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GoCustomized Custom Premium Tee Review – Clipper Ship, Baby!

I was recently approached by GoCustomized.com to do a review of a custom shirt. Normally I don’t go for the “items in exchange for posts” idea; but I thought custom t shirts where I pick and design it for myself could be fun. I wasn’t wrong! I was thinking these shirts would be great if you were backpacking with a few friends, like “Roos Euro 2020” or some other meme that you and...

Don’t Let These 5 Lame Excuses Keep You from Traveling

When you look around your cubicle at work, what do you see? Are your walls lined with posters of places you would like to visit “someday,” when you have the time and the money? Or do you have photos of yourself exploring the world and experiencing new things? If it’s the former, you aren’t alone. Many people dream of traveling, but don’t for any number of reasons. Sometime, those reasons are legitimate....

Rotterdam From Our Bicycles: Trudy Made An Awesome Video!

Trudy recently put together this awesome video. Throughout the year of our expat life rocking it up in “Roffa” (Rotterdam, baby!) we rode a lot of bicycles. Like, a lot. Well, for Aussies anyway. I think from Dutch standards we rode a normal amount of bicycles. Between the two of us I think we owned and rode five bicycles throughout our time in Rotterdam. Trudy even won one on TV. So during all...

Lucky Number 13 (and our top 5 travel wishes for the upcoming year)

Happy New Year to all our wonderful readers! Thank you for joining us in 2012 and we hope that you continue to travel with us during what will be a very lucky 2013 I am sure! Tom and I spent New Years Eve at my step-sister & her partners beautiful house in the forest in Quebec. We drunk French wine, pear liquor and craft beer. We listened to a lot of French chatter and met some lovely new people. We...

Farewell Rotterdam, (Hi Iceland) & Hello New York

Rotterdam was our home for over a year. We made some fantastic friends (you know who you are) and did some wonderful trips around The Netherlands and Europe, much of which has been recorded and documented in this blog. In a way, I wanted to stay there. I still have more of Europe to explore (can you ever be done?). Our one year stay in Rotterdam was everything we wanted it to be. Part of the trip was touching base...

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