Spent in One Month in Greece

What an amazing Greek adventure made all the more special by the hospitality of the Greek people, to which I can personally attest.

Cultural Foodies

“There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it gets sent away”

I had posed a question to Sasha at the start of our trip if we would gain or lose weight in our four weeks on Greece. The verdict…we lost weight and got fitter! The Greek lifestyle and Mediterranean diet is the key to a long, healthy and happy life. During our five days in the Peloponnese / Arcadia region, we stayed in an Airbnb 100 meters away from the sea. Our morning ritual consisted of the following:

– Wake up with the sun when our bodies naturally want to, without an alarm
– Meditate outside for 15 minutes using a stellar app called Headspace
– Hug each other while sitting down so that our bodies connect for at least five minutes 
– Walk across the…

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World Travel… with kids? Not only is it possible to travel the world with young children, but what an awesome educational experience for both you and them! An experience that many are convinced leaves traditional formal education in the dust. Have you ever heard of unschooling? There are many forms of unschooling. Traveling the world with your school-aged …

Ben Nevis: Climbing Britain’s Highest Mountain

If I told my girlfriend that Jamie Fraser was at the top, I’d probably have to chase her up, otherwise I’d have go this one alone! 🤔

Amanda Afield

21125625_10100239766967162_8322110996708701505_oOne of our goals while living in the UK was to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales. Our first year, we travelled to Snowdonia and climbed the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and spent some time enjoying ourselves among the castles and seaside.

Last summer, we visited the beautiful and remote Wasdale Head, and climbed Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. That left the largest peak and longest drive, Ben Nevis at 1344 metres above sea level. We booked ourselves into the Achintee Farm B&B which is located right by the Ben Nevis Inn at the trail head and crossed our fingers for good weather.

21167765_10100239766792512_455786309057206700_o The Half Way Lake

The day we planned to hike was GORGEOUS. No wind, no rain and most of all reasonably good visibility for most of the hike. We followed the main trail up to the summit, also known as the Mountain…

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Expat Speak

Wine and Cheese (Doodles)

Pristine gym shoes and undented lunch boxes aren’t the only sign of a new school year. At an international school like the one my kids attend, there is also a sea of new faces, a phalanx of new germs, and, if you put in the effort, the opportunity to make new friends.

Meet and greets are a commonplace enough at the beginning of the year. I always think those suckers are like expat speed dating, but with caffeine in lieu of wine. But don’t be fooled. You can learn a lot more than a just a name to put to the person mainlining coffee across from you.

With any group of a feather that flocks together the conversation usually follows a loose script. When Brits get together they ask about the weather. With new moms the questions are usually about how much sleep you’re getting. Expats are no different. We…

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Reservations at one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Source: Template - Restaurant Profile -- Kobarid, Slovenia One of the experiences I am most excited for during our upcoming 3 weeks in Slovenia and Croatia! This will be our second experience dining at one of the world's premiere restaurants, but without all the pomp, fluff and snobbery. We snatched reservations at Hisa Franko ten …

Review: Giant’s Rocker Tour of Ireland with Shamrocker Adventures