Dropping Your Motorcycle: Perception Versus Reality

motorcycle cafe austria

Motorcycling can be a metaphor for life.  I am currently fleshing out the Turkey book and I am rewatching the Journizer videos of the trip. In the episode I am going to embed in this post, I talk about dropping …
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Choose Your Own Motorcycle Adventure

2 guys on motorcycles

I was a BMW girl. (I can’t say am, I sold my bike in Mongolia and with 2 babies it will be years before I buy a new one). But this choose your own adventure style video from Honda leaves …
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Because Beer Prices Are Important When Planning A Trip

Russian Beer

Because the price of beer factors into almost all travel budgets, here are two videos that summarize where you can expect to pay the most (first video) as well as where beer is the cheapest in the world (second video …
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The Coolest Ride In Berlin

coolest ride in berlin

I do not know who this belongs to, but I feel a deep and choking envy of them. There is just nothing more to say.        

We Were Sailing: A Picture Update Post


The blog has been quiet! But we have a good reason: we were sailing! Patrick took 2 months paternity leave and we sailed from Kiel through the southern islands of Denmark and back via Rostock. We have been back in …
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Naming Our Boat: Meet Falkor

Mango as Falcor

Falkor (still Heavy Metal at this point) heading towards the water after winter on land.   Naming your boat can be almost (if not more) difficult than naming your child. And I would know. We agreed to buy the boat …
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We Bought A Boat

Patrick on his boat

So we did it! We sold the Pinguin and bought our bluewater/cruising boat. We spent over a year looking at various boats with various price tags. And in truth we almost did not look at what was “Heavy Metal” but …
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An Interview with Kristen Faber, Author of The Long White Cloud:The year in New Zealand That Changed Our Family Forever

book about travel with family in New Zealand

Regular posting of Unleash to resume next week! Our excuse is that our son was born in February and we are making preparations for 2 months of sailing in the Baltic Sea this summer. So there is lots to come, …
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Sailing Around the World, having a boat helps

baby on board

A year ago we announced to the world our new plan to SAIL around the world. So what happened to it? Well, the truth is: we have no sailing experience, nor the time or money to do a voyage for …
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Boat For Sale: Randers Sagitta 20

randers sagitta 20

We are selling our boat, a Randers Sagitta 20, proudly named the Pinguin! (We never changed names when we bought it, we thought the name suited the boat so well). The prospect : Randers Sagitta 20 – Pinguin Verkauf that …
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