Why I still use analog maps.

Whenever I go somewhere new, one of the first things I get is a printed map. I know that I could do anything I can do with that, and even more, on a digital map, but I somehow like the touch and feel of old school printed maps.

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How to travel like a champion. 

In response to a daily writing prompt themed ‘Champion‘.

I’m not talking sports champions. I’m not one. I wouldn’t know what to write.

But I do consider me a travel champion when it comes to saving money. And saving money is key.
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How to get around in Germany. 

When traveling in Germany, you have many options. You can drive, fly, take the bus or ride a train. If you are lucky enough to get a ride share (like a BlaBlaCar), that is always an option to consider just from a price point.

If you’re unlucky, but you still want to save money, you have two, maybe three options.
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Tips for traveling: Sweden. 

I’ve been to Sweden with my family numerous times since I can remember. The longest for 6 weeks at a time. 

Sadly, the last time I came to visit this lovely Nordic country for the last time to date in 2013. 

After that I travelled Canada, the United States and the Netherlands. But I never had the time to return to Sweden. 

But let’s get over with this wining and start giving out some tips for traveling Sweden. 
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New travel series. 

‘Every Journey begins with a small step.’

From now on I’ll share my personal travel tips and experiences in a series I call ‘Tips on traveling’. 

Posts in the Series so far:

  1. Canada (2 Parts)
  2. The Netherlands 


  1. Sweden 
  2. Croatia 
  3. Germany (Hamburg & Berlin)
  4. German North Sea 

Tips for traveling: The Netherlands 

The Netherlands are a beautiful country. I’ve been there twice since June 2016. I’ve visited Amsterdam, Utrecht and a place called Bunnik. And yes, I’ve seen the tulips and tried on some wooden shoes. They are far more comfortable than they might seem. 
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What I like about WWOOFing

WWOOF aims to provide volunteers (often called “WWOOFers” or “woofers”, /ˈwʊfər/) with first-hand experience in organic and ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement; and to let volunteers experience life in a rural setting or a different country. WWOOF volunteers generally do not receive financial payment. The host provides food, accommodation, and opportunities to learn, in exchange for assistance with farming or gardening activities.

— Wikipedia

WWOOF is an exchange

Volunteer help in exchange for food, accommodation and learning opportunities in organic farming/growing and sustainable life practices. There is no hierarchy between host and volunteer, no productivity expectations, no financial transactions, and as such WWOOFing encourages a partnership based on mutual trust and respect.


I first came to WWOOF because I struggled getting a paid job and because I didn’t want to spend to much money/ be able to stay in Canada for the period of time I intended to stay. That was in May of 2014. 
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