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“The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage…”

Freedom seems to have become a status symbol: more valued than money. For me freedom means choices; to do what I want, where I want, with whom I choose.
Whether you want to escape the 9-5, become location independent or just want more time, more space and less hassle; let me help and inspire you.

Tips for remote working

2022-04-27T15:42:50+02:00

As a traveling writer and Digital Nomad, I had over 15 years of experience working remotely before Covid broke out. Now that almost everyone can work from home, in a cafe, a coworking space, or a hammock in a tropical country, I like to share my tips so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Tips for remote working2022-04-27T15:42:50+02:00

Are you a digital nomad?

2022-04-27T15:42:51+02:00

Test: Are you a digital nomad? Is your dream to live, work & play around the world? In this test from my Digital Nomads book, you can find out if you have what it takes to be a digital nomad. For each question/statement you write down to what [...]

Are you a digital nomad?2022-04-27T15:42:51+02:00

From hero to outcast

2022-03-09T15:34:07+01:00

From hero to outcast My story (being Knighted for collecting €16 million for charity and being ‘fired’ from that same country a few years later for traveling too much) is featured in the book Friction. [...]

From hero to outcast2022-03-09T15:34:07+01:00

The price of freedom

2022-04-27T15:47:21+02:00

Travel, adventure, flexibility, no constraints, no responsibilities or commitments, meeting interesting people in exciting places; many people see only this superficial exterior of the wonderful free life I lead. But my life is not that one dimensional.

The price of freedom2022-04-27T15:47:21+02:00

Real Estate secrets

2022-03-09T15:34:37+01:00

I discovered that real estate investing can be very interesting and accessible, even for location independent people.

Real Estate secrets2022-03-09T15:34:37+01:00

Sustainable travel?

2022-04-27T15:46:06+02:00

What I thought was just a ‘fun’ infographic of my flights in the past 10 years generated by the KLM app, turned out to cause quite some discussion about flying, CO2 and compensation. Never before has a post of mine generated over 35.000 views (!). The discussion was not [...]

Sustainable travel?2022-04-27T15:46:06+02:00

Freedom

2022-04-27T15:46:10+02:00

Freedom “The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage…” Freedom seems to have become a status symbol: more valued than money. For me freedom means choices; to do what I want, where I want, with whom I choose. I have never worked in [...]

Freedom2022-04-27T15:46:10+02:00

Is digital nomad life for you?

2022-04-27T15:46:11+02:00

Is digital nomad life for you? 4 important considerations. I have been traveling for the past 30 years, even before it was popular and digital… First as a backpacker and later as a speaker and writer I have visited more than 100 countries. I help other entrepreneurs adapt to [...]

Is digital nomad life for you?2022-04-27T15:46:11+02:00

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!

2022-04-27T15:46:11+02:00

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE! Not everybody will like what I have to say in this blog. I am going to be very honest. Magazines call me the first and/or most famous ‘digital nomad’ of The Netherlands. But I have doubts about [...]

CONFESSION: I am not a digital nomad, I am a LIE!2022-04-27T15:46:11+02:00

Freedom – Inspiration shot August 2018

2022-04-27T15:46:13+02:00

Freedom Inspiration shot August 2018 During the summer/holidays most people feel more relaxed and free than at other times. What causes this difference? What does freedom mean to you? And how do you get more of it? Freedom now seems to become our most important ‘status symbol’, [...]

Freedom – Inspiration shot August 20182022-04-27T15:46:13+02:00
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